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Obama's Jobs Speech Long on Promises, Weak On Substance (But pass it "right away"! /sarc)
Fox News ^ | 9/7/2011 | Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Posted on 09/08/2011 7:20:32 PM PDT by tobyhill

The weak underbelly of President Obama’s economic philosophy has been apparent for quite some time now. When faced with a choice between a social agenda and economic growth, choose ObamaCare.

When given the option of unions or economic growth, sit on trade agreements and empower the National Labor Relations Board.

Espouse the need to soak the rich and attack successful corporations – even if your own party blanches at raising taxes on American small business.

Let the green agenda at the Environmental Protection Agency undercut growth imperatives.

In short, make the wrong call on policy tradeoffs consistently. But when the chickens come home to roost – years of substandard growth and chronic high unemployment – argue that what is really needed is a “jobs bill” or “American Jobs Act”. As if economic growth was a government program.

For all these reasons, I did not expect the president's speech Thursday evening to be a policy home run. After all, the specifics – nearly all of which were leaked in advance – were warmed-over retreads from previous “jobs” speeches.

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1 posted on 09/08/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I regard Obama as a bolus.

And I’d like to pass it....


2 posted on 09/08/2011 7:23:36 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: tobyhill

There is no bill.

But pass it anyway.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 7:24:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: tobyhill

I noticed when he said the republicans didn’t want to ever tax anyone more ever the applause was the longest!


4 posted on 09/08/2011 7:24:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: P-Marlowe

don’t bills get written in committee rooms in the HOUSE, then go to the Senate, then signed into law by the President. Did he take a course of Civics in his high school in Indonesia?


5 posted on 09/08/2011 7:26:41 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: P-Marlowe
Exactly. Obama speaks as though he writes the bills and congress is supposed to just vote for it.
6 posted on 09/08/2011 7:28:30 PM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: Da Coyote
Maybe we should call him O-bolus.

BTW, the obolus was a Greek coin put into the mouths of the dead so that they could pay Charon the ferryman who would transport them to Hades.

There seem to be layers of meaning here.

7 posted on 09/08/2011 7:29:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: rovenstinez

He can have his people write the bill and then have any one of his lackey Rat members of the House or Senate introduce it there.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 7:30:16 PM PDT by kevao
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To: tobyhill

Krauthammer called it right before the speech;

Propose something undeliverable, then blame the republicans.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 7:32:03 PM PDT by umgud
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To: P-Marlowe
If you don't pass it right now, don't go blaming ME .. I have a plan and you should pass it right now.

So many unanswered questions ...

Where does the money come from?

How are we going to "Made In America" when all the factories and plants are shut down, deteriorating or razed?

The mini musolini just dares anyone to go against him.


BTW .. he DID apologize to America and chastise Jimmy Hoffra jr ... right?

10 posted on 09/08/2011 7:32:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: All

Did anyone notice in one line of his speech he stated that he somehow belongs to the congress?


11 posted on 09/08/2011 7:33:30 PM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: umgud

Obama is so popular that I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if those 16,000 new IRS agents get an immediate transfer to the SS/


12 posted on 09/08/2011 7:33:44 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: tobyhill

I was at work and didn’t hear the speech. Looks like I didn’t miss much. Same old lies and promises. Glad I missed it, it saved my tv from being kicked in.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 7:35:24 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: knarf
Obama makes a good case for barring any and all Ivy League graduates from ever holding public office. Many are just not up to it.
14 posted on 09/08/2011 7:36:09 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: knarf

The idiot hasn’t a damn clue. He can take his welfare and shove it. People work Mr. President, They don’t sit on their ass and watch you talk bullshit. Either get on board or jump the hell off.


15 posted on 09/08/2011 7:36:45 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mardi59

16 posted on 09/08/2011 7:38:24 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Da Coyote

Http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com

This guy is a colleague of DHE.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 7:40:47 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: tobyhill
Obama's Jobs Speech Long on Promises, Weak On Substance

The two other words are superfluous!

18 posted on 09/08/2011 7:45:08 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Baynative

Empty suit goes well with the jackasses empty head!


19 posted on 09/08/2011 7:45:38 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: tobyhill
I thought the big story tonight was how angry Michelle looked.
20 posted on 09/08/2011 7:46:24 PM PDT by Jackie
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To: tobyhill

“In short, make the wrong call on policy tradeoffs consistently.”

Unless the goal is to put the USA into a permanent tailspin. Then he’s doing all the right things!

Remember he promised to totally transform America. This is all deliberate and planned.

What if the plan is to get 60% of the nation on welfare and get the top 3% of wage earners to pay for it all?


