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WASHINGTON, DCIn this weeks address, President Obama urged Congress to quickly pass the payroll tax cut

extension to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans who are still recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. This is not the time for a self-inflicted wound on the recovery or placing an added burden on middle class families, so Democrats and Republicans must pass this commonsense tax cut without drama or delay. We overcame the same standoff over the payroll tax cut extension in December with the help of the American people, and President Obama once again calls on all Americans to tell their elected leaders to do their jobs, put aside partisanship, and extend this tax cut for the middle class. Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House Saturday, February 11, 2012 Hello, everybody. In recent weeks, weve seen signs that our economy is growing stronger and creating jobs at a faster clip. While numbers and figures will go up and down in the coming months, what cannot waver is our resolve to do everything in our power to keep stoking the fires of the recovery. And the last thing we should do is let Washington stand in the way. You see, at the end of the month, taxes are set to go up on 160 million working Americans. If youre one of them, then you know better than anyone that the last thing you need right now is a tax hike. But if Congress refuses to act, middle class taxes will go up. Its that simple. Now, if this sounds familiar, its because weve been here before. Back in December, Congress faced this exact same predicament. Ultimately, thanks to your voices, they did the right thing but only after a great deal of bickering and political posturing that put the strength of our economy and the security of middle class families at risk. We cant go through that again. Congress needs to stop this middle class tax hike from happening. Period. No drama. No delay. And no ideological side issues that have nothing to do with this tax cut. Now is not the time for self-inflicted wounds to our recovery. Now is the time for common-sense action. And this tax cut is common-sense. If youre a family making about $50,000 a year, this tax cut amounts to about $1,000 a year. Thats about $40 in every paycheck. I know there are some folks in this town who think $40 isnt a lot of money. But to a student or a senior whos trying to stretch the budget a little bit further? To a parent whos filling up the tank and looking at rising gas prices? To them, $40 can make all the difference in the world. And so can your voice. I hope youll pick up the phone, send a tweet, write an email, and tell your representative that they should get this done before it gets too late. Tell them not to play politics again by linking this debate to unrelated issues. Tell them not to manufacture another needless standoff or crisis. Tell them not to stand in the way of the recovery. Tell them to just do their job. Thats what our middle class needs. Thats what our country needs.

In the wake of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, were getting things going again. And were going to keep at it until everyone shares in Americas comeback. Thanks, and have a great weekend. []

Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Clinton's Participation in the First G-20 Ministers of Foreign Affairs Informal Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico
Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Washington, DC February 17, 2012

MR. VENTRELL: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining us this afternoon. This afternoon, weve got with us [Senior State Department Official]. The ground rules for this call this call is on background, so from here on out our speaker will be Senior State Department Official. Having said that, Im going to turn the call over. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Okay. Well, thank you very much. And I am very happy to spend a little bit of time with you going over this first-ever G-20 foreign ministers meeting and give you a little bit of our take on what we expect and what the meeting is likely to accomplish. First of all, let me just say, this has been organized by the Foreign Minister of Mexico Patricia Espinosa. The idea was to bring other foreign ministers from G-20 countries, plus a few other countries that have been invited by the Government of Mexico, to reflect on important challenges facing the global community. And these include global governance, transnational crime, green growth, climate change, food security, development of policy, sort of a broad range of issues. The point I want to emphasize is that, unlike most traditional G-20 meetings, this is informal, so we dont anticipate a concrete detailed communique, as you tend to get from other G-20 meetings or a formal outcome document. And therefore, theres more time spent on discussion and less time on the wording of a final communiqu because, as I said, there wont be one. This meeting also reflects, in many ways, the evolution of the G-20 since the first summit of Washington in the fall of 2008, which, as you all will Im sure recall, was designed to deal with

