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  • Despite Union attacks, Walker grabs lead in re-election bid

    10/02/2014 8:39:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Opponent Mary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegationsMary Burke weighed down by jobs plan plagiarism allegations. Gov. Scott Walker is casting himself as a turnaround artist, seeking re-election with a pitch to voters that he revamped the state’s spending and business climate in just four years. For a governor with presidential aspirations, it’s a case he’s likely preparing for a national audience as well — but first he’ll have to get through a tighter-than-expected re-election race against Democrat Mary Burke, a former state secretary of commerce. As if that wasn’t enough, analysts say that his race could also...
  • Mary Burke stumbles when asked to define plagiarism

    09/26/2014 5:21:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-25-14 | Patrick Marley
    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stumbled Thursday when asked to define plagiarism and said she had not violated her principles with a jobs plan that includes nearly word-for-word sections that also appear in other candidates' plans. Burke, who is running against GOP Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election, also stressed the importance of providing citations in her plan, but an aide said later no changes to the plan would be made. Asked by reporters to define plagiarism, Burke said: "This, this probably, using words, exact words, from a source that doesn't, that isn't cited and isn't attributable."...
  • Hulsey: Jobs plan plagiarism more ‘Mary Burke Amateur Hour Campaign’

    09/19/2014 10:58:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-19-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — In this week’s Marquette Law School poll, 48 percent of respondents said Madison millionaire Mary Burke, the Democrat’s candidate for governor, has not been clear enough about what she would do if elected. Now it turns out Burke’s signature jobs plan, the one area in which she seemed clear about her intentions, was lifted from others. Buzzfeed, which has had its own PR black eyes with plagiarism, reported late Thursday that Burke’s plan, “Invest for Success” pilfers entire passages from the jobs plans laid out by Delaware Democratic Gov. Jack Markell in 2008, and Democratic gubernatorial candidates...
  • Local paper ahead of Obama’s visit: “Take your jobs plan and shove it” (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

    07/30/2013 1:11:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    As I’m writing this, President Obama is doing his usual economic grandstanding routine in Chattanooga, Tennessee — and considering that Amazon just announced that they’re going on an epic hiring spree, their local Chattanooga warehouse is making a mighty convenient backdrop for the president jobs-oriented speech. The president is going on and on about “the ingredients we need” for good jobs, and all of his latest Keynesian stimulus ideas for economic growth, and talking up America’s need to “invest” in the jobs and infrastructure of the future.Funnily enough, courtesy of Obama’s first and biggest round of what we were promised...
  • Is Mitt Romney's 12 Million Jobs Plan Really Doable?

    09/10/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/10/2012 | Alfred Tella
    Mitt Romney's plan to create 12 million jobs in his first term as president is being criticized as hyperbole, political fantasy, and pie-in-the-sky. But is it? History can help answer the question. But, as has been brought home to us during the presidential campaign, history can be read in different ways. Romney critics can rightly point out that the only times in the postwar era when the U.S. economy generated a net increase of 12 million or more jobs in a period of four consecutive years were during the Ford-Carter years and the Clinton years. From 1976-1979 jobs increased by...
  • Congress passes modest job-creation bill

    11/17/2011 9:39:05 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-17-11 | Andy Sullivan
    (Reuters) - In a rare display of cooperation, Republicans and Democrats in Congress overwhelmingly approved a limited jobs bill on Wednesday that would help some veterans find work but otherwise do little to bring down the nation's 9 percent unemployment rate. The bill, aimed at government contractors and veterans, is so far the only piece of President Barack Obama's $447 billion job-creation package to clear Congress. Republicans have lined up behind a contrasting agenda of their own ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. It passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote of 422 to 0. Only...
  • House Republican Study Committee introduces new jobs plan (For those who love Cap, Cut & Balance)

    11/02/2011 12:24:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    From the folks who brought you “Cut, Cap and Balance” comes a plan to create jobs by growing the economy — not the government. The Republican Study Committee this morning unveiled the Jobs Through Growth Act, a bill that incorporates tax reform, regulatory rollback and boosts to energy production. The legislation builds upon the past work of House Republicans, packaging “the best of the best” into one neat program.Among other things, the bill creates a new optional tax system, in which taxpayers pay just two rates: 25 percent on the first $50,000 of income for single filers or the first...
  • Boehner 'Respectfully Challenges' Obama on Jobs Plan During Phone Call

