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  • Green Jobs In Obama's Speech If You Dig For Them

    09/12/2011 7:31:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2011 | by Nino Marchetti
    Green jobs, green jobs, green jobs - where were the green jobs in the Obama jobs plan speech delivered to Congress last night? A glance at the plethora of material put out by the White House doesn't immediately suggest green jobs, which the President glazed over last night, were on his agenda. If you look, and listen, closely though, you do see some green poking out of the $447 billion American Jobs Act. So why didn't he call them green jobs specifically? Solyndra, wacky green jobs reporting in the mainstream media and other factors give that phrase a bit of...
  • 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...
  • Obama Suggests Republicans Want a ‘Race to the Bottom’

    09/11/2011 9:57:14 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    Washington ( – While demanding bipartisan support for a $447-billion jobs bill, President Barack Obama questioned whether Republicans want a “race to the bottom” and would allow children to be exposed to mercury. “The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities. The question tonight is whether we’ll meet ours. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy,” Obama said in his speech to a joint session of Congress. “The question is -- the question is whether we can restore...
  • PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded....
  • Obama Stars In The Recession Man

    09/10/2011 6:34:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 09/10/2011 | Don Feder
    What character in a musical most closely resembles Barack Obama? You might be tempted to say Mr. Applegate, the sardonic Prince of Darkness in “Damn Yankees” (Shame on you!), Billy Flynn - the toe-tapping shyster in “Chicago” - or the title character in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” (The president has taken a straight-razor to the neck of the U.S. economy.) None of the above. Friends – now listen, my friends, I say listen - Obama is the personification of Professor Harold Hill, the smooth-talking con man immortalized by Robert Preston in the 1962 screen version of...
  • 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...
  • Video remix: Pass the Bill’, ‘Pass the Bill’, ‘Pass the Bill’, ‘Pass the Bill’, Pass the Bill’…

    09/09/2011 2:20:34 PM PDT · by bronxville · 21 replies
    breittv via national journal ^ | 09-09-2011 | staff
    "Thanks to National Journal for compiling this entertaining and instructive re-mix of President Obama's speech." Obama invites guests to jobs speech -
  • 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.
  • The Speech Obama Should Have Given

    09/10/2011 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | September 10, 2011 | Jeffrey Myron
    My fellow Americans. I come before you tonight with an apology – long overdue – and a new plan to restore our nation’s economic vitality. My apology is for the mistaken and misguided economic policies I have pursued for the past two and half years. Rather than advocating for economic productivity, I advocated for redistribution. Rather than risking the wrath of my base, I catered to their worst instincts. Rather than making hard choices, I demonized my opponents, even when they were right. I knew that the United States could not afford its existing entitlements programs, yet I proposed still...
  • Vote Buying with Big Labor

    09/10/2011 9:58:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | 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...
  • Michael Barone: The unhappy warrior

    09/10/2011 9:44:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama looked and sounded angry in his speech to the joint session of Congress. He bitterly assailed one straw man after another and made reference to a grab bag of proposals which would cost something on the order of $450 billion—assuring us on the one hand that they all had been supported by Republicans as well as Democrats in the past and suggesting that somehow they are going to turn the economy around. He called for further cuts in the payroll tax (which if continued indefinitely would undermine the case of Social Security as something people have earned rather...
  • Georgia jobs program cited by Obama has big flaws

    09/09/2011 12:42:58 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/09/2011 | Matthew Bigg
    A jobs program in the Southern state of Georgia, cited in President Barack Obama's plan to fight unemployment, needs big fixes and would not work as a federal initiative, says the official who runs it. Obama told Congress on Thursday in a major speech on jobs that the state-run Georgia Work$ initiative, along with other measures, would help people unemployed for more than six months and he stressed that Republican leaders in Congress supported it.
  • Obama’s job-training program model in Georgia “nearly bankrupt”

    09/09/2011 12:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night, Barack Obama urged Congress to “pass this jobs bill” quickly more than a dozen times in his speech to the joint session of Congress, because America couldn’t wait for the legislators to debate the merits of his proposal. Perhaps we can’t afford not to debate them, as Reuters pointed out shortly after the speech. One central program in Obama’s proposal will be built on the model used by Georgia for worker retraining, a program Obama heralded as a success: We have to do more to help the long-term unemployed in their search for work. This jobs plan builds...
  • The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency

