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  • Pelosi: Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’; 'They've Done Nothing'

    02/27/2017 7:56:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 27, 2017 | 8:08 AM EST | Susan Jones
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hailed President Obama’s stimulus program on Sunday, telling ABC’s “This Week” that within one month of Obama’s inauguration, “he signed a bill which saved or created 4 million jobs.” Pelosi invoked the controversial $832-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to unfavorably compare President Donald Trump to former President Obama at the one-month mark: “What has the Trump administration done from their inaugural address, where they talked about decay and carnage? They've done nothing except put Wall Street first, make America sick again, instill fear in our immigrant population in our country, and make sure...
  • Pelosi Says Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’ 4 Times When Asked if She Can Work With Trump (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 12:15:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 53 replies
    Gateway Punit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saavadra
    On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared on ABC’s This Week to answer questions from George Stephanopoulos about whether or not she can work with President Trump. Pelosi answered the question from George Stephanopoulos by calling President Trump the deflector-in-chief as she proceeded to deflect from the question by claiming 4 times that Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’.
  • ACLU, LGBT Groups Raise “Grave Concerns” About Job Bill Religious Exemption

    04/25/2013 12:43:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 04/25/2013 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union LGBT legal organizations said Thursday that a key religious exemption in new legislation banning anti-LGBT job discrimination "undermines the core goal" of the bill and should be removed. In a statement released Thursday morning, the ACLU, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Transgender Law Center state they "stand united in expressing very grave concerns with the religious exemption" to the bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Although the groups say they strongly support the underlying legislation, their decision to release a statement warning of "very grave concerns" with the religious exemption on...
  • House to vote on revised STEM jobs bill

    11/25/2012 6:11:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    The dust hadn't even settled from the debacle of 2012 before we heard that the GOP would be warming up to the idea of immigration reform in an effort to make some inroads with Hispanic voters. Apparently we won't have to wait for the next Congress to be seated before we see some steps in that direction. Word has come out this weekend that House Republicans will introduce a revised version of the previously defeated STEM Jobs Act, which seeks to expand the pool of green cards available for families of well educated immigrant workers. Republican leaders made it clear...
  • Obama jobs bill abolishes 11th Amendment

    11/12/2011 12:53:46 PM PST · by eglman · 14 replies
    TheNewAmerican ^ | 10 November 2011 | Joe Wolverton
    As with the constitutional struggle that was stirred up by the passage of ObamaCare, the President’s latest pet proposal is brightening the battle lines between friends of federal power and those who advocate the protection of the sovereignty of states. The American Jobs Act contains several key provisions that apparently push the boundary between state and federal power back, expanding Washington’s sphere of authority.
  • Dems Jettison Millionaire Surtax in New Jobs Bill

    11/04/2011 5:05:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-4-11 | Trish Turner
    *snip* But perhaps most striking is Democrats' decision to jettison a popular method of paying for pieces of President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill, which failed in a bipartisan vote in the Senate. The majority is not looking to tax Americans who make more than $1 million to offset the veterans' jobs provision; rather, they will keep in place current fees for V.A. home loans. The abandonment of the millionaire surtax is a victory for Republicans, who have, heretofore opposed such a measure, and it also signals a significant compromise by Democrats toward improving the nation's persistently poor jobless rate.
  • Speaker Boehner: House Has Now Passed More Than 20 Bipartisan Jobs Bills

    11/03/2011 5:02:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Speaker Boehner: House Has Now Passed More Than 20 Bipartisan Jobs Bills WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 3) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded the House for passing two more bipartisan jobs bills tonight: the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act (H.R. 2940), introduced by Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930), introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Boehner released the following statement: “The House has now passed more than 20 bipartisan jobs bills so far this year. The bills approved tonight will make it easier for small businesses and start-ups to access the...
  • Democratic Jobs Bill Goes Down

    11/03/2011 1:41:55 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/3/11 | Dan Friedman
    Senate Republicans blocked a $60 billion infrastructure bill Thursday, making the bill the second piece of President Obama’s jobs proposal to be voted down in the Senate. Republicans and a few Democrats filibustered the broader $447 billion jobs bill last month. The vote came is a scripted floor exchange, with Democrats expected to quickly defeat an alternative GOP infrastructure funding bill. The bill garnered 51 votes--not enough to overcome the 60-vote cloture threshold. The Democratic bill, which includes a $10 billion national infrastructure bank, is funded by a 0.7 percent surtax on incomes of more than $1 million a year....
  • Obama: God wants Congress to pass my jobs bill

    11/02/2011 3:23:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The president has no patience for the House of Representatives these days. Never mind that Republicans in the House have passed 15 different jobs bills or that the Republican Study Committee today unveiled a new job creation program. Did you hear they took time to pass a non-binding resolution to remind Americans of the nation’s official motto? (That would be “In God We Trust,” by the way.)Don’t mistake Barack Obama: He trusts in God. He just doesn’t want the House to take a single minute to address any topic other than his jobs proposal. Why? Because that’s what he God...
  • Brown defends vote on jobs bill

    10/27/2011 12:51:47 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Salem News ^ | 10/27/11 | Ethan Forman
    DANVERS — The usually sedate North Shore Chamber of Commerce annual dinner received a jolt last night in the form of a protest outside the CoCo Key Hotel, where U.S. Sen. Scott Brown spoke last night. About 40 teachers, firefighters, activists and unemployed people staged a small protest across the road from the hotel's grounds, rallying in the cold against the Republican junior senator's vote last week to block the $35 billion Teachers and First Responders Back to Work bill in the U.S. Senate. Police from Danvers and Middleton kept the half-hour, boisterous but peaceful protest away from the hotel,...
  • Congresswoman: Democrats ‘did not want to support’ Obama jobs bill [VIDEO]

