Skip to comments.Obama, in op-ed, says economy should be rebuilt 'better than before' (more razzle dazzle)
Posted on 07/12/2009 8:12:38 AM PDT by Libloather
Obama, in op-ed, says economy should be rebuilt 'better than before'
Last update: July 12, 2009 - 9:26 AM
WASHINGTON - With the economy still firmly in the grip of a tenacious recession, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to have patience and give his economic recovery plan time to work.
Restating themes he laid out in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said in an op-ed posted early Sunday on The Washington Post's Web site that his $787 billion stimulus program was not expected to return the economy to full health, but to provide a boost that would stop the free fall.
"So far, it has done that," the president wrote. "It was, from the start, a two-year program, and it will steadily save and create jobs as it ramps up over this summer and fall."
He said his stimulus plan must be given time to work and appealed to Americans, who are increasingly uneasy with rising unemployment and ballooning budget deficits, to let his plan "work the way it's supposed to, with the understanding that in any recession, unemployment tends to recover more slowly than other measures of economic activity."
"Simply put, this is now President Obama's economy and the American people are beginning to question whether his policies are working," Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House Republican whip, said in the GOP's weekly address.
Obama, in the op-ed, said "Even as we rescue this economy from a full-blown crisis, I have insisted that we must rebuild it better than before."
Health care costs must be controlled, jobs created within the U.S., worker training programs established and budget deficits reduced, he said.
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The rookie is in WAY over his head.
Barak “BS” Obama has spoken.
Is there any clearer example of President Obama's distaste for the US?
The economy is not yours to rebuild. It is for we the people to have the GOD GIVEN freedom and liberty to create wealth and remake the economy that way. Not with your pseudo educated meddling.
“We have made plans to ensure unemployment does not exceed 8%.” That was then, this is now: we are stopping the free fall. Then it was a fixed target...now it is a moving target spaced over “years”.
OK ODope. It is six months now into your administration... the problems and solutions are yours. Actually Ears, I have had enough of your BS. Say Good night.
This is what people get when they vote for someone who clearly believes in the false religion of socialism!
There can be no economic rebuilding or recovery as long as the builders, achievers are punished. 0 lives in the fantasy world of the narcissist.
And Dr. Obama delivers the dying patient another 10 cc’s of unadulterated hopium.
A Marxist is axiomatically in way over his head.
“It was, from the start, a two-year program, and it will steadily save and create jobs as it ramps up over this summer and fall.”
I have all the patience in the world, Barry. Unfortunately, Chase Mortgage Group, Potomac Electric Power, and Washington Gas do not.
“...I have insisted that we must rebuild it better than before.”
OK. So, it’s going to happen simply because he said it will? The economy IS in freefall and everybody knows it. This is not what he promised, and everybody knows that, too. This is why he’s going after Cheney.
Well, DUH! Millions of Americans are out of work and there's no end in sight. Yeah, They're questioning when they're going to get their next meal!
This is called moving the goal posts. If the economy improves only marginally, as it would regardless of the stimulus, Obama will claim credit. He is hoping that no one notices that his programs have made the situation worse.
The moral of this story? Never elect a community organizer to do a presidents job.
Someone keeps spraying the green shoots with roundup. LOL
All he is doing is throwing instability around from his impeachable office.
And the media is behin encouraging his bad behavior, making liberals feel smarter than they are and throwing or provoking bad advice around.
Without vacation travel, the tourism industry is going to suffer big time. A lot of states depend on expendable cash - cash that no one dares spend right now due to Obomanomics.
I see a lot more lay offs in the tourist industry this year.
Oscar Goldman! Mr. Oscar Goldman! Please pick up the white courtesy phone!
with apologies to Cake...
He is building a religion,
He is building it bigger
He is widening the corridors and adding more lanes
He is building a religion.
A limited edition
He is now accepting callers for these pendant key chains
To resist it is useless,
It is useless to resist it
His cigarette is burning but it never seems to ash
He is grooming his poodle
He is living comfort eagle
You can meet at his location but you’d better come with cash
More like "Five Year Plan", and surely to be just as successful.
At least he keeps talking about it, trying to reassure people. If bush had just opened his mouth a few more times about Iraq and other matters, it would have countered the drip-drip-drip against him, and we might have kept the Congress in 2006.
Socialism is not "better", Mr. Obama. Check your history books.
Since Obama took office 3.4 million jobs have been lost. Despite this dismal failure, he has stated that he intends to let the Bush tax cuts expire. That alone will result in a few more million lost jobs. Plus, Obama is hell-bent on cap & trade, which will make electricity costs skyrocket, resulting in the loss of a few more million jobs. And Congress is increasing the minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour effective July 24th, which will result in the elimination of more jobs. Plus, the Demo-Socialists want a surtax on the so-called rich to pay for socialized medicine, and a fine on individuals and/or companies who fail to obtain medical insurance, which will result in more lost jobs and more people forced into government medicine.
In summary, Obama and his Socialist Congress have a plan to destroy the economy and our freedom. This is not accidental or due to inexperience. It is premeditated, deliberate, and evil. Obama actually wants more people to be dependent on the government, to build a captive, helpless constituency. He is aiming for totalitarian control and the destruction of our Constitution and way of life.
We have made plans to ensure unemployment does not exceed 8%. That was then, this is now: we are stopping the free fall. Then it was a fixed target...now it is a moving target spaced over years.
Mr. President, if you’re going to hit a moving target
you have to lead it, but that is something you wouldn’t
When Clinton entered office, the economy had already begun to improve (under Bush I) - but Clinton got immediate credit for it.
No one said, “It’s Bush’s recovery - we inherited a great start.”
No, it was all CLINTON’S policy, or - simply the fact that he WAS the President - that was causing the turnaround.
How come Obama isn’t similarly “credited” with this (bad) situation? After all — he’s President now.
- from Dept. of Double Standards, Office of WIT (Whatever It Takes)
If the Space Shuttle had a Booster like Obama’s stimulus, it wouldnt get off the ground.
We're at 9.5% unemployment now - how much "better" does he want it to get?
I cannot wait for him to be adding to the unemployment numbers.
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