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  • Biden Warns of More Rapes and Murders If Jobs Bill Is Not Passed

    10/12/2011 12:11:11 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1012/11 | DANIEL HALPER
    In Flint, Michigan, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that more rapes and murders could occur if President Barack Obama's jobs bill is not passed. "In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city," Biden said. "In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes--just to pick two categories--climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don't rectify it." The vice president also...
  • 'We're not going to wait for Congress'

    10/11/2011 11:43:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/11/11 | MJ LEE
    * On his jobs bill, which the Senate is set to vote on this evening, the president sent a warning message to Congress: “If they don’t pass the whole package, we’re going to break it up into constituent parts,” Obama said, insisting that action must be taken now.
  • Obama's Jobs Plan Wouldn't Make Huge Dent in Jobless Rate, Economists Say

    09/24/2011 9:07:07 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 24, 2011 | Associated Press
    The projection of 1.9 million new jobs, a 1 percentage point drop in the unemployment rate and a 2 percentage point increase in the gross domestic product under Obama's plan came from Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics. "I assumed that it would be paid for," Zandi said. "I didn't know when I did that simulation how the president proposed to pay for it." Zandi said his job-creation figure only applies to 2012. "Beginning in 2013, and certainly into 2014, the plan is a drag on the economy because the stimulus starts fading away," he said. "So by 2015,...
  • Oops, Obama touts his jobs plan today at an Ohio bridge that won't qualify

    09/22/2011 7:06:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 22, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    You know all those rusting bridges that President Obama wants to spend billions more dollars repairing to allegedly stimulate the economy? He's headed out to one today which he's described as a "bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that's on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America." It is on a busy trucking route, spanning the Ohio River between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati. It's the Brent Spence Bridge. It doesn't really need repairs. It's got decades of good life left in its steel spans. It's just overloaded. The bridge was built to handle 85,000 cars and...
  • 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...
  • Obama: I’ll veto any bill that isn’t “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,...
  • OBAMA'S JOBS BILL WON'T BE READY UNTIL NEXT MONTH, AFTER ANOTHER VACATION...

    09/19/2011 8:40:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/19/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    Everybody remembers the urgency of President Obama's attitude toward the awful jobs situation. Back in early August, Obama said the jobs situation was so urgent that he was going to give another speech about it -- in a month or so, in September after his vacation on Martha's Vineyard. And then in September the president announced he would give his major jobs speech to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7. But he neglected to check with congressional leaders first. And they suggested the 8th. So, since it was their House, the 8th it was. "Tonight," the president said...
  • Obama to offer his own deficit reduction package

    09/18/2011 11:57:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/18/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Barack Obama prepares his opening bid on long-term deficit reduction, the White House wants to keep the focus on jobs and is determined to avoid getting sucked into another budget fight with lawmakers. Administration officials see the task of attending to deficits as necessary but not necessarily urgent, compared with the need to revive the economy and increase employment. The White House also sees this as the time to draw sharp contrasts with congressional Republicans, whose public approval ratings are lower than Obama's. As a result, when Obama announces at least $2 trillion in...
  • Republicans accuse Obama of waging class warfare with millionaire tax plan

    09/18/2011 9:46:21 AM PDT · by americanophile · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2011 | Fox News
    A top House Republican accused President Obama of appealing to Americans' "fear, envy and anxiety" by pushing a new tax rate on people making more than $1 million annually, saying the "class warfare path" will only hurt the economy. "Class warfare ... may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics," Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, told "Fox News Sunday." The president is planning on proposing the new and higher rate as part of a broader long-term deficit-reduction plan he's unveiling Monday. It will likely include a mix of entitlement reform and...
  • Obama: Americans must pay fair share to cut deficit [ When will Obama or Buffet pay theirs ]

    09/17/2011 6:25:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 61 replies
    reuters ^ | Sept 17 2011 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Americans need to be ready to "pay their fair share" to narrow the U.S. deficit, previewing his proposals to Congress that are expected to include more taxes on the rich. In his weekly radio and video address, the Democrat said his $447 billion jobs plan that features tax breaks for workers and small businesses, plus funds for public works projects and schools, "will not add to the deficit. It will be paid for." "On Monday, I'll lay out my plan for how we'll do that -- how we'll...
  • Jobs Bill Force States to Surrender Sovereignty

