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  • Devoid of reality (Obama policies often accomplish the opposite of their intended effects)

    09/13/2011 6:41:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/13/2011 | Richard Rahn
    President Obama’s speech this past week should have been labeled, “Believe what I say, not what I do.” All too much of the speech was devoid of reality. At one point he said, “And I agree there are some rules and regulations that put an unnecessary burden on businesses at a time when they can least afford it. That’s why I ordered a review of all government regulations. So far, we’ve identified over 500 reforms, which will save billions of dollars over the next few years.” The reality is far different. There are thousands of new regulations that have either...
  • 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.
  • Obama Would Raise Taxes To Pay For His Jobs Bill

    09/12/2011 7:54:39 PM PDT · by edpc · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12 Sept 2011 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax hikes that Republicans have already emphatically rejected. The reception to his new proposal was no more welcoming, setting the stage for a likely new fight with Congress. Flanked at the White House by workers he said the legislation would help, Obama declared, "This is the bill that Congress needs to pass. No games. No politics. No delays." He sent it to Capitol Hill saying, "The only thing that's stopping it is politics."
  • Barack Obama is the Looney Tunes President

    09/12/2011 5:48:30 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/12/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    That's all folks.
  • WH plan for how to pay for jobs bill: Half a trillion dollars, Let the Super Committee figure it out

    09/12/2011 4:32:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2011 | Allahpundit
    Or, I guess, we could borrow another $500 billion, with offsetting spending cuts to come in, uh, “the out years.”Knowing the GOP’s steadfast opposition to tax increases, why would The One shove an allegedly bipartisan-minded jobs plan at them that’s paid for entirely with new revenue? Take three guesses, and the first two don’t count. Yuval Levin: The White House’s proposed means of paying for the “jobs bill” the president called on Congress to adopt last week really sheds light on the cynicism and confusion at the heart of the president’s new campaign theme. In order to be able to...
  • Little Barry Finally Has a Bill!

    09/12/2011 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know who the happiest guy in America Thursday night probably was? Obama. And you know why? 'Cause he knew that I wasn't gonna be here on Friday to talk about that debacle of a stupid speech, but I'm here today. And now we've got a replay, pomp and circumstance in the Rose Garden this morning where Obama, little Barry had a bill, little Barry had a bill. (imitating Obama) "I've been reading, people say I don't have a bill. Well, here it is." There was applause. How about our budget next? How about a budget? BREAK TRANSCRIPT The...
  • The Kings Speech

    09/09/2011 6:26:06 AM PDT · by shoff · 4 replies
    examiner ^ | 09/09/2012 | Steven Hoffman
    After the end of the rein of the Bush’s and the thug like sacking of Hillary, Obama who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment of always wanting to tax and spend is appointed president. With his country on the brink of financial collapse and in desperate need of a leader, his wife Michelle arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist named T. Elle Prompter. While the president’s advisors Geithner and Buffet advise him that taxing is no problem since neither pay their own taxes. At the same time Pelosi tells him spending was never a problem...
  • Obama Invites Amnesty Advocates as Guests to "Jobs" Speech (Slap in Face to Workers)

    09/08/2011 4:30:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-08-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaObama's choice of honored guests to sit in the First Lady's Box (with wife Michelle) during his speech tonight speaks volumes about his comtempt for the rule of law on immigration - and for American workers. Besides GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt - whose company paid no taxes last year thanks to "green jobs" boondoggles, and shipped thousands of jobs to China, Obama has invited 3 major league pimps for illegal alien amnesty. Let's take a look: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaVillaraigosa is a former member of the racist Mexican separatist group MEChA, which openly advocates for...
  • Obama Jobs Bill Could be Job Killer for Small Businesses

