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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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To: Red in Blue PA
2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars

Let's see if I got it right...

We are rebuilding failing schools that churn out workers to build the roads and bridges that won't be used because of sky high energy costs and those of us who do drive... will be driving a Yugo.

And all this will be financed by taxing the rich folks to death. And that would be anybody with a job because hyperinflation will raise everyone to the highest tax bracket.

51 posted on 11/22/2008 7:53:57 AM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: John123

They want pie.......


52 posted on 11/22/2008 8:00:34 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: spectre

“He’s creating job opportunities for more Illegals.”

That was my first thought. He’s going to be granting amnesty to illegals and they will need jobs, right? The program will be in place to hand jobs to them.


53 posted on 11/22/2008 8:04:30 AM PST by JavaJumpy
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama has never had a real job. Never had to make a payroll and has no clue how businesses run or how they make a profit. He was given everything he has because he is black. People that think he can do anything are just plain idiots. He’s nothing but a mouthpiece of the people in the background telling him what to do and say.


54 posted on 11/22/2008 8:05:15 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Old Sarge; justiceseeker93; freekitty; TXRed; Piquaboy; SouthTexas; IrishMike

You’re accurate and quite astute. Pathetically, millions of morons haven’t realized it yet, but that day is fast approaching. The anger will be something to behold. The Muslim Messiah will need his followers to help control the rage and dissent. Ain’t gonna be pretty.


55 posted on 11/22/2008 8:07:10 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

What the news media chose to emphasize was trivia, slanted against the Republicans in general, Ms. Palin in particular, not all of which was true. Ms. Palin never said she “could see Russia from her house.” That quote came from Tina Fey, who impersonated her on Saturday Night Live.

That Senator Obama said his energy policy would bankrupt the coal industry is rather more important than Mrs. Palin’s wardrobe, but if the news media chose not to report it (as most did not), then the Obama supporters polled can’t be blamed for not knowing it.


56 posted on 11/22/2008 8:08:14 AM PST by IrishMike (Barry Soetoro has demonstrated that he is a shenanigans man !)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“millions of morons”

LOL - would these be the same morons who believe that factcheck.org is THE definitive source and is not to be questioned, while telling me that “you can’t believe anything you read on the internet”?


57 posted on 11/22/2008 8:10:35 AM PST by JavaJumpy
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To: ExTexasRedhead

There will be no anger, no outrage, and no civl war.

The Sheep will do what sheep always do: stay in their pasture and eat whatever is fed them, awaiting the shearing and slaughter to come.

The American people are Leftists, they voted in the government they want, and no amount of Pollyana-based “center-right” cliche’s can stand against the facts.


58 posted on 11/22/2008 8:11:11 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Old Sarge

I still say there are millions of us that won’t meekly go to the slaughter.


59 posted on 11/22/2008 8:13:04 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jobs? You mean, work?? Comrade Zero, you promised prosperity for all! Yet, you want your supporters to work?


60 posted on 11/22/2008 8:13:19 AM PST by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: ExTexasRedhead

But go to the slaughter, they will.


61 posted on 11/22/2008 8:14:29 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Old Sarge

A tad too much “chicken little” syndrome.

We are still the greatest country on the face of this rock and the illusion that our downfall will create a rise somewhere else, IMO is just an illusion. The rest of the world depends on us to survive.

See tagline, we survived.


62 posted on 11/22/2008 8:15:36 AM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
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.

TAX CUTS.....do I hear the words.....TAX CUTS......anybody? TAX CUTS?????

63 posted on 11/22/2008 8:17:07 AM PST by Taggart_D
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To: John123

64 posted on 11/22/2008 8:17:37 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

He intend to hire 2.5 million ppl to work for the government?


65 posted on 11/22/2008 8:18:30 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes, King Showbama will fix everything....


66 posted on 11/22/2008 8:18:40 AM PST by bloodmeridian (http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com)
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To: NonValueAdded

Who knows, maybe he’ll sell the rights to the bridges and roads to foreign governments and they can charge Americans tolls for usage.


67 posted on 11/22/2008 8:23:08 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Red in Blue PA

O!

We sO! f**ked.


68 posted on 11/22/2008 8:28:56 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bloodmeridian; Clemenza; Impy; rabscuttle385

Next up on the agenda, he’ll make mens’ peckers and womens’ boobs bigger.


69 posted on 11/22/2008 8:31:12 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: IrishMike

Wait till the public outrage is directed at the media. They have been the major player that has caused this mess. Maybe the stupid public (Obama idiots) will somehow see the truth.

Naw, just a thought.........


70 posted on 11/22/2008 8:31:47 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: N. Theknow

“The Apollo Alliance, a San Francisco coalition of environmental and labor groups, also released a study in September. It concluded that five million green jobs could be had with an investment of $500 billion — more than three times Mr. Obama’s number.

