Skip to comments.Obama says GOP must back US first, create jobs
Posted on 09/05/2011 12:32:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
DETROIT (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs as he used a boisterous Labor Day rally to aim a partisan barb at the GOP.
In a preview of the jobs speech he will deliver on Thursday to Congress, Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them.
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another lie spoken by the destroyer of jobs.
Obama is the jobs killer not the Congressional Republicans. Maybe Obama can all get us tickets to China after all that’s were all the jobs are going.
Dissent is patriotic!
I thought the stimulus was supposed to have done some of this? I see signs saying work is being done due to the American Recovery Act whateveritwas.
So ... the answer is more of the same?
Not another cent for the Kenyan lizard to waste....
Barack the Kenyan should really try putting America ahead of his party also. Unfortunately, that isn’t ever going to happen. The “typical white people” down at the DNC won’t allow him to do that.
The Punk opened his mouth and Lies fell out,nothing to see here!
“...Republicans must put their country ahead of their party..”
When was that ever a priority of the Great Deceiver?
Anybody going to call them on a regular basis on the distinction? (Liberals love to confuse terms and concepts.)
Don't forget the turtle tunnels.
So have them send MORE money to Brazil for oil exploration and more guns (shhhh..secret) to Libya.
...Because Obama’s solutions have worked so damn well, right?
More of the same is not the solution for this great nation.
Is anyone on the GOP side ever going to ask Obama why his jobs point man Immelt, is sending so many jobs overseas (while getting taxpayer bailout money)?
To do otherwise is racist hate speech.
jobs for unions and minorities only.
Thank goodness all construction workers are fully interchangeable. The roofer and finish carpenter can just as easily build concrete roads and bridges! Genius!
Isn’t summer the season when most construction workers should be employed?
1. American taxpayers have paid billions of dollars in tolls, fees, and fuel taxes over years that were supposed to go for maintaining these roads and bridges. Instead, in many cases, this money was diverted to fund the welfare state.
2.Due to regulations (primarily Davis-Bacon), taxpayers get maybe 5 miles of road for what should buy them 10 miles of new road construction. This, of course, keeps union construction in the game, but overpaying for anything rarely works as a viable economic strategy.
3.Wasn't this what his first stimulus was supposed to be about?
Mr. President, do you have any solutions that do not require spending hundreds of billions of dollars?
Government can’t create jobs except by taking resources from those who would otherwise do so, and far more efficiently. Get the hell out of America’s way, Obama. And stop blaming us for your failure.
It’ll be a “Construction Winter”.
Obama had 2 years of a veto proof Dem Congress to push through a jobs program without interference from Republicans.
Instead he wasted his time on Obamacare and a stimulus program that was more pork than stimulus. Now the Republicans control only one house for only 8 months and he is already assigning blame to them as for his and his party’s abject failure. Polls are reflecting people are no longer listening excuses for his failure.
Low brow, low class, low expectations.
So, federal infrastructure jobs is this guy's great plan?
"Good news everybody! Grab a shovel! We've all got jobs filling potholes!"
Don't forget the luthiers at Gibson. They can build roads too!
Republicans and Greeks and Japanese Tsunami and European banks and, of course, George Bush ate his homework while he was playing the 18th hole.
0bama puts out a false premise here.
He says that the GOP has to put the country first, which in his mind means that they have to pass whatever his version of a jobs program is.
I reject that premise, because it insinuates that that you are not putting your country first if you don’t agree with 0bama’s plans and policies. The 2 parties almost always disagree on what our policies should be, and what the goals of legislation and policy should be. That’s just politics.
This logic doesn’t fly with me, though it may fly with traditional Democrat constituencies. 0bama likes to demonize Republicans, send them to the back of the bus, etc.
I don’t like this about 0bama. I think he spends more time and teleprompter reading by bashing Republicans and conservatives, rather than persuading us of why his policies and proposals are better. He spends way too much time telling us what is wrong with Republicans, rather than telling us what is right with Democrats and his policies.
Divisive, lying jackass.
“now is the winter of our greatest cement”
“Obama says GOP must back US first, create jobs”
The job-destroyer-in-chief saying that is like the man who hit a pedestrian, knocking him out into field. The judge fined the pedestrian for leaving the scene of an accident.
You need some good cement to make concrete in the winter that’s worth a spit.
Actually, quite a few of them likely could.
Just proves he is insane. “Definition of Insanity - doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.”
This POS jerk does not belong in the oval office. I am beyond tired of his divisive politics, the politics of envy, the politics of class warfare, the politics of racial divide and the politics of hate. He is nothing but a low class carney barker and the moral equalivent of a worm. If he shows up on Thursday evening and begins some commentary like this deriding the GOP or Tea party, the Speaker should order the Sergeant at Arms to remove him bodily from the house floor and send him cartwheeling down Penn Ave or better still, into the Anacosta River...good luck to bad garbage I say.
I keep seeing people say that we need to bring back the WPA. Apparently that, and NOT a world war got us out of the Great Depression.
Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed UNION construction workers who are available to build them.
There. Fixed it.
And very different circumstances.
If Obama and the “Democrat” Party with it’s Reids and it’s Pelosi’s, it’s Sharptons, and it’s Franks would get the heck out of the private sector, do away with the EPA and all it’s costly and unnecessary regulations, business and jobs would thrive. And they know it!
The first job the GOP needs to "create" is that of FORMER pres_ _ent DUhbama.
Relegate the commie DUmocrats to the ashbin of history where they belong. That's a "shovel-ready" job that would actually help the country.
This guy is dumber than a box of rocks. You can't just vote in new jobs (unless, of course, the recent debt ceiling increase money is used for government make-work jobs that can be unionized).
It's part of the set-up for his new plan.
Spending more money tossing it at jobs, that will only last until the money runs out.
A bit early in the re-election campaign for a demoncrat to resort to patriotism...things must be looking bad for Obama.
Was this campaign speech paid for by US taxpayers?!?!?!
Dear President 0,
Follow your own advice. After 3 years and $4 trillion you dogmatic mindless devotion to your failed economic polices is a clear example of you putting party over country.
Just Another Political “do as i say, not as i do” campaign soundbite...
I back America first and always have. That in no way obligates me to back Obama, and it in fact obliges me to oppose everything that Obama has proposed or enacted during his occupancy of our White House. I would be thrilled to hear something pro-America come from the Obama Regime, but I’ve lost what little hope I had for that miracle.
There is not going to be any recovery of jobs until Obama leaves office, and even then, it will be YEARS.
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