    10/14/2011 12:05:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies ^ | October 13, 2011 | NewsCore
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner "respectfully challenged" Barack Obama during a phone call Thursday over statements the president made about the existence of a GOP plan to address the jobs crisis. Obama had called Boehner to congratulate him for passing three trade agreements but, according to Politico, ended up getting pulled up by the speaker for saying earlier Thursday that he had not seen a Republican jobs plan. "I haven't yet seen" a GOP plan that would create jobs in the near term, Obama said at a press conference, adding, "And so, eventually, I'm hoping that they actually put...
  • 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...
  • The Fantastical World of Barack Obama and Liberal Reality

    10/08/2011 10:44:31 AM PDT · by jim byrd · 7 replies ^ | 10/06/2011 | Jim Byrd
    Antihonetus personality disorder (AHPD), more commonly referred to as factualpathy, is described by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as an Axis II personality disorder. It is characterized as a chronic and cerebrally fatal disease, manifested by an obsessive compulsion with disregarding facts and truths. The afflicted will present symptoms of manic cerebral paroxysms caused by a profound phobia of facts or truths. There is currently no known cure or treatment. Contemporary American liberals, and their luminary Barack Obama, possess such repugnance for the Founding Fathers, their founding principles, and anyone in league with them, that they will...
  • Obama plan seen sparking 400,000 education jobs (Here we go again with the numbers game...)

    10/04/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/04/2011 | Lisa Lambert
    President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could save or create up to 400,000 education jobs, the White House said on Tuesday as Obama pushed his $447 billion plan to revive the economy. Obama's proposed American Jobs Act would provide $30 billion for state and local efforts to retain, rehire and hire educators, supporting 392,400 jobs, according to projections released by the Education Department and White House Council of Economic Advisers. That money would last one to two years and states would have to sign agreements they would not use the funding for other purposes. "We know that putting hundreds of...
  • The Trial-Lawyer Full Employment Act (Obama’s latest jobs plan jeopardizes the unemployed’s chances)

    09/29/2011 9:10:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2011 | Andrew Stiles
    Buried in the text of President Obama’s jobs bill is a provision named the “Fair Employment Opportunity Act,” which would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against the unemployed. At a recent town-hall event, the president singled out this provision as a much-needed federal safeguard against businesses’ reluctance to hire, in the words of one softball questioner, “really good candidates that suffered from a downward trend in their credit history due to lack of job opportunities.” Like many of the policies outlined in the president’s plan, the measure sounds like a well-intentioned effort to help the 9 percent of...
  • $200K Per Job? Timothy Geithner Says White House Jobs Plan Is Still a Bargain

    09/27/2011 6:34:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/27/2011
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn't dispute a Harvard economist's estimate that each job in the White House's jobs plan would cost $200,000, but said the pricetag is the wrong way to measure the bill's worth. And he also pointed out, in an interview today with ABC News' David Muir, that there is no other option on the table for getting the economy moving and putting more people back to work. "You've got to think about the costs of the alternatives," Geithner said when asked about Harvard economist Martin Feldstein's calculation that each job created by President Obama's American Jobs Act...
  • The President’s Deficit Plan ("president will be running for re-election as Nancy Pelosi instead.")