Kate Gordon, co-director of the Apollo Alliance, says the numbers are less important than the message. “Honestly,” she says, “it’s just to inspire people.”
See this:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122601449992806743.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

His proposal according to his campaign website is to spend $150,000,000,000 in developing clean energy and producing 5,000,000 well-paying jobs. That $150 billion is not all for wages but let us assume it was. These well-paying jobs would be paying $30,000 a year or $15.63 an hour—that’s before any deductions and assuming everyone gets paid the same amount! Yeah, that’s something to really “inspire” people and get them all excited!


71 posted on 11/22/2008 8:32:49 AM PST by Albertafriend
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To: Red in Blue PA

I guess it’ll take that many people to dredge the harbors after the seas recede...


72 posted on 11/22/2008 8:33:18 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Notice that the plan wasn’t announced on a day the market was open. The DOW would have tanked big time on this “spend our way out of the problem” scheme.


73 posted on 11/22/2008 8:34:58 AM PST by Starboard
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To: vidbizz

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

Your impression is correct. the money the Govt spends is taken out of the pockets of taxpayers and so whatever investment the Govt makes is simply displacing private sector investment. And if the govt takes on debt, it also crowds out private sector debt.

So this is basically a scam in which nothing productive is accomplished but that since the impression is given that something is being done, it will have the intended political effect.

Note this - FDR LENGTHENED THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
http://travismonitor.blogspot.com/2008/11/fdr-lengthened-great-depression.html

Yet he got re-elected 3 times. Go figure.


74 posted on 11/22/2008 8:35:53 AM PST by WOSG (STOP OBAMA'S SOCIALISM - Change we need: Replace the Democrat Congress)
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To: 4rcane

Like Clinton, he will make the numbers look good on the surface and take full credit, even though it will guarantee a secondary economic melt-down.

But don’t expect the blame to go anywhere except towards Conservatives.

They still believe that this mess is due to the public mood and can be turned around if everything is presented as peach keen and rosy.


75 posted on 11/22/2008 8:37:13 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“Pathetically, millions of morons haven’t realized it yet, but that day is fast approaching. The anger will be something to behold.”

I believe at on December 5th when the US Supreme Court makes a decision that will prevent Obama from taking the Office of President, the anger will be directed towards Obama for being the total lie he is. Yes, some will riot, but they are the folks who would riot for any reason and continue to do so.


76 posted on 11/22/2008 8:37:18 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: panthermom; xzins
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?

I was in high school when they opened the 55 freeway which was then call the "Newport Freeway" because it was supposed to take everyone to Newport Beach. That freeway has been under constant construction since 1968 and it still doesn't end in Newport. It dead ends into Costa Mesa. Newport doesn't want it. Never did.

It has been widened and bridges have been built and rebuilt and I don't think I have ever driven on it when some kind of construction hasn't been going on. The total length of the freeway is about 10 miles. I think they now call it the "Costa Mesa" freeway. I guess they gave up on the Newport idea.

77 posted on 11/22/2008 8:38:30 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Starboard

This will cause Wall Street to sell-off heavily to roll everything into Government/Municipal bonds. Which is already happening.

This is a carbon copy of the Carter years. I expect much the same thing to happen to the private sector as did then. There will be oil/fuel shortages, rationing, huge unemployment and run away inflation.

You can’t artificially stimulate an economy that just isn’t there.


78 posted on 11/22/2008 8:42:27 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He’ll give everybody a pair of scissors and tell them to trim the prairies.


79 posted on 11/22/2008 8:44:28 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Talk is cheap


80 posted on 11/22/2008 8:48:59 AM PST by hamburglar (The result of spreading the wealth around is spreading unemployment around.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
GOVERNMENT CHAIN GANG JOBS!

This is nuts. How about hi-tech jobs Barry boy???

Maybe we should all move to India where they understand the value of the entrepreneur and wealth creation!

81 posted on 11/22/2008 8:53:15 AM PST by April Lexington (We are now in the era of Timothy Leary Economics!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
If this man believes that the government can “create” jobs, he is living in the past.
82 posted on 11/22/2008 8:54:39 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: dandiegirl
Obama has never had a real job. Never had to make a payroll and has no clue how businesses run or how they make a profit. He was given everything he has because he is black. People that think he can do anything are just plain idiots. He’s nothing but a mouthpiece of the people in the background telling him what to do and say.

You, madam, are a genius! Well said.

83 posted on 11/22/2008 8:54:40 AM PST by April Lexington (We are now in the era of Timothy Leary Economics!)
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To: patriotspride

A thousand bridges to nowhere. Boy are those college kids gonna be surprised when they get a pick’n’shovel for graduation!


84 posted on 11/22/2008 8:58:01 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: Red in Blue PA

WE WANT PIE!!

Give us pie, more pie, the Obamessiah promised us PIE!!!


85 posted on 11/22/2008 9:27:38 AM PST by Enchante (Thanks, Mediascum, you "elected" your candidate and now the country will pay....)
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To: P-Marlowe

Costa Mesa Freeway, Taxway, Porkway....AmericanWay.


86 posted on 11/22/2008 9:34:27 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain, Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’m actually ok with this plan to get some infrastructure projects going as long as only US citizens are allowed to be part of the workforce.

