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Obama accuses Congress of holding back U.S. recovery [ FR needs 'Obama Blames' Topic Section ]
reuters ^ | Aug 20, 2011 | reuters

Posted on 08/20/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT by NoLibZone

A vacationing U.S. President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the U.S. economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth.

In remarks recorded on Wednesday on his campaign-style bus tour in Illinois and aired during his holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the stalled construction, trade and payroll tax bills could give a boost to the economy.

"The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That's the problem right now. That's what's holding this country back," the president said in his weekly radio address, which is also transmitted on the Internet.

"We're going through a tough time right now. We're coming through a terrible recession," he said. "So we need folks in Washington -- the people whose job it is to deal with the country's problems, the people who you elected to serve -- we need them to put aside their differences to get things done."

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


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1 posted on 08/20/2011 1:04:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone
I wonder how many Mulligans he got during that rant...


2 posted on 08/20/2011 1:06:38 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: NoLibZone

The liar-in-chief speaks.

He is not going to get enough people to buy this crap to win re-election. Does anyone even listen to him anymore?


3 posted on 08/20/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: NoLibZone

Absolutely! He needs to tell Harry Reid to get the hell out of the way and let the Ryan plan and the other “common sense” reforms become law. /sarc


4 posted on 08/20/2011 1:08:01 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Watch out for Brother Love's Traveling Excuse Making Show and the Short Bus of Hope!)
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To: NoLibZone
It's always somebody else's fault with the little hippy kids now running Washington. Everybody Loves Barry. It can't be his fault.

I wonder how many morons would have voted for Barry if his other half was white too.

5 posted on 08/20/2011 1:08:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: NoLibZone

Most honest headline that Reuters has written on Obama, completely factual statement.

So we have two choices, either Obama is right and Congress is playing politics and trying to destroy the country......this is a group of .... well at least more than 100 depending on what you are looking at

vs

Him

I conclude the man is deluded. It is the only logical conclusion here.

Thanks Reuters, now I know


6 posted on 08/20/2011 1:09:16 PM PDT by dila813
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To: NoLibZone

Really berry, you had 2 years of TOTAL control of our government, and you did sh*t. Now it “some in congress” holding back progress. How dare you blame anyone but yourself. As for the common sense, you have none. Stay on vacation, the country will be better off.


7 posted on 08/20/2011 1:13:45 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: NoLibZone

And the next article below this one is “Two state utilities said this week new federal pollution rules will lead to higher electricity costs come January.” Obama’s EPA setting up new burdens on the economy. That couldn’t have anything to do with job problems now, could it! Oh no, it’s the Republicans’ fault. It’s the Tea Party’s fault. Electricity rate increases double what was previously planned is all the fault of the obstructionist Republicans, obviously. \sarc


8 posted on 08/20/2011 1:14:21 PM PDT by Old_Grouch (64 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: NoLibZone

9 posted on 08/20/2011 1:14:39 PM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: NoLibZone; Admin Moderator
Sounds like a great idea: Obama Blames Section
10 posted on 08/20/2011 1:14:46 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: NoLibZone

Political desperation. All he has left is demonization of others. Pathetic.


11 posted on 08/20/2011 1:15:24 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: NoLibZone

Shovelready 3.0 coming in Sept. (after a speech)


12 posted on 08/20/2011 1:17:51 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: NoLibZone
Previously posted. You might be interested in the comments over on this thread:

Obama accuses Congress of holding back recovery.

13 posted on 08/20/2011 1:19:15 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: NoLibZone

Unwashed Kenyan,Just how is congress holding back recovery?


14 posted on 08/20/2011 1:20:33 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: NoLibZone

SO tired of listening to this child rant.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 1:20:45 PM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: NoLibZone
If only he would be treated as he has during his Affirmative Action years!
16 posted on 08/20/2011 1:20:58 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: NoLibZone

The Kenyan has been repeating that “country before party” nonsense for 2 straight weeks.

Where is the lib media asking him if he is accusing Repubs of “not loving America.” Like they did with Perry.

The media is criminal. This piece of sh!t can say anything and do anything with no fear of media pushback.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 1:21:24 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: NoLibZone
Tell you what Mr Present-ident. Show us your plan. Don't just make speeches, show us the plan.
18 posted on 08/20/2011 1:26:05 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: NoLibZone
Utilities warn of higher rates because of pollution rules Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 20 2011 | By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel

It's not Congress that wrote these rule Mr Present-ident.

19 posted on 08/20/2011 1:28:47 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: americanophile
All he has left is demonization of others. Pathetic.

It got him elected the first time around, so why change now?

20 posted on 08/20/2011 1:30:16 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: NoLibZone

I’ve come to realize that Obama is a dumb Marxist puppet. He repeats the same crap over and over and lies incessantly. If he was as smart as “they” say, he’d know that nobody believes his B.S. anymore. It’s really amazing he’s still on the job. Will he even make it to 2012?


21 posted on 08/20/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: KansasGirl
He is not going to get enough people to buy this crap to win re-election. Does anyone even listen to him anymore?

Sadly, if Oromney's the nominee I could see it happen. If it does, it'll just hasten the final destruction and we can start over.

22 posted on 08/20/2011 2:17:05 PM PDT by mykroar (I believe in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it.)
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To: NoLibZone
Googled "Obama excuses"

Advanced search About 13,700,000 results (0.07 seconds)

Going to need a big thread for this one.

23 posted on 08/20/2011 2:23:29 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: NoLibZone

Fed up with both Obama AND Congress? GET IN LINE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhkyRZoHlTM


24 posted on 08/20/2011 2:24:20 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: Old_Grouch
And the next article below this one is “Two state utilities said this week new federal pollution rules will lead to higher electricity costs come January.” Obama’s EPA setting up new burdens on the economy. That couldn’t have anything to do with job problems now, could it! Oh no, it’s the Republicans’ fault. It’s the Tea Party’s fault. Electricity rate increases double what was previously planned is all the fault of the obstructionist Republicans, obviously. \sarc

And now Oblamer and the EPA is forcing dust regulations on farmers. It never stops, does it?

25 posted on 08/20/2011 2:25:12 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: NoLibZone

blaming the opposition .... it’s his game. It’s what he does. It’s who he is. Yawnnnnnnnnnnn


26 posted on 08/20/2011 2:25:20 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Force of Truth

I think this clown along with the EPA and Interior should be brought up on charges of economic sabotage.


27 posted on 08/20/2011 3:06:05 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: NoLibZone

His motto is: The buck stops anywhere but here.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 3:21:45 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: engrpat

...and add 7 another million for “obama not my fault” and 19 million for “obama george bush’s fault.” That about 40 million hits, give or take.


29 posted on 08/20/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: hattend

bump


30 posted on 08/20/2011 8:55:46 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 8/20/11, 444/519 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (Nov 6 2012))
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