    09/17/2011 6:07:41 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 69 replies
    The White House ^ | 09/13/2011 | White House
    SEC. 376. FEDERAL AND STATE IMMUNITY. (a) Abrogation of State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from a suit brought in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction for a violation of this Act. (b) Waiver of State Immunity- (1) IN GENERAL- (A) WAIVER- A State's receipt or use of Federal financial assistance for any program or activity of a State shall constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity, under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution or otherwise, to a suit brought by an employee or applicant for employment of that program or activity...
  • Obama pitches his jobs bill, again

    09/16/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 09/16/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama signed a bill to help Americans get patents for inventions Friday morning, but in his speech at a science and tech school in northern Virginia, he quickly pivoted to talking about his jobs bill that has rankled both Republicans and Democrats. After acknowledging a handful of members of Congress in his audience at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Obama said he didn’t want to pass up the chance to make another pitch for his plan. “I’ve got another bill that I want to get passed to help the economy right away. It’s called the American Jobs Act,”...
  • VIDEO: Dem Sen. Bob Casey: Obama's Jobs Plan Won't Work

    09/16/2011 8:52:11 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 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...
  • Obama’s ‘Jobs Bill’ Makes ACORN Eligible for $15 Billion in Taxpayer Money

    09/16/2011 2:08:58 AM PDT · by bronxville · 29 replies · 1+ views
    pyjamas media ^ | 09-15-2011 | Mathew Vadum
    ACORN and other radical left-wing groups would be eligible for up to $15 billion in federal funding if President Obama’s new economic stimulus package becomes law. Now that public polling shows Americans are realizing that economic stimulus programs don’t work, the Obama administration is calling the latest round of futile stimulus a “jobs bill.” In a sense it really is a jobs bill: a jobs bill for Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizers. The draft legislation, which had not yet been introduced in Congress at press time, makes ACORN, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), and a phalanx of leftist groups that...
  • Obama says jobs plan could create 1.9 million jobs

    09/16/2011 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 16, 2011 | By Stephen Collinson
    US President Barack Obama said his jobs plan could boost growth by 2.0 percent and shave one percent off the unemployment rate, for the first time citing estimates of the bill's impact. The White House has been wary of making predictions for the American Jobs Act in the knowledge that its forecasts for Obama's 2009 stimulus plan turned out to be too rosy, handing his opponents a potent political weapon. But Obama gave more details at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Washington, as he steps up his campaign to force Congress to pass the $447 billion dollar bill, which is...
  • Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama’s Jobs Bill

    09/14/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 33 replies · 1+ views
    President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide. “I think the American people are very skeptical of big pieces of legislation,” Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, said in an interview Wednesday, joining a growing chorus of Democrats who prefer an à la carte version of the bill despite White...
  • Conservative Nabs Name ‘American Jobs Act’ After Obama Delay (no Dem would file Obama's bill)

    President Obama repeatedly asked members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act last week. But when no Democrat filed Obama’s bill after he presented it to Congress, a conservative congressman swiped the name for his own legislation. The American Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives looks quite different from the version President Obama outlined in his speech to Congress. Instead of hiking taxes on working Americans to pay for another stimulus, Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) legislation offers a tax cut. UPDATE: Gohmert’s bill now has a number. It’s HR 2911. Text of the legislation is below.
  • Obama: 'If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill.'

