Skip to comments.Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
Posted on 06/19/2010 4:06:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention. He did so even as he sought to distance himself from the "dreary and familiar politics" of Washington.
Capping a week in which the administration scored a victory a $20 billion fund to be paid by BP for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Obama reserved his radio and Internet address to focus on the work that didn't get done.
His main concern was the rejection of a bill in the Senate that would have provided more money for the long-term unemployed, aid for strapped state governments and the renewal of popular tax breaks for businesses and individuals.
"If this obstruction continues, unemployed Americans will see their benefits stop," Obama said. "Teachers and firefighters will lose their jobs. Families will pay more for their first home. All we ask for is a simple up or down vote. That's what the American people deserve."
The broad economic bill failed Thursday when Democrats could not muster the 60 votes needed to end debate. The 56-40 vote fell four shy of the total required to break the GOP filibuster. Republicans support many of the policies in the legislation but are demanding changes to shrink its toll on the deficit.
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Wait... wait... don’t tell me... BUSH’S FAULT!!!!
Before God I swear that I hope that this November the GOP puts a lot of Democrats out of work.
While I don’t wish unemployment on most people, I do wish the current regime and the AP sycophants are unemployed-soon.
EMERGENCY EMERGENCY EMERGENCY - bla bla bla bla bla - he's like the little boy who cried wolf, go away obama, the American people deserve to have a competent president and you sir, are far from it, go away, just go away.
The opposition party that has no power to make new laws or anything is making life harder for the jobless??
How does that work?
They...they...filibustered. It’s not like he was trying to appoint a judge or anything. How could they. How dare they. How?
Obama wants Marxist control and he wants it NOW! Damn Republicans.
I dunno... when you are pointing fingers, there is one pointing forward and three back. In the case of Obama, bigger government as the employer is the cure all and end all. So, if everyone is working for the government, who is paying the taxes to cover payroll?
How so Mr. pResident?
The last I checked you have done nothing but destabilized the American economy, and further disabled employment in Louisiana.
Wow. That drive was farther out than the projected deficit! Now watch this swing!
Looks like one of the Republicans voted did not vote for the filibuster, and that means that the Dems could have broken the filibuster if they’d all voted to do so. But they did not, so that makes it the Democrats’ fault, Barak.
obama breaks someone’s legs then chastise the republicans for denying buying a crunch for the person
No. It’s the Republicans’ because only one of them crossed party lines, instead of all of them.
Hey Obama. They’re not making life harder for the jobless, they’re trying to keep the unions from spending our money on their freakin’ pensions.
We’re not as stupid as you think we are. If teachers and firemen and police lose their jobs it won’t be because of the GOP, it’s because of the unions.
It’s really pretty entertaining to watch him coming unhinged, isn’t it?
I hope it nukes the Democrats entirely. I can hope.
At least we’re trying to stop making any more of them.
If the President was so worried about the jobless, he and HIS Congress would quit creating so many who are jobless.
I suspect many see through his faux complaint. The kettle is see-through compared to this *pot*.
I’m ever hoping to see a political chemotherapy on this cancer called the Democrat Party.
That won’t work anymore. Voters are getting hip now. Ras has it at a virtual tie between Bush and BO on who is to blame for the bad economy.
Obama is making life harder for the jobless by making them jobless.
From the next paragraph: "The broad economic bill failed Thursday when Democrats could not muster the 60 votes needed to end debate. The 56-40 vote fell four shy of the total required to break the GOP filibuster."
There's your simple up or down vote Jack. You LOST. Now stuff it!
Obama probably doesn't even see the irony in this headline.
And you’re making more jobless, so were even.
Pray for America
Obama and the democrats own both the House and the Senate. They are in charge and no one can stop them. That makes the blame all theirs. In fact, they’ve been in charge of House and Senate since 2006.....2 years before Bush was gone. So, they’ve owned the BUDGET for that long.
Why in the world anyone would want to give the Obama crew oversight of a 20 billion dollar personal slush fund to reward those he likes is beyond me.
BP should pay to those who are injured and not to Obama.
Who created the jobless to begin with?
I’d gladly pay the lot of them if they’d go somewhere else to live happily ever after. I can’t stand the sight of his face nor the sound of his voice.
It's a classic Ponzi Scheme.
this is the biggest bit of propaganda since the USSR went out of business. first of all, they probably won't. states should make budget choices. but the education system in many states is so fat that it SHOULD be cut.
you simply shouldn't measure the quality of our education system based solely on the number of teachers that are employed. it's ludicrous.
And I bet they are all mooslem countries.
Of course, that does make sense in a rational sort of way.
They can use the towels on the head to soak up all the oil.
dagnabit, this reply was meant for a totally different thread. How in the world did I do that! (dunce hat on for 15 minutes).
Well the man is known liar. Do expect him to tell the truth now?
Now comrade, let’s not confuse the facts withe truth! /off
You and I are not Kool-aid drinkers, but so many of them are!
Like the moratorium that just did in some 145,000 jobs?
Some of those rigs have already whipped out the force majeure clause in their contracts and are headed for different waters. You don't leave $700,000,000 worth of equipment sit idle when it could be bringing in a million dollars a day.
with the truth
Dang, long day
there are no jobless. the obamagastic stimulus plan employed them all.
Obama = Whiny little girl
He is making it hard on the jobless because he is the reason they don’t have jobs. He has done absolutely nothing to put small businesses and corporations at ease to help encourage hiring and investment. Either way people shouldn’t expect unlimited unending unemployment. It encourages them to stall on their job searches. People need to realize that they will have to take jobs that are probably not what they are used to in terms of salary and benefits. Paying them to sit idle is just a ploy by Obama to do exactly what he is doing here which is blame the GOP for not cutting them a check for sitting on their duffs while he does nothing at all to encourage job growth.
The Greeks already have your answer... the GERMANS!!!
I think they are really trying their best to prop up the "O" as opposed to 2008 when they wanted to sink anything with an (R) on it in DC.
I am all in favor of the economy sliding headfirst into the toilet in an election year when the rats are in charge!!
Even olberdork and missy chrissy mathews are saying the emperor is naked now..
Well, he trumps that by being the one to CREATE the jobless!!!