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Video: President Obama on the Pointless Partisanship of DC Politics Barack Obama Video About Honor and Partisanship in Washington

Tired of the petty bickering of the budget crisis? Us too. Watch this video to be reminded of how rational things should be.

These days America's hyper-partisan debt battle seems like it's going to last forever. Thankfully, we know that can't be the case. Either the Democrats and Republicans agree on a way to raise the country's $14.3 trillion debt limit by August 2, or, according to experts, America falls back into a recession and Standards and Poors downgrades the nation's credit rating.

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Guns vs. Schools: The Onion Satirizes Our National Spending Priorities

What if a Congressional Budget Office mistake accidentally shifted $80 billion from defense to education?

The education funding crisis facing our nation's schools has caught the attention of The Onion. In a new piece, "Budget Mix-Up Provides Nation's Schools With Enough Money To Properly Educate Students," their writers expertly skewer just how screwed up our national priorities really are—especially when it comes to defense funding and education funding.

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Chart: Even More Proof We Can't Drill Our Way to Lower Gas Prices

This chart totally debunks the GOP's false claim that the President's policies have anything to do with gas prices.

Yesterday, the office of House Speaker John Boehner posted this graph on their blog, saying that "gas prices have doubled since President Obama took office."

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Building Bike Paths Is Great for the Economy

Despite House Speaker John Boehner's protestations, building bike paths creates twice as many jobs as fixing old roads.


New Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in January 2009 that, though he supported the infrastructure spending in Obama's stimulus package, he wanted to make sure it would be going to the right kind of infrastructure. "I think there’s a place for infrastructure," he said, "but what kind of infrastructure? Infrastructure to widen highways, to ease congestion for American families? ... But if we’re talking about beautification projects, or we’re talking about bike paths, Americans are not going to look very kindly on this."

Two years later, and to Boehner's surprise, Americans might in fact look extremely kindly upon bike path infrastructure. That's because, in a nation still struggling with unemployment, building bike paths might just be a boon for jobs.

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Repealing Health Care Reform Would Cost $230 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office says a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $230 billion to the federal deficit.

New Speaker of the House John Boehner intends to repeal last year's historic health care reform bill, new provisions of which just went into effect, and which he refers to as the nation's "biggest job killer." For Boehner, it's a way of proving the newly elected Congress's commitment to fiscal responsibility.

The Congressional Budget Office, however, reports (PDF) that a repeal of the historic Affordable Care Act, would actually add $230 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years.

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