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Obama faces skeptics in 3rd try for jobs
The Washington Times ^ | 9/8/2011 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 09/08/2011 8:14:59 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

President Obama will reveal his latest jobs plan Thursday night in a high-stakes speech to a joint session of Congress, facing Republicans opposed to more deficit spending and voters who increasingly don’t trust him to fix the economy.

After the president’s $825 billion plan in 2009 failed to lower the unemployment rate, and after a tax-cut compromise with the GOP last year had little impact on jobs, Mr. Obama is offering his third major plan in three years to put people back to work.

With little more than a year to go before the 2012 elections, the president has lost credibility on the economy, said Chris Edwards, an analyst on tax and budget policy at the conservative Cato Institute.

“They’ve tried all kinds of stuff,” Mr. Edwards said. “Cash for clunkers, housing subsidies - none of it has worked. The left is a one-trick pony on the economy - spend more money.”

Among the proposals the president is expected to outline are more federal spending on construction projects, an extension of unemployment benefits, another round of payroll tax cuts and more direct aid to states.

The package is expected to cost about $300 billion; the White House has said it will be funded but hasn’t said how.

Republican lawmakers say the president should focus on ideas such as cutting corporate tax rates, reducing regulations such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s smog rules that Mr. Obama killed last week, and expanding oil drilling. They are scoffing at the president’s argument that opponents of his plan are putting party ahead of the national interest.

“The president can attempt to blame our economic problems all he wants on his political adversaries, or his predecessors, or on natural disasters,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: again; jobs; obama; teleprompter

1 posted on 09/08/2011 8:15:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Hmmm... I was a complete skeptic on the first try. Just ahead of the curve I guess, like a lot of folks around here.
2 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:30 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: All

Since it is a joint session will everyone be required to stand and applaud after every lie Obama mumbles? Will the cameras zoom in on Biden in the back left playing tic tac toe?

I got a new sig quote from this article

Cash for clunkers, housing subsidies - none of it has worked. The left is a one-trick pony on the economy - spend more money.

As well as a campaign slogan as top economists and Ceo’s have said, WANT JOBS?-NO MORE OBAMA


3 posted on 09/08/2011 8:21:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, housing subsidies - none of it has worked. The left is a one-trick pony on the ec)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obama sounds like Maxwell Smart asking would you believe this plan will work.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 8:22:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Five Cognitive Sentences

It’s all so simple..................

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

This is whats wrong. The fix is obvious!


5 posted on 09/08/2011 8:24:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Vaduz

if he is Maxwell Smart, can’t we just throw the Cone of Silence over him?


6 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

SSDD. I think the republicans are making a mistake by not airing a response. Heck, they could simply identify all their invited guests and describe their story if they don’t want to engage the teleprompter. Why miss the chance?


7 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

What an idiotic headline. Surely the Washington Times of all places can get better headline writers then this.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:26 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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Correction: I think the roundabout exact CEO’s top economists quote was

WANT JOBS? GET OUT OF THE WAY OBAMA

Or something like this


9 posted on 09/08/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: MNJohnnie

I disagree.It is a good headline.The alphabet MSM will never publish this is Obama’s third try at failure.Three times is not a charm in this case; it shows he has not a clue what he is doing nor does he care.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: NonValueAdded

Why worry about it? President Downgrade is his own worst enemy. (Well, maybe Hefty Michelle is another of his own worst enemies.)


11 posted on 09/08/2011 8:33:22 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Roads, bridges, and cart paths.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 8:34:06 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
How about "Obama to ask for third round of Stimulus spending"

Does the same thing and makes it clear that it not about JOBS, it is about SPENDING.

13 posted on 09/08/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Sorry about that, Chief.

14 posted on 09/08/2011 8:37:38 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Just to be sure... I have given up listening to Zero, ever. His condescending speech makes me crazy and as far as I’m concerned he has nothing to say. I don’t respect the pretender president and I’m not going to apologize for it. So I’ll be enjoying and watching football. Way more meaningful that what that idiot has to say.


15 posted on 09/08/2011 8:42:10 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Useless government spending and increased taxes are just not working.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 8:43:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Sounds lika good plan.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 8:44:14 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

18 posted on 09/08/2011 8:46:07 AM PDT by Blado (Audemus jura nostra defendere)
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To: NonValueAdded

Being that no alphabet MSM will report this

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2774875/posts

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/

Being that Pelosi was ticked off the GOP will not be doing a response it means she is ticked off the DNC won’t have a campaign commercial of OBAMA’s NEW DESPERATE SPIN——> to blame the GOP for wanting to do nothing.

Therefore, a wise GOP move would be to release the above URL’s substance to the media directly after.TITLED:GOP RESPONSE.This way the GOP does not interfere with football.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 8:46:43 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: NonValueAdded
I think the republicans are making a mistake by not airing a response.

Put up a chart showing each and every jobs bill the House has sent over to the RAT controlled Senate where they have not even been brought up for a vote. Wouldn't that convince folk that the party of obstruction is the RAT party, while the House GOP has been trying to get jobs rolling again? Take every opportunity they have to make Obozo look the fool he is. New Infrastructure Bank is nothing more than a entity to replenish the Obozo/RAT slush funds.
20 posted on 09/08/2011 8:47:23 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Blado

LOL the GOP should release that to AP-MSM as they’re response.


21 posted on 09/08/2011 8:48:25 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: NonValueAdded
I think the republicans are making a mistake by not airing a response.

Put up a chart showing each and every jobs bill the House has sent over to the RAT controlled Senate where they have not even been brought up for a vote. Wouldn't that convince folk that the party of obstruction is the RAT party, while the House GOP has been trying to get jobs rolling again? Take every opportunity they have to make Obozo look the fool he is. New Infrastructure Bank is nothing more than a entity to replenish the Obozo/RAT slush funds.
22 posted on 09/08/2011 8:51:20 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Yes, and do it precisely and quickly in a RELEASE TO AP
TITLED GOP RESPONSE. To not get into kickoff time.


23 posted on 09/08/2011 8:58:54 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: andy58-in-nh

24 posted on 09/08/2011 9:01:49 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Cash for clunkers, subsidies - none has worked. The left =one-trick pony on the economy $pend)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
..."They've tried all kinds of stuff"...

... How about "all kinds of dumb shhhtt"!!!

25 posted on 09/08/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: Paladin2
...COME ON!!! Oooooonly another 300 billion!!! /sarc
26 posted on 09/08/2011 12:25:02 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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