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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...