The budget plan I supported will help grow a healthier economy, add jobs, and ensure that we have the money to preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security and promote a strong national defense.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Tell us what you think is the best way for President Obama and Congress to work together to keep tax rates from rising and major spending cuts from being enacted in January.
Last year, Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to a program—now known as the "fiscal cliff"— to reduce the federal deficit. If Congress and the president don't reach an agreement within the next few weeks, tax rates will rise in January for almost all Americans and major spending cuts will automatically occur next year in most government spending programs. Democrats and Republicans don't agree about how to best raise the federal government's revenues. The president and most congressional Democrats favor tax rate increases on the wealthiest Americans. Most congressional Republicans call instead for closing loopholes and reforming the tax code. Both parties have indicated a willingness to implement spending cuts. A point of …
Monday, April 23, 2012
See who's running on the Democratic and Republican slates for national and statewide posts on Tuesday. Voters also have decisions to make in the Critz-Altmire race for Congress. Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Turzai is running unopposed.
Pennsylvanians will be going to the polls during the primary election Tuesday to choose who will be on the ballot this fall for the U.S. presidency, U.S. Senate and a number of statewide offices. Here are your choices, in ballot order: U.S. PRESIDENT: Republican: Democrat: U.S. SENATOR FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Republican: Democrat: STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Republican: Democrat: STATE AUDITOR GENERAL: Republican: Democrat: STATE TREASURER: Republican: Democrat: REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS Newly Formed Congressional District 12 Republican: Democrat: Click here for Patch story on the Critz-Altmire race. REPRESENTATIVE IN PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMLY 28th Legislative District Republican: For more election coverage from Pine-Richland Patch…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
More than 30 people congregated in front of U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's Mt. Lebanon office on tax day.
More than 30 people protested outside of U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's Mt. Lebanon office Tuesday calling on him to support the Buffett Rule. "We're speaking out on tax day because the middle class and working poor paid a higher tax rate than Mitt Romney, Wells Fargo and many other big corporations and rich people," said John Hemington of Peters Township. "The poor and middle class have been paying their fair share for a long time. It's time for the 1 percent to pay their fair share too." The Buffett Rule is a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama that would require a minimum tax of 30 percent to individuals making more than a million dollars a year. It's named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has said it is unfair for him to …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Pine-Richland Patch readers tell us their thoughts. What are your?
According to the latest news, there is a debt deal in place. In a few short hours, Congress will vote on it. The last few weeks have shown that compromise may be a thing of the past in our government. We asked a few of our readers out-and-about in Pine and Richland this question: “If you could send a message to Washington, what would it be?” “I would like our elected officials to remember that their job is to represent the collective views of all Americans. Getting elected to Congress has become more of a career choice than a calling to serve the people of this country. Their inability to reach a compromise on the debt ceiling is yet another example of politics as usual while our country is falling apart at the seams,” said Shari Berg, a …