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Obama to Republicans: On Jobs, What Are You for and Against?
abcnews.go.com ^

Posted on 10/01/2011 10:44:30 AM PDT by lowbridge

“Some Republicans in Congress have said that they agree with certain parts of this jobs bill.” Obama said. “If so, it’s time for them to tell me what those proposals are. And if they’re opposed to this jobs bill, I’d like to know what exactly they’re against. Are they against putting teachers and police officers and firefighters back on the job? Are they against hiring construction workers to rebuild our roads and bridges and schools? Are they against giving tax cuts to virtually every worker and small business in America?”

The Senate is expected to take up the bill next month and, while the president continues to urge Congress to pass the American Jobs Act in full, the White House has said Obama would accept a piecemeal approach to passing the legislation if Congress rejects the package in full.

“Economists from across the political spectrum have said that this jobs bill would boost the economy and spur hiring. Why would you be against that — especially at a time when so many Americans are struggling and out of work?” Obama asked.

But, the president argued that this “isn’t just about what I think is right. It’s not just about what a group of economists think is right,” it’s about what Americans want and need.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jobs; kingofthedeficit; noaccountability; nodocumentation; nohonesty; obama

1 posted on 10/01/2011 10:44:34 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Question for Hussein: What did you do with the 800-odd billion dollars in “stimulus” you hijacked from the taxpayers in 2009? Account for that first, then you can ask your little questions.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 10:48:07 AM PDT by Argus
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To: lowbridge

President Obama, when the government creates jobs, they take money, ie. JOBS out of the private sector to do so.

Private industry does not do that.

If you wern’t a Socialist community agitator, you might understand this.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: lowbridge

To begin with, the GOP should respond by reminding the Kenyan that paying the salaries of “teachers and police officers and firefighters” is not the federal government’s job.


4 posted on 10/01/2011 10:50:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: Argus
Notice he is campaigning against the Republicans here. He is not trying to work with them.

This is campaign rhetoric, not leadership on the nations most crucial issue. It's pathetic.

5 posted on 10/01/2011 10:50:56 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: lowbridge

Against new taxes. Ball in your court Zero.


6 posted on 10/01/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: lowbridge

I'm for following the specification for the constrained purpose of American governance:

TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men”
—The American Declaration of Independence.

Anything beyond that is outside the scope of purpose for American governance - and I'm against it.

 

Got Tea?

7 posted on 10/01/2011 10:52:13 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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AGAINST 3 items, in particular:

1. Raising taxes on anyone, especially business.

2. Increasing any restrictions on business. (In fact, all ridiculous policy restrictions on business operations should be removed by the EPA).

3. Any Government intrusion in private business policies outside of unfair rate hikes in utilities and pricing.

8 posted on 10/01/2011 10:52:41 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: lowbridge

9 posted on 10/01/2011 10:52:50 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: lowbridge
Are they against giving tax cuts to virtually every worker...

How does this buffoon intend to give a tax cut to someone who doesn't pay taxes? Barack Hussein Obama is a liar.

10 posted on 10/01/2011 10:53:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: lowbridge

For shrinking government jobs and greatly increasing private sector jobs.


11 posted on 10/01/2011 10:55:17 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: lowbridge
The premise of his rhetorical questions are approaching the level of criminality. Getting police and firefighters "back to work" is not a Federal function. Short-term grants do not make these jobs permanent. Police and fire jobs are highly dependent on property tax and sales tax - both local sources.

If the economy is in the crapper, Barry would rather provide temporary feel-good fixes (grants and political pay-ffs to unions), rather than getting out of the way of the small businesses that will allow both local property taxes and local sales taxes to improve, to allow laid-off police and fire personnel to get back to work.

The use of false-premise questions is getting frickin' embarrassing to watch. They try to pose the questions as a series of Hobson's Choice but in reality they are more like "when did you stop beating your wife" in their construct. "Would you rather give tax breaks to millionaires or starve children" has GOT to stop, and true conservatives NEED to push back with logical arguments.

The Laffer Curve has been side-lined....it works.

12 posted on 10/01/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: vox_freedom

As this economist points out, all of Obama’s jobs plans and green loans cost over $250k per job created/saved. The Nevada solar loan for 3/4 billion dollars costs $700k per construction job.