the global financial crisis. This is going to focus on broad non-financial global issues, some of which have been discussed by G-20 leaders in the past, but some of which are new to the G-20 process or at least have not been emphasized to any great degree, including some broad economic governance issues, some environmental issues, development policy, and green growth, as I mentioned earlier. The Secretary is going to amplify some themes that are included in the broad G-20 mandate, which is balanced and sustainable growth. Although, as I say, shes not going to get into the details of the G-20 financial part of the process, which is led, as you know, by the Treasury and which are have been, up to date, the sort of core elements of the G-20. The kinds of things that she will focus on are, in many ways, similar to the speech that she gave in Hong Kong in July 2011, in which she called for an open, free, transparent, and fair global economic system. So, I think if you go back to that speech, you can get a sense of the kinds of things that shes going to focus on in her initial intervention. Shes going to address things like anti-competitive government practices or distortions, which encompass the ways in which governments artificially distort markets or create uneven economic playing fields, which she featured in her Hong Kong address, and also discussed to a degree in her speech in New York at the New York Economic Club in October, and these include protections, regulations, subsidies to either state-owned or state-supported companies, intellectual property piracy. As you know, protection of intellectual property has been one of the major issues weve been focusing on and is very important to her forced transfers of technology, unfair benefits conferred upon state-owned or state-supported enterprises. And all this, really, is designed to say look, in the 21 st century, a lot of the barriers to trade, a lot of the distortions to trade, are not the ones that were focused on largely in the 20 th century, which were at the border. Many of these are behind the border measures that tend to distort trade, tend to distort investment, work to the disadvantage not only of American companies but of other private sector companies around the world. So were not saying were forcing you or encouraging you to play by rules that we come up with, that we dictate. What were simply saying is that there are global rules. These global rules and norms have been established for years, and its very important for players in the global system to play by global rules and adhere to global norms. So this is one of the major themes that shes going to talk about in terms of economic governance and will focus on in her initial comments. Then, there are going to be other sessions in which shes going to highlight the following subjects. One, the fight against climate change, specifically the initiative on short-term pollutants that she launched yesterday, and shell emphasize the importance of a positive outcome to the Rio+20 summit, which all of you know is something weve been working very hard on here in the Department and other agencies of government also. Shell also address the need to ensure freedom of navigation and maritime security to promote a well-functioning global economy. And shell also address some governance issues like fight against corruption and bribery. Shes going to leave before the last session, but she will be able to make, I think, most of the points in the three sessions that she will attend, because she has to get back to Washington. But I think youll find that these are issues that many of you are familiar with, because shes

emphasized some of these themes in past speeches. But the key point about this is, this is an opportunity for her to interact with foreign ministers or senior foreign ministry officials from other governments, and emphasize some of these systemic points and some of the major themes again, not because our expectation is that there will be an informal communique, because there wont be one. But I think by talking to these other foreign ministers and underscoring these points, it emphasizes the leadership that she is providing in these areas, the leadership that the United States is providing in these areas, and the hope is that the outcome will be that these governments better understand what were trying to do, and it will create an environment of greater cooperation or enhanced cooperation in some of these areas. And many of these areas were already working with the governments that are there, but the fact is if theres a session an informal session where she discusses the points that shes emphasizing and others do likewise, it creates new momentum behind these various initiatives. And these ministers deal with these on a daily basis. She has met with many of these people on numerous occasions, and this is a useful opportunity for an informal conversation about her priorities and about the great challenges that face the global system. And it goes back to the first point, that the reason the Mexicans called this is to have the opportunity for these ministers to reflect on important challenges facing the global community. And as you see, the kinds of things shell be discussing are challenges that face the global community, and her leadership in this process is very important at this meeting and it will strengthen our voice in various fora going forward on these types of issues. So with that, I will stop and be very pleased to answer any questions. MR. VENTRELL: Operator, can we take our first question, please? OPERATOR: Thank you. We will now begin the question-and-answer session. If you would like to ask a question, please press *, then 1. To withdraw your question, press * 2. Once again, to ask a question, press *, then 1. One moment please, for the first question. One moment please. Our first question comes from Andrei Sitof with TASS Russian News Agency. Your line is open. QUESTION: Thank you, and thank you, sir, for doing this. Two brief things: Technically, do you know if all other countries will also be attending on the ministers level? Specifically, Im interested if my Minister Lavrov will be in attendance. Im I dont simply dont know that. And if so, if any bilaterals are set at this point? And I also have a question on international governance after this. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Sure. Okay. The first part of your question: Many governments are sending their foreign ministers. Not all governments are sending their foreign ministers. Many of them are sending other senior officials. But I think the best way to get that answer is from the Mexicans. Theyre keeping track on a real time basis of whos coming. But it will be therell be a large number of foreign ministers anyway.

