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West Wing Week

whitehouse has uploaded West Wing Week: 10/26/12 or “The Difference One Person Can Make”.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President urged Congress to join him in helping responsible homeowners refinance, Cecilia Muñoz reflected on the importance of the Cesar Chavez National Monument, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while the White House wrapped up its annual fall garden tours and held a Garden Social Tweet Up.

Mitt Romney’s views toward Women …

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President Obama won the last debate and laid out the clear choice in this election. Americans saw a strong, steady and decisive president with a vision and plan to move this country forward. And when Mitt Romney tried to mislead voters — which was pretty often — the President exposed the real Romney.
 Romney was shifty when it came to women’s issues. He gave an awkward and dishonest answer about his refusal to stand up for legislation that helps women fight back when they don’t receive equal pay for equal work. While the President talked about women as breadwinners for American families, Romney talked about them as resumes in a “binder.” Romney also didn’t tell the truth about his plan to take away women’s access to affordable contraception by repealing Obamacare, or his support of an extreme proposal to put employers in charge of whether female employees can get contraception through their insurance plan. Today, his campaign called the issue of birth control “peripheral” for most women. Um, ok.
Take a look at this video we put together on Romney’s trouble with women’s issues, and then share it with others:

Video: Debate wrap

  Women’s issues weren’t the only area where Romney stumbled, though. Take a look:
Wrong on taxes Romney continued to push his mathematically impossible tax math last night, while avoiding getting into any of the specifics in his plan. The President pointed out that Romney would have turned down a “sketchy deal” like the one he’s offering the American people when he worked as an investor — take a look.
Wrong on Libya President Obama reiterated his commitment to tracking down those people responsible for the attacks on our consulate and bringing them justice. Mitt Romney tried to score points by saying President Obama didn’t identify the attack in Benghazi as an act of terror for two weeksa falsehood that both the President and the debate moderator called Romney out on.
Wrong on immigration Romney wasn’t honest last night about his own promise to veto the DREAM Act or his support for self-deportation and Arizona’s extreme anti-immigrant law, but he did call young undocumented Americans “illegals” while the President spoke about their dreams. Get the facts on what Romney’s real immigration policies are.
If you watched, you know that President Obama won the debate last night — so don’t hesitate to say so. Watch this video, and share it with your friends and family:


the Romney Economy … broken down

Let Them Have Microwaves!

| By ThinkProgress War Room

Romney Campaign: Out-of-Touch on the Economy

We already know that Mitt Romney thinks almost half of Americans are lazy moochers with a victim mentality and that he is “not concerned about the very poor.” And that his running mate Paul Ryan also dismissed an even larger swath of Americans as “takers.”

A pair of top economic advisers to Romney — two who are all but guaranteed top jobs if he wins — added to the out-of-touch aura surrounding Mitt Romney and his campaign. Let’s walk through their deeply flawed arguments.

Potential Romney Treasury Secretary: “the Rich Are Taxed Enough”

Glenn Hubbard, the former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush and now a top Romney adviser, argued against asking the wealthiest Americans — even the ultrawealthy like Mitt Romney — to pay their fair share:

“The rich are taxed enough.” […]

“Raising tax rates on the rich is both counter-productive and unnecessary to fund the government we want,” said Hubbard.

While steering clear of specifics, Hubbard told the audience at the Intelligence Squared Debate that “higher tax rates won’t necessarily produce enhancements in revenue.”

Thanks to the aggressive tax cuts Hubbard oversaw during his time in the Bush administration, there was far from enough money to fund the government Bush wanted — saddling us with huge deficits and trillions in debt. And Mitt Romney’s plans to raise taxes on middle class families, implement draconian spending cuts to domestic programs, end Medicare as we know it, dramatically cut Medicaid and slash Social Security will also leave the government without the revenue its needs thanks to Romney’s plans for $5 TRILLION in tax cuts favoring the wealthiest Americans. We would have endless deficits even as tens of millions of Americans lose access to programs and benefits they depend on each day – all so the wealthy and corporations can get huge new tax cuts.

Lower taxes on the wealthy hasn’t created more economic growth. In fact, under the Bush administration’s economic policies, the country saw tepid job growth, 8.3 million people fell into poverty and child poverty rose by 3 percent. A recent analysis from the Center for American Progress found that “in the past 60 years, job growth has actually been greater in years when the top income tax rate was much higher than it is now.” In fact, “if you ranked each year since 1950 by overall job growth, the top five years would all boast marginal tax rates at 70 percent or higher.”

Inequality Doesn’t Matter Because Poor People Have Appliances?

Not be outdone by Hubbard, Kevin Hassett, another top adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign denied the nation’s income inequality gap in a Wall Street Journal editorial on Thursday, brushing off the growing concentration of wealth in the hands of the very wealthy by arguing that lower-income Americans are buying more consumer goods.

Yes, you read that right: a top Romney adviser thinks it’s fine for the wealthiest to keep getting wealthier at the expense of everyone else so long as the poorest Americans have basic necessities like microwaves and fridges. And further, that you aren’t really that bad off if you have these necessities.

You can read a very detailed analysis from some of our colleagues about how wrong this is HERE.  The long and short of it is that appliances and commonly used consumer gadgets like cell phones are necessities in the 21st century and are significantly cheaper today than they were just decades earlier. In fact, were families to sell their appliances in order to help pay for food and other basic necessities, many would still struggle — for while prices on microwaves and air conditioners have fallen, “the real everyday basics such as quality child care and out-of-pocket medical costs” are “squeezing the budgets of the poor and middle-class alike.”

You may have heard Hassett’s argument before — from Rush Limbaugh. It’s one of his favorites.

BOTTOM LINE: Mitt Romney and his advisers are unwilling or unable to understand the lives and struggles of most Americans, especially poor Americans.  The poor and the middle class simply cannot afford the cost of a Romney presidency.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Zina Haughton’s husband got the .40-caliber handgun he used to murder Zina and two other people and wound four others last Sunday in Wisconsin by searching online on Armslist.

Armslist is one of thousands of websites that allow people to find “private sellers” and buy guns with no background check and no questions asked. The site gives buyers a clear choice: search for licensed dealers who are required to conduct checks, or search for private sellers who aren’t.

Just a year ago, New York City investigated private sellers on this same website and warned that this system could have deadly consequences.  And since then, nearly 500 women have been murdered with guns by their intimate partners. But our leaders in Washington have sat back and done nothing.

Watch the video of a private seller on sell an assault rifle to an investigator who said he couldn’t pass a background check and share it with your friends and family.
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New York City investigators looked at private sellers on 10 websites and found that 62% of them were willing to sell a gun to someone who said he couldn’t pass a background check. And with more than thousands of sites just like these, there are countless private sellers just a click away.

Zina’s death was a tragic reminder that avoiding a background check and getting an illegal gun is as easy as turning on a computer.

The time has come for our leaders to take the dangerous loopholes in our laws seriously.  The fact that President Obama and Governor Romney haven’t come forward with a plan to improve our gun laws is a failure of leadership.

Please do your part to raise awareness about this lethal loophole and what our leaders can do to help save lives:

Thanks for speaking up,

Mark Glaze
Mayors Against Illegal Guns