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  • 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 Presidents 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 Washingtons 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Presidents 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 Bidens statement last week that the GOPs reluctance to pass the White Houses jobs bill would lead to an increase in rapes and murders was considered outrageous by many. Biden didnt back away from his words on Sundays broadcast of CNNs State of the Union. According to the vice president, its an issue of simple math. Heres what my point is it is a fact, ever since I wrote the crime bill 20 years ago, weve put to rest the notion that if you have more cops, theres 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Reids curious claim this week that private sector jobs are doing just fine has given Republicans more ammunition against President Obamas 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. Its 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 wont 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. Obamas first public...
  • Obama Wont Wait For Congress to Act on Jobs

    10/11/2011 3:16:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies ^ | 10/11/11 | Mary Bruce
    Were not going to wait for Congress. So my instruction to all the advisers who are sitting around the table is, scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization, and just get it done, the president said at a meeting of his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in Pittsburgh. If Congress does not pass the bill in full, the president reiterated his plan to adopt a piecemeal approach to pass the American Jobs Act. If they dont pass the whole package, were going to break it up into different parts, he said.
  • Dems Rejected Obama's Jobs Bill, but AP Blames the GOP Nonetheless

    10/11/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | October 11, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the Associated Press: "President Barack Obamas jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans." It was never meant to live, you people at the AP. But, see, this is exactly -- I hate being right sometimes -- this is exactly what I told you the purpose of that whole jobs bill was. It is the Democrats who can't pass this bill. It's the Democrats who don't have the votes. It was Mitch McConnell's idea to push for a quick vote on this. He wanted to illustrate...
  • White House warns Congress on jobs bill, but (It's not the House that's the problem now)

    10/11/2011 9:00:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    David Axelrod’s out doing the hard sell on Barack Obama’s jobs bill — and by “hard sell,” I mean approaching it with all of the honesty of your average used-car salesman pitching the last AMC Gremlin in existence. ABC’s Devin Dwyer reports on Axelrod’s pressure on Congress to pass the bill: As President Obama’s jobs bill heads toward its first test vote in the Senate, senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod says that members of Congress who oppose the measure willingly defy a majority of American voters.“Since introducing the American Jobs Act, the American people have rallied around President Obama’s...
  • Senate Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill

    10/11/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT · by mazda77 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News / ATT ^ | 10/11/2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans opposed to stimulus spending and a tax surcharge on millionaires.
  • Senate Democrats rewrite Obama's jobs bill (Reid and Cohorts want to add Millionaire's Surtax)

    10/05/2011 6:30:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 10/05/2011 | Erica Werner
    Senate Democrats are scrambling to rewrite portions of President Barack Obama's jobs bill, even as Obama tries to blame Republicans for Congress' failure to act. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell moved to call the president's bluff Tuesday by pushing for a quick Senate vote on the bill, but Democratic leader Harry Reid derailed the effort as all sides maneuvered for position in a potentially defining battle in the 2012 presidential campaign. In the Senate, Democrats made plans to jettison provisions that Obama recommended to pay for the $447 billion jobs bill, substituting them with a tax increase on millionaires, officials...
  • Senate Democrats buck Obama on jobs plan by changing 'pay-fors'

    10/04/2011 6:55:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) on Tuesday further distanced his Democratic Conference from President Obama by nixing a major component of the White Houses jobs plan. Reid said he would revise parts of the proposal that some Senate Democrats have found unpalatable. The Nevada Democrat announced his new strategy on the same day he blocked a Republican effort to force a vote on Obamas jobs bill. The GOP-led maneuver, and Reids counterattack, shows that Republicans are more united against Obamas plan than Democrats are for it. Indeed, three weeks after Obama called on Congress to pass his jobs...
  • Obama Knocks GOP Leader, Says GOP Blocks Jobs Vote

    10/04/2011 2:26:53 PM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 4 Oct 2011 | Julie Pace
    MESQUITE, Texas (AP) President Barack Obama is naming names. First he singled out House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. On Tuesday, House Republican leader Eric Cantor came in for a presidential scolding as Obama used an economic sales pitch in Texas to criticize the House majority leader for refusing to take up the president's jobs bill.
  • Obama Calls on Congress to Pass Jobs Bill, Not 'Now' But This Month