    09/20/2011 6:15:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2011 | Ross Douthat
    Last week, in the wake of President Obama’s jobs speech, I wrote that the president seemed poised to campaign for re-election on an essentially centrist policy agenda: A short-term payroll tax stimulus, a plan for tax reform that would close loopholes while lowering corporate rates, and a long-term plan for deficit reduction modeled on the grand bargain that the White House and John Boehner were supposedly close to striking during the debt ceiling negotiations. The president’s goal in 2012, I suggested, would be to try to paint himself as the moderate bipartisan grownup, and dismiss the Republicans as extreme, intransigent,...
  • Herman Cain's Response to Obama's Call for More Taxes Best Among GOP Presidential Candidates'

    09/20/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT · by rob777 · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/20/2011 | Tony Lee
    As expected, the GOP presidential contenders criticized and blistered President Barack Obama's speech, to which he was nearly twenty minutes late, in which he proposed increased taxes as part of his overall economic plan. Businessman Herman Cain's response and statement stood out as the most effective and powerful among all the candidates because it did what few statements and responses do -- actually respond Obama's words. In his speech, Obama said that his proposals did not represent "class warfare" and were more reflective of solid math. Cain seized upon those words and cited his degree in mathemathics and how he...
  • Daily Beast Column: GOP’s 'Class Warfare' Sham (Obama's Plan moves toward fairness & fiscal sanity)

    09/20/2011 3:13:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/19/2011 | Michael Tomasky
    The GOP calls it 'class warfare,' but the president’s proposal to raise taxes on millionaires is actually a move toward fairness and fiscal sanity. The biggest problem in our politics for the last 30 years has been . . . what? Fill in the blank. Too much spending? Debt to future generations? Cultural politics? None of those. Plain and simple: taxes. The anti-tax revolt that started in 1978 in California (Proposition 13) has destroyed this country. Our taxophobia has made the rich vastly richer and reduced the amount of money for the public benefits the rest of us depend on,...
  • Washington Post: Obama budget proposal falls short, could derail “super committee” effort

    09/20/2011 9:54:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    After getting hammered by Republicans in the debt-ceiling debate, Barack Obama clearly wanted to go on offense with his own deficit-reduction proposal. That opened up the opportunity to go fully populist, blaming the wealthy for not paying their fair share in order to propose massive tax hikes along with his supposedly new ideas for spending reductions. However, the Washington Post reports today that the ideas are not only not new, they won’t meet their targets and don’t actually reduce the deficit much from Obama’s previous proposals — and could derail any serious attempt by Congress to reduce spending in the...
  • Obama Hits Bottom (Just as we thought he could not sink any lower, he comes up with this Jobs Plan)

    09/20/2011 7:49:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2011 | The Editors
    Pres. Barack Obama promised to have a plan to pay for his massive new stimulus bill by Monday. He broke that promise, as he has broken so many others, and remains in the “plan to have a plan” stage of his inscrutable meditations, having only made yet another unsubstantial speech, full of high sentiment and short on details. The president says he wants to ensure that the very wealthy do not pay lower effective tax rates than do the middle-class, and argues that families and businesses earning more than $250,000 in any given year should pay an additional $1,500,000,000,000.00 or...
  • President Obama’s tax plan to cost an additional $333K per year for those earning more than $200K

    Back in July President Obama went on national television to deliver a lie filled speech on why we had to raise the debt ceiling. In that speech the president stated that the federal government needed to raise an additional $1.2 trillion in new revenue. First let’s dispel the myth that the government actually does anything to earn revenue. First of all, “revenue” is simply Madison Avenue speak for taxes. The only way the government can receive funds to the treasury is by taking money, by levying taxes, from hard working Americans. More recently the president has been championing his much...
  • VIDEO: Dem Sen. Bob Casey: Obama's Jobs Plan Won't Work

    09/16/2011 8:52:11 AM PDT · by · 7 replies
    Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) appeared on KDKA in Pittsburgh and said that Obama's 'jobs plan' will not work as presented. Casey believes the president's plan needs to be broken apart and multiple votes will be needed to get anything done. “I’m afraid if we tried to pass one big bill, I think there’s a lot of skepticism about big pieces of legislation with all kinds of different component parts. We should break this up", said Casey.
  • Eric Cantor says no to an all-or-nothing approach to the president’s jobs plan

    09/16/2011 7:28:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Few people are enthused about the the president’s jobs plan, as Obama’s low approval and climbing disapproval rates attest, but Republicans have said they’re willing to work with him on some of his proposals. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, for example, has said his vision and the president’s vision might overlap in the territory of corporate tax reform. That doesn’t mean, however, that House leadership concedes the importance of comprehensively passing the president’s bill with all the urgency Obama has sought to make seem imperative. In fact, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said today on CNBC that Republicans are...
  • Instead Of Obama's Jobs Plan, Let's Pass Something That Will Work