    09/14/2011 10:54:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/11 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Obama promoted his jobs bill in North Carolina on Wednesday, the third stop on what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called a "campaign" for jobs. Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member's shouted, "I love you" with "I love you back." On Wednesday he added, "But if you love me you've got to help me pass this bill." The Obama administration isn't holding back in its full court campaign to pass the American Jobs Act. The WhiteHouse.gov website now includes a banner that links to the bill. Obama's speech at the North Carolina State...
  • 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...
  • Redesign Corporate Code To Bring Jobs Back Home

    09/13/2011 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 13, 2011 | WALTER J. GALVIN
    William Simon, President Ford's secretary of the Treasury, rightfully observed that the United States, "ought to have a tax system which looks like someone designed it on purpose." Unfortunately, we don't. Instead, our corporate tax code looks more like an abstract painting and the closer you examine it, the more it simply looks like a mess. Replacing this mess with a well-designed corporate tax code would do much to reinvigorate the U.S. economy and spur job growth. Two aspects of the existing corporate tax code are especially troublesome. First, the U.S. maintains the second-highest statutory corporate tax rate in the...
  • Video: WH press corps laughs at Carney’s transparent spin

    09/13/2011 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/11 | Tina Korbe
    More evidence that Obama’s jobs plan isn’t resonating as much more than a reelection effort. As Greg Hengler at Townhall.com asks, what do you do when even your fans laugh at you?
  • Obama to speak at NC company that’s shipping jobs to Costa Rica

    09/13/2011 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    President Barack Obama will present his “jobs plan” on Wednesday at a company that’s shipping jobs overseas. Obama is scheduled to present his “jobs plan” in Apex, N.C., on Wednesday at the headquarters of WestStar Precision. WestStar Precision is a high-end, specialty manufacturer that just opened a new facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, creating many new jobs there, but not in the United States. “Our main office and manufacturing facility near Research Triangle Park in the Raleigh/Durham area has approximately 11,000 sq. ft. of office space, production area and warehouse,” the company says on its website. “This facility has...
  • Obama to give 'jobs speech' at NC company that's shipping jobs to Costa Rica:

    09/13/2011 2:29:02 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama will present his “jobs plan” on Wednesday at a company that’s shipping jobs overseas. Obama is scheduled to present his “jobs plan” in Apex, North Carolina on Wednesday at the headquarters of WestStar Precision. WestStar Precision is a high-end, specialty manufacturer that just opened a new facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, creating many new jobs there, but not in the United States.
  • At Ohio Rally, Obama Says Jobs Plan ‘Isn’t About Giving Me a Win’

    09/13/2011 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    At Ohio Rally, Obama Says Jobs Plan ‘Isn’t About Giving Me a Win’ One day after sending his latest jobs plan to Congress, President Obama said Republicans’ unwillingness to embrace it wholesale amounts to political “games” meant to undermine his bid for re-election. “Yesterday, there were some Republicans quoted in Washington saying that even if they agree with the proposals in the American Jobs Act they shouldn’t pass it because it would give me a ‘win,’” Obama told a crowd of 3,250 supporters at a rally outside a Columbus, Ohio, public high school. “‘Give me a win?’ This isn’t about...
  • Open for Questions: The American Jobs Act

    09/13/2011 2:33:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The White House.gov ^ | September 13, 2011 | The White House
    On Thursday, September 15th at 2:00PM EDT, the White House will host a special “Open for Questions” event. Last week, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act before a Joint Session of Congress and yesterday the President sent the American Jobs Act to Congress. This plan puts more people back to work and puts more money in the pockets of working Americans. On Thursday, September 15th at 2:00PM EDT Obama Administration officials will answer questions submitted through Facebook, Twitter, and the White House website during a live event that you won’t want to miss. Participating Obama Administration include: •Jason Furman,...
  • Fox: Obama Jobs Bill Regulates Home Paint Removal, strictly limits political speech to 17 examples

    09/13/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    Fox News Channel | 9/13/11
    Not making this up. 25,500 pages regulating your entire life, moment to moment. Strict fines and/or imprisonment for violations.
  • Axelrod: 'We're not in a negotiation' on Obama $447B jobs package ("not an a la carte menu")

    09/13/2011 6:56:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2011 | Meghashyam Mali
    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,” Axelrod said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." "The president has a package; the package works together. We need to do many things to get this economy moving," Axelrod said. Republicans have been reluctant to embrace the bill, in particular its plan to rely...
  • White House says Obama would sign pieces of jobs package

