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Obama economic plan aims for 2.5M new jobs by 2011
Yahoo ^ | 11/22/2008 | WILL LESTER

Posted on 11/22/2008 7:12:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would create 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

"These aren't just steps to pull ourselves out of this immediate crisis. These are the long-term investments in our economic future that have been ignored for far too long," Obama said in the weekly Democratic radio address.

The goal is to it quickly through Congress, with help from both parties, after Obama takes office Jan. 20. The plan, which envisions those new jobs by January 2011, is "big enough to meet the challenges we face," he said.

Obama noted the growing evidence the country is "facing an economic crisis of historic proportions" and said he was pleased Congress passed an extension of unemployment benefits this past week. But, he added, `We must do more to put people back to work and get our economy moving again."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; agenda; bho2008; jobs; obama; obamatransitionfile
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1 posted on 11/22/2008 7:12:10 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wonderful ... everybody grab a shovel cause O-child gonna recreate the WPA. He wants an universal college education but the jobs he proposes are heavy infrastructure labor? And probably paid for by taxing the high tech stuff out of existence, at least within the United States.


2 posted on 11/22/2008 7:14:59 AM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

IF BO implements any aspect of his tax the rich plan, there will be ZERO net, new jobs by 2011!!!!


3 posted on 11/22/2008 7:15:19 AM PST by G Larry (Barack’s character has been molded by extremists)
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To: Red in Blue PA

...and 15 million lost...


4 posted on 11/22/2008 7:15:36 AM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Presidents do not create jobs....companies and opportunites do. Is the “O” willing to get out of the way so this can happen?


5 posted on 11/22/2008 7:15:42 AM PST by Kimmers (Armed, not dangerous....just don't push me you Marxist infidels)
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To: Kimmers

Is that a rhetorical question?


6 posted on 11/22/2008 7:16:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Minimum wage slave jobs working for the government, in broken down asbestos filled halls with cockroaches the size of rats for everyone! Oh boy..can't wait./s
7 posted on 11/22/2008 7:17:38 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This has been tried before.

8 posted on 11/22/2008 7:17:58 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Earthdweller

Until I read this article, I was not aware there was such a crying need for laborers to build “wind farms and solar panels.”


9 posted on 11/22/2008 7:18:49 AM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: Red in Blue PA

I just read that this year we lost 1.2 million jobs in 2008 so far. So, he’ll recover half those jobs once this downturn cycle is over.


10 posted on 11/22/2008 7:19:21 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Wiggins
This has been tried before.

...and failed.

11 posted on 11/22/2008 7:20:27 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority ((Barack Obama...stuck on stupid and idle as the world races by him like a bullet train...)
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To: NonValueAdded

The unions might take issue with his WPA, CCC plans. That is unless the USA pays union wages and the unions get a cut.

Such a tangled web.


12 posted on 11/22/2008 7:21:23 AM PST by listenhillary (No representation without taxation! ~~ Mark Steyn)
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To: Kimmers

yes, and if people and companies are given generous tax cuts they will do the work themselves of selling wonderfull new electric and other type cars. Aptera and Pheonix motor cars already are and many others will be too. And the big three are finally starting to wake up to the fact that people want low cost and better cars. They have dropped the ball due to the profit margin of selling parts and maintenance of their cars for their dealerships. Great for the dealships but bad for the consumer and now the chicken has come home to roost and the oil companies have stabbed them in the back with the recent huge spike in gas prices.


13 posted on 11/22/2008 7:22:11 AM PST by fabian
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To: Red in Blue PA

10 million years from now, there will be 100 billion dumbasses who STILL think that you can grow an economy by having the G. hire people to build those “roads and bridges.” When will this go away?


14 posted on 11/22/2008 7:22:22 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ah yes, the greatest of all job creators steps to the fore...the US Government. How reassuring for the prospects of future growth!


15 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:03 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just more smoke and mirrors from BO. The key word in that story is “aim”.
He reminds me of my dog when she finds a rattle snake. She barks real loud, takes small jumps towards the problem but never gets close enough to actually bite the snake. She actually is warning us that a snake is around and then WE get a shovel and kill the snake.
That’s what will happen with this economy and any other problems facing this nation. He will make a lot of noise and wait for someone else to fix the problems.


16 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:03 AM PST by IceAge
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To: Red in Blue PA

Will these kids be disappointed? I thought everything was going to improve under Obama. Now he’s saying the worst is yet to come. Can’t the liberal messiah fix everything like he promised?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSvBCBnulLs


17 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:12 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Red in Blue PA
alternative energy sources and more efficient cars

I am sick of this Green mantra.

When the magic alternative energy resources are built and dominant, then someone will start an agenda to stop them from damaging the environment in different ways. There is no end to this alternative energy BS. The motive is to tear down society, not to get energy from somewhere else.