I fear you are correct though. Our “friend” GWBush essentially fell asleep at the wheel while 15 million new democratic voters entered the US from Mexico from 2000 to 2008. And with the economic downturn, many of those 15 million who have jobs will probably lose them and we’ll be in the mess of trying to support them if Obama and dems grant amnesty.


87 posted on 11/22/2008 9:34:47 AM PST by SteveAustin
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To: WOSG
Yet he got re-elected 3 times.

People thought he "cared" about them.

88 posted on 11/22/2008 9:46:59 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: listenhillary

“The unions might take issue with his WPA, CCC plans.”

Who cares? What, are unions gonna go vote Republican? Ha!


89 posted on 11/22/2008 10:04:41 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

BO wnat us all in a chain gang instead of meaningful work.
As the truth gets out about global warming, all this energy tech sector will look mighty speculative (with no return on investment and no new jobs.)


90 posted on 11/22/2008 10:09:37 AM PST by thenewsblogger
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To: Red in Blue PA

Plenty to do I see. Spying, writing up reports after listening to spies, working the trains, building the camps, building ‘showering’ facilities, arranging and working shipping routes to get rid of dissenters.

Then of course, confiscating, sorting, and distributing the possessions and land property of ‘criminals’ to loyalists and new recruits.

Clerical work such as taking names, ages, filing the paperwork, stacking it and getting identification numbers for prisoners.

Fashion design: designing uniforms according to category.

Working in press, PR, coordinating development of education films with Hollywood and new material for teaching. Stage shows, cartoons, movies and songs.

Farming in communes and only allowing married couples to meet and copulate every so often in a specific area curtained off with a guard outside to tell them when their time is up. Portrait of Obama in the room to encourage good patriots to breed new soldiers for the revolution and also discourage psychological intimacy using Obama as a distraction. Also discourages ‘weak minded’ people from copulating because of Obama distraction. Food rationed and distributed.

Hospital facilities created to keep hygiene up to snuff to ensure healthy babies are born and keep breeders as healthy as possible. Daycare facilities set up to keep children from developing ‘unnecessary attachments’ to mothers/breeders. Only party members of good standing and ‘irreproachable reputation’ are allowed to maintain family unit with frequent checks by case worker to ensure that child is not corrupted by ideas of unimportance and impurity such as the concept of individuality and accomplishment for the self alone.

Housekeeping: maids and other houseworkers ‘volunteer’ to clean homes of party members following all orders with unquestioning obedience.

Those of high intelligence are taught ideals of party by ‘teachers’ and if ‘incorrigible’ are exterminated.

Military: I don’t need to say I think.

See, plenty of jobs created.


91 posted on 11/22/2008 10:21:04 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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To: John123

“taxing the rich folks to death”

Taxing and then shooting.


92 posted on 11/22/2008 10:22:16 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I know I won’t. When people realize the reality of the situation, they’ll freak out.


93 posted on 11/22/2008 10:24:53 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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To: dandiegirl

And the exact people who are the same voted for him. They’ve never had to build from scratch, plan a business strategy, get funds, and make and follow through long term plans.

Affirmative Action has reached it’s peak.

At this point the people who think this stuff appears out of thin air are going to be the ones starving in the streets when the benefit train falls to pieces and Obama is no longer able to throw money to them because he and his goons have killed off all the producers and the survivors are in exile.


94 posted on 11/22/2008 10:28:07 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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To: Son House

ping


95 posted on 11/22/2008 11:35:59 AM PST by Son House (Mr. Ă˜bama, Your Tax Increases Are Decreasing Job Opportunities)
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To: nathanbedford
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.

This is precisely correct, and why no leftist should ever be allowed anywhere near power, authority, education, or, frankly, a voting booth. They are effectively criminally insane, have zero humility about *everything*, and have a psychotic's level of empathy for the people they destroy.
96 posted on 11/22/2008 11:43:15 AM PST by earthFriendly
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To: Earthdweller
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.

I like the mental image, but Pelosi would melt before Ried picked a single head of lettuce. Is she even from our solar system?

97 posted on 11/22/2008 11:43:28 AM PST by earthFriendly
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To: Old Sarge
There will be no anger, no outrage, and no civl war.

The reason I think that there will be no outrage is exactly what we see in Cuba ie "the people" have just enough to keep from starving, being cold, being without shelter. In other words, they are complacent with not enough motivation to revolt. That, IMO, is the secret of what makes socialism/communism/progressivism work. And I could see it happening here in USA

98 posted on 11/22/2008 12:00:07 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: listenhillary

Don’t forget the concessions need to appease enviro-regs, states, cities, counties and neighborhood groups in order to get anything done.
Folks will be wishing for how simple things were for the WPA.


99 posted on 11/22/2008 1:12:24 PM PST by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Buah created 2 million jobs just in 2005 alone. Its going to take this asshat 3 years to do the same?


100 posted on 11/22/2008 1:17:36 PM PST by Bommer ( Republican Party - RIP!)
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