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Mar 4, 2014
Mar 4, 2014

Obama offers tax breaks for poor in election year budget

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will
propose new tax credits and job-training programs for U.S.
workers on Tuesday in a 2015 budget that highlights a competing
vision with Republicans who favor a reduced government role in
promoting economic opportunity.

The proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year that begins on
Oct. 1 would also create automatic retirement accounts known as
IRAs for some 13 million workers.

Mar 4, 2014

Obama to offer new tax breaks for workers in election year budget pitch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will propose an expansion of popular tax credits for middle class and working poor Americans on Tuesday in a fiscal 2015 budget designed to serve as a blueprint for Democrats in this year’s congressional elections.

The budget, which would also create automatic retirement accounts known as IRAs for some 13 million workers, has little chance of getting enacted.

Mar 4, 2014

Obama 2015 budget seeks $60 billion tax credit expansion: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will strike a firmly populist tone in his 2015 budget plan on Tuesday, proposing to pay for an expansion of a popular tax credit for the working poor by eliminating tax breaks claimed by wealthy Americans.

The proposal to expand one of the most popular U.S. government poverty reduction programs, the Earned Income Tax Credit, would cost $60 billion, a modest amount in a budget in which the president has $1.014 trillion in spending to parcel out, the White House said.

Mar 3, 2014
Mar 1, 2014

Obama preaches unity to Democrats at winter meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fiery President Barack Obama on Friday attempted to rally Democratic activists to overcome stiff headwinds and work hard for the party’s congressional candidates this year in an election-year speech that was sharply critical of Republicans.

The president addressed the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Washington with the aim of maintaining a spirit of unity among party activists. Democrats are trying to face down emboldened Republicans who see a chance of capturing the Senate and building on their majority in the House of Representatives.

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      "Jeff Mason has covered the White House since 2009 and was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He joined Reuters in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and German business news. He then spent 3 1/2 years in Brussels, Belgium covering the European Union with a focus on climate change and energy policy. He moved to Washington in 2008 to cover the historic primaries and presidential race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and Canada's CBC. He is a graduate of ..."
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