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House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals
Associated Press ^ | 9/9/2011 | DAVID ESPO

Posted on 09/09/2011 5:37:39 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unexpectedly pledged an immediate review of President Barack Obama's jobs proposals on Friday as he launched a public campaign for urgent passage of his day-old $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending. "The time for gridlock and games is over," the president declared.

"Nothing radical in this bill," Obama told a large crowd at the University of Richmond on the afternoon after his dramatic speech to Congress. "Everything in it will put more people back to work and more money back in the pockets of those who are working. Everything in it will be paid for."

Obama's contentions are unlikely to go unchallenged by Republicans, who have worked without letup for months to cut spending rather than increase it. But he had barely completed his remarks when Speaker John Boehner and other top House GOP leaders released their letter to him declaring "our desire to work with you to find common ground."

With unemployment at 9.1 percent, they wrote that while their own proposals may differ from Obama's "we believe your ideas merit consideration by the Congress and believe the American people expect them to be given such consideration."

The letter was far different in tone from remarks earlier in the day by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Announcing plans to begin work on the legislation as soon as possible, the Nevada Democrat offered no timetable, and urged "reasonable Republicans to resist the voices of those who would oppose this legislation — and root for our economy to fail."

They must not "continue to bow to tea party Republicans willing to do anything to hurt the president." That is hurting our economy instead, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0planners; 0police; 0teachers; 0tyrants; jobs; passthetotus; shovelready; spendspendspend; unexpected

1 posted on 09/09/2011 5:37:47 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

“House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals”

As long as it is followed up with a speedy flushing sound....


2 posted on 09/09/2011 5:40:53 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Hunton Peck

Let’s see the bill Kenyan...


3 posted on 09/09/2011 5:42:23 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Hunton Peck
House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

And this should be their response:

"Jobs plan? What jobs plan? We don’t need no stinking jobs plan!"

WEALTH CREATION is the issue not “jobs.” Wealth creates jobs not the other way around. Wealth is created by the free flow of supply and demand in the marketplace which spawns ideas, innovation, research, and development which creates and expands opportunities for growth which necessitates employment of more and more people to get the job done, thus expanding the economy and creating more WEALTH among more people. Government has nothing to do with this process except GET OUT OF THE WAY.

4 posted on 09/09/2011 5:42:44 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Hunton Peck
Well Obummer needs to write them up and rush them over there. LOL, try need to call a news meeting and pass out the blank paper again.
5 posted on 09/09/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
On second thought they need to pass it, attached to the bill repealing Obummer care as a way to pay for it.
6 posted on 09/09/2011 5:44:29 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Let’s take the tax cuts, starve the beast and look like we are compromising at the same time.

This is the center piece of Hussein’s re-election strategy. He knows the economy will suck, so he is going to go for a “do nothing congress” campaign. If he offers tax cuts, take em’, just don’t agree to any new spending or state/union bailouts.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 5:46:44 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: I cannot think of a name
I suspect it will. So far the House has played this asshole gambit of the president brilliantly.
8 posted on 09/09/2011 5:47:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Longbow1969

Take the tax cuts, pay for them with spending cuts.

This can be orchestrated. Or . . . and they may be superior . . . take the tax cuts and have them blow the debt ceiling schedule. A few hundred billion would move the ceiling forward before the election and refight that fight during the campaign. Obama would have to be in the room and could not campaign.


9 posted on 09/09/2011 5:50:01 PM PDT by Owen
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To: Hunton Peck

“Uh, uh, uh, I’ll have my proposal out in 10 days.”


10 posted on 09/09/2011 5:50:41 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Hunton Peck
O’Jobkiller is all politics all of the time. Everything he does is 100% about his reelect. Anything else is fluff and distraction. In his mind the country can take a hike if it doesn't give him four more.
11 posted on 09/09/2011 5:51:18 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Hunton Peck

The review will undoubtedly include the realization that indeed the bill offers nothing new: it is founded on the exact premise that caused the mortgage problem, viz., Buy Now — Pay Later. Only this time, it is Buy Votes Now, your grangchildren (if the country manages to avoid bankruptcy) will Pay and Pay and Pay Later. Accenting the presumed benefits of Buy Now programs without disclosing the Pay Later downside is reminiscent of salesmen selling gullible buyers, sight unseen, a piece of land in a swamp at many times its assessed valuation.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 5:53:13 PM PDT by priority (Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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To: Hunton Peck

Ball in your court Obozo, let’s see the plan.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 5:53:48 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Hunton Peck
"Everything in it will put more people back to work and more money back in the pockets of those who are working. Everything in it will...

