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Chao: One counterfeit jobs bill defeated, three real jobs bills ratified

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  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    The free trade agreement with South Korea will produce 280,000 US jobs?

    Think about that for a second... Does Korea import enough goods - from anybody - to create 280,000 *new* manufacturing jobs?

    This figure is highly, highly doubtful. The whole piece is undermined by this hallucinegic estimate.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    As was correctly pointed out in the last Republican presidential debate, Obamacare was proposed by the Heritage Foundation. Of course, as soon as Obama sponsored it, they opposed it vigorously. That should tell you what you need to know about the opinions of this once respected think tank, that has now become the propaganda wing of the Republican party.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Oct. 21, 2011 7:46 a.m.

    "A national infrastructure bank is a great place to start securing the funding we need to increase our mobility, create jobs and enhance our global competitiveness," said Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue last year. "With a modest initial investment of $10 billion, a national infrastructure bank could leverage up to $600 billion in private investments to repair, modernize and expand our ailing infrastructure system."

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., among the most conservative members of Congress, have each co-sponsored legislation to set up an infrastructure bank in just the past two years. But now that it's a centerpiece of Mr. Obama's jobs plan, conservatives view an infrastructure bank as, in the words of the Heritage Foundation, "one idea that ... would do little to spur the economic recovery -- and nothing to create new jobs."
    (Pittsburgh post-gazette Sept 2011)

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 21, 2011 6:27 a.m.

    She wants to "provide significant relief from punitive taxation". There is virtually no developed country in which tax rates are lower than ours.