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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 7 2011 1:55 p.m. MDT

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Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

President Obama proposed a $300 billion to jump-start jobs for Union's, for building bridges and highwaus/road's. Rush flipped-out. Here we go again. More Obama bashing. President Barack Obama should repudiate and the media should challenge Teamsters President James Hoffa's verbal attack on the tea party, Rush Limbaugh said on his talk show. Limbaugh further accused Obama of hypocrisy. When is Obama going to repudiate Hoffa Limbaugh asked. Obama wrote it for Hoffa, Obama suggested it. Don't you just love the irony?. Hoffa made the verbal attack while introducing the president during a Labor Day rally in Detroit, stating, "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these ("naughty-word") out." Limbaugh played the audio clip of Hoffa's comments while music from "The Godfather" sounded in the background. Here we have James Hoffa and Barack Hussein Obama commemorating Labor Day in Detroit, a city that epitomizes the disaster brought about by organized labor, he said, noting to the citys 15.7-percent unemployment rate. I hope before this is all over, Hoffa has to go hide in Italy someplace, Limbaugh said. CNN was outraged when I called Obama a Chicago thug.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

While Obama is proposing to throw more money at the problem with strings attached his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to stop Boeing from assembling Dream Liner aircraft parts in South Carolina because it is a right to work state.

If Obama really wants to help our economy he'd get out of the way and get the federal government off our backs.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

The first "stimulus" didn't work! In spite of claims on the left that it kept things from getting even worse, the facts are things have gotten much worse! So, lets waste more money we don't have, run up the national debt a few more trillion, have our credit rating go down farther and watch unemployment go up even higher! Yup, that will really help! Insanity anyone?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

$787 billion wasn't enough? Another $300 billion won't help.

repeal Obamacare

reign in the the EPA and NLRB

close loopholes and reduce corporate tax rates

THEN you will see job creation.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'While Obama is proposing to throw more money at the problem...' - Rifleman | 6:17 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

And, what did the Republican party do differently?

*'Bush signs stimulus bill; rebate checks expected in May' - CNN - 02/13/08

Wall Street Bail outs:
*'Bailout is law' - By Jeanne Sahadi - CNN Money - 10/04/08

'NEW YORK -- After two weeks of contentious and often emotional debate, the federal government's far-reaching and historic plan to bail out the nation's financial system was signed into law by President Bush on Friday afternoon.'

*Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill AP Published by Denver Post By Tom Raum 10/03/08


Should we offer more tax cuts?

"According to the Pew Economic Policy Group, an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts will cost $3.1 trillion over ten years, once the costs of servicing the debt are factored in."

The initial Bush tax cuts were passed in 2001, with the promise that wealthy Americans would create jobs.

It's 2011, today.

Where, are the jobs?

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The first "stimulus" didn't work! In spite of claims on the left that it kept things from getting even worse, the facts are things have gotten much worse!' - Mountanman | 7:25 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Under George Bush:
In February,2008 63,000 jobs were lost, a five-year record.
In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 year

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost. - JoeBlow | 11:21 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Rifleman will quote zero job creation in August, 2011.

And, ignore the 1.9 million jobs lost during the last year of Republican leadership.

Your choice.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'repeal Obamacare' - lost in DC | 1:02 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Oh. Yeah, cause THAT'S a good idea.

*'CBO: Health care repeal would increase deficit' - By Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press - 01/06/11

'In a letter to Boehner, budget office director Douglas Elmendorf estimated repeal would increase the deficit by $230 billion from 2012 to 2021...'

Source? The Congressional Budget Office.

So eager to forget what life was like BEFORE healthcare reform?

*'Wellpoint Drops Coverage For Some Women With Breast Cancer' - By Mary Ellen Egan - Forbes Magazine - 04/23/10

'Yesterday, an investigation by Reuters revealed that Wellpoint routinely drops coverage of women with breast cancer. According to the report, Wellpoint used a computer algorithm that automatically targeted...'

Even ROMNEY created a form of healthcare reform!

Let's be real.

Obama could spend NOTHING...

and conservatives would complain.

Example?

*'Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate: 'Maybe It Says He's a Muslim' - Fox Nation - 03/30/11

Carnak
Salt Lake City, UT

Hint to President Obama:

When you dig the country into a financial hole - Stop Digging!

Phranc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Not a great solution but lets look at the republican solution which is to throw more money at the rich. The past ten years we have thrown billions of dollars back at the wealthiest Americans and cooperations and it has not worked why is it all of a sudden going to work now. its time for a plan C

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Pagan | 2:03 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
Pagan | 2:05 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
Pagan | 2:07 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT

yawn

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

And the Republican solution is?

