Obama promises more than 600,000 stim...

Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109538 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs. In it, Newsday reports that:

President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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Politics as usual

Huntington Station, NY

#117732 Oct 19, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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You forgot lawyers...
i would put the lawyers all the way at the bottom of the list, even below the journalists.

it seems all the constituents of the democratic party are at the bottom of the list.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#117733 Oct 19, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
His personal philanthropy? his generosity? Why you sound just like the right wing hacks who are paid by the RNC. You wouldn't be on the payroll would you? Aszole.
Paid by the RNC?

Nope - must be one of your tedious left-wing conspiracy theories - "like children," I think was your characterization of your own behavior here?

Nope, I'm just an American who finds a stand-up guy like Romney who pays out 57.9 percent of his income in charity and taxes getting stitched up as some kind of greedy heartless rich bastard by partisan hack pillocks like you despicable.

Dismissed.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#117734 Oct 19, 2012
o o k so here is obamas plan tax the middle classs make health care harder for all weaken the amecrian defence get us more in det with china and others make america look like shit . oh ya and more jobs in kenya and higher gas prices and food prices . ya the rich get richer and the poor get scrwed like allways . oh i cant wait
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#117735 Oct 19, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
One things for sure Joe, you have the talking points down pat. President Soetoro is going to lose and it is not even going to be close enough to steal. It is happening because he has failed to deliver, and is a man of shallow character. The country can do better, and it will, by extending the opportunity to lead back to the republicans at every level. That could only have happened in this short a time because of the failures of this administration and the leadership of the democrat party. Democrats are liars, uncivil, intolerant, arrogant, divisive, and destructive, and enough Americans see it that he cannot win. There has been nothing positive about this average mans campaign for re-election, which solidifies the reality that he has no accomplishments of value to run on. I hold the fools that elected a man with so little experience at anything responsible, placing such high and unrealistic expectations on him, and then standing back to stupid to even recognize what a huge price the country and our children will have to pay for electing symbolism over substance. You've played the fool this long Joe, so you should just stay with it, but the rest of the country is so over this juvenile pretender and is about to elect a real leader. Live with it!
Ah, another yapping right wing clown who can't answer the question. Blah, blah, blah.

The Republicans, in EIGHT years under Bush, systematically take down the economy, spend a trillion dollars in Iraq while lowering taxes, oversee the deaths of over 7200 American soldiers and half a million innocent Iraqi civilians, do nothing about skyrocketing health care costs and then whine like little girls about Obama not fixing their mess up fast enough

And then, hypocrisy on top of hypocrisy, after allowing the deaths of nearly 3,000 American civilians in our own country,in New York City, no less, bitch about an attack in Libya.

You guys are disgusting.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#117736 Oct 19, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Paid by the RNC?
Nope - must be one of your tedious left-wing conspiracy theories - "like children," I think was your characterization of your own behavior here?
Nope, I'm just an American who finds a stand-up guy like Romney who pays out 57.9 percent of his income in charity and taxes getting stitched up as some kind of greedy heartless rich bastard by partisan hack pillocks like you despicable.
Dismissed.
Got your panties in a twist, I see. Oh well, since you can't look at any info on Romney but what Rush tells you, it's hard to have a discussion. So keep your head down there little teddy and keep waitin' for santa. And many of us here aren't too sure about your citizenship, so don't think you get any self anointed props for that.
Linked in

Yutan, NE

#117737 Oct 20, 2012
Ahead of Election, Obama Stops Releasing ‘Stimulus’ Reports

...“the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011.

The Obama administration is required by law to submit quarterly reports on the “stimulus” through the third quarter of 2013. Yet the administration has apparently found it more convenient to stop after the second quarter of 2011 — more than two years early. Or perhaps it has just decided to put the release of these reports on hold until after the election. Either way, the Obama administration is now in violation of the president’s most prominent piece of legislation this side of Obamacare.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ahead-ele...

One reason may be the $151 billion boondoggle LG Chem factory in Holland, Michigan, where workers sit and play cards because there’s no demand for the Chevy Volt batteries they’re supposed to be producing.