Http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com


13 posted on 10/01/2011 10:57:13 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: lowbridge

FUBO tell us about Solyndra, oh yeah and the $6m per job plan you have instituted.
Jerk


14 posted on 10/01/2011 11:00:34 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: sr4402

what’s even more pathetic is the non-response from the GOP....they continually opportunity after opportunity to cut this pr!ck off at the knees yet rarely grab hold of it...

how about this- “we are going through painstaking due diligence over the proposed bill so as to not waste taxpayer $$$ and end up with another failed bill such as the stimuloss, which the democrats and president unilaterally rammed down the taxpayer throats and never met expectations or worse yet- solyndra- where obama’s crony’s made out with half a billion $$$ and the taxpayer was left footing the bill- once again!”

go after this POS now!!!


15 posted on 10/01/2011 11:01:20 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Teachers, Policemen, Firemen do not create jobs, design, manufacture anything. These jobs are usually funded for about 6 months and then the layoffs begin and 99 years of unemployment payments begin. This is a super big entitlement program to buy votes.


16 posted on 10/01/2011 11:03:58 AM PDT by Comanche
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To: lowbridge

Rightly or wrongly, you are perceived by the electorate as a socialist. The day you’re out of office, the economy will immediately begin to improve and heal itself. Republicans don’t have to do anything except help you pack your bags.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 11:06:36 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: lowbridge

I’m a Republican, President Downsize. And I’m against YOU.


18 posted on 10/01/2011 11:07:19 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: lowbridge

Mr Obama, at this point I am against anything you are for.


19 posted on 10/01/2011 11:10:11 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Argus
What are you for and what are you against?

For: long term, economically productive jobs that grow an economy

Against: meddling big government policies that discourage employers from hiring.

20 posted on 10/01/2011 11:15:15 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Argus

It ticks me off that some Republicans actually stated they like parts of the bill! I don’t want myrep to work with,cross the aisle or exten a hand to a marxist.


21 posted on 10/01/2011 11:16:27 AM PDT by albie
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To: SERKIT
"Getting police and firefighters "back to work" is not a Federal function."

I've not heard of any police or firefighters being let go. Where is this supposed to be happening?

22 posted on 10/01/2011 11:22:14 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: lowbridge

Mr President, at this point the US Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and Richard Durbin, Senior Senator from your home state of Illinois and sponsor of this “Jobs Bill”, both DEMOCRATs, have both publicly stated that they cannot get enough Senate DEMOCRATS (your own ‘folks’) for a majority to pass YOUR BILL. Thus all of this is simply hot air rhetoric to convince your base that it is only those evil Republicans who are keeping paradise from coming tomorrow!

Are those shoes starting to hurt? Just wait, it is getting worse the longer you speak and do NOTHING that actually works!


23 posted on 10/01/2011 11:23:43 AM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: lowbridge

Perhaps he should talk to his Senate Democrats first about what they are against?


24 posted on 10/01/2011 11:24:04 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: lowbridge
Mr. President, how come you haven't streamlined government regulations and overhauled the economy-inhibiting income tax system so it ENCOURAGES economic expansion in the first place? Small wonder why, Mr. President, you know very well that it's going to be a very daunting challenge to get yourself re-elected next year.
25 posted on 10/01/2011 11:25:25 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: lowbridge

Hey Obozo ask Dick Durbin


26 posted on 10/01/2011 11:27:18 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: SERKIT

“The use of false-premise questions is getting frickin’ embarrassing to watch. They try to pose the questions as a series of Hobson’s Choice but in reality they are more like “when did you stop beating your wife” in their construct. “Would you rather give tax breaks to millionaires or starve children” has GOT to stop, and true conservatives NEED to push back with logical arguments.”


Excellent post that bears repeating. Another annoying and dishonest tactic by libs is to cite an isolated instance of a perceived inequity and use it as an argument to condemn their political opponents and to justify demands for more government spending, regulation, and taxation.


27 posted on 10/01/2011 11:27:54 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: God luvs America
what’s even more pathetic is the non-response from the GOP....they continually opportunity after opportunity to cut this pr!ck off at the knees yet rarely grab hold of it..

