Skip to comments.Sen. Sessions signals GOP will oppose Obama's $300 billion jobs plan
Posted on 09/07/2011 8:44:03 AM PDT by maggief
Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Wednesday signaled that Republicans would oppose the $300 billion jobs plan President Obama is expected to unveil Thursday, saying that it would only put the U.S. further in debt at a time when the debt is already weighing on the economy.
"There's no doubt in my mind that the debt that we've now incurred is already weakening our economy," Sessions said on the Senate floor. "It comes to a point that you can't keep borrowing in a futile attempt to stimulate the economy when the increased debt itself is weakening the economy."
"And this plan calls for over $300 billion in spending anew," he said. "Not paid for, we're already in debt, we're already borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, so we're going to add another $300 billion in spending, not paid for, borrowed, every penny of it.
"At some point, this country gets to a position where you cannot continue to borrow without damaging the economy," he added. "It's just that simple."
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The Pubbies should oppose this. What happened to all those “shovel ready” jobs that were supposed to have been created after the first stimulus? Now Obama wants Billions more? What, are the teacher’s unions running out of cash?
If it didn’t have any positive results the first time, why is it going to work this time? I don’t get it.
That’s because it’s not a jobs plan. It’s a campaign strategy and the Republicans will have no choice but oppose it. Then Obama will say that the Republicans won’t let him fix the economy.
how do these doofus’ signal?
put on their left turn lights?
Just attach a provision first requiring a full audit of the first Stimulus before funds are made available and then let him choke on it.
We should quit playing the game of calling it a jobs plan. Hussein is merely SPENDING MONEY that doesn’t exist. Remember Hussein’s “job plan” in 2009? That pile of dung cost nearly $1T, and UNEMPLOYMENT WENT UP!
Anyone with a 2nd grade education ought to know Hussein is in over his head.
I have a question - if we have already reached the NEW DEBT LIMIT....how do we pay for a $300 billion ‘jobs’ plan.
Exactly ... the same way I wouldn't let a surgeon fix my gout by cutting off my foot.
Finally someone is framing the argument correctly.
A) The Government Cannot Create Wealth. It must take in order to function. Only the private sector can do this.
B) The Government is Broke because they always spend more than what they have. It does not matter how much tax revenue they have. Trust me they will spend it all.
C) The quickest way to generate wealth in our nation is to lower taxes and regulation and/or reform the tax code.
d) The government also needs to balance it’s check books like the rest of us do.
They should, because it’s recycled BS. Why does the media bother leaving in the word “jobs”? It’s like when a mugger stops you and asks if you have a light. You ALL know that not only does he not have a cigarette, you’re going to end up in the hospital if you’re lucky and the morgue if you’re not. We ALL know Obama’s plans have nothing to do with jobs.
Sen. Sessions signals GOP will oppose Obama’s $300 billion jobs plan
You mean the skid mark’s $300 billion DNC money laundering and reelection campaign funding scheme...
That's fine. Checkmate in 4 moves.
Obama is a great speechifyier, after a fashion, but a lousy tactician. He's going to push the Republicans without having them cornered. They're going to simply take a step back, and leave him stranded on stage. Exposed for the world to see. No plan. No power. No hope.
It's bad when your enemies defeat you, but far worse when they ignore you and show no respect for you as a threat. Obama is rapidly losing his credibility as a threat, which makes it advantageous for the GOP to be menaced by him. They can politely push him around, deny his requests, twist them into things he didn't want, or otherwise two-step him until the clock runs out.
Obama has no options. His bark is worse than his bite, and his lame-duck bark is increasingly derided by his own party. He has no real plan to use as a weapon, just a list of talking points he wants Congress to hammer into a big pile of Obama-win. They have no incentive to do so. He can go to the American people, but Americans hate weakness, losers, and people who suck at their jobs.
Obama has proven himself to be a weak loser who sucks at his job. He'll find an American public increasingly uninterested in what he has to say, and even less so in his crying and moaning that he gets no respect from the GOP. It's better to be feared than loved, and Obama is increasingly neither.
Everyone knows that Obama's proposals will not pass the House and that it is just part of his reelection campaign to put the blame on the Reps. The Reps should respond politically to counter this strategy. SS is a double-edged sword.
e)Immediately end the moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, ANWR, etc.
f)Institute a moratorium on government regulations which cripple businesses. Start with the EPA.
g)Roll back or end the minimum wage.
Stimulating the economy and creating jobs isn't that complicated; it's pretty simple. Get the government out of the way and out of everybody's pockets. The real problem is that "brilliant minds" like Obama's cannot/will not see and accept the truth.
Republicans strategy should be simple.
“You said you had a plan. ok, tell us how you plan on cutting 300 billion to pay for this? And if you already knew how you would cut 300 billion, why did you ask for a debt ceiling increase?”
Absolutely - and vehemently. Someone once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results. ZerO is definitely insane.
“Finally someone is framing the argument correctly.”
No he is not framing the argument correctly. Getting drawn into this debate one “bill” at a time is on barrys terms and is a gift for the dims. All the Republicans should be talking about now is the big picture. That is how unserious the democrats are. They have no scorable budgets or overall plan to get us out of this economic mess and choose to campaign 24/7. Otherwise we will be in this situation every few months with barry demanding another few hundred billion and the Republicans back peddling.
Looks like the republicans are taking the bait. It’s just a speach. Ignore it. He will never put it in writing. He never does. That’s why Piglosi is so mad that there won’t be a republican response Thursday night. They just want the narrative that the republicans aren’t cooperating.