    09/13/2011 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    White House says Obama would sign pieces of jobs package By Sam Youngman - 09/13/11 12:15 PM ET President Obama wants Congress to pass his jobs bill as is and quickly, but he would not veto individual bills if Congress broke the American Jobs Act into pieces. Senior administration officials said that if House Republicans were to separate the employee payroll tax cuts, for example, Obama would sign that bill and then demand that Congress move forward with the rest of the package. The comments reflecting thinking inside the White House seems to break from Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters. Senior...
  • Obama and Left cling to their Marxist religion, put 'civility' and nation's future at risk

    09/12/2011 5:53:33 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 8 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 9/9/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama is politically insane. This is the real meaning of his speech Thursday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. By that definition, Mr. Obama is a lunatic leftist. Much of his speech called for more of the same — government activism; massive spending on infrastructure, bridges and roads; extending the payroll tax cut; and more public aid to states and municipalities. In short, he seeks to perpetuate the dismal policies of Obamanomics. He is a reckless ideologue masquerading as a...
  • President Rerun schedules another Rose Garden finger-wagging session

    09/12/2011 5:35:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 12, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Time for President Obama to wake up and look like he’s doing something about jobs again! Today, he’ll take to the Rose Garden with “teachers, police officers, firefighters, construction workers, small business owners and veterans” —read Big Labor supporters with a few non-union tokens tossed in —as he wags his finger again at Capitol Hill to pass the jobs bill. Which, er, he’ll finally get around to sending to Capitol Hill later tonight. President Rerun will be quite busy this week, rehashing his warmed-over porkulus plan across the country. President Obama will again press Congress to pass his American Jobs...
  • Jarrett: No Jobs Bill Yet; "President Is Going To Draft The Legislation"

    09/11/2011 8:53:28 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Valerie Jarrett
    Jarrett: No Jobs Bill Yet; "President Is Going To Draft The Legislation" Valerie Jarrett, White House senior adviser, talks with Rachel Maddow about the significance of President Obama's jobs plan to his presidency and what his plan is for its passage. Jarrett implies the complete jobs bill has not been fully written yet, however it will be by next week and the President will submit it to Congress for cost scoring. "Congress should pass this bill right now," Jarrett said on MSNBC. No more than one minute later, Jarrett said the White House is still writing the bill and it...
  • Congress to get jobs bill Monday

    09/11/2011 6:37:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/11/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama plans to send the text of his jobs bill to Congress on Monday night, a White House official said Sunday. At a Rose Garden ceremony Monday, the president plans to announce that he will send the American Jobs Act to Congress at the end of the day, after both houses come back into session.
  • Employers Say Jobs Plan Won’t Lead to Hiring Spur

    09/10/2011 1:57:53 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 19 replies
    New York Times (via CNBC) ^ | Saturday, 10 Sep 2011 | 2:20 AM ET | Motoko Rich
    The dismal state of the economy is the main reason many companies are reluctant to hire workers, and few executives are saying that President Obama’s jobs plan — while welcomed — will change their minds any time soon. ... As President Obama faced an uphill battle in Congress to win support even for portions of the plan, many employers dismissed the notion that any particular tax break or incentive would be persuasive. Instead, they said they tended to hire more workers or expand when the economy improved. Companies are focused on jittery consumer confidence, an unstable stock market, perceived obstacles...
  • Valerie Jarret: ‘Pass This Plan Right This Minute'

    09/10/2011 11:46:25 AM PDT · by bronxville · 82 replies
    breitbarttv ^ | -9-10-2011 | Staff
    Full Title: Valerie Jarret: ‘Pass This Plan Right This Minute’, Details to Follow The White House continues to press the message that congress should pass President Obama's jobs bill immediately despite the fact that there is no actual bill yet and the details on how the president expects to pay for the bill won't be revealed for over a week. Discrimination etc. http://www.breitbart.tv/valerie-jarret-pass-this-plan-right-this-minute-details-to-follow/
  • Vote Buying with Big Labor