100,000 "test" batteries sent to recyclers, ZERO batteries sold and shipped -

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Politics as usual

Huntington Station, NY

#117738 Oct 20, 2012
Linked in wrote:
Ahead of Election, Obama Stops Releasing ‘Stimulus’ Reports
...“the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011.
The Obama administration is required by law to submit quarterly reports on the “stimulus” through the third quarter of 2013. Yet the administration has apparently found it more convenient to stop after the second quarter of 2011 — more than two years early. Or perhaps it has just decided to put the release of these reports on hold until after the election. Either way, the Obama administration is now in violation of the president’s most prominent piece of legislation this side of Obamacare.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ahead-ele...
One reason may be the $151 billion boondoggle LG Chem factory in Holland, Michigan, where workers sit and play cards because there’s no demand for the Chevy Volt batteries they’re supposed to be producing.
100,000 "test" batteries sent to recyclers, ZERO batteries sold and shipped -
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
this is why Obama has buried us in debt, for an almost trillion dollar waste of money he called stimulus, but was one big payoff/kickback scam combined with billions of dollars in waste.

this is why unemployment has not changed, because his stimulus was just a big waste, and now he wants to tax job creators and destroy more jobs to pay for this garbage.

what a horrendous president, and not just in his domestic policies,

his foreign policies are a disaster also, from Libya, right down to fast and furious where his administration sent illegal guns to one of our closest allies, Mexico, guns which not only killed Mexicans but killed Americans also, yet he uses executive privilege to block any investigation of this. and the corrupt media use every means possible to block the truth even interrupting debates with false interpretations like candy Crowley of CNN, an action which is one of the most despicable acts by the media in our history.

Barack Obama is the worst president in American history, and frankly if he really cared about America he would drop out of the race right now, for the good of our country.
Politics as usual

Huntington Station, NY

#117739 Oct 20, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Got your panties in a twist, I see. Oh well, since you can't look at any info on Romney but what Rush tells you, it's hard to have a discussion. So keep your head down there little teddy and keep waitin' for santa. And many of us here aren't too sure about your citizenship, so don't think you get any self anointed props for that.
you are a joke, your only information on Romney is from the false and misleading commercials that the liar in chief is running,

and i don't remember one post that you have written that has any type of facts or information.

your garbage is not even worth reading.

and frankly this election is about Obama,

so where is your defense of the failed stimulus which cost us almost a trillion dollars and worsened the job situation.

where is your defense of Obama spending over a year during bad economic times and high unemployment not fixing the problem, but ramming through obamacare, the most despised piece of legislation in generations, "can't waste a crisis"

where is your defense of Obama's botched response to Libya,

where is your defense of Obama's botched fast and furious program, which he is now blocking any investigation into via executive privilege,

where is your defense of the Obama apology tour, his pathetic foreign policy and stance on terrorism has resulted in a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and has wasted years of wars and sacrifice by our soldiers,

where is your defense of Obama's botched dealing with the gulf oil spill, where he spent his time at concerts and parties as well as golf rather then dealing with the problem,

where is your defense of Obama's corrupt green jobs scam where he has kicked back billions of tax dollars to his cronies.

where is your defense of Obama spending day after day on the golf course, not having the defense briefings his job requires, and as a result Americans are dead,

where is your defense of Obama inflicting racism into the Cambridge police incident, as well as attacking our citizens in the tea party,

where is your defense of Obama ripping this country in half, making us the most divided we have been since the civil war,

where is your defense of a president in a time of skyrocketing unemployment and high debt, not even having a plan to fix the problems,

how do you have a sitting president this corrupt and incompetent that he will go down in history as one of the worst leaders in the history of the planet.

you can not vote present when you are president, you have to lead, and this president is incapable of doing that.