The same goes for "more energy efficient cars". When these "more energy efficient cars" are built and everywhere, then we will be under attack because they are not 100% efficient (impossible).

Is a "Green Building" really "Green"? There is no such thing. By definition, the only thing "green" is nature, which is what the radical green movement wants. They want an absence of man.

18 posted on 11/22/2008 7:23:31 AM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I have a question.

What happened to the 5 million new jobs he promised in March 2008?

Barack Obama's Plan to Create 5 million New Green Jobs

19 posted on 11/22/2008 7:24:53 AM PST by N. Theknow (Watching FOX News now is like sifting through a roomful of horse$hit to find a pony.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Any job that Comrade Zerobama would “create” would be strictly TAXPAYER FUNDED. Remember that the free market and its natural job creation are UNDER ATTACK by these socialists. The government will be GOD and will create and control everything.....no joke!!! (/s)


20 posted on 11/22/2008 7:24:59 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: GraceCoolidge
More likely the "farm" jobs will be picking crops or bailing hay.

Put Harry Ried out of a job...I like to see that old commie practice what he preaches. Pelosi can standby in the sweltering heat to lash him if he doesn't perform.

21 posted on 11/22/2008 7:25:03 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: SteamShovel

I think you have to smoke their green to get the full meaning of it.


22 posted on 11/22/2008 7:25:59 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: listenhillary
"The unions might take issue with his WPA, CCC plans. That is unless the USA pays union wages and the unions get a cut."

As long as the union bosses get their cut of the pie they don't give a sh@t. Did you ever notice when a strike is called those at the top lose nothing?

23 posted on 11/22/2008 7:26:20 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

We’ve had it.


24 posted on 11/22/2008 7:26:49 AM PST by onedoug
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To: GraceCoolidge
"Until I read this article, I was not aware there was such a crying need for laborers to build “wind farms and solar panels.”

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laborers to build HUMMERS and Escalades TOO !!!!

25 posted on 11/22/2008 7:27:07 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was always under the impression that everytime gov’t hires someone, the public sector looses money.


26 posted on 11/22/2008 7:31:16 AM PST by vidbizz
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To: Red in Blue PA

HOPE AND CHANGE!!! HOPE AND CHANGE!!! Oh, wait. It’s just a rehashed version of FDR’s New Deal. I can’t wait to see how this turns out. /s


27 posted on 11/22/2008 7:31:32 AM PST by theymakemesick (Buraq - The winged creature that carried mohammed on his Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How?
Is he going to pull them out of his a$$.


28 posted on 11/22/2008 7:31:57 AM PST by svcw (Great selection of Christmas gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds like Russia/Cuba by making gummit work projects. Surprise.

Pray for W and Our Troops


29 posted on 11/22/2008 7:33:33 AM PST by bray (All thats left of my 401K is some Change and very little Hope.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
His jobs will all be government jobs akin to the depression era work programs.

No thanks...we can do A LOT better than that, and starting in 2010, we will turn things around so we can turn the economy, the energy sector, manufacturing, agriculture, etc., etc. loose again in a free market.

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

30 posted on 11/22/2008 7:33:40 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: keepitreal

Don’t forget, those “millions” of jobs building “energy efficient” cars, will more than likely be robots that the industry has been forced to develop because of the extremely high cost of labor, thanks to the Unions.

Japan solved it’s labor shortage this way, and American industry will do the same to remain competitive. As far as the pipe dream of solving the economic crisis by rebuilding schools, bridges roads, etc, those jobs now require years of professional trade experience. General laborers (Pick & shovel gangs) have been replaced by heavy equipment.

Add the incredible cost of his environmental overkill, “Crap & Trade” scam and the building materials industry will have to charge the tax payers double for the same materials & services.

BUT, it all sounds so GOOD! Just like his pie-in-the-sky speeches that his Cult following chanted repeatedly. WE WANT PIE....WE WANT PIE!....... They are going to get just that!


31 posted on 11/22/2008 7:33:45 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: NonValueAdded
"Wonderful ... everybody grab a shovel cause O-child gonna recreate the WPA. He wants an universal college education but the jobs he proposes are heavy infrastructure labor? And probably paid for by taxing the high tech stuff out of existence, at least within the United States."

A five year plan. Stalin loved those.

32 posted on 11/22/2008 7:33:48 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
It is all about control.

Marxists do not want to create jobs, they want to move ciphers around the board. They want to arrange the board. It did not matter to Stalin how many kulaks he killed in order to achieve collectivization of agriculture, it did not matter how many peasants Mao Zedong had to starve to death in order to divert money for the production of atomic bombs and missiles. The left does not want any jobs for Cowboys it wants spots for drones.

In their insatiable quest to play God, leftists are drawn to governing because it is the arena which permits them to do just that, to play God. Turning loose the entrepreneurial spirit of the citizenry is anathema to them because it takes them out of the game, in fact, it takes away the game entirely. That will never do.