    09/10/2011 9:58:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Rebates on social security taxes will not create any jobs, let alone the 1.5 million to 2 million that is projected. To create jobs in private business we need structural reforms that will permanently make businesses more competitive such as health care reform and scrapping numerous union work rules. When it comes to public work projects, assuming the projects are needed, the goal should be to get the most work done as possible for the least cost. For example, it would be far better to hire two or three workers for $13 an hour than 1 person for $39 an...
  • The Truth About Obama's Jobs Bill

    09/09/2011 8:24:09 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 4 replies
    National Inflation Association ^ | 9.9.2011 | National Inflation Association
    ...The only people who will benefit from this bill are bankers on Wall Street who are in line to earn huge fees on the infrastructure deals that get funded by the new national infrastructure bank. While the official U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unemployment rate in August was 9.1%, down from its peak in October of 2009 of 10.1%, the real rate of unemployment including both short and long-term discouraged workers is now 22.8%, up from 22% in October of 2009 and a new high since the Great Depression in 1933. By further impeding the free market, Obama's bill...
  • Obama plan to give jobs a fast boost: White House (a "quick and positive impact" on job creation)

    09/06/2011 4:51:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/6/11 | Alister Bull, Laura MacInnis, Matt Spetalnick and David Morgan - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, facing waning confidence among Americans in his economic stewardship, will lay out a plan on Thursday that will have a "quick and positive impact" on job creation, the White House said. Confidence in Obama's management of the economy has been hit by months of bad economic news and several polls on Tuesday showed fresh declines in his job approval ratings. Obama, a Democrat, hopes to start reversing this trend in an address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, in which he will try to convince voters that he has a better economic...
  • Lack of New Jobs Likely to Spur Fed, Obama to Take Bold Actions

    09/03/2011 6:41:27 AM PDT · by Son House · 39 replies
    Globe and Mail Inc. ^ | Sep. 02, 2011 | KEVIN CARMICHAEL
    Still, that sampling irregularity has no effect on the trend, which clearly shows that the U.S. recovery is deteriorating. Signs of a continued deceleration add to the pressure on President Barack Obama, who is putting the finishing touches on a highly anticipated jobs plan, and all but guarantees the Federal Reserve will try further measures as it struggles to fulfill its mandate to bolster hiring. America’s economy has failed to create enough jobs to keep up with natural increases in the labour force for four consecutive months, a number than economists say is about 100,000. Over that period, employers added...
  • Infrastructure (bank) in the Fast Lane

    09/03/2011 2:44:47 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    Barron's ^ | September 3, 2011 | JIM MCTAGUE
    The fix is nearly in. There's a ballooning consensus in the nation's capital that America must begin serious spending on infrastructure. There's no need to draw on our maxed-out national credit card to pay for it all, proponents argue. User fees and the creation of an infrastructure bank to leverage private investment will provide an estimated $1 trillion in required upgrades. Led by the Obama White House, the push for infrastructure spending has produced unlikely bedfellows. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO -- intractable foes on most other issues -- are one such pair. Tom Donohue, president and CEO...
  • President Zero - Read his lips: No new jobs.

    09/03/2011 2:36:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    President Zero Read his lips: No new jobs. Fred Barnes September 12, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 48 'The simplest question,” Dick Cheney writes in his memoir In My Time, “is the most important one.” He mentions this in the context of asking how many American nukes were aimed at Kiev during the Cold War. For President Obama, with job growth stuck near zero, the simplest question is a domestic one. How do you think jobs are created? This has never been asked of Obama and never answered, so far as I know. And chances are he won’t answer it definitively...
  • White House Hints at More Economic Speeches, Proposals Ahead

    09/02/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT · by sunmars · 165 replies
    fox ^ | Fox
    In what could be a way of lowering expectations for next Thursday's big economic speech, aides to President Obama are privately spreading word that he will not present his entire jobs plan in his address to a Joint Session of Congress. Aides say Thursday's speech will be part of a bigger plan the White House will roll out throughout the fall with the president hitting the road for speeches and town hall appearances. Aides have already confirmed that Obama will be traveling to California, Colorado, and Washington state for one three-day swing later this month that will include economic events...
  • NFL.com article about Obama speech clash receives more than 1,000 comments, but you can't view them

