|Naresh –The President reached an agreement with Republicans and
Democrats in Congress on the “fiscal cliff” that prevents a tax hike on
98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses, while
fulfilling the President’s promise to ask the wealthiest Americans to
begin to pay their fair share to reduce the deficit.
President Obama recorded a video to update supporters like you on what’s in the agreement and what it means for you — watch it and share it with friends and family:
As we address our ongoing fiscal challenges, the President will do exactly what he said he would on the campaign trail — working for the middle class and all those fighting to get into it, and building an economy from the middle out, not the top down.
There will be more soon. For now, thanks for all you do, and happy new year.
Obama for America
According to Voice of Iraq news agency, Melkert told this at a joint press conference with Head of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) , Faraj al-Haidari in Baghdad today. He added that it is important that all parties accept the results.
The voting for the parliament took place on 7th of this month. The result of this election is seen crucial for stability of Iraq as US forces will completely withdraw from the country by the end of 2011 and they will end their combat operation in August this year.