    09/09/2011 10:47:02 AM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies
    Wapo ^ | 09/09/11 | Dana Milbank
    President Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his presidency when he addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Too bad so many in the audience thought it was a big, fat joke. “You should pass this jobs plan right away!” Obama exhorted. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) chuckled. “Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary — an outrage he has asked us to fix,” Obama went on. Widespread laughter broke out on the GOP side of the aisle. “This isn’t political grandstanding,” Obama said. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) guffawed....
  • Lawmaker's sign cracks decorum at Obama job speech [Waaaaaaah]

    09/09/2011 6:22:20 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 14 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 9- Sep-2011 | Laurie Kellman
    Rep. Jeff Landry knew not to yell at President Barack Obama during his jobs address Thursday night to Congress. That move made Rep. Joe Wilson famous a couple of years ago, and not necessarily for the better. Instead, Republican leaders urged their members to show up, keep an open mind and be polite — voters were anxious and Congress' bickering had angered large majorities of them. So Landry, R-La., instead printed out a small white sign to raise when Obama mentioned how, exactly, he planned to put more Americans to work. "Drilling(equals)jobs," it read in big black letters. Seated two...
  • Here's What You Need To Know About The Georgia Jobs Program Obama Just Took National

    09/09/2011 6:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2011 | Jon Terbush and Zeke Miller
    President Obama announced Thursday night that he is looking to reform and extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, pitching a national job training program modeled on one already underway in Georgia. That program, called Georgia Work$, has been hailed as a major success by state labor officials. President Obama even cited it in a recent speech as an example of a "smart" program for putting people back to work. Critics, however, contend that the program's benefits may be overblown, and some worry that the program itself may violate federal labor laws. A key part of Obama's jobs plan is...
  • Obama's American Jobs Act speech

    09/09/2011 2:04:46 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    8 September 2011 | Barack Obama
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse. This past week, reporters have been asking “What will this speech mean for the President? What will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next election?” But the millions of Americans who are watching right now: they don’t care about politics. They have real life concerns. Many have spent months...
  • Obama, the spammer-in-chief, strikes again after jobs speech

    09/09/2011 3:29:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    washington post ^ | 9/9/2011 | David Nakamura
    The spammer-in-chief was back last night. President Obama, whose official campaign Twitter account blasted out 100 messages in a single afternoon in late July, did it again Thursday night. Only this time it was the official White House press office e-mail account that lit-up inboxes. After the president’s jobs speech before Congress Thursday night, his staff sent out 39 e-mails to reporters, each declaring that yet another Obama ally “backs the American Jobs Act,” as the subject lines boasted. The e-mails came within a 1-hour, 5-minute period between 8:32 p.m. and 9:37 p.m. That’s an average of one every minute...
  • Republicans Yuck It Up When Obama Says He’s Not For Class Warfare

    09/09/2011 4:19:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    TPMDC ^ | 9/8/2011 | Ryan J. Reilly
    The Republican side of the House floor burst into laughter during President Barack Obama's big jobs speech on Thursday when he said his plan "isn't class warfare." They also didn't take to kindly when President Obama name-dropped billionaire Warren Buffet, who he said "pays a lower tax rate than even his secretary -- an outrage he has asked us to fix." "I mean, well yeah Warren Buffett, gimme' a break!" Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) later exclaimed. "I mean we find out his business is four billion in the rears [sic] on taxes, and he goes public and says 'hey I'm...
  • American Jobs Act Point By Point

    09/08/2011 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/8/2011 |
    Here is Obama's plan.I did a search looking for this and I am not kidding the American alphabet media were having thrills posting only news headlines and articles on how great it is. The UK paper posted it.It was embargoed until after his speech. Click below to read the PDF easier reading version. American Jobs Act
  • Obama Urges Congress to Pass $450 Billion Jobs Plan (American Jobs Act)

    09/08/2011 4:26:59 PM PDT · by Jean S · 74 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/8/11
    Seeking to boost a slumping economy along with his hopes for re-election, President Obama unveiled his $450 billion jobs plan Thursday night in a highly-anticipated speech to a joint session of Congress. The American Jobs Act contains a blend of infrastructure spending, tax relief, unemployment assistance and other aid. All the proposals are paid for with spending cuts although the president isn’t expected to detail them until next week. “There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation,” Obama said in excerpts released by the White House ahead of his speech. “Everything in here is the kind of proposal...
  • Obama Invites Amnesty Advocates as Guests to "Jobs" Speech (Slap in Face to Workers)

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

    09/08/2011 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Hotdog · 975 replies · 2+ views
    myself | 9/8/2011 | Myself
    Someone has do do this...looking forward to comments from those that watch
  • Obama appeals to Congress to pass American Jobs Act (New Cost To Taxpayers, $447 billion and rising)

