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Obama Urges Congress to Pass $450 Billion Jobs Plan (American Jobs Act)
FoxNews ^ | 9/8/11

Posted on 09/08/2011 4:26:59 PM PDT by Jean S

Seeking to boost a slumping economy along with his hopes for re-election, President Obama unveiled his $450 billion jobs plan Thursday night in a highly-anticipated speech to a joint session of Congress.

The American Jobs Act contains a blend of infrastructure spending, tax relief, unemployment assistance and other aid. All the proposals are paid for with spending cuts although the president isn’t expected to detail them until next week.

“There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation,” Obama said in excerpts released by the White House ahead of his speech. “Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight."

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1 posted on 09/08/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S
a highly-anticipated speech

anticipated by whom?

2 posted on 09/08/2011 4:31:46 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Jean S

I can’t wait for the speech!!!!! on edge!!!! finally the Messiah cometh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 09/08/2011 4:32:39 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Izzy Dunne

run hillary run


4 posted on 09/08/2011 4:34:09 PM PDT by dreamerintexas
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To: Jean S
All the proposals are paid for with spending cuts

As if those will ever happen.

5 posted on 09/08/2011 4:34:30 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Jean S
He only wanted 300 Billion Yesterday, I have heard of Inflation but this is ridiculous, where does he think Congress is going to get the money. I hope they come up with it, as I am a long time gold and silver bug, and all of that extra money doesn't do a thing but devalue the fiat currency.
6 posted on 09/08/2011 4:34:43 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("IF YOU DON'T HOLD IT, YOU DON'T OWN IT" ( Wise old Gold Bug))
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To: Jean S

One of our cable channels showed film “newsclips” from 1933 yesterday. Among them were 1) some FDR addresses to the nation - which almost exactly mimicked the Obamaloon (we’re not creating enough jobs, we’ll spend to make them, we’ll hire more...etc...etc...), then 2) some union thugs taking over some minds and associated violence.

Now, read today’s news about those unions in Washington state...and the Loon’s upcoming speech spouting tried and failed ideas.

Deja vu all over again.

Oh, and let’s throw in that supposed “creditable threat” on 9/11.

Hmmmmmmmm......


7 posted on 09/08/2011 4:35:08 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jean S

$450 billion...I thought it was $300 billion...already the Kenyan Marxist lies....


8 posted on 09/08/2011 4:35:17 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Jean S

Is “drop dead” too strong?


9 posted on 09/08/2011 4:35:36 PM PDT by Pat4ever (NO MORE!)
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To: Jean S
All the proposals are paid for with spending cuts although the president isn’t expected to detail them until next week.

How many times does this bozo have to pull this same trick before people caught on that there are no details.

10 posted on 09/08/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Jean S
Hey, Obama, about your $450 million dollar plan...

We know what your about and that stinky old nasty dog just don't hunt here. You are going donw in history as the WORST president, that will be your legacy and a stigma worse than Walter MOndale's.

11 posted on 09/08/2011 4:39:13 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Pat4ever
"Is “drop dead” too strong?"

No!

12 posted on 09/08/2011 4:39:30 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Jean S

When will someone ask the Manchild where are we going to get the money?We don’t hasve it and we can’t afford to borrow it.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 4:39:46 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Jean S

My wife just glanced at the TV and said: “It looks so silly for a wimpy guy to put a “mad face” on”. LOL


14 posted on 09/08/2011 4:43:15 PM PDT by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: HarleyD

The media has built this speech up for weeks and weeks. We were all waiting during his vacation and endless golf games for him to reveal this great plan for new jobs. Didn’t he have a chance for his job proposals to pass when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were in control? Now it is nothing more than a trick or treat speech to blame Republicans for everything under the sun. He may blame Bush more. He should change his name to OBlameo


15 posted on 09/08/2011 4:43:41 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: HarleyD

The media has built this speech up for weeks and weeks. We were all waiting during his vacation and endless golf games for him to reveal this great plan for new jobs. Didn’t he have a chance for his job proposals to pass when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were in control? Now it is nothing more than a trick or treat speech to blame Republicans for everything under the sun. He may blame Bush more. He should change his name to OBlameo


16 posted on 09/08/2011 4:44:15 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Jean S

FUBO!


