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