    09/08/2011 3:32:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/7/2011 | By Stephanie Condon
    President Obama on Thursday night will appeal to Congress to "stop the political circus" and help him get the economy moving again with a package of spending and tax cut initiatives expected to cost $447 billion. "The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities," Mr. Obama will say before a joint session of Congress, according to his prepared remarks. "The question tonight is whether we'll meet ours. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy." Calling his economic package...
  • Trumka to sit in Michelle's box at Obama speech

    09/08/2011 1:12:43 PM PDT · by opentalk · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2011 | Philip Klein
    Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO head who urged President Obama to "go to the mat" for labor unions, will be sitting in Michelle Obama's box during tonight's speech to a joint session of Congress. The move comes on the heels of a Labor Day speech by Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in which he spoke of a war with the tea parties and said "lets take these sons-of-bitches out" --moments before Obama assumed the same podium. Among other invited guests to sit in the first lady's box are corporate CEOs that have been allies of the administration, including GE's Jeff Immelt, who...
  • Ten things to look for in tonight's speech...(if you're gonna watch..have some fun..)

    09/08/2011 1:17:29 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 27 replies
    one man's opinion..
    1.Will Republicans applaud ANYTHING Obama says...except for when he's introduced and when he finishes... 2.Will there be some type of protest in the galleries? ( Can Medea Benjamin and Code Pink infiltrate the House chamber?) 3. Will any Democrats ( except for the members of the Black Caucus) STAND and applaud Obama's proposals.
  • Wow! Speaker Boehner Invites Business Leaders – All Who Got Jacked Around By Obama Administration

    09/08/2011 1:41:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 8,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Tonight Speaker John Boehner invited a respected group of American private sector business leaders to President Barack Obama’s jobs speech. Each one of these business leaders has been jacked around by the Obama Administration. Rock Katschnig confronted Barack Obama at Wyffels Hybreds in Atkinson, Illinois last month. Rock was upset with the increase in the amount of burdensome rules and regulations under the Obama regime. He told Obama, “Please don’t challenge us with your rules and regulations from Washington DC. We would prefer to start our day in a tractor cab or combine cab rather than filling out forms and...
  • The White House’s talking points for tonight's big job speech (Cue Cards)

    09/08/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2011 | Tina Korbe
    These make me want to say: “Don’t bother watching the president’s speech tonight. You’ve already heard it before.” But, then, we already knew that would be the case, didn’t we?Apparently, the White House circulated these talking points to lefty groups in advance of the president’s speech tonight. The American Jobs Act is: Based on bi-partisan ideas;It is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share; andIt will have an impact on job and economic growth NOW — just as soon as Congress acts.Every day, people in this country are working...
  • GOP Inviting as Guest to Obama Speech the CEO of Company Raided by Feds [ Gibson not Solyndra ]

    09/08/2011 2:20:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 8 2011 | Tapper
    In addition to those Republican lawmakers who have announced – motivated, it seems, by disrespect — that they will decline to attend President Obama’s Thursday night jobs address to a joint session of Congress, Republicans are also taking the additional step of inviting a man whose company the Obama administration is investigating for possibly breaking the law. Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., will either sit in the House Gallery as the guest of his member of Congress, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (members of Congress each get to invite one guest to sit in that balcony), or he...
  • First lady foreshadows speech with guest selection (Trumka, Immelt, ...)

    09/08/2011 2:25:32 PM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2011 | Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama has invited a diverse array of business executives, military personnel and workers – both well known and unknown – to sit in her box at President Barack Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. The selection of 24 guests and what each guest is noted for in the White House release of guests are considered indicators as to what the president's speech may address. Among those attending the speech will be Jeffery Immelt, CEO of General Electric and the chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and Steve...
  • Stocks slide after Bernanke offers no new stimulus

    09/08/2011 2:53:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/8/11 | David K. Randall, AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks closed sharply lower Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered no new insight into whether the central bank will act soon to prop up the economy. In a speech closely watched by investors, Bernanke said the Fed will consider a range of steps at its Sept. 20-21 meeting, but he offered no specific plans. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 100 points shortly after Bernanke's remarks began at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. "The implications are that the Fed is going to act, but the market is disappointed because he was a little short on details,"...
  • Obama says Congress should stop 'political circus'