And the oceans will recede, and the sick will be healed, and everything who wants a job will have one at decent wages. Just give me your money and this will all come to pass.

14 posted on 09/09/2011 5:54:26 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Hunton Peck

Krap! They ( Repubs) will cave - Because of TOTUS? And his Yelling “PASS IT NOW” 18 times?


15 posted on 09/09/2011 5:54:48 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Owen
Our guys have rightly seen that Obie's plan is to stall. He's waiting for the automatic cuts after the supercomittee gridlocks. And the Pubbies can't be seen to be blocking Obie's proposals, since he is looking to label them as a do nothing Congress.

Obie's screwed. Everything he does is political and very transparent. Obie has already done all the stalling and will continue to stall, while trying to blame it on the Pubbies. He's a real piece of work.

16 posted on 09/09/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Hunton Peck

zero will propose the goodies, but he will not spell out the way to finance his programs. The GOP must relentlessly insist that zero indicate exactly how he would pay for his crap in writing. The GOP must avoid zero’s persistent refusal to put specific proposals in writing for public scrutiny.
We’re tired of games, time to call zero’s bluff.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 5:56:52 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Hunton Peck
from AP: "House Republicans unexpectedly ..."

Is that the same unexpectedly guy who reports on the weekly job numbers? And why would AP report this as unexpectedly ?...because Pubbies are nothing but obstructionists ?

18 posted on 09/09/2011 6:01:58 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Hunton Peck
Dear Republicans: President proposes, Congress disposes. Do your duty:


19 posted on 09/09/2011 6:02:36 PM PDT by WOSG
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To: Longbow1969

I dont know about the tax cuts. I think Obama is trying to back us into a corner by trying to cut SS taxes when republicans are vocal about SS being insolvent. We take the “tax cut” bait and then the dems say “how can you complain about SS not being solvent while at the same time reducing revenue into it?”

Now, I know that the SS tax doesnt go into a special account, and that even if we cut the SS tax we could use general funds to pay for it, but I doubt the people who watch ABC news because their parents did know that.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 6:05:21 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Wow, Yahoo really spins that letter...

“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.”


21 posted on 09/09/2011 6:08:36 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: PapaNew

Look, you are right, substantively. This $400b is about throwing money around, you are right that it doesnt create any wealth. Not a bit. It actually destroys wealth by taking from the productive to give to the less-productive or non-productive.

BUT OBAMA DOESNT CARE IF IT WORKS. IT WONT. HE NEEDS A CAMPAIGN ISSUE. ... politically to say “NO” flat out is exactly what Obama wants. Obama is DESPERATE to have a campaign for 2012, and he cant run on his accomplishments. He FAILED. So his only hope is to somehow manage to blame the Republicans for his sorry jobs record.

Proposing Stimulus II, the same failed idea yet again, is baiting the GOP.

If Republicans say “NO” they will hand Obama a campaign mallet. Boehner has been very smart to not offer a ‘rebuttal’ and to say he will ‘consider it’. But I hope he is also smart enough not to roll over on this bad bill.

Smart Republicans WILL pass a bill out of the House. It will be a jobs bill. NOW, the trick is what’s in it:

ITEM #1 FOR JOB CREATION NEEDS TO BE REPEAL OF OBAMACARE.
It also need to have drilling, open up trade, lower corporate tax rates, NO HIGHER TAXES, NO MORE DEFICIT SPENDING (every spending must be spending-offset).

Responding with a better plan of their own is the best way to go.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 6:10:56 PM PDT by WOSG
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To: Bushbacker1
“Uh, uh, uh, I’ll have my proposal out in 10 days.”