    09/16/2011 6:49:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Peter Ferrara
    EXCERPT: Congressional Republicans can hammer out a deal with Congressional Democrats for tax reform somewhere between what House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposed in the budget passed by the House, and what the Simpson-Bowles Commission appointed by President Obama proposed. There are enough Senate Democrats who support the Simpson Bowles proposals to pass such a bill through the Democrat controlled Senate. That would involve reducing the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to somewhere between 20% to 25%, and closing enough loopholes to make Obama corporate crony General Electric pay some corporate income taxes. Ryan proposed individual tax reform...
  • When Will President Obama Put Americans' Jobs Ahead of His Own? (Unemployment might reach 15%)

    09/15/2011 1:40:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/15/2011 | Peter Morici
    <p>As President Obama campaigns for more government spending-a.k.a. his jobs plan-new unemployment claims provide fresh evidence the economy is stalling and in danger of slipping into a second recession. Big government could easily take unemployment above 15 percent and create a hole too big to ascend.</p>
  • John Boehner Retorts To Obama, Presents Republican Position On Jobs Plan

    09/15/2011 10:53:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/15/2011 | Tyler Durden
    By now we have repeatedly seen and heard Obama's vision of the American Jobs Plan, which as has been discussed previously is dead on arrival, specifically due to Republican opposition. As to what the republican oppose specifically, watch below as Boehner gives the first public appearance presenting the republican talking points on the AJA.And here are the prepared remarks from Boehner's website:In an address to the Economic Club of Washington today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will call for bipartisan action to “Liberate America’s Economy” from the shackles of excessive regulation, higher taxes, and out-of-control spending that are stifling...
  • VIDEO: Dem Rep on Obama's $447 Billion 'Jobs Plan': How Will We Get Groceries to People in Space?

    09/14/2011 9:22:29 AM PDT · by · 5 replies
    Rep. Jim McDermott appeared on Fox News to push President Obama's $447 billion 'jobs plan'. While doing so, he somehow shifted the focus to the space program stating, "We have no way of getting groceries to our people who are up in the space lab" while trying to make the case. As Jim Hoft from Gateway Pundit points out: "Last we checked – Obama shut down the shuttle program, Jim."
  • 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 Obama’s 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 party’s political fortunes. “Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to...
  • McConnell: Obama playing politics with plan to raise taxes (GOP will Filibuster Any Tax Increases)

    09/13/2011 12:10:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday morning said President Obama’s plan to raise taxes to pay for a $447 billion jobs bill had no chance of passing the Senate. He called Obama’s jobs package — announced last week to a joint session of Congress — a political exercise, describing it as “disappointing.” McConnell’s forceful criticisms of the plan signal Obama will have a difficult time passing any of his proposal through Congress. There is also brewing Republican opposition to an extension of the payroll tax holiday, which GOP lawmakers have viewed skeptically as a temporary fix. McConnell said...
  • 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...
  • Feeling spent (New Jobs Plan: If at first you don't succeed, spend, spend again)

    09/12/2011 7:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/12/2011 | Michael Tanner
    President Obama has apparently adopted the old adage “If at first you don’t succeed . . . spend, spend again.” On Thursday night, the president laid out his plan for job creation, a $447 billion stimulus proposal, most of which we have seen before. After all, if Congress passes this new round of government spending, it would be the seventh such stimulus program since the recession began. George W. Bush pushed through two of them, totaling some $200 billion, and Obama already has enacted four more, with a total price tag of roughly $1.3 trillion. The result: Three years and...
  • The Obama Jobs Plan: 10 Reasons Why It Is A Bad Joke

    09/10/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 09/10/2011 | Michael Snyder
    So that was what we have been waiting for? That was what all the hype was about? With a little over a year until the next election, that was the "best shot" that Obama has for fixing the unemployment crisis in this country? The Obama Jobs Plan (also now known as "the American Jobs Act") is going to cost $447 billion and it is going to do next to nothing to create more jobs. Many Americans were hoping for something bold and new from Obama, but instead what they got was a bad joke. When Obama stated that there...
  • Romney Announces Jobs Plan (Goal is at least 4% GDP, Restore Prosperity by His First Term)

