President urges congress to act on jobs program
Speaking of rubble:11,405 new Obama regulations, cost our economy
488 billion per week--10:03 AM, Sep 19, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Kent C. DeForrest,The wealthy are still creating jobs. Look at
China and other third world countries where American businessmen have moved to
because they can pay people a few pennies and hour and work them 60 hours a week
in unsafe working conditions with no benefits. If only the American workers
would be reasonable and work under the same set of conditions, I am sure they
would bring the jobs back here.
@Clarissa-unfortunatly we won't pick the next president, and we only think
our vote counts. It's all up to the press, and my guess would be either
Hillary, or Biden. More of the same thing.I wonder if Barack would
send his wife, and daughters to the front lines of battle?
Rock - You forgot the tens of thousands of jobs lost as a result of
Obamacare.The medical device excise tax has already cost over 20K
jobs. Doctors continue to leave the profession in droves.The thing
that needs to be done, before any other "programs" is CUT SPENDING.How does he not get it? If you cut spending, you can pass the savings
onto the citizenry who will spend it, creating jobs. How can Government create
jobs? CUT SPENDING.
Both parties are really clueless about the economy. But the Republicans, in
particular, keep coming up with the same stale melody: Give the job creators
more money, increase income inequality, and somehow we'll all be better
off. We've tried this. The "job creators" get more money, but where
are the jobs? And why does everyone below the top 20 percent keep losing ground?
Can't they figure out a way to share more of the wealth with those who
actually create it (and I'm not talking about CEOs)? This isn't
quantum physics. If some folks would take off their greed glasses, they'd
see the answer staring them in the face.
@The Rock,Hugs from me.
If unemployment is always high then it becomes normal, so it is no longer high.
If the senate never sets a budget, then you can't be over budget. If you
boldly say you want bypartisan solutions, the people will ignore the fact that
you are the most divisive president of all time.
Jobs Destroyed by Obama:880 Chrysler dealerships closed (all but one
owned by Republican donors)6 Coal fired electrical generating plants
closed. (violated Obama's Global Warming religion).Multiple Coal
Mines closed as electrical plants close.Multiple small banks closed by Fin
Reg.Obama Care forcing businesses to cut hours for employees and reduce
head count.And the beat goes on and on and on...Principles of Economics:1. You cannot create prosperity without
creating wealth.2. If you take away everything produced in Mining,
Manufacturing and Agriculture, nothing would be left. It therefore follows that
all wealth is created in these three industries.3. Government consumes
wealth, it does not create it. Government spending cannot stimulate the economy,
rather it makes things worse.No, the rubble has not been cleared
away. Obama continues to manufacture it.
The president claimed that "both parties have worked together to reduce the
deficit by more than $2.5 trillion." But that's only an estimate of
deficit reduction through fiscal year 2022, and it would be lower if the White
House used a different starting point.Obama touted the growth of
500,000 manufacturing jobs over the past three years, but there has been a net
loss of 600,000 manufacturing jobs since he took office. The recent growth also
has stalled since July 2012.He claimed that "we have doubled the
distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas." Actual mileage is improving,
but Obama's "doubled" claim refers to a desired miles-per-gallon
average for model year 2025.Obama said the Affordable Care Act
"is helping to slow the growth of health care costs." It may be helping,
but the slower growth for health care spending began in 2009, before the law was
enacted, and is due at least partly to the down economy.
Interestingly enough I was listening yesterday to Democrat Congressman Dennis
Kucinich ,who happens to be quite liberal on most things, respond to
Obama's speech and Kuconish basically disagreed with ALL the main talking
points. Kucinich said he is against raising taxes admitting that it will only
HURT the already stagnant economy. Raising taxes is at the HEART of everything
Obama is trying to do. I think what is happening now is many of these House
members from the Democratic party are finally throwing in the towel on the
predictable Obama agenda which has failed miserably and continues to fail. There
comes a point where even a Democrat has to adjust to reality and Dennis Kucinich
did just that yesterday. Bottom line - this speech yesterday was nothing more
than a copy - paste of the past 4 state of union speeches. "I won't add
one dime to the deficit"? HA!! Ya right - you have only added over a
trillion and a half for each of the past 4 years and now suddenly you
aren't anymore? So what changed? More taxes and spending. This is beyond
laughable anymore ... it is insulting to have to listen to.