QUESTION: And do you plan any bilaterals there? SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: There will definitely be bilaterals. They have not all been scheduled yet. But she is our Secretary certainly is going to have some bilaterals, and I assume other governments are going to have bilaterals too. The way its set up is that there are meetings, but as you doubtless know, in these fora, there is time for coffee breaks and dinners and opportunities for bilaterals, which is a very important part of the ambiance of these types of G-20 meetings. QUESTION: And on the substance, I wanted to ask about the recent piece of news that President Zoellick of the World Bank is leaving, stepping down from his position. Do you think, sir, that this will be a good opportunity to discuss the issue of transition at the World Bank? And is there any chance that a non-American might have a shot at that -SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Well, its a very good question, but he just made this announcement yesterday, and I think its a little too early to have a discussion of that at this meeting. QUESTION: But we do have an announcement from the Treasury that theyll be putting up a candidate. That does mean that the Americans will still want to have a candidate from the U.S. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: I think its best to leave that to the Treasury. Were at this meeting, I think the prospects of a discussion of that issue are very unlikely because its such a it just happened yesterday, and I think we everyone needs little bit of time to digest it and think about the next step. But I dont think this is on the formal agenda of this meeting at this point. I mean, it wouldnt surprise me if there maybe is a little bit of informal conversation about it, as there will be about a lot of things, but this is not a formal agenda item, and we certainly do not plan to make it one. And I think most other governments wont either. OPERATOR: Our next question comes from Shin Nakayama from Nikkei Newspaper. Your line is open. QUESTION: Hi. Thank you very much. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Hi. QUESTION: My question is: Is there any possibility that they will talk about political or security issue like Iran or Syria? SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Well, its not on the formal agenda, so there was as I said in the answer to the previous question, there are, at these meetings, always opportunities for informal conversations in bilateral meetings, when they get together a small group for a coffee, or maybe a small group for breakfast or lunch. So, it wouldnt surprise me if some of the more significant political issues on the world stage are discussed, but it will not be a formal item on the agenda. But informally, they have an opportunity to discuss virtually

anything, and there are clearly some major foreign policy issues out there, and it would not at all surprise me if there are conversations about them. QUESTION: Does the Secretary have an intention to talk bring up this issue? SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: I dont think she has intention to bring this issue up, but I it would not at all surprise me if informal conversations around these types of issues were to take place. At this point, her formal agenda is the agenda that Ive outlined, but if you but as I say, it wouldnt surprise me if there are informal conversations with foreign ministers of other countries about this issue or others that are major issues on their minds as they conduct their everyday business. So I wouldnt rule it out, but its not a formal agenda item. QUESTION: Thank you. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Sure. MR. VENTRELL: Operator, do you have any additional questions? OPERATOR: At this time, we have no further questions. If youd like to ask a question, press * then 1. At this time, we have no further questions. SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Okay. Well, first of all, thank you very much for listening. And if you have any questions you want to direct to the State Departments Press Office, please feel free. I also want to say, just to the Secretary will be coming back a little bit early. One reason is that the next day she has the first-ever Global Business Conference that she is going to be hosting, where we have representatives, business leaders, business facilitators from over a hundred countries coming to Washington to discuss global business issues, trade, investment, and the global rules for improving the global system to enhance business opportunities for American companies, and indeed, the global system as a whole. So, thats another event. Again, shes going to be talking about international economic issues largely at this meeting, although therell be, as I mentioned, others as well. And she is going to be hosting this international business conference when she returns, and that will be on Tuesday. So, this is a big week for international economic issues and international business issues, and well be doing more briefings on that later on. But I think its part of her very strong focus on international economic issues, on economic statecraft, and on support for American business. So, this is as part of a well thought out series of plans for emphasizing these basic and very fundamental issues that are important to the American economy and the global economy. So, thank you for listening. MR. VENTRELL: Thank you, all. That concludes todays conference. []

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WASHINGTON, DCIn this weeks address, President Obama urged Congress to quickly pass the payroll tax cut extension to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans who are still recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
downturn [dwn trn] (plural downturns) noun
reduction in economic activity: a period or trend in which business or economic activity is reduced or is less successful

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This is not the time for a self-inflicted wound on the recovery or placing an added burden on middle class families, so Democrats and Republicans must pass this commonsense tax cut without drama or delay.

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We overcame the same standoff over the payroll tax cut extension in December with the help of the American people, and President Obama once again calls on all Americans to tell their elected leaders to do their jobs, put aside partisanship, and extend this tax cut for the middle class.
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Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 everyone [vvree wn] or everybody Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. [vvree bddee] pronoun

Hello, everybody.

every person: every person, whether of a defined group or in general Everyone is going to come to the office party. This is not just for one area; it will affect everyone around the country.

