White House Press Secretary Jay Carney laughs off GOP anger over Vice President Joe Biden’s remark that Mitt Romney’s economic polices would put middle-class Americans “back in chains.” Carney says Biden was speaking metaphorically about the dangers of repealing Obama’s Wall Street reforms. (2:00) [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120816Carney2.mp3|titles=20120816Carney2]
The presumptive GOP nominee and his advisers launched a full-throttled attack against President Obama’s new welfare policy, prompting the White House to respond.
The White House says it did not advise Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to accuse Mitt Romney of having paid zero taxes over the past decade.
A spokesman for President Obama hesitated Thursday to say whether the current Commander in Chief would push for a renewed federal ban on assault weapons should he win a second term.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defends President Obama’s latest move involving welfare work requirements. (2:31) [audio: http://com.talkradionews.audio.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/7/20120718Carney1.mp3]
The White House fired back Wednesday against charges that President Obama is gutting welfare reform.
A pair of spokesmen for President Obama disagreed Thursday with GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s assertion that the individual mandate within Obama’s healthcare law is a tax.
Supporters of President Obama’s healthcare law are pointing to a recent report that found only two percent of the population will face a penalty, or tax, for failing to purchase health insurance.
“It’s a penalty because you have a choice,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?”