    09/01/2011 6:45:17 PM PDT · by toma29 · 28 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/01/2011 | Thomas Bryan
    Hmm. I viewed many of the comments earlier and they weren't so flattering toward the One. I wonder just who at the WH was reading the "flattering" comments and decided to call NFL.com because now they're closed and not viewable. You can see the number of comments left in the Most Commented tab. Still #2 as of this writing. UPDATE: Now the most commented tab is now scrubbed free and you'd never know there was any interest in the article. UPDATE II: You can find the cached page with only three comments here. Reminds one of Stalin's practice of airbrushing...
  • Boehner rejects Obama’s request to address Congress

    08/31/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT · by TSgt · 220 replies · 2+ views
    netrightdaily.com ^ | 8/31/2011 | netrightdaily.com
    Speaker John Boehner has rejected Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress on September 7th to discuss his jobs plan. Boehner has asked that Obama consider the following night instead. According to Politico, Boehner said in a letter to Obama that Sept. 8th would be better “so we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.” It is important to note that on September 7, the GOP Presidential candidates will have a debate that is sponsored by NBC and Politico that will air on MSNBC. NBC and Politico announced earlier...
  • Senate jam: DeMint also vows to block Obama speech

    08/31/2011 5:31:33 PM PDT · by maggief · 110 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 31, 2011 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Sen. Jim DeMint vowed Wednesday to try to block President Barack Obama from addressing a joint session of Congress on the same day as a Republican presidential debate next week. Obama could learn something from the GOP, DeMint reasoned, in adding his voice — and his vote — to a growing chorus of Republican objections. “The president should pick another night. I’m planning to watch the Republican primary debate … and the president should watch it, too,” The iconic South Carolina conservative said. “If he has a jobs proposal, put it in writing, give us a cost estimate, and send...
  • A Plan To Actually Bring Jobs

    08/29/2011 6:39:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 29, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: House Republicans are launching a pre-emptive strike against the president's forthcoming jobs plan. Instead of more Obamanomics, they offer real relief for private-sector job producers. Appearing on Fox News on Monday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., gave one of the most succinct descriptions of the Obama administration's economic policy yet heard. The White House, he said, has "demonstrated that it is not interested in focusing on private-sector growth." Instead, it has conducted "a continued expansion of government, continued grabs at trying to tell people who want to go out and invest and create a profit that maybe they've...
  • Flashback Obama in 2010: New Jobs Plan after Vacation

    08/29/2011 4:58:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Flashback Obama in 2010: New Jobs Plan after Vacation Monday, August 29, 2011 By Matt Cover (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, in an Aug. 29, 2010 interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, said he would propose a plan for jobs and economic growth when he returned from his summer vacation, the same claim he made after returning from his vacation this year. “We anticipated that the recovery was slowing – the economy is still growing, but it’s not growing as fast as it needs to. I’ve got things right now before Congress that we should move immediately, and I said so...
  • Paparazzi President at work

    08/29/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT · by thouworm · 10 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 08-29-2011 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s one employee of the White House — other than the Teleprompter of the United States, that is — who never gets a break. His name is Pete Souza. He’s the official presidential photographer. Last week, Souza was hard at work making President Obama look hard at work while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.
  • 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...
  • House GOP announces jobs plan focused on cutting regs, taxes.

    08/29/2011 9:33:34 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29,2011 | Erik Wasson
    House GOP announces jobs plan focused on cutting regs, taxes House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Monday laid out an ambitious anti-tax and regulations agenda for the fall. In a memo to rank-and-file Republicans, Cantor said the House will target 10 major regulations for elimination, and will also seek to enact one major tax cut for businesses. Republicans are offering the agenda as a contrast to President Obama’s jobs plan which is to be formally announced next week and is expected to include stimulus spending. Cantor’s proposals will face an uphill battle in becoming law, but could make their...