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Obama economic plan aims for 2.5M new jobs by 2011
Yahoo ^ | 11/22/2008 | WILL LESTER

Posted on 11/22/2008 7:12:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would create 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

"These aren't just steps to pull ourselves out of this immediate crisis. These are the long-term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long," Obama said in the weekly Democratic radio address.

The goal is to it quickly through Congress, with help from both parties, after Obama takes office Jan. 20. The plan, which envisions those new jobs by January 2011, is "big enough to meet the challenges we face," he said.

Obama noted the growing evidence the country is "facing an economic crisis of historic proportions" and said he was pleased Congress passed an extension of unemployment benefits this past week. But, he added, `We must do more to put people back to work and get our economy moving again."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; agenda; bho2008; jobs; obama; obamatransitionfile
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1 posted on 11/22/2008 7:12:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wonderful ... everybody grab a shovel cause O-child gonna recreate the WPA. He wants an universal college education but the jobs he proposes are heavy infrastructure labor? And probably paid for by taxing the high tech stuff out of existence, at least within the United States.


2 posted on 11/22/2008 7:14:59 AM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

IF BO implements any aspect of his tax the rich plan, there will be ZERO net, new jobs by 2011!!!!


3 posted on 11/22/2008 7:15:19 AM PST by G Larry (Barack’s character has been molded by extremists)
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To: Red in Blue PA

...and 15 million lost...


4 posted on 11/22/2008 7:15:36 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Presidents do not create jobs....companies and opportunites do. Is the “O” willing to get out of the way so this can happen?


5 posted on 11/22/2008 7:15:42 AM PST by Kimmers (Armed, not dangerous....just don't push me you Marxist infidels)
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To: Kimmers

Is that a rhetorical question?


6 posted on 11/22/2008 7:16:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Minimum wage slave jobs working for the government, in broken down asbestos filled halls with cockroaches the size of rats for everyone! Oh boy..can't wait./s
7 posted on 11/22/2008 7:17:38 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This has been tried before.

8 posted on 11/22/2008 7:17:58 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Earthdweller

Until I read this article, I was not aware there was such a crying need for laborers to build “wind farms and solar panels.”


9 posted on 11/22/2008 7:18:49 AM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: Red in Blue PA

I just read that this year we lost 1.2 million jobs in 2008 so far. So, he’ll recover half those jobs once this downturn cycle is over.


10 posted on 11/22/2008 7:19:21 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Wiggins
This has been tried before.

...and failed.

11 posted on 11/22/2008 7:20:27 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority ((Barack Obama...stuck on stupid and idle as the world races by him like a bullet train...)
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To: NonValueAdded

The unions might take issue with his WPA, CCC plans. That is unless the USA pays union wages and the unions get a cut.

Such a tangled web.


12 posted on 11/22/2008 7:21:23 AM PST by listenhillary (No representation without taxation! ~~ Mark Steyn)
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To: Kimmers

yes, and if people and companies are given generous tax cuts they will do the work themselves of selling wonderfull new electric and other type cars. Aptera and Pheonix motor cars already are and many others will be too. And the big three are finally starting to wake up to the fact that people want low cost and better cars. They have dropped the ball due to the profit margin of selling parts and maintenance of their cars for their dealerships. Great for the dealships but bad for the consumer and now the chicken has come home to roost and the oil companies have stabbed them in the back with the recent huge spike in gas prices.


13 posted on 11/22/2008 7:22:11 AM PST by fabian
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To: Red in Blue PA

10 million years from now, there will be 100 billion dumbasses who STILL think that you can grow an economy by having the G. hire people to build those “roads and bridges.” When will this go away?


14 posted on 11/22/2008 7:22:22 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ah yes, the greatest of all job creators steps to the fore...the US Government. How reassuring for the prospects of future growth!


15 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:03 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just more smoke and mirrors from BO. The key word in that story is “aim”.
He reminds me of my dog when she finds a rattle snake. She barks real loud, takes small jumps towards the problem but never gets close enough to actually bite the snake. She actually is warning us that a snake is around and then WE get a shovel and kill the snake.
That’s what will happen with this economy and any other problems facing this nation. He will make a lot of noise and wait for someone else to fix the problems.


16 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:03 AM PST by IceAge
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To: Red in Blue PA
alternative energy sources and more efficient cars

I am sick of this Green mantra.

When the magic alternative energy resources are built and dominant, then someone will start an agenda to stop them from damaging the environment in different ways. There is no end to this alternative energy BS. The motive is to tear down society, not to get energy from somewhere else.

The same goes for "more energy efficient cars". When these "more energy efficient cars" are built and everywhere, then we will be under attack because they are not 100% efficient (impossible).

Is a "Green Building" really "Green"? There is no such thing. By definition, the only thing "green" is nature, which is what the radical green movement wants. They want an absence of man.

18 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:31 AM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I have a question.

What happened to the 5 million new jobs he promised in March 2008?

Barack Obama's Plan to Create 5 million New Green Jobs

19 posted on 11/22/2008 7:24:53 AM PST by N. Theknow (Watching FOX News now is like sifting through a roomful of horse$hit to find a pony.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Any job that Comrade Zerobama would “create” would be strictly TAXPAYER FUNDED. Remember that the free market and its natural job creation are UNDER ATTACK by these socialists. The government will be GOD and will create and control everything.....no joke!!! (/s)


20 posted on 11/22/2008 7:24:59 AM PST by EagleUSA
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