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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.
  • Obama's bill makes it illegal to discriminate against unemployed [More Jobs for Lawyers]

    09/14/2011 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 26 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 13 Sept 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama's American Jobs Act, which he presented to Congress on Monday, would make it illegal for employers to run advertisements saying that they will not consider unemployed workers, or to refuse to consider or hire people because they are unemployed. The proposed language is found in a section of the bill titled "Prohibition of Discrimination in Employment on the Basis of an Individual's Status as Unemployed." That section would also make it illegal for employers to request that employment agencies take into account a person's unemployed status. It would also allow aggrieved job-seekers to seek damages if they have...
  • Rep. Gohmert Introduces the American Jobs Act of 2011

    09/14/2011 2:00:43 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 83 replies
    Congressman Louie Gohmert's website ^ | September 14, 2011 | Kimberly Willingham, Jonna Fitzgerald
    Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035 Jonna Fitzgerald (903) 561-6349 Rep. Gohmert Introduces the American Jobs Act of 2011 September 14, 2011 Washington - Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today after introducing the “American Jobs Act of 2011” which will create jobs by taking the corporate tax rate to zero. “We have heard a lot of rhetoric about job creation from President Obama over the last several days. After waiting to see what the President would actually put into legislative language, and then waiting to see if anybody would actually introduce the President’s bill in the House, today I...
  • Obama: 'If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill.'

    09/14/2011 10:54:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Obama promoted his jobs bill in North Carolina on Wednesday, the third stop on what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called a "campaign" for jobs. Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member's shouted, "I love you" with "I love you back." On Wednesday he added, "But if you love me you've got to help me pass this bill." The Obama administration isn't holding back in its full court campaign to pass the American Jobs Act. The WhiteHouse.gov website now includes a banner that links to the bill. Obama's speech at the North Carolina State...
  • Video: WH press corps laughs at Carney’s transparent spin

    09/13/2011 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/11 | Tina Korbe
    More evidence that Obama’s jobs plan isn’t resonating as much more than a reelection effort. As Greg Hengler at Townhall.com asks, what do you do when even your fans laugh at you?
  • Obama to speak at NC company that’s shipping jobs to Costa Rica

    09/13/2011 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    President Barack Obama will present his “jobs plan” on Wednesday at a company that’s shipping jobs overseas. Obama is scheduled to present his “jobs plan” in Apex, N.C., on Wednesday at the headquarters of WestStar Precision. WestStar Precision is a high-end, specialty manufacturer that just opened a new facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, creating many new jobs there, but not in the United States. “Our main office and manufacturing facility near Research Triangle Park in the Raleigh/Durham area has approximately 11,000 sq. ft. of office space, production area and warehouse,” the company says on its website. “This facility has...
  • Obama to give 'jobs speech' at NC company that's shipping jobs to Costa Rica:

    09/13/2011 2:29:02 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama will present his “jobs plan” on Wednesday at a company that’s shipping jobs overseas. Obama is scheduled to present his “jobs plan” in Apex, North Carolina on Wednesday at the headquarters of WestStar Precision. WestStar Precision is a high-end, specialty manufacturer that just opened a new facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, creating many new jobs there, but not in the United States.
  • At Ohio Rally, Obama Says Jobs Plan ‘Isn’t About Giving Me a Win’

    09/13/2011 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    At Ohio Rally, Obama Says Jobs Plan ‘Isn’t About Giving Me a Win’ One day after sending his latest jobs plan to Congress, President Obama said Republicans’ unwillingness to embrace it wholesale amounts to political “games” meant to undermine his bid for re-election. “Yesterday, there were some Republicans quoted in Washington saying that even if they agree with the proposals in the American Jobs Act they shouldn’t pass it because it would give me a ‘win,’” Obama told a crowd of 3,250 supporters at a rally outside a Columbus, Ohio, public high school. “‘Give me a win?’ This isn’t about...
  • Open for Questions: The American Jobs Act

