1) Help is on the way…
But the Republican can’t seem to like anything this President is trying to do especially when it saves struggling homeowners $3,000 a year. Everything is a give away or socialistic to them as they continue to push back against helping middle class Americans. But, why do they care? They only represent the top 1% or Corporations.
Mortgage Plan Draws Republican Opposition By NICK TIMIRAOS And LAURA MECKLER:
President Barack Obama, in announcing a program to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages, is betting this plan will fare better than his administration’s earlier efforts to fix the housing market.
[...]Republicans see additional government intervention as doing little to improve the housing situation. Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, said in October that the government should not try to stop foreclosures but let the housing market “hit the bottom.” He has argued that Mr. Obama’s housing policies have failed.
Mr. Obama appeared to respond directly to that view—and indirectly to Mr. Romney—when describing his plan Wednesday at a community center in Fairfax, Va. “It is wrong for anybody to suggest that the only option for struggling, responsible homeowners is to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom,” he said.
2) What are you going to do about THIS?
G.O.P. Donors Showing Thirst to Top Obama By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LUO:
Close to 60 corporations and wealthy individuals gave checks of $100,000 or more to a “super PAC” supporting Mitt Romney in the months leading up to the Iowa caucuses, according to documents released on Tuesday, underwriting a $17 million blitz of advertising that has swamped his Republican rivals in the early primary states.
Over all, the leading Republican independent expenditure groups raised more than four times as much money as their Democratic counterparts in the first phase of the 2012 campaign, underscoring the intense thirst of major Republican donors to turn Mr. Obama out of the White House and win control of the Senate next year. The two biggest Republican independent expenditure groups, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, raised a total of $51 million through Dec. 31. Restore Our Future and super PACs backing Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Perry raised roughly $38 million more.
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3) About that job creation…
The Job Creation Index of +16 is based on 33% of workers nationwide saying their employers are hiring workers and expanding the size of their workforce, and 17% saying their employers are letting workers go and reducing the size of their workforce. Hiring and firing have each improved by one percentage point since December. The percentage hiring matches the 33% of June 2011, and the two reflect the highest hiring levels since September 2008. The percentage letting go is the lowest since June 2008.
4) President Obama in Falls Church, Virginia, promoting his SOTU ideas.
The President had a great reception and talked about the ideas he shared during the State of the Union to “Help Responsible Homeowners and Heal the Housing Market.” He specifically address Virginians how he plans to help responsible homowners refinance their mortgages.
Watch the full video below or read full transcript:
5) How about some pics…
President Barack Obama sits inside a 2013 Ford C-Max HEV Energi with Sharif Marakby, director, Electrification Programs and Engineering Ford Motor Co. , during a visit the Washington Auto Show at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. , 31, 2012. AP Photo.
President Barack Obama sits inside a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 during his visit to the Washington Auto Show at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. , 31, 2012. AP Photo
U.S. President Barack Obama takes off his jacket as he attends a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters with CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto, in this April 20, 2011 file photo. The social network will file an initial public offering prospectus February 1, 2012 with an eye toward raising $5 billion, it was reported. Picture taken April 20, 2011.Reuters Pictures