Skip to comments.Obama: could add 1 million new U.S. jobs
Posted on 08/30/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT by mdittmar
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday there were a range of policy options available that could create up to a million new U.S. jobs, in remarks ahead of a major economic speech that he will deliver next week.
Obama must boost growth and bring down unemployment to be confident of winning another White House term in the November 2012 general election. Economists are skeptical he will get Congress to agree to significant new spending on jobs.
"We don't have magic bullets, but what we do have, I think, is the capacity to do some things right now that would make a big difference," Obama said in a interview with popular radio talkshow host Tom Joyner.
The White House says details of the job creation proposals Obama will unveil next week are still being worked out and it has yet to announce an exact date or location for his speech, although Obama hinted at some of the ideas he would put forth.
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If wishes were fishes we’d all have a dirty tank.
Maybe us smart people should start a new nation someplace else?
You were supposed to do that with the trillion dollar stimulus prompter man.
Monkeys COULD fly out of my butt. Just sayin’.
You got to aks yourself, if they can creat 1 million
jobs now, why didn’t they do it before??
Yeah; 1 million more hires by the Federal Gubmint, joining the SEIU, and borrowing to fund it.....no news here; just move along.
Hey Hussein, where is that 8% unemployment you promised when you spent that TRILLION DOLLAR PORKULUS MONEY?
Shove it. You had your turn. We're replacing you in 2012, and America will throw your festering policies on the dungheap of history.
Why monkeys fly out of Obama's butt every day!
Decoded: more Shovel-Ready Manure®.
million new U.S. jobs to the unemployment line ?
“You were supposed to do that with the trillion dollar stimulus prompter man”
If I’m counting my zeros correctly, even a million jobs created by a trillion dollar boondoggle would cost...a million dollars apiece.
Obama COULD add 1 million government jobs.
“if’s and buts were candied nuts, we would all be rich and fat”.
Wow. A million jobs. Is that on top of the 2.5 million jobs Obama has already created?
There will be nearly zero support for another failed stimulus. This will not work well for the president.
1 million new jobs? All gov workers?
The caveat word is, ‘could’. I could also add a million new jobs and so could you.
America, if they work together, ‘could’ add 310 trillion new jobs to the economy of the world.
“We’ve got to do it, unfortunately, at a time when money is tight. George Bush left us (a) $1 trillion deficit,” he said, referring to the former Republican president. “
Reagan was “left” with a mess. He got to work and not once complained about Carter.
A nation will do itself good when it rids itself of a little $hit like O in 2012.
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a wonderful Christmas;)
Build some giant tractor factories and start up huge collective farms and in Five Years, we’ll be prosperous!
And what is the deficit NOW, Zero?
Reggie Love’s monkey flys into Obama’s butt.
Czar Ronald Ex-McDonald will head the government take over of all burger-joints. This will allow us to hire 1 million burger flipper at a good wage. In addition and let me be clear about this we will elimination all kiddy meal prizes which destroy our children self-esteem.
Half of those investigating the corrupt deeds of the other half. That way, nothing ever gets done, and money continues to flow through the government.
And Obi-wama Kenyabi has added substantially to said deficit. But we gotta get those clunkers off the road!
OMG I don’t we can afford a million jobs at $1M a piece.
And one million monkeys COULD fly out of my butt.
loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser loser
Sorry BO, you are two years too late...
There is not a chance you are going to be re-elected in 2012 because you are what we call the Pretender In Chief. If you would at least understand what is called the balance of power between the three branches of government and find a way to work with Congress, then maybe you would garner respect.
You spend taxpayer money like you think it is yours and every time words come out of your mouth the stock market drops.
Please go back to Kenya and quit using fake social security numbers.
We already know his job creation scheme.
Tax breaks for companies who hire someone out of work for more than X months. - It won’t work because companies don’t hire on someone because they will get a tax break, they hire because they have work for them to do.
More “green jobs” which has been a proven waste of money.
“Shovel ready” jobs, which aren’t shovel ready and is just more deficit spending.
Extension of a puny SS tax cut (from 6% down to 4%) for employees (employers still pay the 6%). Obama hoped that by letting people keep an extra $5 to $20 a week that it would stimulate the economy via Keynesian spending.
Well, if he's so good and knows exactly what to do, why isn't he adding a million, billion jobs...eh? Eh?
People - don't eat those skittles... it won't end well!
The guy that the Pursuit of Happyness was based on was on a show once...maybe Beck... and he said that with the last stimulus ... we could have just handed every over 18 year old American citizen a million bucks and said, “there you go...”
My brother says that would have caused inflation, but I’m not so sure. In that instance WE would have decided what to do with it.
So, Happy Ramadan Barry.
“Hey Hussein, where is that 8% unemployment you promised when you spent that TRILLION DOLLAR PORKULUS MONEY?”
My God. He really, actually said that?
And my aunt COULD be my uncle — if she had a penis.
The Dog Days of August are just about over and Obama plans to hoodwink the people, again, with the promise of jobs jobs jobs...
HEY! Take Alaska with you, they can have Hawaii.
This is not a plan to create jobs. This is another tax and spend - or just spend - project that will last a year or two and end with no increase in the GNP.
There will be no permanent jobs, only some temporary busy work that will come crashing down on every one for whom the government will have spent $1 million per temp. Another boondoggle.
It is absolutely obvious that the O administration is opposed to private sector growth. That is the only source of permanent growth. These socialist fascists will destroy the private sector given enough time.
Blaming Bush again.
What a jerk.
I would much rather envision being kidnapped by 9 skantily clad , bronze skinned, melon breasted gorgeous brunette aliens in a space ship for a week.
Its all a more positive dream , but, equally low probability.
beggars would ride.
If wishes were fishes,
we’d all have a fry.
If horse turds were biscuits,
we’d eat ‘till we die.