    10/03/2011 11:54:42 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies ^ | October 03, 2011 | unattributed
    President Obama on Monday abandoned his "pass this bill now" mantra, and instead called on Congress to vote on his jobs legislation this month, saying he will press legislative leaders from both parties to act quickly on the $447 billion proposal he delivered three weeks ago. Speaking to reporters at the beginning of a Cabinet meeting Monday, Obama said he is waiting for the plan to return to his desk. "It's been several weeks now since I sent up the American Jobs Act and as I've been saying on the road I want it back; I'm ready to sign it....
  • Just a reminder: Obamas jobs bill still has no cosponsors

    10/01/2011 12:19:58 PM PDT · by cutty · 19 replies
    hot air ^ | October 1, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to introduce his American Jobs Act, exhorting them on national television to pass this bill immediately? Obama used that phrase in various forms 17 times despite the fact that he didnt actually have a bill to present to Congress until a week later. And as far as all but two members of Congress are concerned, the bill itself may as well not exist. No co-sponsors have added their names to either the Senate or the House version even after more than a week ... We have a federal system, not...
  • Dick Durbin: We, er, dont have the votes in the Senate to pass Obamas jobs bill

    09/29/2011 7:37:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/29/2011 | Allahpundit
    Note well: It’s not because of a GOP filibuster either. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that, at the moment, Democrats don’t have the votes to pass President Obama’s jobs bill, but Durbin added that that would change.“Not at the moment, I don’t think we do but, uh, we can work on it,” Durbin said according to Chicago radio station WLS…“The oil-producing state senators don’t like eliminating or reducing the subsidy for oil companies, “Durbin said. “There are some senators who are up for election who say I’m never gonna vote for a tax increase while I’m up for...
  • Pass It Now? Not So Fast, Says Reid

    09/27/2011 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | September 27, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: President Obama says he's going to keep pounding away at Congress to pass his $447 billion jobs plan. If lawmakers don't do enough to help the economy, he says, then we'll get a new Congress. Now, we're gonna get a new president at the same time that we get a new Congress. Speaking of Obama's jobs bill, while he's pressing Congress to pass it, Dingy Harry said last night that when the Senate returns from a week-long vacation they will work instead on a bill that would push to label China a currency manipulator. That's gonna take...
  • Obama Jobs Bill Might Not Help Touted Bridge

    09/21/2011 3:36:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 21, 2011 | JOHN MERLINE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    The 48-year-old Brent Spence Bridge spanning the Ohio River near Cincinnati isn't much to look at. But for President Obama, it's become a rallying cry for his $477 billion jobs plan. He referred to it in his Sept. 8 speech to Congress, saying "there's a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that's on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America." And on Thursday he plans to use Brent Spence as the backdrop for another pitch for his jobs bill, which includes $27 billion in "immediate" highway spending. But while local officials are delighted with Obama's attention,...
  • 'Robin Hood' aims at Wall Street next - Constitution and Capitalism

    09/14/2011 11:50:25 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 1 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/12/11 | Aaron Klien
    Rewriting the U.S. Constitution. Imposing a "Robin Hood tax" on most financial transactions worldwide with the goal of taking from the "rich" to give to the "poor." Giving the Federal Reserve permission to regulate interest rates on savings accounts. These are just some of the policies endorsed by a group backing a "Day of Rage" targeting Wall Street and U.S. capitalism this Saturday. Read more: 'Robin Hood' aims at Wall Street next -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Robin Hood' aims at Wall Street next 'Day of Rage' targets capitalism, demands new U.S. Constitution -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 12, 2011 2:56 pm Eastern By...
  • The Hoax That Is The Infrastructure Bank

    09/19/2011 7:06:54 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 15 replies
    The Daily Capitalist ^ | 09/18/2011 | Jeff Harding
    Does anyone seriously believe that the reason we have high unemployment in America is because we have a substandard infrastructure? Apparently the politicians in Washington believe that is so because they are trying to make a case for massive infrastructure spending in order to create jobs and to prepare our economy for the 21st Century. I was watching that fountain of conventional wisdom, Fareed Zakaria tonight and he seems to buy into this proposition. He interviewed Senator Kay Baily Hutchison about her proposal for an infrastructure bank: The Kerry-Hutchison Bipartisan Infrastructure Bank also known as the BUILD Act. It wont...
  • 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>
  • How the American Jobs Bill Destroys State Sovereignty & Licenses Illegal Immigrants

    09/19/2011 2:01:55 PM PDT · by unspun · 7 replies
    or, A Trojan Horse in the Animal Farm caption="The Naath (or Nuer) of the Sudan bleed as well as milk their cows, then mix both together in a soup." This alert was posted by conservative legal analyst, "Toddy Littman"in his blog ChangingWind.organd suggested by Gulag Bound intel agent Heather. I suggest perusing it and sharing it with your representatives, if you have such things, in Congress. (Who of them, do you suppose, are reading the bill?)Pay to play, where states pay by giving up their sovereignty in wildly expanded areas affected by this act? -- like Esau giving up...
  • Obama: Ill veto any bill that isnt balanced with tax hikes