    09/15/2010 4:03:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 15, 2010 | American Small Business League
    Barack Obama’s small business jobs bill contains a dangerous loophole that could encourage billions of dollars in fraud in small business contracting programs, and protect fraudulent companies from prosecution. The bill is currently pending in the U.S. Senate. Section 1341 of H.R. 5297, the Small Business Jobs Act, contains provisions that would allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop policies and procedures that would protect large businesses that have misrepresented themselves as small businesses from prosecution for felony contracting fraud. Since 2003, over a dozen federal investigations have found billions of dollars a month in federal small business contracts...
  • Obama and Unemployment: Highly Employable Go Without Jobs

    07/30/2010 6:04:59 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 9 replies · 2+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | July 30, 2010 | Mary Smithson
    EDITOR’S NOTE: RFFM received this letter in response to a column titled “Unemployment Insurance: Not An Entitlement, But Obama Acts As If It Is” [http://rffm.typepad.com/republicans_for_fair_medi/2010/07/unemployment-insurance-not-an-entitlement-but-obama-acts-as-if-it-is.html]. It is a sad, but telling description of the jobs market in America today. The author has no political agenda. Mrs. Smithson simply describes what those who are currently on the unemployment rolls are experiencing in their attempt to earn a living. Letter to the Editor by MARY SMITHSON I just read your article. I have been unemployed since 2008, and I have never refused a job. I worked for a mortgage company. Since that...
  • Dems trim jobs bill to woo moderates

    05/26/2010 5:52:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Politico ^ | May 26, 2010 | David Rogers
    With time running out, Democrats pared back their more than $190 billion jobs and economic relief bill Wednesday, hoping to win over nervous moderates and muster the votes for passage before Memorial Day. As labor unions weighed in, the behind-the-scenes maneuvering took on the character of an old-fashioned brawl, matching union leaders against a fierce business-backed lobbying campaign to derail the bill and its tax reforms affecting multinational corporations. And more than ever this year, the debate captures the budget challenges facing Democrats, whipsawed by shaky markets, the European debt crisis and fears of a double-dip recession just months before...
  • The New Front in the War on Wealth

    04/20/2010 3:51:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 302+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2010 | Steve McCann
    With the current and projected level of unsustainable spending and the determination to control the day-to-day activities of the American people, the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress will do anything to expand revenue to the Treasury, the consequences (unintended or otherwise) be damned. The United States under the current governing regime continues to move toward a powerful central government. As a step in that direction, the Congress and the White House recently granted the Internal Revenue Service more police power to not only collect taxes, but within that process, to negate the legal rights of the people to...
  • Senate jobs bill: the perils of extended unemployment benefits (Morphing into Entitlement)

    03/11/2010 7:28:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 575+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 03/11/2010 | Editorial Board
    The Senate jobs bill, approved by a vote of 62 to 36, has touched off a couple of red-hot debates. One is how to pay for its extension of unemployment benefits for qualified jobless who have been out of work for more than six months. The other, more thought-provoking one, is whether jobless benefits, because of multiple extensions approved by Congress, have morphed into an entitlement. The Depression-era program was originally intended as a temporary bridge to help the jobless until a recovery put them back to work – though nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers do not qualify. During a...
  • Obama to pitch "cash for caulkers" in Georgia

    03/02/2010 4:19:08 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 33 replies · 930+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2010 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce details of an estimated $6 billion program on Tuesday to generate jobs by providing incentives for Americans to make their homes more energy efficient, the latest step in his bid to convince Americans he can ease their economic woes. The plan, which must be passed by Congress, is intended to prompt Americans to invest in everything from insulation or new windows to overarching energy upgrades of their homes, creating construction and manufacturing jobs, and boosting energy efficiency. "The current thinking is that the program would be in the range of $6 billion,...
  • Black Caucus throws roadblock in front of 'tax-cut' $15 billion job-creation bill