The imperial presidency of Mr. Obama continues on the model of Hugo Chavez.
"Be reasonable, do it my way." So much for compromise. Maybe he thinks
he received 100% of the popular vote.
My memory goes back to Truman. Obama is by far the most divisive president in my
memory. There are presidents I haven't agreed with; presidents I
didn't like and presidents I didn't respect. But I have never
witnessed a president who went out of his way to offend anyone that doesn't
agree with him quite like Obama does. If you don't agree with him, he just
rubs your face in the mud.
To "Furry1993" how are things better?See "U.S. Income
Gap Rose, Sign of Uneven Recovery" in the NY Times."Food
Stamps Used By Record 42.2 Million Americans This Thanksgiving" Huffington
Post"Labor Force Participation Rate Lowest In Three Decades,
Though Despair Doesn't Explain It All" Huffington Post.According to the IRS document "RIN 1545-BL36 Shared Responsibility Payment
for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage" the cheapest Obamacare plan
will cost $20,000/yr. Making insurance even through the government unaffordable
to most people.Under Bush deficits averaged $400 Billion, under
Obama the deficits have averaged $1.2 Trillion.How can you say that
things are getting better when we are earning LESS than before Obama, have more
dependance on food stamps, fewer people working, insurance overpriced, and we
are borrowing more?
ECR, thanks for offering a dose of reality re job numbers.It appears
to be falling of deaf ears. Par for around here.Look, if we can cut
taxes _and_ start two unfunded foreign wars, we can jolly-well rebuild our
crumbling bridges and roads, and invest in early childhood education.The way to pay for these investments is to stop forcing the DoD to spend
billions on weapons systems (e.g. the F-35 fighter and M-1 tank) that even they
say they don't want.
I try and look at this speech with a different point of view. I just ignore it.
There will be only three more, and than, hopefully, then I'll get someone
to listen to who makes sense and will actually help our country.
I have to admit Obama got one thing right, the issue that Republicans keep
messing up, immigration reform. Republicans have got to stop acting like our
Hispanic neighbors are our enemies. Remember our heritage ... "give me your
tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...(But
"illegal is illegal" you say? Most of us are willing to break the law
if needed for the sake of our loved ones, such as speeding to take an expectant
mother or a seriously ill child to the hospital. Desperate parents would not be
crossing the border illegally to support their families if we didn't make
it nearly impossible to come here legally.) Unfortunately, this issue will
become largely irrelevant if the liberals continue to tax and spend our economy
into ruin. Incidentally, by alienating Hispanics the Republicans have
added to the Democrats' political base. Take away his overwhelming margin
of support from Hispanic voters and Obama would now be unemployed.
George of the jungle - "10,000,000 jobs lost from the day Obama
started..."I know the DN monitor is concerned about using too
many captial letters but apparently not concerned with allowing fabricated
information to be published.According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) "If not for deep cuts in government jobs, net job growth in
Obama's first term probably would have turned positive long ago. The BLS
revision raised private payrolls by 453,000 jobs, but lowered government
payrolls by 67,000. That means, in total, federal, state and local government
payrolls are 743,000 jobs lower than they were when Obama took office. Private
payrolls, in contrast, are 868,000 jobs higher than when Obama took office,
including the benchmark revision."It seems to me that is what
everyone, especially conservatives, have said they want - fewer government
workers and more private sector jobs. And that's what we got.
Obama's simplified tax plan he talked about really is simple. It's
only two lines.1. How much did you make last year?
________________2. Please mail it to Washington, DC
More government spending for roads, bridges, and headstart, without adding a
dime to the deficit? Besides being practiaccly impossible, that also shows that
Obama wants to raise taxes - which is just what the economy does NOT need. More
big government - the wrong approach.
