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Obama, on tour, declares he has a jobs plan (Where has it been hiding for 3 years?)
LA Times ^ | 8/15/2011 | James Oliphant

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: downgrade; economy; jobs; jobspackage; obama; obamabustour; obamadowngrade; obamajobsplan; obamanomics; partyofnoplan; presidentnoplan; recovery; unemployment

1 posted on 08/16/2011 4:50:18 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“(Where has it been hiding for 3 years?)”

Well, he’s gonna keep hiding it until mid Sept. at least, apparently.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 4:52:06 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tobyhill
RE :"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."

It's already clear, you're a failure Obama.

3 posted on 08/16/2011 4:54:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: tobyhill
Is Kerry’s “I have a plan”-speech writer now working for Obama?
4 posted on 08/16/2011 4:57:17 AM PDT by cartan
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To: cartan

Nice to be able to take a bus all over the country with the taxpayer funding his $3.50 per gallon habit.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 5:00:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: tobyhill

this reminds me of Kerry’s “secret” plan to win the war in Iraq, that he would only reveal if he won!

lol

Of course he never revealed it at all! because he never had a plan!


6 posted on 08/16/2011 5:01:14 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: tobyhill

Riiiight!

LIAR LIAR LIAAAAAR!


7 posted on 08/16/2011 5:01:48 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: tobyhill

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.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 5:03:37 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: cartan
Is Kerry’s “I have a plan”-speech writer now working for Obama?

Prolly the same guy that wrote for Nixon.

9 posted on 08/16/2011 5:03:57 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: tobyhill

I’ve had a prophetic vision of the plan

Hint: The first three words are “Tax the Rich”


10 posted on 08/16/2011 5:04:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (The super rich do not pay taxes, they collect taxes.)
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To: tobyhill

More tax and spend.

Pray for America


11 posted on 08/16/2011 5:05:45 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: tobyhill
Reminds me of the movie The Jerk, Maven writes home and says he will be able to send more money next week as his girl friend promised him a blow job.
12 posted on 08/16/2011 5:08:04 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: tobyhill

Aren’t they all saying unemployment benefits creates jobs?

Unbelievable!


13 posted on 08/16/2011 5:13:14 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: tobyhill

Obozo has a job plan...LOTS of gubermint jobs.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 5:15:11 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: tobyhill

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.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 5:40:19 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: tobyhill

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.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 5:50:07 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: tobyhill
...President Obama said he would send a jobs package to Congress next month...

One more lie. No wonder he is called the One.

17 posted on 08/16/2011 5:50:45 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: Mich Patriot
Obozo has a job plan...LOTS of gubermint jobs.

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obama2012-jobs
Blame the Jackwagon.

18 posted on 08/16/2011 5:51:30 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
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.

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.

19 posted on 08/16/2011 5:57:24 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: tobyhill; All
"I'll be putting forward a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control the deficit..."

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.

20 posted on 08/16/2011 6:02:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (WI on Tues: Kim Simac vs. fleebagger Holperin)
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To: tobyhill
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.

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...

21 posted on 08/16/2011 6:13:40 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

We also paid $2.5 Million per bus!


22 posted on 08/16/2011 6:16:10 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: nuconvert

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.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 6:21:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: silverleaf

The next three words are: “Spend even more” because it has worked so well for the past 2 1/2 years.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 6:23:33 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t think expanding the NBA and NFL to 5000 teams each will do it.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 8:33:15 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: tobyhill

He had the plan in the bottom of his golf bag.

He just found it.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 8:35:18 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: tobyhill

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”.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 8:40:56 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: nuconvert

Then we will get his “I has a plan” speech.


28 posted on 08/16/2011 8:56:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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