Skip to comments.Obama, on tour, declares he has a jobs plan (Where has it been hiding for 3 years?)
Posted on 08/16/2011 4:50:15 AM PDT by tobyhill
Reporting from Decorah, Iowa In the clearest expression yet of his 2012 reelection strategy, President Obama said he would send a jobs package to Congress next month, ask lawmakers to pass it, and campaign against them if they refused.
Obama made the declaration in a town-hall-style meeting in Iowa on Monday night. He is facing criticism for not advancing a bold strategy to bolster job growth and his reelection prospects.
"I'll be putting forward a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control the deficit," Obama said on the first day of his three-day Midwest bus tour. "And my attitude will be, 'Get it done.' "
If Congress fails to pass the legislation, Obama said, "the choice [in 2012] will be very stark and the choice will be very clear."
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“(Where has it been hiding for 3 years?)”
Well, he’s gonna keep hiding it until mid Sept. at least, apparently.
It's already clear, you're a failure Obama.
Nice to be able to take a bus all over the country with the taxpayer funding his $3.50 per gallon habit.
this reminds me of Kerry’s “secret” plan to win the war in Iraq, that he would only reveal if he won!
Of course he never revealed it at all! because he never had a plan!
LIAR LIAR LIAAAAAR!
What happened to his last plan? Oh, thats right, it failed miserably and made things worse. Maybe his new plan will work better.....LOL!
Obviously his actual plan is to try and get the blame for the bad economy off him and onto congress by proposing a plan he knows they will not pass and then claiming that the plan would have helped the economy a lot but congress put the kaibosh on it.
Nice try dungbeetle, but it won’t work.
Prolly the same guy that wrote for Nixon.
I’ve had a prophetic vision of the plan
Hint: The first three words are “Tax the Rich”
More tax and spend.
Pray for America
Aren’t they all saying unemployment benefits creates jobs?
Obozo has a job plan...LOTS of gubermint jobs.
No doubt, Obama’s jobs plan will be another deficit spending stimulus package that will simply be a prop he uses as part of his re-election campaign. He’ll shuffle it over to the congress with great fanfare and tell them that this is his jobs bill and it urgently has to be passed.
The house will balk and vote against it and given that the Repubs control the house, Obama will blame those big bad Repubs. He will then hammer this continually in all of his speeches.
How To Get Rid Of Obama For Good
Unless we are facing imminent threat from a foreign aggressor, Americans will vote in national elections on the basis of the state of the economy. Inflation is a major factor in this, but the most important issue is jobs. Unemployment is now chronically high.
We all now know that Obama is a socialist and his intent is to expand government at the expense of private enterprise. We also know that government never generates capital. It only consumes wealth; never creates it. We also know that the single greatest aspect of the economy affecting how people vote is employment. If I have had my job eliminated, my hours cut back, have been furloughed from my job, or am about to lose my job, I am more likely to vote against Obama and his big-government socialists.
Small and mid-sized businesses know that higher corporate taxes and government regulation, which Obama loves, destroys our free market system of prosperity. Small and mid-sized business owners know that the Obama administration must be defeated in 2012. Their contributing to the elections of those who run against Obama is not enough, however.
The best way for business to insure the defeat of Obama is for them to begin now to voluntarily cut back their employment rolls - even if it means temporarily sacrificing their companies’ profitability. Putting people out of work temporarily in order to insure Obama’s defeat in 2012 will mean a healthier business climate in the years to come. Once we get government off the backs of business and the working middle class of this country, we will be on better footing to grow our economy once again. The removal of Obama is the beginning of a long-term solution to our economic depression.
It might sound like a draconian measure to lay people off in order to insure Obama’s defeat, but let’s face it Obama is out to destory our country and we are in dire straits. What’s needed, as in time of war, are drastic measures.
In the past, when our country was under a threat from external forces, men (and now women) have been called upon to leave their normal means of employment to join the armed forces to insure the security of our nation for our families and posterity.
Now our country is under a different kind of threat - a threat from within - a threat from our own government which has hijacked our Constitution and has concentrated power in the hands of a few elitists. The threat is no less real than when our enemies have been external to us.
So the call for all of us to make sacrifices in a time of war is no extreme measure but is patriotic. And just as in a time of war when families, communities, friends and churches pull together to get through the crisis, so this should be the same response to those who find themselves out of work. If we all pull together, in the end our collective security will be insured and that of our children as well. Obama must not be re-elected for the good of all.
One more lie. No wonder he is called the One.
Bingo! It will be designed to save union jobs and directed to swing states. The GOP needs to label it "Son of Stimulus" or "Stimulus II" and counter that the first stimulus increased unemployment even though it was promised that if passed, unemployment would stay at 8%.
A majority didn't want the first stimulus and now that they see it made things worse, they definitely will not want a repeat.
You're only 33 months in. Why the rush? /s
He was laughable on the campaign stump yesterday and yes, damn it, he *is* campaigning.
In his most detailed statement so far about his plan, Obama threatened to hold his breath until he turned blue unless Congress passed his as-yet-unwritten legislation without reading it, and he called Republican legislators "doody heads" before throwing a tantrum...
We also paid $2.5 Million per bus!
His “jobs” bill will be nothing more than government spending. He is still under the mistaken belief that if the government could just SPEND enough, we would be back in good times.
The next three words are: “Spend even more” because it has worked so well for the past 2 1/2 years.
I don’t think expanding the NBA and NFL to 5000 teams each will do it.
He had the plan in the bottom of his golf bag.
He just found it.
Tooling around battleground states in a pimped out bus, attacking his opposition and squirting money at swing voters from his stimulus slush fund - that’s some jobs plan. More like a “save my job plan”.
Then we will get his “I has a plan” speech.