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President Obama shifts focus to economy
The Hill ^ | April 6 | By Rebecca Shabad

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 doesn’t 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 year’s 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.

“That’s 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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1 posted on 04/06/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Like a laser beam.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Hojczyk

Boy, if I had a nickel for every time I heard that one.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Hojczyk

How about this maroon focus on BRINGING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.

To heck with increasing benefits, for people without jobs.

Bring back JOBS.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 8:51:57 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Hojczyk

A few more of these ‘summers of recovery’ and am certain the hole to climb out of will be deeper than middle earth.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 8:55:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Hojczyk

More green shoots, huh?

Obama is RoundUp to any possible economic green shoots.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 8:57:01 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: Hojczyk
Extended unemployment benefits and higher minimum wages will not do a damn thing to help the economy. I don't know if he knows that or not, but he doesn't care. He wants the Republicans to block these plans so that he can gin up support in the low-information community against the GOP. It's an election strategy that has nothing to do with economics.
7 posted on 04/06/2014 8:58:02 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Hojczyk

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.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 9:06:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk
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.

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.

9 posted on 04/06/2014 9:07:10 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Hojczyk

I guess that means “Recovery Summer 6” is on its way!

Like the first five movies in the series, it will be a flop.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 9:08:30 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Hojczyk
"Populist pitch"??

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.

11 posted on 04/06/2014 9:09:24 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: diverteach

Is he just getting around to it now??


12 posted on 04/06/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Hojczyk

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


13 posted on 04/06/2014 9:13:30 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: LMAO

They are trying to find a way to blame Republicans for their own failure. Page one of the Democrat playbook.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 9:14:42 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: diverteach

They got their WH fax and the little Bolshevik pressie typed it verbatim.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 9:15:45 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21
They got their WH fax and the little Bolshevik pressie typed it verbatim.

Please massa, no more beatings, I love you...


16 posted on 04/06/2014 9:17:52 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Hojczyk

recovery summer version 5.0 !


17 posted on 04/06/2014 9:23:06 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Hojczyk
Yeah, 'cause that's like, so much better than Commie Care.... Uyghur, PLEASE!
18 posted on 04/06/2014 9:25:44 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Actually he took a few months off to focus on foreign policy. Just like a kid in a play pin, he tired of that toy and is now moving onto another. His focusing on a problem is the equal of someone with a magnifying glass focusing sunlight onto a bug. After he cinders it, he moves on to another with equal results.
19 posted on 04/06/2014 9:25:48 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: fhayek

You said...
“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


20 posted on 04/06/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: null and void

Newer, better, regurgitated lies.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 9:26:12 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: LMAO

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.


22 posted on 04/06/2014 9:31:55 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Hojczyk

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.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 9:33:03 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Hojczyk

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


24 posted on 04/06/2014 9:36:45 AM PDT by jcon40
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To: Hojczyk

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.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 9:39:28 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Mouton
You said...
“These people are beyond help and we have no way of ever convincing them otherwise.”

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

26 posted on 04/06/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Hojczyk

i guess he’s ready to administer the coup de grace


27 posted on 04/06/2014 10:02:40 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Hojczyk

What, again?

Nothing up my sleeve... presto!
Hmmm, I gotta get me another hat.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 10:22:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Like a laser beam.

More like "Jim Beam", his focus makes a ADHD child look rock steady!

29 posted on 04/06/2014 10:28:36 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Hojczyk

HEY, HEY, HEY, LOOK OVER HERE!


30 posted on 04/06/2014 10:37:13 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: LMAO

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.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 10:46:24 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Hojczyk

Sen. Susan Collins (Q-Maine)

Q = Quisling.


32 posted on 04/06/2014 10:51:50 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hojczyk
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.

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.

33 posted on 04/06/2014 11:08:45 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: ClearCase_guy

President Obama has no effect on the economy other than to inhibit it.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 11:11:34 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Hojczyk
President Obama shifts focus to economy

For the 57th time since late January, 2009.

35 posted on 04/06/2014 11:13:15 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: upchuck
For the 57th time since late January, 2009.

Hey, that's one time for each State.

36 posted on 04/06/2014 11:14:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We’re Serious™


37 posted on 04/06/2014 11:16:15 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Hojczyk
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.

The dirty little secret behind today's employment report

38 posted on 04/06/2014 11:17:44 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: dfwgator

Caught me :-)


39 posted on 04/06/2014 11:18:58 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Hojczyk

and gets whiplash ,so he forgets it , LOL and goes on vacation


40 posted on 04/06/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Obadiah

“Obama is RoundUp to any possible economic green shoots.”

I was thinking more in terms of dioxin.


41 posted on 04/06/2014 11:45:08 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Hojczyk

Oh thank God now we can expect NOTHING once again The mans a blithering idiot who thinks he’s intelligent


42 posted on 04/06/2014 3:10:17 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: ronnie raygun

Doesn’t he have a golf game he needs to tend to?

Please, Obama go golfing, you do less damage that way.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 3:11:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

Remember this?

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/11/obama-will-not-rest-until-there-are-more-jobs/1#.U0HS1lmKCHs

NOTE: USA Today allows only links to be posted.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 3:20:49 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Hojczyk

IOW, Obama lied.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We’re Serious™

He's channeling Robert the Bruce....

According to a legend, at some point while he was on the run during the winter of 1306–07, 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;[74] or, defeated for the seventh time by the English, watching the spider make its attempt seven times, succeeding on the eighth try

46 posted on 04/06/2014 3:31:20 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Hojczyk

Shouldn’t this headline really be...

President Obama TRIES to shift focus to economy.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 3:34:04 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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