    09/07/2011 8:42:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/07/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney is putting meat on the bones of his contention that he will be the nation’s turnaround artist. Romney announced his jobs plan — an array of specific steps packaged in a 160-page tome entitled “Believe in America” — in a speech in North Las Vegas, at McCandless International Trucks Inc. The end goal of his plan is a restoration of national prosperity by the completion of his first term. “The entire jobs-and-economic-growth plan will achieve about 4 percent year-over-year GDP growth,” a Romney aide asserts, citing the campaign’s economic models. “This means the economy will create eleven and...
  • Villaraigosa lobbies Washington with jobs plan

    08/31/2011 9:07:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/30/11 | Richard Simon
    In an effort to bring down the stubbornly high unemployment rate, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is lobbying Washington officials to give local workers an advantage in winning some of the more than 166,000 jobs expected from transportation projects planned for the region. Federal rules prohibit local hiring preferences on federally funded transportation projects, under the premise that all U.S. taxpayers help to pay for the work and should have an equal shot at getting the jobs. The rule also stems from concern that making local hiring a factor in awarding contracts will increase the cost of projects. But with Washington jittery...
  • Government Could Create a Million Jobs, Obama Says

    08/30/2011 5:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2011 | Jared A. Favole and Carol E. Lee
    <p>As President Barack Obama prepares to pitch a new jobs plan to Congress, he said Tuesday there are steps the government can take that could add up to a million jobs to the U.S. economy and boost growth by 1.5%.</p>
  • Obama says jobs plan will have bipartisan appeal

    08/29/2011 11:31:53 AM PDT · by freespirited · 51 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 08/29/11 | Michael Memoli
    President Obama said Monday that the jobs plan he will unveil next week will include ideas with bipartisan appeal. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said his proposals will "put more money in the pockets of working families and middle-class families." The president's plan, to be unveiled after Labor Day, is expected to include tens of billions of dollars to renovate thousands of public schools and a tax break to encourage businesses to hire new workers, according to people familiar with White House deliberations. Though he did not offer such specifics in his remarks, Obama said his proposals...
  • Is Obama's "specific" jobs plan now just an outline?

    08/22/2011 11:43:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/22/2011 | Philip Klein
    Last Monday, President Obama made news by promising to give a speech in September detailing, "a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control our deficit." But has that "very specific plan" already been downgraded to an outline? That is, at least, the impression I got watching Obama advisors Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod on yesterday's Sunday morning shows. "The president is going to outline a short-term plan to accelerate the economy," Axelrod said on ABC's This Week, "in the face of the hits we've taken, because of the Arab Spring and oil prices, because...
  • Obama's Jobs Policies Will Reduce Job Opportunities

    08/18/2011 10:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 08/18/2011 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    The White House announced that President Obama will deliver a major address on job creation early in September. Mr. Obama could address proposed Labor Department regulations that would hobble employers with paperwork, reducing hiring. These regulations include affirmative action rules for minorities and women at on-site construction jobs for federally-funded projects; requirements for federal contractors to keep records of the race, sex, and earnings of employees; rules governing dust levels in coal mines; and rules to expand preferences for veterans in the workplace. Such regulations are even more extraordinary in light of Mr. Obama's avowed pursuit of regulatory simplicity and...
  • U.S. Democrats Tout Their Election-Year Jobs Plan

    06/19/2004 2:33:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 227+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/19/04 | Reuters - DC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Saturday called on Republicans to join them in an effort to curb the shipping of American jobs abroad. "It's a shame when the White House's top economic advisor says outsourcing of American jobs is inevitable, or even that it benefits our economy," Rep. Nick Lampson of Texas said in the Democrats weekly radio address. "Americans know our country gains when we export American goods -- not American jobs." Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this week proposed their "American Jobs Plan," similar to one by the party's presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry (news...