    09/19/2011 9:15:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    He’s got a deficit-reduction package that can’t clear the House, thanks to massive new tax hikes that everyone knows are a deal-killer. He has a jobs package that can’t clear the Senate. What’s a President to do? Threaten a veto: President Obama warned he will veto any deficit plan brought to him by Congress that wasn’t ‘balanced’ between taxes and spending cuts.‘We are not going to have a one-sided deal that hurts the folks who are most vulnerable,’ Obama said Monday morning, speaking from the Rose Garden.He rejected accusations that tax increases for the wealthy was ‘class warfare’.The president argued,...
  • Pass This Jobs Bill! (it wont create jobs, and it will be paid for with money we dont have)

    09/19/2011 9:11:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2011 | Mark Steyn
    The president has taken to the campaign trail to promote his American Jobs Act. Thats 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 singalong with the prompter-in-chief. In North Carolina, a still-devoted hopeychanger cried out, I love you! I love you,...
  • Obama: Pass jobs bill without 'division or delay'

    09/17/2011 1:10:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 17/9/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON -Doubling down on his economic agenda, President Barack Obama on Saturday kept up his appeal for public support of his $447 billion proposal to boost jobs and consumer spending, calling on Americans to press Congress to pass the legislation. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama reiterated a message that has become a central focus of his presidency amid stubbornly high unemployment numbers and dipping approval over his handling of the economy. The president announced his jobs legislation to a joint session of Congress last week and has since gone outside Washington to build a case for its...
  • Obama's "Job's Bill" - A Blast From The Past

    09/16/2011 7:19:55 PM PDT · by thefoundersrock · 4 replies
    The Average American Blog ^ | 09/16/2011 | Jenn Harrington
    The conventional wisdom is that FDR ended the Great Depression, but more recent research indicates his policies may have prolonged and even deepened the it. They say those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Here is a reminder of how some citizens at least saw the FDR administration
  • Has Barack Obama Turned Into Lonesome Rhodes? (Watch "You're Gonna LOVE ME" Video)

    09/16/2011 4:59:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    Self | September 16, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Has Barack Obama turned himself into Lonesome Rhodes from the underrated but BRILLIANT movie "A Face in the Crowd?" Something about Obama whining that "If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill," about his jobs bill (is it in writing yet?) sounded familiar. I kept thinking and thinking where I heard that theme before and then it hit the end of "A Face in the Crowd" in which a disgraced Lonesome Rhodes is begging for love. Watch the VIDEO and you can see Lonesome Rhodes begging for love at about the 35 second mark. It...
  • Harry Reid Takes On the Great Issue of Our Day . . . Bike Paths! (Glumster Avoiding Jobs Bill?)

    09/16/2011 4:38:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 15, 2011 | Daniel Halper
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid was in full form this morning, taking on the great issue of our day . . . bike paths! Harry Reid: "Well, for most Americans, [bike paths] are absolutely important. It's good for purposes of allowing people to travel, um, without burning all the fossil fuel on the highways. I got up this morning really early, and went out and did my exercise. I'm not exaggerating--scores!--at least 30 or 40 bikes--so scores may be a slight exaggeration--of people, not just for exercise, traveling to work. Backpacks on--they are going to work. That's what bike paths...
  • Assigning a Jobs Bill as Homework [ When will the Democrats file it? ]

    09/14/2011 6:39:07 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Sept 14 2011 | Helen Cooper
    RALEIGH President Obama turned up the rhetorical heat in his push for his jobs bill on Wednesday, declaring that the country is facing a national emergency that demands Congressional action on his $447 billion economic package. Plunging into his third battleground state in five days, Mr. Obama told highly charged students in a packed basketball arena at North Carolina State University that he was sick of the partisanship that has engulfed Washington during the last three years. He accused lawmakers of deliberately dragging their feet on his economic plan, not because they dont think it will help, but because...
  • Obama to crowd: If you love me, youve got to help me pass this bill (WATCH VIDEO)

    09/14/2011 2:54:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/14/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via National Journal, this isn’t as self-parodically narcissistic as the headline makes it sound. He’s responding to a guy in the audience who screamed “I love you, Barack!” — itself a newsworthy event given the state of O’s polling lately — and is kinda sorta teasing in his reply. Too bad he doesn’t mean a word of it. Over to you, former Democratic congressman Martin Frost: I supported Obama in 2008 and intend to vote for him again in 2012. But on this issue, he is simply wrong.As good as this job program is, it is unrealistic to expect that...
  • No way Obamas jobs bill will pass the Senate, say Democrats?