    09/08/2011 3:24:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9-8-11 | Ben Feller
    President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to stop what he calls a "political circus" and immediately pass new jobs legislation to help the economy and restore fairness and security to the nation. In excerpts released by the White House Thursday night ahead of the president's speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama says the country faces a national crisis and a question: whether elected officials will meet their responsibilities the same way regular Americans do. Congressional officials and others outside the White House say the plan costs nearly $450 billion and would increase and extend a payroll tax...
  • Obama Paving Way For Infrastructure Bank [political slush fund]

    09/07/2011 2:23:11 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 19 replies ^ | 6 Sept 2011 | Brian O'Connell
    snip Basically, a government bank/lending institution would roll out in three ways: - The bank would funnel cash, via loans and grants, to infrastructure projects around the U.S. - The money would be earmarked mainly for road and rail projects -- a big national need, according to the White House. - The bank would augment government spending on "Big Dig"-type projects with loans and financing from the private sector. The White House hasn't made it clear how that would work, and what mixture of carrot or stick will define the incentives and rewards of the project, but historically private companies...
  • Obama to propose $300 billion jobs package: reports

    09/07/2011 8:11:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2011 | Staff
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, facing waning confidence among Americans in his economic stewardship, plans some $300 billion in tax cuts and government spending as part of a job-creating package, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. The price tag of the proposed package, to be announced by Obama in a nationally televised speech to Congress on Thursday, would be offset by other cuts that the president would outline, CNN reported, citing Democratic sources. Bloomberg News said the plan would inject more than $300 billion into the economy next year through tax cuts, spending on infrastructure, and aid to state and local...
  • Let’s Model ObamaJobs After ObamaCare! (What could go wrong?)

    09/07/2011 8:20:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 7, 2011 | Paul Hsieh
    President Obama is currently huddled with his advisors putting the finishing touches on his upcoming major “jobs” speech. Undoubtedly he feels some pressure to come up with a blockbuster program, especially given that this speech could make or break his chances in the 2012 election. But he need not worry, because he already has a perfectly good model for fixing our unemployment problem — his own ObamaCare health plan! Simply by varying a few features of ObamaCare, the president could guarantee nearly “universal” employment just as ObamaCare has guaranteed nearly “universal” health coverage. He could implement an “ObamaJobs” program as...
  • 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...
  • Obama Better Give One Hell of a Speech (Plz excuse the language)

    09/03/2011 8:57:28 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 46 replies
    thenation ^ | September 2, 2011 | John Nichols
    On the eve of a Labor Day that will mark the unofficial launching place of his 2012 re-election campaign, on the eve of an address to Congress that could be the most important of his presidency, there is no good economic news for Barack Obama. The US economy has stalled, A net total of zero jobs were added in the month of July, for which economic data was released Friday morning. In addition, Friday’s report revealed, the number of hours worked by the average American has begun to decline. And hourly earnings have dropped. So even if Americans are employed,...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s Jobs Speech to Offer More Failed Stimulus

    09/02/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2, 2011 | Peter Roff
    Recycling the same ideas that didn't work two years ago.All eyes are on President Barack Obama as he prepares to deliver his highly anticipated speech on jobs after Labor Day before a joint session of Congress. What he is going to say is open to speculation. Advance teasers coming out of the administration suggest he will once again call for the creation of an infrastructure bank to fix roads, bridges and airports — and create thousands of new jobs for unionized workers; push for an extension of the temporary employee payroll tax holiday; and, as he did in his speech...
  • Minutes after his Sept. 8 address to Congress is set, Obama bashes both houses

    09/01/2011 8:53:44 PM PDT · by NCjim · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 31, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Within minutes of agreeing with congressional leaders Wednesday night on an address to a joint session next week, President Obama flashed out an email to millions of supporters criticizing the chambers, their members and vowing to pressure them to enact his as yet unspecified job creation ideas. "It's been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on," the Democrat charged in an email with the subject line: "Frustrated." It's not exactly clear how long "a long time" Obama was thinking of. But until midterm voters produced a historic House turnover...
  • Obama Outsmarts Himself on Speech

    09/01/2011 9:06:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    Team Obama Trips on its Shoelaces Before Fall Campaign Kickoff “It's been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on. I know that you're frustrated by that. I am, too.” -- President Obama in an email to political supporters asking them to watch his speech on the economy next week. Maybe House Speaker John Boehner did President Obama a favor by rebuffing his request to give an economic speech to a joint session of Congress at the same time as a long-scheduled Republican presidential debate. The most notable prior occasion...
  • Boehner rejects Obama’s request to address Congress

    08/31/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT · by TSgt · 220 replies · 2+ views ^ | 8/31/2011 |
    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...