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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...