After I come back from vacation../s

23 posted on 09/09/2011 6:12:19 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Owen
Take the tax cuts, pay for them with spending cuts.

This is all about campaign 2012 and everyone knows it. Obama has some payroll tax cut extensions, some additional payroll tax cuts, and some small business tax cuts - all are temporary measures that will will only marginally help the economy (if at all), and yet we should pass every one of them.

Doing this reinforces that Republicans are for tax cuts, and makes us appear eminently reasonable by going along with some of what Hussein proposed. These particular tax cuts won't help the economy much, but that goes right back to Obama because he is the one that proposed them in the first place.

I do not agree that tax cuts have to be "paid for". That is the very static argument that the left always make. Additionally, if nothing else, these tax cuts do help starve the beast just a little bit more.

What we absolutely can not agree to is any of Hussein's union/state bailouts, his union infrastructure spending, etc, etc.

Ideally, we'd oppose the extension of UI benefits, but the political pressure to agree to this one will be so strong we will probably have to go along with it. It actually hurts the economy as people just stay unemployed longer rather than take a job they'd rather not have - but political realities are what they are.

24 posted on 09/09/2011 6:16:03 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Raider Sam
I dont know about the tax cuts. I think Obama is trying to back us into a corner by trying to cut SS taxes when republicans are vocal about SS being insolvent. We take the “tax cut” bait and then the dems say “how can you complain about SS not being solvent while at the same time reducing revenue into it?”

Republicans have already voted for that particular tax cut. Remember, we aren't proposing it, we are simply going along with some of the less awful ideas Hussein is proposing. The payroll tax cut is quite a bit of money for average income people, opposing extending it or cutting it further would be suicidal and not a hill we want to die on.

Go along with the tax cuts, oppose the additional spending. Simple enough. We reinforce the idea Republicans are for tax cuts and support the only parts of Obama's bill that most Americans will actually get any benefit from. This also makes us appear reasonable and consistent.

25 posted on 09/09/2011 6:46:37 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
Ideally, we'd oppose the extension of UI benefits, but the political pressure to agree to this one will be so strong we will probably have to go along with it. It actually hurts the economy as people just stay unemployed longer rather than take a job they'd rather not have - but political realities are what they are.

I concur. Plus, politically, it will keep the official unemployment number higher, rather than letting people fall off the rolls, which does nothing to help the Prez's reelection bid.

26 posted on 09/09/2011 6:50:06 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Hunton Peck

What they really meant to say, is we will review the proposed bill when it arrives and put it up for a vote on the floor without change.


27 posted on 09/09/2011 7:18:45 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: ilgipper
I concur. Plus, politically, it will keep the official unemployment number higher, rather than letting people fall off the rolls, which does nothing to help the Prez's reelection bid.

Very good point, I completely agree.

28 posted on 09/09/2011 7:23:06 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Hunton Peck

And excellent move. The House says “you asked for speedy action, so hand us your bill and we’ll start.”

Meanwhile, he has no bill, and he’s running around the country campaigning. Hopefully, at every stop now, he’ll be asked “Why are you out here when the house is ready for your bill? Why aren’t you submitting it?


29 posted on 09/09/2011 7:35:34 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Longbow1969

Why not reject the SS taxcut and cut the income tax? The retirees do not benefit from the SS cut


30 posted on 09/09/2011 8:06:49 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: I cannot think of a name
This one?...
Nope.

This one?...
Nope.

Well how about this one?...
Nope.

(Repeat as necessary)

31 posted on 09/09/2011 8:12:01 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: WOSG
Yes. I was speaking of principle that many are so confused about. The next step, your step, is implementation. In doing so, as you've said, it's time for the good guys to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. A "jobs bill" that actually creates wealth by getting government out of the way.

Obamacare is the biggest problem we face. Will be hard to sell its repeal as a remedial measure since it hasn't really even kicked in yet. You could try for it - it MUST be repealed but won't be with Obama as POTUS. That's his baby - his dream - he'd never let that go.

CUTTING TAXES AND SPENDING will be the answer right now. Don't know how they'll couch it to make it happen.

32 posted on 09/10/2011 4:35:23 AM PDT by PapaNew
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