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Weekly Address: President Obama Wants Congress to Stop an Income Tax Hike for the Middle Class  

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama reminds the nation he wants to protect the middle class from an income tax hike.

Obama says, “Leaders in Congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle class, and I believe we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time.”

If an agreement is not reached in time, the president will “urge the Senate to hold an up-or-down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for Americans looking for a job, and lays the groundwork for future progress on more economic growth and deficit reduction.”

Obama warns that “if [Congress] still want to vote no, and let this tax hit the middle class, that’s their prerogative – but they should let everyone vote.”

The president closes with “You meet your deadlines and your responsibilities every day.  The folks you sent here to serve should do the same.  We cannot let Washington politics get in the way of America’s progress.  We’ve got to do what it takes to protect the middle class, grow this economy, and move our country forward."

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Obama Address: Think of Troops and Less Fortunate During Holidays

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama was joined by the first lady in his weekly media address, as the two sent out Christmas greetings to the nation.

During the address the president and the first lady reminded Americans to keep those who are struggling and less fortunate in their thoughts. He also said that the holidays are a time when the nation should be thinking about those who can’t be home with their families and those who are serving abroad.

“While you may be serving far from home, every American supports you and your families.  We’re with you,” President Obama said.

The president and his wife also urged Americans to find ways to get involved in supporting the nation’s troops during the holiday season.

“You’ll see that you don’t need to be an expert in military life to give back to those who give so much to us.  There are countless ways to contribute by harnessing your unique talents,” Michelle Obama said.

President and Mrs. Obama ended the address by extending Christmas and New Year’s greetings on behalf of their children Sasha, Malia, and their dog Bo.

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