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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Geithner: Economy rebounding, jobs aren’t

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledges the federal budget deficit is too high, but that the priorities now are economic growth and job creation.

Asked repeatedly on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether this means taxes will rise, Geithner avoided giving specifics. He did say President Barack Obama is committed to dealing with deficit in a way that will not add to the tax burden of people making less than $250,000 a year.

The White House has not decided how to reduce the red ink, Geithner said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

“Right now we’re focused on getting growth back on track,” he said. “And we’re not at the point yet where we have to decide exactly what it’s going to take.”

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Limbaugh: Obama wants to steal liberty, freedom

Rush Limbaugh says President Barack Obama’s bid to overhaul the health care system is a government attempt to seize control of a big chunk of the country’s economy.

The conservative talk show host — who’s one of Obama’s harshest critics — says Americans are witnessing an unprecedented “kind of radical leadership” in the White House.

Limbaugh tells “Fox News Sunday” that the health care proposals in Congress would become “the biggest snatch of freedom and liberty” ever seen in the United States.

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Auditors to KBR: Time to trim down

Pentagon auditors are warning the Army’s primary support contractor in Iraq, responsible for everything from mail and laundry to housing and meals, to cut its work force there or face nearly $200 million in penalties for keeping thousands too many on the payroll.

According to an internal Defense Department audit, Houston-based KBR Inc. has increased employee levels while U.S. troops steadily leave the country after more than six years of war. As a result, the U.S. government is paying far more in labor costs in Iraq than it should as military resources are shifted to Afghanistan.

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New York Republican suspends campaign

Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava has abruptly suspended her campaign in a special election for a U.S. House seat that has exposed a rift among national factions of the party.

Campaign spokesman Matt Burns said Scozzafava is essentially withdrawing from the race, although her name will remain on Tuesday’s ballot. She thinks stepping aside is best for the party, he said.

“It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support,” Scozzafava said in a written statement Saturday. “Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit.”

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In search of…Republican moderates

House Republican leader John Boehner says the GOP wants moderates in the party and calls the special election for a New York congressional seat an unusual situation.

The Republican nominee in an upstate New York district dropped out of the race Saturday, just days ahead of the Tuesday election. Moderate GOP candidate Dierdre Scozzafava (skoh-zuh-FAH’-vuh) had been losing support to the Conservative Party candidate, Doug Hoffman, a former Republican.

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