Skip to comments.President Obama shifts focus to economy
Posted on 04/06/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT by Hojczyk
The Senate on Monday is set to approve legislation that would provide unemployment benefits to people who lost it when the funding expired at the end of last year.
House Republican leaders are not expected to hold a vote on the bill, after raising concerns about paying the unemployed retroactively. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has also said the measure doesnt include a job creation provision.
The administration has been urging an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour as part of a broader populist pitch by Democrats.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has been working on a deal to raise the wage, but it may not be as large of a hike as the administration is demanding. President Obama will host two events on the economy this week as Democrats seek to pivot the political discussion away from the healthcare law.
Democrats dispute that that the healthcare law will be a liability for the party in this years elections, and celebrated the news last week that ObamaCare enrollments topped 7 million.
Still, they argue that jobs and the economy will be the central battleground in November.
Thats the debate that the election will be about, jobs and the budget, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week.
Obama will be hosting two events on the economy this week. On Monday, he will travel to Prince Georges County, Md. to host an event on the economy, and will follow that up with another event Tuesday at the White House.
The renewed focus on the economy comes on the heels of new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, that suggested the U.S. is rebounding after a tough winter. In March, 192,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent.
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Like a laser beam.
Boy, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that one.
How about this maroon focus on BRINGING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.
To heck with increasing benefits, for people without jobs.
Bring back JOBS.
A few more of these ‘summers of recovery’ and am certain the hole to climb out of will be deeper than middle earth.
More green shoots, huh?
Obama is RoundUp to any possible economic green shoots.
Oh, I thought Lil Bam had been doing a pretty good job of focusing and on and destroying the economy lo these past 5 years.
Yeah, and a smouldering pile of embers suggests that a house fire has been extinguished, too. A large share of these created jobs were part time (thanks, Obamacare). A rebounding economy should have 300,000 to 350,000 new jobs a month at a minimum.
I guess that means “Recovery Summer 6” is on its way!
Like the first five movies in the series, it will be a flop.
First, so-called "progressives," by their own intrusive and burdensome policies, create a situation where economic recovery is slowed and people are hurting.
Then, they design a "populist pitch" prior to the 2014 election which, they think, will appeal to those who may not understand the implications of raising the minimum wage, but who are hurting and feeling the consequences of current and previous failed "progressive" policies, in order to win elections and continue their "transformation" of America from a place of freedom and opportunity to one based on Old World ideas of tyranny and oppression by political elites!
Now, that's "progressive," isn't it?
Meanwhile, those who spout such nonsense live in opulent style, as they "rule" over their victims.
Is he just getting around to it now??
They’re trying to shift the focus off ObamaCare but they’re trying to reshift the focus on another area were they are vulnerable in this election year?
Who is advising them
They are trying to find a way to blame Republicans for their own failure. Page one of the Democrat playbook.
They got their WH fax and the little Bolshevik pressie typed it verbatim.
Please massa, no more beatings, I love you...
recovery summer version 5.0 !
“They are trying to find a way to blame Republicans for their own failure. Page one of the Democrat playbook.”
And probably not going to work. Obamacare isn’t just a concept, anymore. People can see it and the chaos it brings
Newer, better, regurgitated lies.
I certainly hope that you are right. But the gullibility of the low-information voter combined with the complicity of the sycophantic media makes this by no means a sure thing.
Last evening I had the distinct displeasure of running into Mr Democrap at a party. After he determined in conversation I was not a dem, he began his diatrob starting with how can you people persist in saying that one can live on minimum wage. Immediately that told me the messaging has gone out from the dem central committee this is going to be a big issue NOW. I just said I worked for minimum wage for 5 years during college and I managed to get by and stand here now 50 years later. Then he switched off to the Koch (his word Coke) Brothers. He said it was immoral they spend so much money on conservative causes. I said, well, do you feel the same way about Soros who supports lefty causes? He is even a convicted felon, the KOCH brothers are not. Lastly, don’t equate the GOP with conservatives either. I am the latter as I believe them to be also. The last one unhinged him and he walked away.
These people are beyond help and we have no way of ever convincing them otherwise.
President Obama Shifts Focus to Economy
Yes, there are a few areas of the economy that are recovering (despite his leadership) and he’s figured out a way to screw those sectors up
This is a joke right?This is a man who has done everything in his power to destroy this economy.,
He’s trying to make everybody,excepting himself equal at the bottom of the barrel.
That's because people like that individual only deal in the emotions. That has been the underlying principle behind progressivism for decades. They tend to have a child like view
i guess he’s ready to administer the coup de grace
Nothing up my sleeve... presto!
Hmmm, I gotta get me another hat.
More like "Jim Beam", his focus makes a ADHD child look rock steady!
HEY, HEY, HEY, LOOK OVER HERE!
Yes, you are correct, they have a child like view. In their minds their ideas are like a solid, no matter how much force you exert on it, the sphere does not change shape, just directon. If you try to express to them that a push on one side of baloon deforms the baloon sphere along with changing its direction they just don’t get it. They think in simple terms, put more money into the system, everyone gets richer. They never see that pushing more script into the wage system has far broader effects than simply putting more script in the hands of employees i.e. raising prices, causing further wage inflation or losing businesses to foreign competition. Dodos, every one of them.
Sen. Susan Collins (Q-Maine)
Q = Quisling.
Paving the way for an announcement just before elections that unemployment is down to 5.2%. A made up number like the Obamacare enrollees but since Obama will make that proclamation from the WH Vegetable Garden, it will be official and the 'mericuns will sing praises of the greatest ___________________ to ever occupy the oval office.
President Obama has no effect on the economy other than to inhibit it.
For the 57th time since late January, 2009.
Hey, that's one time for each State.
Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We’re Serious
Caught me :-)
and gets whiplash ,so he forgets it , LOL and goes on vacation
“Obama is RoundUp to any possible economic green shoots.”
I was thinking more in terms of dioxin.
Oh thank God now we can expect NOTHING once again The mans a blithering idiot who thinks he’s intelligent
Doesn’t he have a golf game he needs to tend to?
Please, Obama go golfing, you do less damage that way.
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IOW, Obama lied.
He's channeling Robert the Bruce....
According to a legend, at some point while he was on the run during the winter of 130607, Bruce hid in a cave on Rathlin Island off the north coast of Ireland, where he observed a spider spinning a web, trying to make a connection from one area of the cave's roof to another. Each time the spider failed, it began again until it succeeded. Inspired by this, Bruce returned to inflict a series of defeats on the English, thus winning him more supporters and eventual victory.
The story serves to illustrate the maxim: "if at first you don't succeed, try try try again."
Other versions have Bruce in a small house watching the spider try to make its connection between two roof beams; or, defeated for the seventh time by the English, watching the spider make its attempt seven times, succeeding on the eighth try
Shouldn’t this headline really be...
President Obama TRIES to shift focus to economy.