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Weak Economy Points to Obama’s Constraints (NY Times: 'Critics must fair. O's hands are tied')
New York Times ^ | 06/02/2012 | By JACKIE CALMES and NICHOLAS KULISH

Posted on 06/02/2012 8:10:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The bleak jobs report on Friday predictably had heads snapping toward the White House, looking to President Obama to do something. Yet his proposed remedies only underscore how much the president, just five months before he faces voters, is at the mercy of actors in Europe, China and Congress whose political interests often conflict with his own.

That day, Mr. Obama continued his weekly travels around the country, prodding Congressional Republicans to pass his “to-do list” of temporary tax cuts and spending initiatives to help create jobs. The Republicans only mock him, which leaves Mr. Obama free to blame his opponents and their presidential standard-bearer, Mitt Romney. But in doing so, he telegraphs a message of powerlessness that no leader likes to convey — least of all one who ran for office four years ago vowing to bridge Washington’s partisan gulf.

Developments overseas have not helped either. American officials have complained as Beijing began letting its currency devalue again, making its exports cheaper and those from the United States to China more costly. And administration officials, and Mr. Obama himself, have lobbied leaders in Europe for more forceful action to promote growth or at least contain the threat of financial contagion there.

In his weekly address on Saturday, recorded on Friday at a Honeywell International plant near Minneapolis, the president cited the global woes buffeting the economy. But he singled out Congress for rebuke.

“While we can’t fully control everything that happens in other parts of the world, there are plenty of things we can control here at home,” Mr. Obama said. “There are plenty of steps we can take right now to help create jobs and grow this economy.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
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Without mentioning Republicans, Mr. Obama said Congress had not passed measures he had proposed to get jobless construction workers rebuilding roads, bridges and runways; to give small businesses a tax break for new hires; and to help states pay teachers, firefighters and police officers. The steady elimination of public sector jobs has offset increased hiring in the private sector for more than two years.

“So my message to Congress is: Get to work,” he added.

1 posted on 06/02/2012 8:10:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why should he mention Republicans, his own party isn’t doing what he wants budget-wise? He’s one big losing proposition following him would just be more of the same—losses for our country and our freedoms.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 8:14:51 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mr. Obama said. “There are plenty of steps we can take right now to help create jobs and grow this economy.”<<<

Yup...we all need to go out and buy “thingamajigs”...

Obamas answer to the WW2 War Bond..

(graphic artists please do your thing with the old ww2 posters)

3 posted on 06/02/2012 8:21:56 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

“thingamajig” posters for sale
http://www.rare-posters.com/ww2bond.html


4 posted on 06/02/2012 8:25:40 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind

No, this IS Obamaville... we’re getting exactly what he ordered, poverty for all...


5 posted on 06/02/2012 8:26:58 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I clicked on this story via Drudge’s page....and obviously I wasn’t the only directed there from Drudge.

It was a hoot to finally read the comments section and see the Times (and its readers) put in their place.

Of course...if you click on the NY Times Recommended Comments tab, you get the usual idiocy.


6 posted on 06/02/2012 8:29:50 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 06/02/2012 8:47:53 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SeekAndFind
So the Slimes are once again claiming “Bush's Fault”, “Never Obama’s Fault”.
8 posted on 06/02/2012 8:58:14 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: SeekAndFind

Green jobs, green shoots, cash for clunkers, PORKULUS, Recovery summer, shovel ready jobs, and the epic fail list goes on on and on.


9 posted on 06/02/2012 8:59:58 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: SeekAndFind
Yeah, these two guys pretty much control the obot and his regime.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 9:02:23 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: SeekAndFind

hands are tied??? I have one word in response: Keystone!


11 posted on 06/02/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Extraneous Wind sends ...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barry is a failure but it’s not his fault. LOL!


12 posted on 06/02/2012 9:08:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Weak Economy Points to Obama’s Constraints (NY Times: 'Critics must fair. O's hands are tied')

Critics must fair?

13 posted on 06/02/2012 9:10:58 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: SeekAndFind

Either 0bama is a liar or an idiot.
Zero lied when he ran in 2008 or Zero was an idiot who couldn’t understand economics and promised the skies and gold paved streets, unaware that he could not deliver.
Which is it, fool or incompetent?
Well, New York Slimes?
Answer the question.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 9:13:48 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The steady elimination of public sector jobs has offset increased hiring in the private sector for more than two years.

If that's true, America is finally headed in the right direction.

15 posted on 06/02/2012 9:18:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NonValueAdded
hands are tied???

The Republicans have controlled the House for 16 months. During the 24 months prior to that (from the start of the Ubama regime), the rats had full control of everything, including a super majority in the Senate. The Republicans have control of one chamber of congress and Ubama is suddenly helpless?? And nothing is his fault??

By the way, for you younger freepers out there the New York Times was at one time a reputable publication. It wasn't always a big city version of The Daily Collegian, replete with a newsroom full of jack-in-the-box clowns comprised mostly of homosexuals, metrosexuals, affirmative-action incompetents, and feminist loons. Forty+ years ago, when I was in high school, the New York Times was trusted as a legitimate source for news and reasoned editorial positions.

