Obama: 'Our focus cannot drift' from jobs, economy

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 20, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    HS Fan,
    what do you think would be best, sit around and do nothing, or slit your wrists?

    BO and the dems basically are talking economic suicide. I amd GLAD the repubs are stopping them from so doing.

    the Hypocratic oath (sp??) says, "first, do no harm" The repubs are stopping BO from doing further harm.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 19, 2013 6:02 p.m.

    Direction of America's future:

    * Jobs distributed through politicians.
    * Health Care benefits decided by IRS.
    * Our children, and their education, are accountable to the government.
    * What we eat to be government approved.
    * And the list goes on.

    People must be controlled, so freedom can be understood.

  • peacemaker Provo, UT
    May 17, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    "Hey guys, get me out of here!! Let's go to Baltimore and hide for a few days (or weeks)and get those naughty truth seekers off my back" The IRS tricks are old news, Benghazi is just a political showboating, AP are a bunch of whiners, lets get on with our plan to continue deceiving the American citizens who demand we tell the truth without all the heat in DC".

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 17, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    It's funny what a few scandals can do to switch your focus.
    He's reading the tea leaves on the economy and taking credit for things he has never controlled. The economy had to improve someday and the parade is already enroute. Now Obama runs to step in front of it.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    May 17, 2013 4:49 p.m.

    HA!!! Yes sir..pay no attention to the man behind the curtain... Geez, this guy is an escape artist and a fraud. He has 3 major scandals burning up the nation and suddenly he pivots and tells us to ignore them and focus on jobs. Interesting that jobs were not important just a few weeks ago when the man was parading children in front of us and campaigning for a gun ban ...but now that scandal has surfaced with his name written all over it he now wants us to get back to jobs. And by the way these are predictably government funded jobs - the only ones he knows. I don't know whether to laugh or cry with Obama - a good portion of both I guess.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 17, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    What did Obama do today to create jobs outside of government? What did he do yesterday? What has he done during the last 4-1/2 years?

    Talk is cheap. He's been a great one for talking - and demanding that some "rich guy" pay for everything.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 17, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    For a guy who downplayed the economic problems in 2007 it is ironic he brings that this is so important. He just wants the topic off of his two favorite, Benghazi and IRS. To see that the IRS commissioner who was just acting since November after Obama was elected, he is saying that people in the IRS were misguided and too busy to understand what was happening. Blowing smoke and smoke and mirrors are very adept in this administration. We can't drift away from the economy as his Obamacare Entitlements start taking significant portions of the 16 percent of the economy administered by the IRS in basically 2 months with the lead time necessary to start the process. However, just like the President's budget for 4 years, the medical care portion won't be figured out. They have spent too much time figuring out how to hit the Conservatives and the Boston Tea-Party for the taxes they owe and other civil rights violations through the overreaching system and penalties.

    If the President was honest in his dealings with the fellow citizens it would be one thing. He hasn't run an organization and doesn't realize what Integrity really means.

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    May 17, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    The best way to get this economy going is to get rid of ObamaCare and the uncertainty it is heaping on businesses across the country. Obamacare does nothing to help reign in costs, or fix our broken health care system. It does, however, create massive uncertainty, and acts as a tax on workers and businesses. It also creates huge new bureaucracies that will weigh on productivity, growth and competitiveness for decades.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    If BO is talking to JB and Congress his words are falling on death ears. They're like a dog chasing it's tail. They have no interest in getting anything done, implementing a strategy to run out the clock, in hopes they can find a spanish speaking Mitt Romney that can get the GOP back into the WH in 2016. Meanwhile Rome is burning.