Saturday, March 21, 2015

This week: Middle-class economics, fighting carbon emissions, and more

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1. Obama: Middle class plans work, 'trickle-down' doesn't - USA Today

President Obama combined economic and political speeches Wednesday, telling a crowd in Ohio that his policies have rallied the economy while Republican plans would damage the middle class. "Reality has rendered its judgment," Obama told the City Club of Cleveland. "Trickle down economics doesn't work, and middle-class economics does."

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2. Americans Are Warming Up to Obamacare - Bloomberg Business

The fight over Obamacare in Washington is as fierce as ever, with a Republican budget plan that would repeal the health-care law Democrats passed five years ago. In the rest of the country, opposition to the law appears to be easing. The gap between favorable and unfavorable views of the Affordable Care Act is the narrowest in more than two years, according to a pollreleased today, March 19, by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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3. Obama to cut federal government's carbon emissions 40 percent over 10 years - Washington Post

President Obama signed an executive order Thursday dictating the federal government will cut its greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels and increase the share of renewable energy in the federal government's electricity supply to 30 percent during that same period...Speaking to reporters Thursday at the Energy Department, Obama said that "America once again is going to be leading by example."

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