White House White Board
- Posted byon January 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM EDT
In this new White House White Board, Brian Deese, the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, explains what the new agreement to extend tax cuts for the middle class means for the economy and how it met President Obama's key economic priorities.
- Posted byon August 7, 2012 at 5:27 PM EDT
Since taking office, President Obama has been committed to eliminating red tape and ensuring that when rules are issued to protect safety and health, they are sensitive to the economic situation and attuned to the importance of job creation and economic growth.
As this White House White Board shows, the net benefits, or the benefits minus the costs, of regulations issued through the third fiscal year of the Obama Administration have exceeded $91 billion. This amount, including not only monetary savings but also thousands of lives saved and tens of thousands of illnesses and injuries prevented,is over 25 times the net benefits through the third fiscal year of the previous Administration. What are the ingredients of these benefits?
- Posted byon April 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM EDT
The financial crisis and the recession both began when the housing bubble burst. Since then, home prices have plummeted, and today, millions of American families with little to no equity in their homes remain locked in mortgages at high interest rates. Despite staying current with payments, they can't refinance at today's historically low interest rates.
President Obama has already worked to help make sure that more responsible homeowners with mortgages backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have a chance to save money each month by allowing them to refinance their mortgages at today’s low rates.
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama called on Congress to pass a plan that would allow millions of additional homeowners with Fannie and Freddie loans, as well as those whose loans don’t happen to be backed by the government, finally access streamlined refinancing -- save $3,000 a year or more.
We've put together a short video that helps to explain the steps that President Obama has introduced to reduce the barriers to refinancing that are preventing responsible homeowners from saving money on their mortgages each month. Check it out and learn why refinancing is good for homeowners, neighborhoods and our economy.
- Posted byon April 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM EDT
In this new White House White Board, Brian Deese, the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, explains why the Buffett Rule is necessary to restore fairness to the American tax system -- and ensure that everyone plays by the same set of rules.
Later this morning, President Obama will discuss the Buffett Rule from the White House. Tune in at 10:15 AM ET at WhiteHouse.gov/live.
- Posted byon December 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM EDT
In this new White House White Board, Brian Deese, the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, explains how President Obama's payroll tax cut helps families, businesses, and the economy -- and why it's so important to extend that tax cut for 2012.
Watch the White House White Board video here.
- Posted byon March 7, 2011 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this White House White Board, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the President's plan to reform the patent system so great American ideas can be turned into the jobs of the future quickly and effectively.
- Posted byon February 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
In this White House White Board, Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, explains how the President's Budget will help the government live within its means, while still investing in America's future. Look for much more detail here at WhiteHouse.gov Monday afternoon.
- Posted byon February 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM EDT
In this White House White Board, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the National Wireless Initiative. This plan will help America win the future by building a 21st Century infrastructure.
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