    09/14/2011 12:26:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/14/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Okay, someone had better ‘fess up. Democrats lost a House seat in New York City, Barack Obama dropped below majority job approval in California, and now Senate Democrats are attacking Obama’s proposal to raise taxes to pay for Porkulus II: Economic Boogaloo. Did we flip over to the Terran Empire last night? And why do I have a goatee? As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy, many Democrats on Capitol Hill appear far from sold that the president has the right antidote to spur major job growth and turn around their party’s...
  • House Budget Committee video on Tax Reform

    09/14/2011 11:23:18 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 1 replies
    Paul Ryan does a good job of offering a Republican tax reform response to Obama's jobs bill monster.
  • Hill Dems pick apart Obama jobs plan (His own party rips his jobs bill)

    09/14/2011 6:53:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/14/2011 | Manu Raju
    President Barack Obamas new jobs plan is hitting some unexpected turbulence in the halls of Congress: lawmakers from his own party. As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy, many Democrats on Capitol Hill appear far from sold that the president has the right antidote to spur major job growth and turn around their partys political fortunes. Terrible, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the presidents ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. We shouldnt increase taxes on ordinary income. There are other ways to...
  • Editorial: 'Jobs Bill' Is About Politics, Not Jobs

    09/13/2011 5:26:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 13, 2011 | Staff
    Obamanomics: Government spending failed on jobs, so the president has shifted to Plan T: taxes, including limiting mortgage interest and other deductions plus still more spending. His unlikely-to-pass plan is 100% politics. When an angry Barack Obama repeatedly demanded at a joint session of Congress last week that lawmakers "pass this jobs bill," he knew their answer would be no. But at the time, no one outside the White House knew the game the president was playing. In one of the most deceitful ploys ever attempted against the American people, President Obama kept it to himself that he was...
  • Axelrod: Hell No, We Won't Compromise with Republicans on the Jobs Plan

    09/13/2011 1:00:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views ^ | September, 13, 2011 | Guy Benson
    Republicans to the White House: Hey, not all of the president's "new" proposals are dreadful, so we'd like to play ball on some of them.  Cool?  The White House to Republicans: Pound salt, you uncompromising, unpatriotic SOB's.  Welcome to compromise, Obama campaign style:   Obama's top political adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that the administration was unwilling to break up the president’s $447 billion jobs plan if Republicans were only receptive to passing certain elements.  "We're not in a negotiation to break up the package. It's not an a la carte menu. It's a strategy to get this country moving,”...
  • The Cost Of Obama's Stimulus Plan: $312,500 Per Job Created Or Saved (And Guess Who Is Paying It)

    09/13/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 7 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 09/13/11
    For those eager to put some math to the rhetoric coming from the White House over the president's jobs creation plan, and that should be everyone, here is a quick and dirty estimate based on the numbers being thrown around of a 2% GDP increase in year 1 and 1.9 million jobs created or saved... most saved, as in those you can't really quantify. Said otherwise, roughly a $300 billion increase in GDP yields 1.9 million jobs. So far so good. Now since the president is proposing to pay for the program over 10 years, let's assume the $475 billion...
  • Obama in Boehner's State to Pitch School Spending in Jobs Plan [ Plan? Dems haven't filed it ]

    09/13/2011 10:47:08 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies ^ | Sept 13 2011 |
    A day after presenting Congress with legislation for his $447 billion jobs proposal, President Barack Obama will visit an Ohio school to showcase the plan's $25 billion for modernizing public schools nationwide. The president will talk about how a multimillion-dollar modernization at the Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus, which he will visit today, has improved the environment in which students learn while creating local jobs, Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, said. The administration estimates the school plan would create hundreds of thousands of construction, engineering and maintenance jobs and help as many as 35,000 public...
  • Obama's Jobs Spending Plan: $250,000 Per Job

    09/13/2011 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/13/2011 | John Carney
    Barack Obama's jobs plan may be one of the worst policy proposals I've ever seen. As I pointed out last week, the plan to "pay for" the jobs proposal with tax hikes is just lunacy. It eliminates every bit of stimulus effect that could possibly come from additional government spending. Over at Zero Hedge, John Poehling has run the numbers on the American Jobs Act (AJA). Even if you take very optimistic figures, the jobs bill turns out to be unbelievably costly. For those eager to put some math to the rhetoric coming from the White House over the president's...