    02/25/2010 7:26:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 747+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2010 | Walter Alarkon
    Congressional Black Caucus members are dismissing a $15 billion jobs bill as inadequate, forcing House leaders to rethink their plan to vote on the measure Friday. Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) told Democratic leaders Thursday that they didn't support a measure they saw more as a "tax bill" than a bill that will create jobs. "I'm offended that it's been called a jobs bill," CBC Vice Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) told reporters. "I will not stand up in the district that I represent... and say we just did a jobs bill. I think people are smarter than that....
  • Scott Brown's Shrewd Vote

    02/25/2010 5:03:48 AM PST · by rhema · 28 replies · 1,066+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2/25/10 | Andrew Cline
    . . . He also kept two important campaign promises: 1) that he will be independent of his party, and 2) that he would vote for legislation to create jobs. Now, policy wonks know that this jobs bill is ill-suited to job creation and better alternatives exist. But listen to Brown's explanation: "I supported this measure because it does contain some tax relief that will help Massachusetts businesses put people back to work." Brown has signaled to his constituents that he voted for tax cuts, just as he promised in the campaign. He is from Massachusetts. That's huge. He also...
  • Conservatives disappointed in Senator Brown

    02/25/2010 3:40:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies · 654+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2010 | Ann Kane
    You can take the Senator out of Massachusetts, but you can't take Massachusetts out of the Senator. Sen. Scott Brown has always been a liberal Republican, so it isn't hard to understand why he voted for the new jobs bill proposed by Harry Reid. What is hard to comprehend is his lack of awareness and sense of responsibility towards those who put him into office. True, he had the backing of Republican status quo politicians Romney and McCain, but he also had conservatives from other states donating money to his campaign. When I last wrote about Sen. Brown in the...
  • The GOP's Misguided Hunt for Heretics ('RINO Hunt')

    02/24/2010 3:13:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 708+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | Kathleen Parker
    The RINO hunt is back on, and the coveted trophy is Scott Brown.Inevitably and predictably, the new senator from Massachusetts -- Mr. 41, Mr. I-Drive-A-Truck, tea party poster dude -- has disappointed his base by, alas, representing his constituents. It's the purity test all over again; only this time, the stakes are high and the weird are turning seriously pro. Not that the tea partiers are weird, not most of them, anyway. But some are at risk of flying off into the blood-red zone of wing-nuttery. One of the sessions at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) questioned whether...
  • 13 Republicans cross the aisle as Senate OKs jobs bill

    02/24/2010 10:52:17 AM PST · by meandog · 154 replies · 5,280+ views
    L.A. Slimes ^ | 2.24.10 | By James Oliphant
    Reporting from Washington - The Senate on Wednesday passed a jobs bill that one senator described as "modest," but one that Democrats hope will be the first in a series of attempts to jump-start hiring nationwide. More notable, perhaps, than the bill itself was the fact that 13 Republicans crossed party lines to vote for it. The $15-billion bill passed by a 70-28 tally. The bill would grant employers a "holiday" on their 6.2% Social Security payroll contribution for every new employee hired through the rest of the year, as long as that employee has been out of work for...
  • “Brown’s Betrayal” Highlights Principle Battle

    02/23/2010 2:31:26 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 12 replies · 365+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | February 23, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    This writer first became aware of Scott Brown crossing party lines to vote for Obama’s “jobs” bill when invited to join a Facebook group called “STOP Scott Brown!” The consensus of comments on the page concluded Brown had betrayed his declared principles by voting for what is widely regarded as another stimulus bill. AllahPundit of HotAir offers an alternative perspective: Well, look. Obviously he needs to signal the left-leaning indies back home who voted for him that he’ll break their way sometimes. Even armed with a huge war chest for 2012, he ain’t getting reelected as a party-line Republican. A...
  • Scott Brown & Four Other Republicans Help Pass Stimulus 2: Sorry, "Jobs Bill"