17 posted on 09/08/2011 4:47:09 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Jean S

And it’s all paid for!!!!

This idiot has no f’in clue how to pay for it, so he dumps it on the super-committee to solve the spending problem.

Pass it now, and we’ll get back to the Americans on how it will be funded later.

FUBO


18 posted on 09/08/2011 4:51:27 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: Jean S
This so-called “Act” is wrongly named by Obama.

The correct name for this is “The America Gets Job’d Act”.

And its been that way since he took office.

19 posted on 09/08/2011 4:52:16 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Jean S

He’s created jobs for union workers on our back.


20 posted on 09/08/2011 4:53:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jean S
Bundles O Cash

Idiot keeps pushing the debt envelope daily. America is tired of it.

Øbama's presidency: SHOVEL-READY!

21 posted on 09/08/2011 4:54:07 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Jean S
C'mon man. You can spare a few bucks but I need it RIGHT NOW!

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22 posted on 09/08/2011 4:54:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Jean S

ABC News radio just interviewed 2 “Americans” who told me that this plan is great and that the President deserves to have the Republicans support it totally and pass it immediately.

That this broad cross-section of knowledged “Americans” was comprised of two unemployed black men didn’t seem to faze the interviewer at all.

Seems legit (sarc)


23 posted on 09/08/2011 4:55:06 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: TruthHound

Why are there massive numbers of fools always surrounding Oblama?


24 posted on 09/08/2011 4:56:58 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: BooBoo1000

400 nillion this morning, now 450 billion.


25 posted on 09/08/2011 4:56:58 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

300 Billion yesterday


26 posted on 09/08/2011 4:58:09 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Jean S

Mo FDR WPA horsehockey! Its a wonder he didn’t figure some excuse to roll out in a wheelchair wid his cigarette in a long holder..

Hitlery looked like she was TOLD to be there.


27 posted on 09/08/2011 5:00:23 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" and ronpaulnutz are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Noamie

more schools - blah blah blah - more roads, bridges -blah blah blah on and on and on. How about a bridge across the Atlantic? That will spur lots of jobs so we can vacation in Europe and the Euros can vacate here blah blah blah


28 posted on 09/08/2011 5:02:31 PM PDT by doosee
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To: Jean S

http://www.speaker.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=259015

“Washington (Sep 8)
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“American families and small businesses are hurting, and they are looking for the White House and Congress to seek common ground and work together to help get our economy back on track. Republicans have laid out a blueprint for economic growth and job creation – our Plan for America’s Job Creators – that focuses on one thing: removing government barriers to private-sector job growth.

“The proposals the President outlined tonight merit consideration. We hope he gives serious consideration to our ideas as well. It’s my hope that we can work together to end the uncertainty facing families and small businesses, and create a better environment for long-term economic growth and private-sector job creation.””

Actually that would have made a nice on-air response.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 5:02:41 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Jean S

$450B

wasn’t it just $300B only a couple days ago?

i’m guessing this isn’t a Conservative plan.........


30 posted on 09/08/2011 5:03:19 PM PDT by mreerm
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To: Jean S

First it was 300 Billion, suddenly he throws in another 150 to make it 450.

No problem, Ben, fire up the printers! There’s money all around us, for more Welfare, Unemployment “extentions”, Food Stamps and Low income Housing “Loans” (Free handouts in other words.)

And always remember, it’s those Po’ Folk who will get this economy rolling again, kuz, they’ll spend all that Gummint Muney like it groze on treez! (Kuz it duz.)


