Skip to comments.Mr. President, Where's the Bill?
Posted on 09/08/2011 5:19:36 PM PDT by cc2k
I watched the speech tonight. As speeches go, it was interesting.
Mr. Obama repeatedly mentioned his proposed "American Jobs Act." He was telling about all these magical, wonderful things that were in the "American Jobs Act."
He went on to basically demand, "Pass the bill."
Congress can't pass a speech!
I'd like to read the bill before I call my Congress Critter one way or the other.
During the speech, a Google search for the phrase "American Jobs Act" on the whitehouse.gov website. Returned no results at all. By the end of the speech, it returned a single link to a page with a live video feed of some kind. I watched for a bit and am listening to it in the background. So far, I haven't heard anything that Congress can vote on.
Where's the bill, Mr. President?
Mr. President, don't stand up in front of a joint session of Congress and tell them they must pass a bill when the bill doesn't yet exist.
In the Nancy Pelosi tradition, you will need to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. Based on the odor of tonight’s speech, I think we all know what’s in it.
” JUST PASS IT ! “
Repeat mantra over until all obey.
No committee hearings.
No floor debates.
No CBO scorings.
DO AS I COMMAND
JUST PASS IT !
You know I thought Obama’s first 5 minutes were really effective. I thought we might be in for a long night. Then his inner college professor came out and started lecturing and gave us the laundry list. Literally within 10 minutes I was relieved, he is toast.
This should be broken into individual bills for each major piece... Pass the good parts (and there are a couple)... trash the rest.
Hey? Cut Prez Zero some slack! He was on vacation and didn't have time to address the small detail of joblessness. He will get around to it in a week or two. He said so in the little meeting that he had there tonight! Geez.....
Frankly, I don’t like being yelled at.
Street theater, it’s all this shyster has.
How about, first, we have Reid take some of the jobs bills our new Congress has arealy passed - that Reid REFUSES to let be voted on.
They must have merit if Reid is afraid to bring them to a vote - afraid even dems would vote for them.
Why is NO ONE mentioned THESE bills.
They all let the CICINO push the lie that the new Congress has done nothing and the HE is the only one with any plan.
America needs WEALTH CREATION something government and the leftists can do nothing about except GET OUT OF THE WAY.
That’s why afl-cio was sitting in the box with Meeechelle, he is staying in the Lincoln bedroom this week, and will reveal the bill after he writes it, in a week or so.
But the Bill that President Obama insists that Congress PASS NOW
DOES NOT EXIST!!!!!!
Wow, you actually watched the speech. There is a deafing silence online it is like everyone panned it. He could have phoned this one in. He simply put out ideas he knows Congress will not go for so he can blame the Tea Party racist.
It’s all Kabuki.
Name one, and state how Obama said it'll be "paid for" without (a)raising taxes or (b)impacting the debt ceiling.
Go ahead, I'll wait ......
Boehner should announce he’ll put it up for a vote first thing tomorrow, assuming Zero submits it by then.
I especially liked this part:
From the White House fact sheet on the American Jobs Act:So, these proposals aren't paid for, but they will be when the "super committee" finds an additional ~ $450 Billion in spending cuts/revenue enhancements above and beyond their current goal.
Fully Paid for as Part of the Presidents Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan.
- To ensure that the American Jobs Act is fully paid for, the President will call on the Joint Committee to come up with additional deficit reduction necessary to pay for the Act and still meet its deficit target. The President will, in the coming days, release a detailed plan that will show how we can do that while achieving the additional deficit reduction necessary to meet the Presidents broader goal of stabilizing our debt as a share of the economy.
Yeah, that will happen.
Boehner should announce that he'll put it up for a vote no sooner than 72 hours after the White House publishes the bill where can read it. Not one hour sooner.
Boehner should announce hell put it up for a vote first thing tomorrow, assuming Zero submits it by then.