    02/23/2010 7:25:40 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 27 replies · 740+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    I am not an economist and I don't play one on TV, but something strange went on in the U.S. Senate yesterday. The legislative body passed a $15 billion "jobs bill" by a vote of 62 to 30. Eight Senators did not vote. [See: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00023] Lawmakers included provisions within the legislation, supposedly designed to encourage small business owners to increase hiring. Of course, the bill might help small business owners--until Congress rams through Mr. Barack Obama's massive health care reform plan that will penalize small business entrepreneurs and help lead to more unemployment across America. By the way, one of...
  • Jobs Bill (Brown's Blog, Freep Away)

    02/23/2010 6:42:47 AM PST · by nhwingut · 24 replies · 829+ views
    Brown Brigade ^ | 02/22/10 | Scott Brown
    I came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside, and to do everything in my power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families. This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I voted for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work. I was disappointed with the continuation of politics-as-usual in the drafting of this bill, as it was crafted behind closed doors, without transparency and accountability. I hope for improvements in that process going forward. All of us, Republicans and Democrats,...
  • Scott Brown joins Dems and votes to end debate on jobs bill

    02/22/2010 3:09:01 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 441 replies · 19,290+ views
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 22. 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Newly-seated Republican Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) on Monday joined Democrats in voting to end debate on their $15 billion jobs bill. Brown crossed the aisle after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nixed an $85 billion, bipartisan plan in favor of a more narrowly-focused bill.
  • Congress Fears Jobs Bill May Add a Few Hundred Losers to Ranks of the Unemployed (satire)

    02/15/2010 2:03:04 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 1 replies · 184+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 02-15-10 | Sven Waring
    The Democratic-controlled Congress pulled back from a jobs bill as it became more evident that it may cause more people to become unemployed, namely them. "We're going to need to re-think this jobs bill and additional pork-barrel spending, as it appears that some American people may suffer," said Senator Harry Reid. "And those American people just happen to be in Congress." Reid worries that this group would be especially hard hit by job loss since most members of Congress have no talent or skills.
  • States to Senate: Send more federal aid

    02/13/2010 7:06:36 AM PST · by dajeeps · 10 replies · 289+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | February 13, 2010 | Tami Luhby
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- States are looking to the federal government for more help balancing their budgets, but the Senate is not heeding their call. Federal aid to the states was among the top priorities in an early Senate job creation bill, as well as in a $154 billion measure passed by the House in December. But it has fallen off the list as Senate Democrats look to craft legislation that will attract bipartisan support. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Thursday unveiled a jobs bill that does not contain state aid. A Senate Democratic aide said Reid hopes...
  • Reid's Jobs Bill Includes Tax-Evasion Provisions

    02/12/2010 6:10:49 PM PST · by UAConservative · 10 replies · 539+ views
    WSJ ^ | February 12, 2010 | Martin Vaughan and Henry J. Pulizzi
    WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to use measures cracking down on offshore-tax evasion to pay for the cost of a $15 billion stimulus bill he wants to push through the Senate this month. The tax-enforcement provisions are the main offset for Mr. Reid's jobs-creation bill, according to text of the legislation introduced Thursday. The White House said Friday Mr. Reid's plan should generate bipartisan support, but added that the measure will be one of many pieces of legislation targeted at job creation. Also helping to pay for Mr. Reid's bill is a two-year delay of provisions that help U.S....
  • Senate Dems ax bipartisan jobs bill

    02/12/2010 7:15:15 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 21 replies · 791+ views
    My Way News (AP) ^ | February 12, 2010 | Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats scrapped a bipartisan jobs bill in favor of one they say is leaner and focused solely on putting Americans back to work, and they're all but daring Republicans to vote against it. The new, stripped-down proposal followed criticism that the bipartisan version wouldn't create many jobs. The switch brought sharp accusations of reneging from Republicans who thought they had a deal, jeopardizing a brief attempt at bipartisan lawmaking. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest bill focuses on several popular provisions aimed at boosting job creation, including a new tax break negotiated with Republicans for companies...
  • Jobs Bill Compromise Greases The Skids For Passage of Obamacare