Amazing how some people keep falling for the same con artist rhetoric: Hmm:* the debt won't go up a dime with his plan?* minimum, nine
dollars an hour for full time employees?* four year old's to
government schools* sisters, and moms on the combat field?* climate
change?* gun control?* we still need to fix bridges, environment,
and invest in education? Somethings to consider:* we
won Wars with guns, and wouldn't be here today without them.* more
lay-offs, and part timers with the nine dollar wage.* families are the
foundation of societies. Four years in government schools while moms, and
sisters on the battle field, isn't very bright.* fixing bridges, the
environment, and education has been the best excuse to increased funding,
spending, and control. The worse evils which mankind has ever had to
endure were inflicted by bad governments.Everything suggested by our
commander were government solutions. Aren't they the ones who brought the
I don't understand Mr. Obama very well.Should we hire the
illegal immigrants first (there's about 20 million of them)or do the 20
million unemployed Americans go to the front of the line?Who should
we buy health insurance for, the existing 30 hr.per week workers, or should we
just hire illegal immigrants at lower wages and buy insurance for them first?No problem though, after we get through paying our increased taxes, we
probably won't be able to hire ANY new employees!All the rest
of you can just buy the insurance for the illegal immmigrants. Business
can't afford it. I'll await further instruction from Mr.
Obama before I act.
The president wants to help poor people get job training and lower unemployment,
and at the same time raise minimum wage? The man has no understanding of
economics. The old trope about not being able to raise a family of four on
minimum wage is totally misleading and false. Minimum wage jobs are typically
for people just starting out in the work force and once they get training and
experience their wages will rise. By mandating high wages you might as well
mandate high unemployment.
4 years ago barack said"I will cut the deficit in half during my
first term"It wasn't cut in halfIt wasn't
cut by 25% It wasn't cut by 1%It increasedBarack also said if allowed hisFIRSTof many
spendathons of 787 billion that unemployment wouldnt reach 8%It
reached 8%It reached 9%It reached 10%It
reached 11%Several trillion dollars later, barack still couldnt do
as he promisedYou will have to forgive me for using this guys actual
history as indication of how the next 4 years will be.As opposed to
his nonsense talk that 50% of the country buys into.I look at
results.And barack,You failed.
The President's suggestion that the minimum wage be increased to $9 p/hour
must have sent shock waves through Utah. When was the last time our legislature
increased the minimum wage without Federal guidelines?
@ PaganThose are nice tag lines, but you forgot the ones about the
18 jobs bills the house republicans passed that the Senate will not even allow
to come to a vote. Moreover, simply giving away money that the government does
not have is not a jobs bill, it is simply living on credit and expecting our
children and grandchildren to pay for insane amounts of spending. (Obama has
been spending 50% more than Bill Clinton did after adjusting for inflation). The
federal government has already been growing at 1000 employees per day. Helping
state governments to grow their payrolls will further help the economy.
Apparently Democrats think that we should all work for the government. Never
mind who will pay for it - we can always dump our bankrupt country on the next
Apparently, obama's speech writer doesn't understand the term
"rubble." Has he never been to Washington D.C.?
Unfortunately President Obama has repeatedly killed the Keystone XL Pipeline
that when combined with other American oil exploration and safe drilling would
have created a top-down two million good paying tax-paying jobs, that in turn
would have created other support jobs, increased consumer spending money while
taking unemployed workers off the unemployment and welfare benefit rolls, saving
government expenditures. Sometimes the answers are simple and right under our
10,000,000 jobs lost from the day Obama started, Every thing has been traumatic
and a lot of drama, I guess clearing the way means no one cares what he has to
say, he done his job.
If the great Obama tells us HE has cleared away the rubble, who are we to say
rubble still abounds? Close your eyes so you just can't see it, including
the exploding national debt. Obama and the Democrats can't see it, so it
must not exist! "We don't have a spending problem, we have a revenue
To FT 11:48 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013Cleared away the rubble? From an
outsider's view our nation's capitol looks like Beck Street on
Steroids.-------------------There is still some cleaning
up to do BUT things are a lot better than when President Obama took over from
President Cheney and his puppet.
I heard it all before..Obama blames the Republicans, Republicans blame Obama.
But in my opinion there is no such thing as middle class anymore..you're
either rich or you're living paycheck to paycheck just hoping to keep food
on your table, and if that's government's idea of middle class the
definition has changed in the last few years.
Cleared away the rubble? From an outsider's view our nation's
capitol looks like Beck Street on Steroids.
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post-9/11 U.S. military veterans, Republican senators voted down the Veterans
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