Oh ya remove all the taxes from the wealthy and corporations, end minimum wage (Jim Demint) and trust that the wealthy and the corporations (who are people to) will come and and save the day.

Corporate profits at record high level corporate taxes at record low level and the can't currently create jobs, but trust us, if you let us make a little more profit we might can hire a couple of below minimum wage workers.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

come on paganette, please post faster. 3 in 4 minutes isn't fast enough. how are you related to o when the rest of the country thinks he is doing a terrible job? clueless=obama

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

800 Billion here

300 Billion there

barack:

It didnt work like you said before.

Why would it work now?

It doesn't matter what comes out of his mouth anymore, we need to do the opposite.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

@ Pagan

Besides being good therapy for you, what does it accomplish to keep bashing Bush? The sitting President is the one who should be able to fix things and he's the one who has only two opinions, thus: 1) I inherited this mess so it's Bush's fault; and 2) This is going to take longer to fix, as in 3 years hasn't been enough time to show ANY progress.

Come down off your lofy perch and get your fingers dirty like the rest of us have to, Mr. President, and maybe Pagan will find something positive to say about you rather than just negative about Mr. Bush. Then again...I doubt it.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Hint to President Obama:
When you dig the country into a financial hole - Stop Digging!' - Carnak | 2:13 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Really?

National debt to date: $4 trillion.

Obama inherited...?

$10 trillion.

PROJECTIONS aside, this is what has HAPPENED.

Not more speculation that some would use to condem President Obama, who was born in Hawaii.

And if Obama does nothing...? Wouldn't he 'not' be helping our country?

Obama does nothing, condemed by Republicans.
Obama tries to create jobs, using the EXACT same tactic as the Republican party, condemed by Republicans.

When you see the country in a financial hole...

stop voting Republican.

*'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - by Mark Knoller - CBS News - 09/29/08

'It'll be the 7th time the debt limit (ceiling) has been raised during this administration. In fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion.'

Now, watch people say adding $4 trillion to the debt is 'so much worse', when Obama does it.

But say nothing when Republicans, do it.

wer
South Jordan, UT

This isn't just a matter of which person occupies the White House. The common denominator is Congress. All of us may recall that while the Demos have held the majority lately, the inability to quit spending money we do not have is a malady rampant in both parties.

Whether it's so-called health care, jobs bills, economic stimulus, etc.,etc., it's past time for Washington to quit trying to control every part of our life.

It's also past time for us to emphatically stress to elected officials that they are to stop spending "our" money (note: it's not theirs!) We should begin with the heads of the respective parties and remind them we have long memories and will not tolerate their abysmal behavior when we go to the polls!

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Pagan | 2:42 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT

another yawn

JoeBlow
Miami Area, Fl

"what does it accomplish to keep bashing Bush"

It does not accomplish anything. However, much of the "bashing" is a response to something written in an attempt to show Obamas failures.

When in reality, the same thing was given a pass under GOP leadership.

I will openly admit that Obama has not done well in righting the economy.
But, it is also plainly obvious that Obama did not ruin a good economy. He inherited an economy in freefall.

So, what I see is that those on the right want to bash Obama for not fixing the problem while giving a pass to those (GOP) who dug us into the hole.

If you quit trying to blame everything on Obama, then people would not point out the problems of the previous Admin. Remember that admin? The one that got us here.

Blame Obama for not getting us out. But, the economy is better off than it was when Bush left.

Andrew J. Marksen
Salt Lake City, UT

Spend more. Pay more. Sacrifice more. Have more taken from our children. I think we have had just about enough of "more." How about we learn the lessons of Europe. The riots and discontent stem directly from people like Obama and the "compassionate" programs they believe in. No more entitlements. No more payoffs. No more kickbacks. No more bailouts. No more regulations. Sometimes we just have to stop.

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

Pagan,
Thank you for leaving things for me to update or correct.

"Health care law wont rein in costs, study says" Washington Post July 28, 2011.
"Obama concedes health care law won't control costs" Washington Post August 17, 2011

July 16, 2011 Waiver count: 1471. Why the waivers if it's so great?

Rasmussen Reports Sept. 5, 2011: Favor repeal of Obamacare: 57%

The job loss in 2008 that you talk about under Republican leadership was actually under a Republican President and Democrat Congress. Those would be equal branches of government.

You are always so quick to point out Bush's low job approval numbers the last few years of his term. He couldn't have reached those low points without Republicans disapproving of him. Republicans have said through the polls they didn't like the spending with Bush, either, but you weren't listening.

"But say nothing when Republicans, do it."--I'm sorry, you need to learn how to use a comma. Putting a comma there doesn't add drama, it's only grammatically incorrect.

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