21 posted on 09/08/2011 7:46:35 PM PDT by DBrow (Oh the Huge Manatee!)
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To: DBrow

He is going to lose this action hard. Folks are getting to understand. He doesn’t have it.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 7:49:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Baynative

A lesson that Obama has yet to learn: the difference between the imaginary and the real.

23 posted on 09/08/2011 7:49:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: tobyhill

24 posted on 09/08/2011 7:51:17 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: tobyhill

We have to do it and do it soon. All of us us know that for us not to do it means that we will be in big trouble. Doing it is something that we all need to get together and just push ahead. And do it! There is no question that it is the thing that we have to do now! For us not to do it would be a disaster!

Note: Nobody knows what “it” is but apparently that is OK?


25 posted on 09/08/2011 7:51:29 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Jackie

Evidently she is not too proud of her country any longer, now that the Hopium has worn off.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 7:52:51 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: umgud

I used to think Obama had a King complex, but I have come to the realization that he is our National Drama Queen.

The guy was so over the top it was painful to watch.


27 posted on 09/08/2011 7:55:01 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: DBrow

The plan is to utterly crush the US system Cloward-and-Piven style, and then take advantage of the ensuing crisis to rebuild the country into his own Marxist image, imposing by force (and by “necessity!”) an economic system that the American people, under normal circumstances, would totally reject at the ballot box.

People joke that with Obama, Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst president in history. I would argue that, given the objectives outlined above, Obama, with every new dire and destructive piece of economic news, is fast becoming *the* most successful president in history. God help us.


28 posted on 09/08/2011 7:57:18 PM PDT by kevao
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To: tobyhill
Anyone else notice the teleprompter grammatical error when he said “a economic recovery” instead of “an economic recovery”? Who writes his stuff?
29 posted on 09/08/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Obama’s Speach sounded like A Tony Robbins Seminar....

“You Can Have all your Problems Solved!, Just Buy My 6 Cd
Program”!! for 400 Billion Dollars....


30 posted on 09/08/2011 7:59:31 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: tobyhill

Seriously, I really want to know who owns the hand up Obama’s ass that’s pulling the strings and flapping the mouth.

Empty rhetoric, totally political, uninspiring. We’re all in it together and if we all don’t force each other to go along (shades of Lincoln) blah blah blah.

Embrace the socialism or it’s your fault. Every freakin job he talked about creating were union jobs, if you didn’t catch it. Cars. Bridge and road building. Teachers. Payback for his union buddies.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 8:05:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mylife
The guy was so over the top it was painful predictable to watch.
32 posted on 09/08/2011 8:08:24 PM PDT by umgud
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To: tobyhill

Obama told us that Lincoln and the government built the trans-continental railroad. I never knew that, all this time I thought the railroads built it.. Stupid me....


33 posted on 09/08/2011 8:13:13 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Trteamer

The obama/tax jobs plan: “Let’s get ‘em!”


34 posted on 09/08/2011 8:19:01 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: tobyhill

With Obama-care, Pelosi said we had to pass it to find out what was in it...

With this “Bill,” it will have to be passed before it is even written.

Mark


35 posted on 09/08/2011 8:19:48 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Beowulf9

Is that Hillary watching at home?


36 posted on 09/08/2011 8:22:04 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: montomike

i am very concerned
is he smoking crack again
my god it sounds like the state of the union
a litany of temporary tax cuts and boondoggle projects
really pathetic


37 posted on 09/08/2011 8:24:16 PM PDT by genghis
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To: rovenstinez
Did he take a course of Civics in his high school in Indonesia?

Yes, but unfortunately for us, he learned the Civics or Indonesia, which has a long history of dictatorships. Then he learned his politics from communists, terrorists, union thugs, and finally "the Chicago way" from the Daleys.

Mark

38 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:05 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: tobyhill
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39 posted on 09/08/2011 10:07:01 PM PDT by Helvan
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To: Helvan

obama is a reptilian from al gore’s rib
created by bush


40 posted on 09/09/2011 1:47:48 AM PDT by polio victim
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To: eyedigress

“He is going to lose this action hard.”

I think that when he’s pressed on jobs during the campaign, he won’t point to Bush, he’ll point to the regressive republicans and TEA partiers whose partisan refusal to go along with Obama’s reasonable and necessary Jobs Bill continue to cost Americans the well-paying jobs they deserve.


41 posted on 09/09/2011 5:36:44 AM PDT by DBrow (Oh the Huge Manatee!)
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To: polio victim; 50mm
obama is a reptilian from al gore’s rib
created by bush

polio victim
Since Sep 9, 2011

Welcome to FR!!

42 posted on 09/09/2011 12:26:42 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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