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[15th century. Directly or via French < Latin recent-]

In recent weeks, weve seen signs that our economy is growing stronger and creating jobs at a faster clip.
economy \i-'k-n-m, -, -\ n, pl -mies [MF yconomie, fr. ML oeconomia, fr. Gk oikonomia, fr. oikonomos household manager, fr. oikos house + nemein to manage more at vicinity, nimble] (15c) 1 archaic: the management of household or private affairs and esp. expenses

1figure \'fi-gyr, Brit & often US 'fi-gr\ n [ME, fr. AF, fr. L figura, fr. fingere] (13c) 1 a : a number symbol : numeral digit b pl: arithmetical calculations good at ~s c : a written or printed character d : value esp. as expressed in numbers : sum price sold at a low ~ e pl: digits representing an amount (as of money earned or points scored) made six ~s last year a score in double ~s

While numbers and figures will go up and down in the coming months, what cannot waver is our resolve to do everything in our power to keep stoking the fires of the recovery.
everything pronoun
[vvree thng]

1. the entirety: all the items, actions, or facts in a given situation Everything I do is for my family. Is everything all right? 2. something all-important: used to emphasize that somebody or something is the most important person or thing there is To them, family is everything.

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[ Old English ing "assembly" < Germanic, "time"]

And the last thing we should do is let Washington stand in the way.
1stand \'stand\ vb, stood \'std\ standing [ME, fr. OE standan; akin to OHG stantan, stn to stand, L stare, Gk histanai to cause to stand, set, histasthai to stand, be standing] vi(bef. 12c) 1 a : to support oneself on the feet in an erect position b : to be a specified height when fully erect ~s six feet two c : to rise to an erect position

[ Old English mna < Indo-European, "to measure"]

You see, at the end of the month, taxes are set to go up on 160 million working Americans. If

youre one of them, then you know better than anyone that the last thing you need right now is a tax hike.
1know \'n\ vb, knew \'n also 'ny\ known \'nn\ knowing [ME, fr. OE cnwan; akin to OHG bichnan to recognize, L gnoscere, noscere to come to know, Gk gignskein] vt(bef. 12c) 1 a (1): to perceive directly : have direct cognition of (2): to have understanding of importance of ~ing oneself (3): to recognize the nature of : discern b (1): to recognize as being the same as something previously known (2): to be acquainted or familiar with (3): to have experience of
anyone
[nnee wn]

CORE MEANING: an indefinite pronoun used to mean one or more people, when exactly which person or which people is not known or not important Can I get anyone more coffee? Did anyone show up? There isn't anyone home.

[15th century. < Latin congressus, past participle of congredi "go together" < gradi "proceed"]

But if Congress refuses to act, middle class taxes will go up. Its that simple.
1middle \'mi-dl\ adj [ME middel, fr. OE; akin to OE midde] (bef. 12c) 1 : equally distant from the extremes : medial central the ~ house in the row 2 : being at neither extreme : intermediate 3 capa : constituting a division intermediate between those prior and later or upper and lower Middle Paleozoic b : constituting a period of a language or literature intermediate between one called Old and one called New or Modern Middle Dutch 4 of a verb form or voice: typically asserting that a person or thing both performs and is affected by the action represented

[13th century. Via French < Latin familiaris < familia (see family)]

Now, if this sounds familiar, its because weve been here before. Back in December, Congress faced this exact same predicament. Ultimately, thanks to your voices, they did the right thing
[14th century. < late Latin praedicamentum "class, category" (translation of Greek katgoria) < Latin praedicare "proclaim" (see predicate)] no thanks to somebody or something despite somebody or something or without somebody's assistance

[ Old English dl "part, share, amount," dlan "divide" < Germanic]

but only after a great deal of bickering and political posturing that put the strength of our economy and the security of middle class families at risk. We cant go through that again.
[Mid-17th century. Via French risque < obsolete Italian rischo < rischiare "run into danger"]

[ Old English wund < Indo-European, "to beat"]

1stop \'stp\ vb, stopped stopping [ME stoppen, fr. OE -stoppian, fr. VL *stuppare to stop with tow, fr. L stuppa tow, fr. Gk stypp] vt(13c) 1 a : to close by filling or obstructing b : to hinder or prevent the passage of c : to get in the way of : be wounded or killed by easy to ~ a bullet along a lonelyroad Harvey Fergusson 2 a : to close up or block off (an opening) : plug b : to make impassable : choke obstruct c : to cover over or fill in (a hole or crevice) 3 a : to cause to give up or change a course of action b : to keep from carrying out a proposed action : restrain prevent stopped them from leaving 4 a : to cause to cease : check suppress b : discontinue 5 a : to deduct or withhold (a sum due) b : to instruct one's bank to refuse (payment) or refuse payment of (as a check) 6 a : to arrest the progress or motion of : cause to halt stopped the car b : parry c : to check by means of a weapon : bring down kill d : to beat in a boxing match by a knockout ; broadly: defeat e : baffle nonplus 7 : to change the pitch of (as a violin string) by pressing with the Congress needs to stop this middle class taxahike from happening. Period. moredrama.holes finger or (as wind instrument) by closing one or No finger No delay. And no ideological side issues that have nothing a mutewiththe bell cut. Now is not the or by thrusting the hand or to do into this tax time for self-inflicted wounds to our recovery. 8 : to hold an honor card and enough protecting cards to be able to 1 [ opponent can run many tricks block (a bridge suit) before anOld English ninc < earlier forms of no + thing] vi

