By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News firstname.lastname@example.org Penn National Gaming, the company that owns and operates Sioux City's Argosy Casino, has filed paper work in Polk County Court, asking for legal action andMore>>
Penn National Gaming, the company that owns and operates Sioux City's Argosy Casino, has filed paper work in Polk County Court, asking for legal action and reconsideration, regarding the recent selection of Hard Rock as the new Woodbury County land–based casino project.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com First responders are in a race against time in the search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., while the medical examiner'sMore>>
Oklahoma medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said this morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. More>>
By: Shereen MohammadSmohammad@kcautv.comIt was a scary situation for one Sioux City couple after the front of their home was fully engulfed in flames. The fire broke at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. FirefightersMore>>
A fire fully engulfed the front of a home in Morningside early morning Tuesday.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com At least 20 of the 51 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were children, the Oklahoma Chief Medical ExaminerMore>>
At least 20 of the 51 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were childrenMore>>
By Staci DaSilva email@example.com This year was supposed to be easy for Lake City's Mackenzie Gorden. She entered the school year just 6 credits short of graduating and was already voted captainMore>>
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By: Scott Larson email@example.com Sioux City's famous "French Fries" sculpture is returning in a new spot downtown. The fries went into storage over five years ago and ony Monday, they were movedMore>>
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By: Diana Johnsen firstname.lastname@example.org It's a sigh of relief for 32 workers at Simonsen Iron Works in Spencer. Over a week ago, employees were told the plant was closing. "After I got home, thinkingMore>>
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Hi, everybody. On Friday, I met with leaders of both parties in Congress to try and find a way forward in light of the severe budget cuts – known in Washington as “the sequester” – that have already started to inflict pain on communities across the country.
These cuts are not smart. They will hurt our economy and cost us jobs. And Congress can turn them off at any time – as soon as both sides are willing to compromise.
As a nation, we’ve already fought back from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, and we’ll get through this, too. But at a time when our businesses are finally gaining some traction, hiring new workers, bringing jobs back to America – the last thing Washington should do is to get in their way. That’s what these cuts to education, research, and defense will do. It’s unnecessary. And at a time when too many of our friends and neighbors are still looking for work, it’s inexcusable.
Now, it’s important to understand that, while not everyone will feel the pain of these cuts right away, the pain will be real. Many middle-class families will have their lives disrupted in a significant way.
Beginning this week, businesses that work with the military will have to lay folks off. Communities near military bases will take a serious blow. Hundreds of thousands of Americans who serve their country – Border Patrol agents, FBI agents, civilians who work for the Defense Department – will see their wages cut and their hours reduced.
This will cause a ripple effect across the economy. Businesses will suffer because customers will have less money to spend. The longer these cuts remain in place, the greater the damage. Economists estimate they could eventually cost us more than 750,000 jobs and slow our economy by over one-half of one percent.
Here’s the thing: none of this is necessary. It’s happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit. Just this week, they decided that protecting special interest tax breaks for the well-off and well-connected is more important than protecting our military and middle-class families from these cuts.
I still believe we can and must replace these cuts with a balanced approach – one that combines smart spending cuts with entitlement reform and changes to our tax code that make it more fair for families and businesses without raising anyone’s tax rates. That’s how we can reduce our deficit without laying off workers, or forcing parents and students to pay the price. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. It’s the kind of approach I’ve proposed for two years now. A majority of the American people agree with me on this approach – including a majority of Republicans. We just need Republicans in Congress to catch up with their own party and the rest of the country.
Now, I know there are Republicans in Congress who would actually rather see tax loopholes closed than let these cuts go through. And I know there are Democrats who’d rather do smart entitlement reform than let these cuts go through. There’s a caucus of common sense. And I’m going to keep reaching out to them to fix this for good.
Because the American people are weary of perpetual partisanship and brinksmanship. This is America, and in America, we don’t careen from one manufactured crisis to another. We make smart choices. We plan. We prioritize. So I’m going to push through this paralysis and keep fighting for the real challenges facing middle-class families. I’m going to keep pushing for high-quality preschool for every family that wants it, and make sure the minimum wage becomes a wage you can live on. I’m going to keep pushing to fix our immigration system, repair our transportation system, and keep our children safe from gun violence.
That’s the work you elected me to do. That’s what I’m focused on every single day. Thanks.