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  • News Roundup: Taking the GOP to Task for Trying to End Medicare

    At town hall meetings over the past two weeks, Republican members of Congress have felt the heat for their attempt to privatize Medicare, which would eliminate benefits and raise costs for millions of seniors. And news outlets from around the country are catching on – here’s what they’re saying.

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  • A Closer Look at the Budget Deal

    Late Friday night, President Obama announced that Democrats and Republicans had reached a deal to keep the federal government open for business. Because of this agreement, small businesses can receive the loans they need to hire and expand, families can receive financing for the purchase of a new home, and nearly a million civil servants will be paid on time for their service to our country – including our men and women in uniform. The agreement required compromises, but the result will help to trim wasteful spending while making investments that spur economic growth, a necessary balance for America to win the future.

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  • What You Missed: The Startup America Online Forum

    Earlier this week, a group of President Obama's key staff convened an online forum to answer questions about the Startup America Initiative. Lead by director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, administrator of the Small Business Administration Karen Mills, and mediated by Fast Company Senior Editor Nancy Cook, this panel took questions from small business owners and entrepreneurs, talked about the challenges of starting a business, and discussed ways to reduce some of those barriers.

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  • Health Reform Resources At Your Fingertips

    On March 23, 2009, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Since then, this measure has begun to streamline America’s health care system and set into motion reforms that improve the quality and affordability of care. While some provisions have yet to kick in, such as the state health insurance exchanges that will help cover 32 million additional Americans, millions across the country are already experiencing the benefits of reform.

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  • Participate Today At 12:00 p.m. ET – Startup America: Reducing Barriers Online Roundtable

    Today at 12:00 p.m. ET, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will convene an online roundtable. During this forum, these senior officials will take questions and suggestions submitted online regarding the hurdles experienced by small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the processes that could be improved to cultivate a better environment for successful businesses.

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  • Join The Startup America Q&A Panel Tomorrow, Submit Questions Today

    Earlier this year, the White House launched the Startup America partnership, a creative new initiative designed to “celebrate, inspire, and accelerate” entrepreneurship in America. As part of that effort, key members of the administration are traveling across the country to talk directly to entrepreneurs and small business owners about the hurdles they experience and the process that could be improved to cultivate a better environment for successful entrepreneurship.

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  • Better Benefits, Better Health for Small Businesses

    Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. All week, Democrats will celebrate the ways that this reform is already changing lives—showing you the benefits people have already experienced and discussing the ways this law will help all of us as it continues to take affect.

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  • New Online Resource: The Consequences of Republicans’ Cuts

    Democrats and Republicans must come together in the weeks ahead, setting aside partisanship to reach an agreement to fund the government for the rest of 2011. President Obama has been clear that he is eager to find common ground with Republicans that eliminates wasteful spending and fuels economic growth. But the President cannot support the Republicans’ current plan, which is a partisan effort to bulldoze crucial programs – one that would cripple our economy.

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