Sure, the New York Times has always been an unabashed mouthpiece for the Democrat party, but the paper used to attempt to explain that support in a rational manner. The people in charge back then were grownups, and they had some shame. That was a long, long time ago.

16 posted on 06/02/2012 9:42:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind
The steady elimination of public sector jobs has offset increased hiring in the private sector for more than two years.

Wait, what?

17 posted on 06/02/2012 10:09:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Thumper1960; All
Which is it, fool or incompetent?

Well, New York Slimes?

Answer the question.

Neither one is the correct answer. Barry Hussein Obama could not be this dumb or incompetent.

While you wonder what the third correct answer is, have you ever figured out WHY Obama illegally attacked Libya? Every wonder WHY Libya is talking about Sharia law now?

Ever wonder WHY Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Ever wonder WHY Obama is dumping $$ into Egypt? Ever figure out the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization?

How about Obama insulting Israel? Ever seen a Muslim who liked Israel? Dang it, I gave away part of WHY Obama is destroying the US on purpose. He doesn't work for us, he works for THEM. All our Muslim Manchurian candidate has to do is enable the leftist radicals and add fuel to their fire when appropriate. Ever seen a President who wanted race riots? It's every Muslim's dream to watch America burn this summer.

18 posted on 06/02/2012 10:31:25 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: politicianslie

0bamao is as muslim as he is Christian. Meaning, he is neither. 0bamao IS a Marxist slug, though. At this point in history, muslims are a means to an end and 0bamao will use them as useful tools. 0bamao has no problem killing muslims if doing so is to his benefit.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 10:45:26 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Thumper1960
Obama plays Christian to get votes.

Obama plays leftist to enable the leftists. Yes he was raised radical left but it his vehicle to damage the US.

Obama has done everything a Muslim Terrorist would do if he were elected POTUS. He has done nothing an American would do to help America recover. In short, Obama is working for them. But it doesn't make much difference if you believe Obama is a Muslim terrorist or a left wing nut, he will finish destroying the US if he is re-elected.

You and I won't know for sure if Obama really is a Muslim terrorist until it is too late to do anything about it.

20 posted on 06/02/2012 10:54:05 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: politicianslie

If he is seen gnawing on a hambone or licking his fingers after tearing into a po’kchop, pretty sure ole barry is a garden variety leftist POS.
But, ya know, if he really IS the father of those two girls, he at least has been porking that pig Moo-chelle....which may, or may not, be considered un-muslim to do.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 11:13:52 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Great O’s little hands are tied.

He needs dictatorial powers to fix the economy.

Nobody has ever been able to make America prosperous and employed Before with all of those constraints, checks and balances.


22 posted on 06/03/2012 3:48:44 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Bon mots
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000092463&play=1
23 posted on 06/03/2012 4:37:50 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep - the first Black President of the greatest Nation on Earth is......a VICTIM!


24 posted on 06/03/2012 4:45:31 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Bon mots
Nobody has ever been able to make America prosperous and employed Before with all of those constraints, checks and balances.

And nobody had all those ATMs stealing jobs from travel agents who lost their jobs because of the internet. It is just not fair! /s

25 posted on 06/03/2012 6:21:56 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Isabel C.
Weak Economy Points to Obama’s Constraints (NY Times: 'Critics must fair. O's hands are tied') Critics must fair?

Get on board with the newspeak.

Resist we much.

26 posted on 06/03/2012 6:55:15 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SeekAndFind

The Canadian Governments poured a Billion dollars into GM, as part of Obama’s plan to save the auto industry.
Now, GM will cease production of the Impala and Equinox as of June 1 2013. New product will not be assigned to that plant.
2,000 direct jobs, and many more in the supply chain will be lost.

I guess 0bama did not really “save” GM, nor Chrysler


27 posted on 06/03/2012 7:09:57 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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I guess 0bama did not really “save” GM

Yes, he did. For China.

28 posted on 06/03/2012 7:32:39 AM PDT by Gritty (A Liberals' instinct is seldom to be honest - Selwyn Duke)
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To: Thumper1960; All
If he (Obama) is seen gnawing on a hambone or licking his fingers after tearing into a po’kchop, pretty sure ole barry is a garden variety leftist POS.

Muslims are allowed to lie to promote the destruction of America. You do know Barry and the kids do not celebrate birthdays, don't go to church, don't act like even Sunday Christians.... Everything you'd expect a Muslim Manchurian candidate to do.

Barry Hussein tried to set up race riots for Zimmerman but he will probably fail. There are other possible opportunities that will be Barry's Reichstag fire. He will be trounced in the fall election if there is an election but some are hypothesizing Obama will cancel the elections.

Barry is destroying the country per the Muslim takeover plan. Obama, as a MUSLIM TERRORIST, is a phenomenal success. Americans want to get rid of Barry Hussein because he is a terrible POTUS, not because he is a TRAITOR. As you laugh at that description, remember Barry could NOT be as stupid as his decesions. Barry is destroying America on purpose.

29 posted on 06/03/2012 1:21:19 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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