    10/25/2011 3:02:59 PM PDT · by martosko · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, a member of the House Rules Committee, said on the House floor that Congress did not pass President Barack Obama’s jobs bill because his own party “did not want to support” the plan. Foxx added that the bill was filed by “request” of the President, as first reported by The Daily Caller on September 27. “The reason the President’s so-called jobs bill has not been passed in this House is because the Democrats did not support it. It was introduced by request,” Foxx said Tuesday on the House floor. [READ ORIGINAL FOR VIDEO]
  • Biden doubles down on jobs-bill rape argument, keeps 2016 presidential options open

    10/23/2011 6:23:09 PM PDT · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Vice President Joe Biden’s statement last week that the GOP’s reluctance to pass the White House’s jobs bill would lead to an increase in rapes and murders was considered outrageous by many. Biden didn’t back away from his words on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union.” According to the vice president, it’s an issue of simple math. “Here’s what my point is — it is a fact, ever since I wrote the crime bill 20 years ago, we’ve put to rest the notion that if you have more cops, there’s less crime,” Biden said. “When you drastically cut...
  • 'Mediaite' Stories Twist Truth About Biden's Words Into Unreality

    10/22/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 21, 2011 | Jason Mattera
    Does Mediaite have an editor screening its content before it goes up online?  In a 24-hour period, that lefty news site published one story defending Vice President Joe Biden’s charge that Republicans want rape to increase if they don’t align with the President’s “jobs” plan, and another article claiming that Biden, in fact, never did use a rape reference.  First we have some dude named Nando Di Fino, whom I’ve never heard of before.  He argued that Biden’s assertion about rapes surging really isn’t that “crazy” after all.  “He was basically showing that as you cut police, crime goes up,”...
  • Senate Sets Vote on Next Slice of Stalled Jobs Bill

    10/21/2011 2:03:12 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | Sunlen Miller
    The Senate will move forward with another piece of President Obama’s jobs bill the first week in November, following the failure of two separate pieces of the bill Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced in a conference call today that the next part of Obama’s jobs bill that they will now move to is a $70 billion bill to rebuild roads bridges and infrastructure. The Rebuild America Jobs Act, Reid said, would create “hundreds of thousands” of new jobs. The bill invests $50 billion in immediate projects for roads, rails and airports and another $10 billion for a...
  • Reid's Comment on Private Sector 'Doing Fine' Puts Him Out on a Limb

    10/20/2011 3:08:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s curious claim this week that “private sector jobs are doing just fine” has given Republicans more ammunition against President Obama’s jobs bill and led Democrats to distance themselves from the statement. Austan Goolsbee, a former policy adviser to Obama, said Thursday he would “disagree a little” with Reid on that point. “I think at this moment, the government still has an important role to play,” he told MSNBC. “It’s to get the private sector going. And we can do that with tax cuts and incentives. We can do that with a focus on infrastructure, focus...
  • Reid says government jobs must take priority over private-sector jobs

    10/19/2011 8:58:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders. "It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said on the Senate floor. Reid was responding to recent comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused Democrats of purposefully pursuing higher taxes as part of the teacher/first-responder bill, S....
  • Biden: ‘I Wish’ Jobs Bill Critics Knew What It Feels Like to be Raped, Robbed

    10/18/2011 5:14:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Biden: ‘I Wish’ Jobs Bill Critics Knew What It Feels Like to be Raped, Robbed By Matt Cover October 18, 2011 ( – Vice President Joe Biden said that he wished opponents of President Barack Obama’s jobs act knew what it felt like to be robbed or raped, indicating that if they did, they would not oppose government spending on public jobs such as police officers. “I wish these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound...
  • Obama wants $35 billion for teachers, first-responders first

    10/16/2011 12:51:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2011 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama is returning to the road this week to press Congress to start passing the American Jobs Act, beginning with $35 billion for states to put teachers and first-responders to work. But White House officials said Sunday that Obama will not be sending a separate piece of legislation to Congress, referring questions about the process to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that Congress has a jump-start in producing legislative language because Obama submitted the American Jobs Act with the provisions contained within. Obama will implement the...
  • Americans, Unlike The Senate, Approve Of Obama’s Jobs Bill, Poll Says

    10/12/2011 8:32:34 PM PDT · by edpc · 37 replies
    The Ticket - Yahoo News ^ | 12 Oct 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Senate Republicans Tuesday may have blocked President Obama's jobs bill, but a new poll suggests that's not what a majority of Americans want. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents to a survey from NBC/Wall Street Journal voiced their approval when pollsters were told them the details of the president's "American Jobs Act"-- including that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, and extend unemployment benefits. NBC reports that 63 percent of respondents said they favored the bill, with just 32 percent opposing it.
  • Obama vows to continue fight for jobs bill

    10/12/2011 11:57:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2011 | Dave Boyer
    A combative President Obama told an Hispanic audience Wednesday he “won’t take no for an answer” from Republican senators who stood unified against his $447 billion jobs bill and its proposed tax increases in a showdown vote the night before. “We will keep organizing and we will keep pressuring and we will keep voting until this Congress finally meets its responsibilities and actually does something to put people back to work and improve the economy,” Mr. Obama said at the American Latino Heritage Forum in Washington. “We will not take no for an answer.” It was Mr. Obama’s first public...