1 a : to cease activity or operation his heart stopped the rain [ Old English ing "assembly" < Germanic, stopped b : to wind \'wind, archaic or poetic 'wnd\ n, often attrib, [ME, come to an end esp. suddenly : close finish "time"] 2 a : to blow, fr. OE; akin to OHG wint wind, L ventus, Gk anaito cease to move on : halt b : pause hesitate 3 a : to break one's journey : stay b chiefly Brit: remain c : to make a Skt vti it blows] (bef. 12c) brief call : drop 1 a : a natural movement of air of any velocity ; esp: the in 4 : to become choked : clog the sink often ~s up earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural movement motion horizontally b : an artificially produced stoppable \'st-p-bl\ adj of air c : solar wind stellar wind 2 a : a destructive force or influence b : a force or agency that carries along or influences : tendency trend withstood the ~s of popular opinion Felix Frankfurter

good judgment: sound practical judgment derived from experience rather than study

Now is the time for common-sense action. And this tax cut is common-sense. If youre a family making about $50,000 a year, this tax cut amounts to about $1,000 a year. Thats about $40 in every paycheck.
paycheck \'p-"chek\ n (1899) 1 : a check in payment of wages or salary 2 : wages salary
[13th century. Via Old French moneie < Latin moneta "mint, money" < Moneta, epithet of the goddess Juno, in whose temple coins were minted]

[14th century. < Old French amonter "rise" < amont "upward" < Latin ad montem "to the mountain"]

[ Old English folc < Indo-European,"fill"]

I know there are some folks in this town who think $40 isnt a lot of money. But to a student or a senior whos trying to stretch the budget a little bit further?
[ Old English streccan, probably < Germanic, "rigid"] [ Old English furor, furur "more forward" < Germanic]

[Early 17th century. < Gujarati tk, Marathi k "pond, cistern"]

[ Old English fyllan < Germanic]

To a parent whos filling up the tank and looking at rising gas prices? To them, $40 can make all the difference in the world.
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[ Old English macian < Indo-European, "kneading"]

1voice \'vis\ n [ME, fr. OF vois, fr. L voc-, vox; akin to OHG giwahanen to mention, Gk epos word, speech, Skt vk voice] (14c) 1 a : sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx ; esp: sound so produced by human beings b (1): musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat (2): the power or ability to produce musical tones (3): singer (4): one of the melodic parts in a vocal or instrumental composition (5): condition of the vocal organs with respect to production of musical tones (6): the use of the voice (as in singing or acting) studying ~ c : expiration of air with the vocal cords drawn close so as to vibrate audibly (as in uttering vowels and consonant sounds as \v\ or \z\) d : the faculty of utterance lost my ~

And so can your voice. I hope youll pick up the phone, send a tweet, write an email, and tell your representative that they should get this done before it gets too late. Tell them not to play politics again by linking this debate to unrelated issues.
standoff [stnd wf, stnd f] (plural standoffs) noun
1. deadlock: a situation in which no result or conclusion can be reached because the two sides in a contest or dispute are equally matched or are equally intransigent 2. equality: a state of equality, e.g. in a sports contest or an election 3. RUGBY Same as stand-off half

[ Old English pleg(i)an < Germanic, "to risk, exercise"]

Tell them not to manufacture another needless standoff or crisis. Tell them not to stand in the way of the recovery. Tell them to just do their job. Thats what our middle class needs. Thats what our country needs.
[ Old English hwt < Indo-European] [ Old English hwt < Indo-European] [ Old English wacan "become awake" < IndoEuropean, "be active or lively"]

In the wake of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, were getting things going again. And were going to keep at it until everyone shares in Americas comeback.
1keep \'kp\ vb, kept \'kept\ keeping [ME kepen, fr. OE cpan; perh. akin to OHG chapfn to look] vt(bef. 12c) 1 : to take notice of by appropriate conduct : fulfill: as a : to be faithful to ~ a promise b : to act fittingly in relation to ~ the Sabbath c : to conform to in habits or conduct ~ late hours d : to stay in accord with (a beat) ~ time [ Old English scearu "division, portion" < IndoEuropean, "to cut"]

1weekend \'wk-"end\ n (1638) : the end of the week ; specif: the period between the close of one working or business or school week and the beginning of the next

Thanks, and have a great weekend.

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