    02/11/2010 4:14:27 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 483+ views
    The Lid/Politico ^ | 2/11/2010 | The Lid
    Jobs Bill Compromise Greases Skids For Passage of Obamacare One of the budgetary "cheats" in the Obamacare bill revolves around medicare payments to doctors. The way medicare fees to doctors are set, a target each year for Medicare expenditures on physician services, based on growth in the gross domestic product. If those expenses are more than that target, Medicare takes the money out of the doctor's pockets by lowering physician payments. Every year since 2002 Medicare's expenses has exceeded their target. Since 2003, Congress has overridden the agency and increased fees by a small percentage each year. If congress didn't...
  • Jobs Bill as Poultry Bailout

    02/11/2010 10:29:23 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 1 replies · 201+ views
    WSB Radio ^ | February 11, 2010 | Jamie Dupree
    While the Democratic Jobs Bill in the Senate is not yet in a final form, the 362 page draft is chock full of interesting items, like emergency loans for what looks to be chicken farmers who worked with one specific poultry company that went into bankruptcy in late 2008. On page 139 of the draft document, it lays out who would be eligible for "Emergency Loans For Poultry Producers" and specifies a "poultry integrator" that filed for bankruptcy "during the 30-day period beginning on December 1, 2008." The bill makes available $75 million "for the cost of making no-interest emergency...
  • Reid: Jobs bill to come with Republican help (Say It Ain't So)

    02/10/2010 10:59:21 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 38 replies · 1,015+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/10/10 06:00 AM ET | Walter Alarkon , Jay Heflin and Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged Tuesday to pass a $104 billion jobs bill with the support of Republicans. That vote is expected after next week’s recess, as the Senate will be closed on Wednesday and no more votes are expected this week because of a second major storm that is expected to blanket Washington. Reid said Democrats would hold a special meeting on jobs legislation Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and urged all members of his conference to attend. “I would doubt there will be any votes this week,” Reid said on the floor. “It appears, what I’ve been...
  • Jobs bill gets snowed under

    02/08/2010 2:23:41 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 21 replies · 784+ views
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2010 | Lisa Lerer
    Senate Democrats will miss their self-imposed deadline for bringing a jobs bill to the floor Monday, and they’re hoping that the weekend’s epic snowstorm will give them some cover. Senate votes scheduled for Monday evening have been pushed back to Tuesday on account of the storm, but it seems unlikely that Democrats would have been ready to proceed Monday, anyway. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said last week that he believed “very emphatically” that the Senate would hold a vote on the first of a series of jobs bills Monday. But there was no agreement on a bill late...
  • Millions in Stimulus Spending Being Doled Out for Questionable Jobs

    02/04/2010 5:14:20 PM PST · by opentalk · 6 replies · 559+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 04, 2010 | William La Jeunesse
    Federal agencies are spending stimulus money at the rate of $196 million an hour. And they will do so every hour for the next eight months until a September 30, 2010, deadline. "When you put that kind of money out the door that fast, there's a possibility of $55 billion dollars of waste, fraud and abuse connected with it," Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Thursday before a Senate Finance Committee hearing examining the lack of oversight in the $878 billion dollar economic stimulus bill passed a year ago. Grassley said he fears much of the money is going to some...
  • Senate Democrats unveil job-creation package

    02/04/2010 1:55:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 617+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 4, 2010 | 9:16 a.m | James Oliphant
    The first step will likely be a tax incentive to employers who hire new workers. Other details and the price tag remain vague. Reporting from Washington - Eager to show Americans that they are focused on reversing widespread unemployment, Senate Democrats on Thursday unveiled a package of legislation dedicated to spurring job growth. "Our No. 1 emphasis is going to be on creating jobs," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). But the political question hovering over the newfound push is whether it comes too late to quell growing voter dissatisfaction with how Democrats are handling the economy. Ironically, the...