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  • Obstruct and Exploit (Krugman again)

    09/10/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/9/2012 | Paul Krugman
    Does anyone remember the American Jobs Act? A year ago President Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases, aimed in particular at sustaining state and local government employment. Independent analysts reacted favorably. For example, the consulting firm Macroeconomic Advisers estimated that the act would add 1.3 million jobs by the end of 2012. There were good reasons for these positive assessments. Although you’d never know it from political debate, worldwide experience since the financial crisis struck in 2008 has overwhelmingly confirmed the proposition that fiscal policy “works,” that temporary increases in spending boost...
  • Senate votes down Obama jobs measure

    11/03/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Senate votes down Obama jobs measure By Josiah Ryan - 11/03/11 03:26 PM ET For the third time in four weeks, Senate Republicans on Thursday voted in unison to block a piece of President Obama's jobs package. The GOP senators were joined by one Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), and Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) in rejecting a procedural motion on legislation that would spend $60 billion on transportation infrastructure programs. The vote was 51-49. The spending was offset with a new tax on income earned above $1 million that Republicans oppose. Many Republicans, including Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), said...
  • Obama Panders to Occupy Wall Street, Vilifies Top 1 Percent in Weekly Address

    10/30/2011 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama has been no stranger to the Occupy Wall Street crowd and in fact has gone out of his way to encourage the violent, vile, unsanitary, vitriolic and greedy movement. But, this week Obama took it to a whole new level, dedicating half of his weekly address to vilifying the "top 1 percent," while claiming the middle class has been losing ground as "the rich become richer." His message this week is purely "spread the wealth around." Like I've said before, if Obama is going to continue to support the OWS crowd, he better be willing to accept the...
  • Transcript: NBC’s “Meet the Press”

    10/30/2011 10:19:51 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    TIME ^ | October 30, 2011 | Reuters
    DAVID GREGORY: Good morning. The first snow storm of the winter makes an early fall landing, blanketing the east coast from Maryland to New England, leaving more than two million homes without power. This is how it's going to look a couple of months from now in Iowa when the caucuses are underway. And this morning we have a clear snapshot of how the Republican field now stands. In the new Des Moines Register poll, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are on top. Back in Washington, the president focused on his own reelection and the need to jumpstart the economy...
  • Reporter who bugged Biden: ‘They’re suggesting that my credentials get yanked’ for ‘rape’ question

    10/25/2011 11:20:40 AM PDT · by martosko · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Vice President Joe Biden’s office has asked the U.S. Senate Press Gallery to investigate conservative journalist Jason Mattera’s tactics during a recent interview, a process that could result in his press credentials being revoked, The Daily Caller has learned. Mattera, the editor of Human Events and a widely known video ambush interviewer, caught Biden by surprise after asking if he would pose together for a joint picture. While embracing the vice president for the photo, Mattera asked Biden if he “regret[s] using a rape reference to describe Republican opposition to the president’s bill.” Because none of those parties are answering...
  • Commie Plot that Put Us in the Red

    10/19/2011 12:34:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Diana West
    The most amazing aspects of the accelerating American submission to the state are: 1) how matter-of-fact we are in contemplating massive government interventions, such as President Barack Obama's latest stimulus "jobs" plan, and 2) how virtually no one notices the blatant Marxist overtones. When someone does, a la "Joe the Plumber" at the end of the 2008 campaign season, he or she is mocked off the stage. President Obama demonstrated how this is done in January 2010 when, during an unusual White House meeting with congressional Republicans about his pending health-care legislation – another massive government intervention into the private...
  • Protesters disrupt John Boehner’s golf game in Newport Beach

    10/18/2011 12:32:10 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 18, 2011
    A weekend of worldwide protest spilled over into Orange County on Monday as about 40 left-leaning activists protested House Speaker John Boehner's visit to the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach. "He knows he can't go anywhere without the people going with him," said Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, a progressive group. "I hope that even while he's up there, raking in millions in cash, he knows there's people here and everywhere. We're going to make clear that this isn't a funny time anymore. This is a real time. It's time for him to get busy on...
  • BIDEN: 'Are we campaigning? Yes, we are!'

    Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at critics today who have claimed that his and the President's efforts to get a job's bill passed is mere "campaigning." "Are we campaigning?" he said. "Yes! We are campaigning to change this environment." Biden was in York, Pa., visiting the Goode Elementary School to argue that the American Jobs Act would support 400,000 education jobs. Because of budget cuts, the York School District has been forced to lay off 100 teachers. Waxing at times poetic, Biden stressed the importance of education in keeping the nation competitive. "If our students suffer, our future suffers,”...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Despite defeat, Obama's jobs bill is popular

    10/12/2011 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10/12/11 | Mark Murray
    Even though the United States Senate on Tuesday blocked President Obama's jobs bill, the legislation's specifics -- as well as the idea of taxing the wealthy to pay for it -- are popular with the American public, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. When asked simply if Congress should pass the legislation or not, 30 percent of respondents answer yes, while 22 percent say no; 44 percent have no opinion.
  • Obama's Jobs Bill Fails to Advance in Senate Despite White House Push

    10/11/2011 4:52:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/11/11 | Trish Turner, Mike Emanuel &AP
    President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Democratic-controlled Senate Tuesday night despite a White House push that accelerated in the 11th hour. The bill received a simply majority of 51 votes but fell short of the necessary 60 to end debate. Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana were the only Democrats to vote against the bill. Both of them are facing tough re-election campaigns next year. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., had said earlier that although he intended to vote in favor of ending the Republican filibuster, he did not...
  • Defiant Obama challenges GOP on jobs bill (but it was Democrat Reid that blocked the "jobs bill")