31 posted on 09/08/2011 5:03:22 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Jean S
US$450 BILLION cost of this bill? Does the phrase fat chance of passage in the House of Representatives apply here?
32 posted on 09/08/2011 5:03:47 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: BooBoo1000
He only wanted 300 Billion Yesterday, I have heard of Inflation but this is ridiculous

Better pass it right away, by tomorrow it will be up to $600 billion.

33 posted on 09/08/2011 5:06:53 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Jean S

"You big dummy!"

34 posted on 09/08/2011 5:07:40 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: cripplecreek

LMAO! Love Dave Chapelle....there’s always truth in the best humor.


35 posted on 09/08/2011 5:09:56 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: RayChuang88

It falls under DNC Strategy # 10.247.111, where plan is layed out Sept. 2011 and repeated economic failure is blamed on Republicans because they stopped all reasonable progressive measures then, to be repeated in Oct. 2012.


36 posted on 09/08/2011 5:09:56 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: BooBoo1000

They told us a year or so ago he was going to push a second stimulus bill. I thought, no freaking w­ay...But I guess I was wrong.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 5:10:12 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: puppypusher

Come on , Bernanke can print $450 Billion with one arm tied behind his back....while skipping and whistling.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 5:11:15 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: mreerm

Well..
The Super committee hasn’t got the new debt limit plan in place yet, so we can spend spend spend!


39 posted on 09/08/2011 5:11:50 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly! Skinnycrack-headed liar.


40 posted on 09/08/2011 5:14:08 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: Jean S
Let me see if I have this straight, Social Security is in somewhat dire fiscal straits and is currently scheduled to go broke sometime in the next (varying with whose estimating) 10, 20, or 30 years. We currently have a payroll tax cut and the President wants to cut payroll taxes even more. Does anyone else have a problem with the math???

I mean how can you cut the only source of funding for a program already destined to go broke and not accelerate its demise?

Did I just step into an alternate universe of something?
41 posted on 09/08/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Jean S

I know Americans have short, virtually non-existent memories but how can anyone take this seriously? This man has never cared about jobs or people.

Stock market in the tank, O goes golfing.
Natural disasters - O goes golfing
Tent cities spring up for the homeless - O goes on vacation.

Tell me the sheeple aren’t going to fall for this, please.


42 posted on 09/08/2011 5:19:11 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: mrsmith
Hey why don't we put 100,000 Americans to work building a border fence.

We can tax the illegals that are already here to fund the project.

43 posted on 09/08/2011 5:20:43 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: FreedBird

My brother in law lovvvves MaO !!

I always thought he said this to tweak me- nope he is a walking leftist Bozo.

Liberal communist/leftist/white losers who hate america-

(BTW - my brother inlaw did NOT work for the last 20 years!!-no one would hire him- he now has a job working for his 29 year old son -in law!!) can’t make this up.


44 posted on 09/08/2011 5:21:38 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: puppypusher

Well, if Moochelle would stop flying all over creation on a government jet the size of a Boeing 767 at taxpayer expense, that would probably pay for half of Obama’s “jobs” program.


45 posted on 09/08/2011 5:22:46 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: Jean S

Little Stevie Dunham sounded like a tv commercial barker for the crappiest POS:

All I heard was “Pass it now....pass it now...pass it now...”
I was waiting for him to say: “But WAIT! There’s MORE!”


46 posted on 09/08/2011 5:23:50 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Sudetenland

“I mean how can you cut the only source of funding for a program already destined to go broke and not accelerate its demise?”

I think what we all have seen was the MOST fiscally sound government program able to take the hit right now and not affect the bond market.


47 posted on 09/08/2011 5:24:05 PM PDT by mo
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To: Izzy Dunne

The media


48 posted on 09/08/2011 5:26:12 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: Mortrey
All I heard was “Pass it now....pass it now...pass it now...” I was waiting for him to say: “But WAIT! There’s MORE!”

Pass WHAT BILL? Is there a Bill? He kept saying pass it, but where the hell is it?

49 posted on 09/08/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: manic4organic

I don’t belong to the party of No I belong to the party of FUBO!


50 posted on 09/08/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by omega4179
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