Ultimately, Obama is driven in this direction by the demons which control him.


33 posted on 11/22/2008 7:34:28 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: fabian

If we drilled for oil all our cars would be low cost. Is he going to build the Nuclear plants to charge those wonderful golf carts? Oh yeah, only the Inner Circle gets a car.

Pray for W and Our Troops


34 posted on 11/22/2008 7:35:36 AM PST by bray (All thats left of my 401K is some Change and very little Hope.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
He's creating job opportunities for more Illegals.

sw

35 posted on 11/22/2008 7:36:26 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Boardwalk
I think you have to smoke their green to get the full meaning of it.

I don't think smoking green weed has anything to do with it.

They are mentally ill, insane to be exact.

36 posted on 11/22/2008 7:37:15 AM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: Red in Blue PA; ncfool; justiceseeker93; ladyvet; romanesq; Clintonfatigued; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

He will be hiring millions to spy on the dissenters. Openings for Gestapo agents and grunts to build the camps. Meanwhile, his cohorts will continue with their plans to turn America into a third-world country where they rule.


37 posted on 11/22/2008 7:38:17 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Earthdweller
Minimum wage slave jobs working for the government, in broken down asbestos filled halls with cockroaches the size of rats for everyone! Oh boy..can't wait./s

IOW, jobs American's wont do. So who ,I wonder will do these jobs ;0)

38 posted on 11/22/2008 7:38:30 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Roads and bridges? But I thought cars and oil were destroying our planet!

We need workers to build bike paths and light rail.

and more runways for the central planners to oversee our work.


39 posted on 11/22/2008 7:40:12 AM PST by Krusty (Liberal rhymes with miserable)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, I admire your positive outlook. However, I see it as not possible in 2010, because they plan on flooding the electorate with newly ordained Democrats from Mexico.

They plan on granting amnesty to all those Illegals already here, (30 million) just by requiring them to register, pay a few hundred dollar fine, learn a few words in English and throw the doors wide open at the border. All they need do in the future is, register, pay a fee, have family already here or have a medical or economic crisis to get citizenship.

Of course, they will get Universal National Health Care immediately. And they will come in a wave like the Indonesian Disaster.


40 posted on 11/22/2008 7:42:21 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
He's not very optimistic.

If I knew the country was going into the toilet, I'd be aiming for 50 million new jobs to replace the 50 million that are going to be lost.

41 posted on 11/22/2008 7:43:51 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: listenhillary
That is unless the USA pays union wages and the unions get a cut.

It's already in place. See Davis Bacon Act.

42 posted on 11/22/2008 7:45:33 AM PST by Walmartian (Where my pony? I wants my pony.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh yeah, Obama is a Messiah for the US economy.

Just ask Wall Street, which Obama has worked his magic on.


43 posted on 11/22/2008 7:46:35 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Monsieur Poirot

15 years ago I moved from South Carolina to Georgia. There was a road project going on in Augusta on I20, it is still going on!!! 15 YEARS in the same exact spot! Everytime I go back to SC and drive through the mess I comment to my husband, can you say PORK?


44 posted on 11/22/2008 7:47:49 AM PST by panthermom
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To: Red in Blue PA

Maybe he will seize some private and corporate-owned farms and convert them to collective farms. That really worked well for the Soviets—millions of people starved from the resulting famines.


45 posted on 11/22/2008 7:48:27 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Swiftboating: Revealing inconvenient truths about Democrat candidates)
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To: NonValueAdded
Wonderful ... everybody grab a shovel cause O-child gonna recreate the WPA. He wants an universal college education but the jobs he proposes are heavy infrastructure labor? And probably paid for by taxing the high tech stuff out of existence, at least within the United States.

And of course the Obamunists wouldn't have the heart to make these jobs only temporary....

46 posted on 11/22/2008 7:49:04 AM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
turn America into a third-world country where they rule.

You're late. They already have.

47 posted on 11/22/2008 7:49:23 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: ex-rushie

“Just more smoke and mirrors from BO. The key word in that story is “aim”.
He reminds me of my dog when she finds a rattle snake. She barks real loud, takes small jumps towards the problem but never gets close enough to actually bite the snake. She actually is warning us that a snake is around and then WE get a shovel and kill the snake.
That’s what will happen with this economy and any other problems facing this nation. He will make a lot of noise and wait for someone else to fix the problems.”

Good analogy. Enjoyed reading this.


48 posted on 11/22/2008 7:49:48 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: panthermom

A prime example.


49 posted on 11/22/2008 7:52:26 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: RightWingConspirator

Yes, can’t you see large pictures of Obama at all the work sites? His jaw jutting out and his head tilted back? And those workers will all be so enthusiastic and productive about their manual labor position as some Union organizer oversees their work.

There will also be the Obama Civilian Security Force ever present.


50 posted on 11/22/2008 7:52:54 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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