    10/06/2011 10:30:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/6/2011 | Ben Feller/ AP
    Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan or explain why not, declaring that if Congress fails to act "the American people will run them out of town." The president used a White House news conference to attempt to heighten the pressure he's sought to create on the GOP by traveling around the country, into swing states and onto the home turf of key Republican foes including House Speaker John Boehner and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Giving a bit of ground on his own plan, he endorsed a new proposal by Senate...
  • TPM: Schumer Adopts GOP Argument Against Obama Tax Plan

    10/05/2011 11:30:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-5-11 | Brian Beutler
    President Obama has made ending the Bush tax on incomes above $250,000 a year a top goal of his presidency. Republicans have predictably fought him at every turn, and used misleading statistics to characterize the plan as one that would cripple small businesses -- when in fact only sliver of the impact would fall on truly small businesses. Wednesday, those Republicans got a big, if unintentional, assist from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) -- a member of Democratic leadership, who has been a leading advocate for setting the threshold at $1 million in income. "There are people making 250, 300 [thousand...
  • Editorial: Call Democrats' Bluff On Jobs Bill

    09/28/2011 4:29:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 28, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: Despite the president's calls for Congress to "pass this jobs bill," it looks like his own party doesn't even want to bring it up for a vote. Republicans should force one. When Sen. Harry Reid on Monday was pressed why — more than a week after Obama commanded Congress to pass the jobs bill without "division or delay" — he still hadn't scheduled a vote on it, his excuse was that the Senate floor was "pretty well jammed now." Oh, really? Over the past three weeks, the Senate has been grappling with such burning national issues as: • Designating...
  • New Government Fees in Deficit Proposal Would Hit Airline Passengers, Military Retirees

    09/19/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2011 | AP
    <p>It's not just millionaires who'd pay more under President Obama's latest plan to combat the deficit.</p> <p>Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who would pay more than $130 billion in government revenues raised through new or increased fees.</p>
  • Obama Proposes New Czar

    09/19/2011 4:51:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    As the Obama agenda proves increasingly impotent, Americans have witnessed Obama's czars crash and burn or run for cover over the past thirty months.  From Van Jones to Kevin Jennings  to Nancy-Ann DeParle to Todd Stern to Ron Bloom, Obama's style of management--bypassing the senate-confirmed agency heads--has failed to yield the results promised to the American people.  You would think Obama would give up on the failed idea of using a curious collection of White House czars to manage complex economic and regulatory issues. No way. Instead, in the American Jobs Act, Obama is proposing a new group of czars...
  • House GOP Rejects Obama Jobs Proposals [Will Obama Take $447B Jobs Plan To "Every Corner"?]

    09/17/2011 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2011
    September 17, 2011 House GOP Rejects Obama Jobs Proposals (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders say they are rejecting President Barack Obama's jobs proposals to rebuild schools and blighted neighborhoods, and help keep state and local employees on the job. In a memo to GOP lawmakers that was also issued publicly and reprinted in The New York Times, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and other Republican leaders also objected to the president's proposal for a temporary reduction in payroll taxes, in order to boost consumer spending and increase demand. The GOP leaders say such a...
  • Cost Of Obama's Jobs Bill 20 Times Greece's Deficit

    09/16/2011 4:19:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 16, 2011 | MARK STEYN
    The president has taken to the campaign trail to promote his "American Jobs Act." That's a good name for it: an act. "Pass this bill now!" he declared 24 times at a stop in Raleigh, N.C., and another 18 in Columbus, Ohio, and the act is sufficiently effective that, three years into the Vapidity of Hope, the president can still find crowds of true believers willing to chant along with him: "Pass this bill now!" Not all supporters are content merely to sing along with the prompter-in-chief. In North Carolina, a still devoted hopeychanger cried out, "I love you!" "I...
  • Obama pitches his jobs bill, again

    09/16/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 09/16/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama signed a bill to help Americans get patents for inventions Friday morning, but in his speech at a science and tech school in northern Virginia, he quickly pivoted to talking about his jobs bill that has rankled both Republicans and Democrats. After acknowledging a handful of members of Congress in his audience at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Obama said he didn’t want to pass up the chance to make another pitch for his plan. “I’ve got another bill that I want to get passed to help the economy right away. It’s called the American Jobs Act,”...
  • Republicans Demand to See Fine Print of Obama’s Jobs Plan

    09/15/2011 11:05:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 15, 2011 | By Devin Dwyer
    If “pass this bill” is the phrase of the week for President Obama, “not so fast” is the phrase of choice for congressional Republicans. As Obama touts the American Jobs Act as a “fully paid for” panacea for high unemployment and sluggish economic growth, his critics insist he’s glossing over the fine print when it comes to adding to the deficit. “Given the depth of the economic crisis we now face … the lack of fiscal detail that has been provided to Congress is both disappointing and irresponsible,” wrote Sen. Jeff Sessions, the top Republican on the Budget Committee, in...
  • Conservative Nabs Name ‘American Jobs Act’ After Obama Delay (no Dem would file Obama's bill)

    President Obama repeatedly asked members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act last week. But when no Democrat filed Obama’s bill after he presented it to Congress, a conservative congressman swiped the name for his own legislation. The American Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives looks quite different from the version President Obama outlined in his speech to Congress. Instead of hiking taxes on working Americans to pay for another stimulus, Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) legislation offers a tax cut. UPDATE: Gohmert’s bill now has a number. It’s HR 2911. Text of the legislation is below.