Daily Archives: September 5, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Woody Woodpecker – The Tree Medic

It’s been a long week and I’m happy it’s over, time for a cartoon.

Will Medicare reimburse the Tree Medic for making a house call… I wonder? After having to deal with Woody I would hope so.

I got my Honey Combs so lets get started.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address: 9/05/09 Labor Day and Fair Rewards for Hard Work

With Labor Day approaching, the President commits to rebuilding the economy so that a lifetime of hard work leads to a comfortable retirement.

President Barack Obama will announce new steps to make it easier for American families to save for retirement. These new initiatives will complement the president’s major legislative proposals to boost participation in IRAs and match retirement savings.

The new initiatives will:

Expand opportunities for automatic enrollment in 401(k) and other retirement savings plans,
Make it easier for more than 100 million families to save a portion or all of their tax refunds,
Enable workers to convert their unused vacation or other similar leave into additional retirement savings, and
Help workers and their employers better understand the available options for tax-favored retirement saving through clear, easy-to-understand language.

Together, these steps will expand the range of choices for workers who want to save and will make saving easier for millions of Americans.

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Franken Answers Tea Bagger Questions on Health Care Reform At State Fair

I think that Frank Pallone and Rush Holt can learn a few things from Minnesota Senator Al Franken when it comes to discussing health care reform with their constituents at town hall meetings. Franken did an outstanding job at turning the converstion back on health care reform protesters.

The video was recorded by a Mr. Dusty Rice at the Minnesoata State Fair and the other day. Here’s what he had to say about the expirence:

I got to witness something really special. About a dozen tea party activists had staked out Sen. Al Franken’s booth, and confronted him loudly when he arrived. But within minutes, he’d turned an unruly crowd into a productive conversation on health care. The discussion went from insurance reform, to the public option, to veterans benefits, to cap and trade. He made a few laugh and even told a touching story that moved a few to tears. A whole lot of common ground was found.

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