An Eagle does not catch flies. He is far to small game and is a useful idiot against the Progressives/Liberals if you think about it.

28 posted on 10/01/2011 11:30:34 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: albie

“I don’t want my rep to work with, cross the aisle or extend a hand to a marxist.”

Whenever Dems call for compromise and bipartisanship, they really mean “let’s do it our way”. Pubbies can’t seem to get that through their thick skulls. We need to repo some reps in 2012.


29 posted on 10/01/2011 11:32:11 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: sr4402

“Notice he is campaigning against the Republicans here. He is not trying to work with them.”

Last time I checked, the Senate was controlled by the DIMS.


30 posted on 10/01/2011 11:55:10 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: lowbridge

Government takes from the job world Mr. Obama. Haven’t you taken enough.......


31 posted on 10/01/2011 12:00:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Starboard
Whenever Dems call for compromise and bipartisanship, they really mean “let’s do it our way”.

Bingo! We have "compromised" ourselves into socialism headed towards full blown Marxist communism. This has got to stop!!


32 posted on 10/01/2011 12:11:16 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: lowbridge
. “If so, it’s time for them to tell me what those proposals are. And if they’re opposed to this jobs bill, I’d like to know what exactly they’re against. Are they against putting teachers and police officers and firefighters back on the job? Are they against hiring construction workers to rebuild our roads and bridges and schools?"

Speaking for myself, and I hope for others, I'm against make-work handouts at above market wages to unionized cronies. All of the examples of job beneficiaries are heavily unionized, with "prevailing" Davis-Bacon wage rates. As a taxpayer, I'd rather pass--I saw what happened with the last $800 Billion--it disappeared to the pockets of favored supporting groups.

33 posted on 10/01/2011 12:12:26 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SERKIT

The real truth in FUBO’s statements is that his only concern is for unionized government workers and unionized construction workers. They do not constitute the bulk of those who are out of work! They constitute one of his key constituencies. He doesn’t give a rats ass about jobs for the average worker and by extension “Holder’s People either.


34 posted on 10/01/2011 12:27:24 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Baynative
I've not heard of any police or firefighters being let go. Where is this supposed to be happening?

It is happening in Mr. Soetoro's state, Madiganistan.

Here's the series of jokes here in Madiganistan:

1) The state raids, delays, or reduces sales tax and income tax distribution to local governments.

2) Local governments lay off cops and firefighters.

3) Barry's crowd offers grants for partial salaries for cops and firefighters that goes down by 25% over 4 years, so that cops and firefighters who are hired under this plan are laid off in year 4 anyway.

4) Barry offers more grants to "put cops and firefighters back to work", yet Madiganistan still does not resolve the local tax issues with property tax caps and delay or reduction in sales tax distribution to local governments.

5) Quinnoccio and the Puppet Party jack up income tax by 67% in a lame duck session last year and still do not resolve the shared income tax issues with local governments, with cooperation by the Combine.

6) The Quinnoccio Regime suppressed growth of business, maintains oppressive rules and taxes, businesses leave, and local property taxes and sales tax continue to be suppressed.

In other words, the people of Madiganistan and it's largest city, Rahmabad, ARE EFF'D into oblivion!

Many of us want to annex in to Wisconsin or Indiana.

35 posted on 10/01/2011 1:02:48 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Argus

I vote for a new job for Barky. Start next Monday.


36 posted on 10/01/2011 1:54:24 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Barky Obama.
Love it.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 1:55:46 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: lowbridge
"Obama said... it’s time for them to tell me what those proposals are. And if they’re opposed to this jobs bill, I’d like to know what exactly they’re against. Are they against putting teachers and police officers and firefighters back on the job? Are they against hiring construction workers to rebuild our roads and bridges and schools? Are they against giving tax cuts to virtually every worker and small business in America?”

Hey Barry, No co-sponsors have added their names to either the Senate or the House version.

Anyone in either chamber can add his name to the bill as a co-sponsor.

The House has 193 Democrats, 192 of which apparently don’t want to be associated with Obama’s job-creation track record.

Democrats control the Senate with 51 members and two independents.

38 posted on 10/01/2011 5:17:00 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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