    09/13/2011 2:33:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The White House.gov ^ | September 13, 2011 | The White House
    On Thursday, September 15th at 2:00PM EDT, the White House will host a special “Open for Questions” event. Last week, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act before a Joint Session of Congress and yesterday the President sent the American Jobs Act to Congress. This plan puts more people back to work and puts more money in the pockets of working Americans. On Thursday, September 15th at 2:00PM EDT Obama Administration officials will answer questions submitted through Facebook, Twitter, and the White House website during a live event that you won’t want to miss. Participating Obama Administration include: •Jason Furman,...
  • Full Text of the American Jobs Act

    09/12/2011 4:58:43 PM PDT · by huskerdan · 24 replies
    I could not find a full text link anywhere on FR. If this has been posted already, please delete.
  • GOP grumbles about jobs plan

    09/12/2011 7:30:57 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 6 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/12/2011 | MARIN COGAN & JAKE SHERMAN
    House Republicans may pass bits and pieces of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, but behind the scenes, some Republicans are becoming worried about giving Obama any victories — even on issues the GOP has supported in the past. And despite public declarations about finding common ground with Obama, some Republicans are privately grumbling that their leaders are being too accommodating with the president. “Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?” said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely. “I just don’t want to co-own the economy...
  • Congress to get jobs bill Monday

    09/11/2011 6:37:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/11/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama plans to send the text of his jobs bill to Congress on Monday night, a White House official said Sunday. At a Rose Garden ceremony Monday, the president plans to announce that he will send the American Jobs Act to Congress at the end of the day, after both houses come back into session.
  • The Official Credit Card of Obama's American Jobs Act

    09/09/2011 12:00:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-9-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Stand up to the American Jobs Act 'Right Away!'

    09/09/2011 5:49:18 AM PDT · by Rebam98 · 12 replies
    AmberPawlik.com ^ | 9/09/11 | Amber Pawlik
    "Let's call American Jobs Act for what it is: wealth redistribution."
  • Obama and the lunatic left: President and his followers intend to end America’s greatness

    09/09/2011 1:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama is politically insane. This is the real meaning of his speech Thursday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. By that definition, Mr. Obama is a lunatic leftist. Much of his speech called for more of the same - government activism; massive spending on infrastructure, bridges and roads; extending the payroll tax cut; and more public aid to states and municipalities. In short, he seeks to perpetuate the dismal policies of Obamanomics. He is a reckless ideologue masquerading as a...
  • American Jobs Act Point By Point

    09/08/2011 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 61 replies · 1+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 9/8/2011 | guardian.co.uk
    Here is Obama's plan.I did a search looking for this and I am not kidding the American alphabet media were having thrills posting only news headlines and articles on how great it is. The UK paper posted it.It was embargoed until after his speech. Click below to read the PDF easier reading version. American Jobs Act
  • Obama Urges Congress to Pass $450 Billion Jobs Plan (American Jobs Act)

    09/08/2011 4:26:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/8/11
    Seeking to boost a slumping economy along with his hopes for re-election, President Obama unveiled his $450 billion jobs plan Thursday night in a highly-anticipated speech to a joint session of Congress. The American Jobs Act contains a blend of infrastructure spending, tax relief, unemployment assistance and other aid. All the proposals are paid for with spending cuts although the president isn’t expected to detail them until next week. “There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation,” Obama said in excerpts released by the White House ahead of his speech. “Everything in here is the kind of proposal...
  • Obama appeals to Congress to pass American Jobs Act (New Cost To Taxpayers, $447 billion and rising)

    09/08/2011 3:32:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/7/2011 | By Stephanie Condon
    President Obama on Thursday night will appeal to Congress to "stop the political circus" and help him get the economy moving again with a package of spending and tax cut initiatives expected to cost $447 billion. "The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities," Mr. Obama will say before a joint session of Congress, according to his prepared remarks. "The question tonight is whether we'll meet ours. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy." Calling his economic package...
  • Obama to Send Congress “The American Jobs Act”

    09/08/2011 7:12:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 8, 2011 | by Ann Compton
    This evening, President Obama will do more than call for job creation, he will announce he is sending legislation to Congress for quick action. “The president will unveil tonight The American Jobs Act, a plan of bipartisan ideas to create jobs right now and is fully paid for,” Communications director Dan Pfeiffer told ABC News. The final price tag is still being calculated but it could reach $400 billion, paid for by savings elsewhere in government. And it is crafted to appeal to Republicans who have control of the House, where all money bills must begin their legislative track. White...