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The 2012 Lame Duck Session is Here

coveyrise Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:05 AM
Since taking office Obama has cut Offshore Drilling Permits by 62% and Onshore Permits on Federal Land by 39%. In doing so he has robbed us of the potential to become Energy Independent and Re-Employed. The US has to potential to be the World's Largest Producer of Oil and Natural Gas with more known, proved reserves than all the Middle East Combined. In addition to the 9 million new jobs that would be created directly related to energy production there are another 4 to 6 million good jobs to be had from all the peripheral, support industries that would come with it.

It's been nearly a week since Barack Obama was re-elected president and today the 2012 lame duck session officially begins as the fiscal cliff looms.

—The expiration of Bush-era tax cuts on income, investments, married couples and families with children and inheritances.

—A $55 billion, 9 percent cut to the Pentagon next year and another $55 billion in cuts to domestic programs, including a 2 percent cut to Medicare providers.

—The expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless and a sharp cut in reimbursements for doctors participating...