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Obama plan seen sparking 400,000 education jobs (Here we go again with the numbers game...)
Reuters ^ | 10/04/2011 | Lisa Lambert

Posted on 10/04/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could save or create up to 400,000 education jobs, the White House said on Tuesday as Obama pushed his $447 billion plan to revive the economy.

Obama's proposed American Jobs Act would provide $30 billion for state and local efforts to retain, rehire and hire educators, supporting 392,400 jobs, according to projections released by the Education Department and White House Council of Economic Advisers.

That money would last one to two years and states would have to sign agreements they would not use the funding for other purposes.

"We know that putting hundreds of thousands of education workers on the unemployment line would be terrible for children, terrible for education, and would do great damage to our nation's economy," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a call with reporters.

State and local governments are still wounded by the collapse in their revenues caused by the housing bust, financial crisis and recession. They are slashing spending, putting schools in a "mixed but deteriorating fiscal situation," the non-partisan Government Accountability Office. recently reported.

Nearly three-fourths of schools expect to cut spending this school year, according to the GAO.

The White House report said state and local funding cuts were putting as many as 280,000 teacher jobs at risk next year.

Texas would get the biggest boost from Obama's initiative, with an estimated 39,500 education jobs being supported by the plan. Obama visited the state on Tuesday to promote his tax and spending plan intended to drive down the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; democrats; education; govtjobs; jobs; jobsplan; obama; obamacampaign; obamavoters; publiceducation; socialism; taxcheatparty; taxes; teachersunions; unions

1 posted on 10/04/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Educations Jobs = Liberal Teachers who join the NEA Teachers Union which drafts all of the money back into the DNC campaign fund. He’s so caring of the children.

First we have 230,000 new EPA jobs, now 400,000 new Education Jobs, all federal workers working to destroy America.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 1:34:31 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: SeekAndFind

Are those educations jobs called “Education Loan Tele-collector/Smartphone Division Specialist”?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 1:35:46 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: SeekAndFind

the money always goes to either the rich or to

unions or to teachers.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where are 400,000 “educators” going to come from, picked off a shelf somewhere, out of a deep-freezer? More top-down, socialist micro-management.

Cut taxes, reduce regulations, then get the sam-hill out of the way!


5 posted on 10/04/2011 1:37:26 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t we have enough Obama jobs “created or saved”? Do people really want to throw more money down that hole and watch the jobs disappear only to hear how much better off we are than if we hadn’t had those 500,000 jobs “saved”?


6 posted on 10/04/2011 1:37:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just making things up.

Real Jobs Pay Taxes, not raise them!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2787727/posts


7 posted on 10/04/2011 1:38:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

400,000??

Isn’t that what Obama said OBANMACARE would create?


8 posted on 10/04/2011 1:38:58 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SeekAndFind

shovel ready again


9 posted on 10/04/2011 1:40:40 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

Education or RE - education? I would bet on the latter..


10 posted on 10/04/2011 1:41:26 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SeekAndFind

Those who can’t spur the economy create teaching jobs I guess.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 1:42:14 PM PDT by dk88 (Keep your laws off my body)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama's latest economic plan could save

Save? Why is this word still being used? I thought I heard MANY liberals claiming that the economy has stabilized. If so, why would we need to SAVE jobs with more fed gov money?
12 posted on 10/04/2011 1:43:15 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Thank You Rush

The usual bait and switch, the Feds “give” you the money, you bring the teachers on and then when the dough runs out you are stuck paying for it. What a cheap huckster this guy is


13 posted on 10/04/2011 1:44:04 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Pollster1

If you view it in the context of Obama’s mission to destroy the American economy, then you understand why he wants to spend more money and create more union members – they vote Democrat.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 1:46:21 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ve got many more “educators” than are required.

What we don’t have are good “teachers”.

And the Obamaloon and his West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins won’t do us any good.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 1:46:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could save or create up to 400,000 education jobs

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President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could waste or squander up to $400 billion dollars.

16 posted on 10/04/2011 1:46:47 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: dk88

...and those ‘teachers’ that are actually hired under this scheme will be laid off after a year when the federal money runs out. Evil conservatives obviously to blame.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 1:47:26 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: SeekAndFind
Here is a new video:

Obama Presidency by the Numbers

18 posted on 10/04/2011 2:00:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: DTogo

He isn’t sure if the jobs will be saved or created?

He should go back to the drawing board until he is sure.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 2:04:41 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obozo’s still sucking up to his union buddies.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 2:11:11 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: SeekAndFind

400,000 more government drones. Oh, what fun.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 2:20:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could save or create up to 400,000 education jobs,

Coupled with his lack of/immigration policy I think it's doable.

22 posted on 10/04/2011 2:39:44 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: SeekAndFind

What part of NO doesn’t this MORON get!


23 posted on 10/04/2011 2:52:05 PM PDT by VTenigma
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To: SeekAndFind

Far better idea:

Fire 400,000 Teachers Union social parasites.

Issue school vouchers for non-union private and charter schools.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 3:58:04 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: 100American

“”The usual bait and switch, the Feds “give” you the money, you bring the teachers on and then when the dough runs out you are stuck paying for it. What a cheap huckster this guy is””

Ah Ha! Kinda like Clinton’s 100,000 more cops on the street??

Every day I ask myself how did a guy like this with a name like this get to rule over AMERICANS? He belongs in Africa - pick any country there and he’d fit right in.


25 posted on 10/04/2011 4:27:02 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SeekAndFind

Rooters is a Brit commie website. Nothing it prints is believable or coherent.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 4:29:20 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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