Obama is basically just like you, no facts, no substance, no ideas, just a whole bunch of personal attacks. a buffoon who is only president because the corrupt mainstream media have again and again lied and misled the American people about his record, his accomplishments, his ideas, and frankly the corrupt mainstream media led by CNN and Candy Crowley have lied about the facts themselves.
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#117741 Oct 20, 2012
Politics as usual wrote:
<quoted text>
you are a joke, your only information on Romney is from the false and misleading commercials that the liar in chief is running,
and i don't remember one post that you have written that has any type of facts or information.
your garbage is not even worth reading.
and frankly this election is about Obama,
so where is your defense of the failed stimulus which cost us almost a trillion dollars and worsened the job situation.
where is your defense of Obama spending over a year during bad economic times and high unemployment not fixing the problem, but ramming through obamacare, the most despised piece of legislation in generations, "can't waste a crisis"
where is your defense of Obama's botched response to Libya,
where is your defense of Obama's botched fast and furious program, which he is now blocking any investigation into via executive privilege,
where is your defense of the Obama apology tour, his pathetic foreign policy and stance on terrorism has resulted in a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and has wasted years of wars and sacrifice by our soldiers,
where is your defense of Obama's botched dealing with the gulf oil spill, where he spent his time at concerts and parties as well as golf rather then dealing with the problem,
where is your defense of Obama's corrupt green jobs scam where he has kicked back billions of tax dollars to his cronies.
where is your defense of Obama spending day after day on the golf course, not having the defense briefings his job requires, and as a result Americans are dead,
where is your defense of Obama inflicting racism into the Cambridge police incident, as well as attacking our citizens in the tea party,
where is your defense of Obama ripping this country in half, making us the most divided we have been since the civil war,
where is your defense of a president in a time of skyrocketing unemployment and high debt, not even having a plan to fix the problems,
how do you have a sitting president this corrupt and incompetent that he will go down in history as one of the worst leaders in the history of the planet.
you can not vote present when you are president, you have to lead, and this president is incapable of doing that.
Obama is basically just like you, no facts, no substance, no ideas, just a whole bunch of personal attacks. a buffoon who is only president because the corrupt mainstream media have again and again lied and misled the American people about his record, his accomplishments, his ideas, and frankly the corrupt mainstream media led by CNN and Candy Crowley have lied about the facts themselves.
EXCELLENT POST!!!!

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#117742 Oct 20, 2012
fubo

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#117743 Oct 20, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Appeared to me that Obama clearly wasn't on his game but didn't actually do any complete reversals of his positions as Romney did. And I know you prefer visuals over facts, but Biden wiped the floor with Ryan. And he did it in the way you right wingers approve of when one of your clowns do it. Oh well.
The Kenyan evolved (reversed) on homosexual rights.

The Kenyan reversed on halving the Bush deficits (doubled them).

The Kenyan reversed on closing Gitmo.

As you know, the Kenyan has no accomplishments -- the economy is worse than when he took office, the national debt rose by over $5 trillion, international terrorism is increasing, his Afghanistan policy is a disaster, 47 million of our country's 315 million are now on food stamps, the labor participation rate is at 20 year low, gas prices have more than doubled, health insurance costs are soaring, and on and on.

This is his legacy, and his record. He sucks, and you know it. All he and his Obamatronic supporter robots (like you) have are silly straw man attacks and sophomoric rhetoric.

The Community Organizer is in Chief is just a stupid Chicago Carnival Barker.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#117744 Oct 20, 2012
Politics as usual wrote:
<quoted text>
...so where is your defense...
The Republicans, in EIGHT years under Bush, systematically take down the economy, spend a trillion dollars in Iraq while lowering taxes, cause the deaths of over 7200 American soldiers and half a million innocent Iraqi civilians and let the perpetrator go, do nothing about skyrocketing health care costs and then whine like little girls about Obama not fixing their mess fast enough.

And, hypocrisy on top of hypocrisy, after allowing the deaths of nearly 3,000 American civilians in our own country, in New York City, no less, bitch about an attack in Libya and at the same time vetoing aid to our veterans.

Just look at your post. Directly from fox and all the other self-appointed fear mongers who prey on poorly educated, aging chumps who have stopped looking for balance in their information sources.

Unlike you and yours, we aren't afraid of the truth. Get out of your "foxhole" (hey, that's a good one, and you heard it here first) and bring something we can discuss. Please, grow up, soon. You sound like you're way past the age where that was supposed to have happened.
ussurf

York, PA

#117745 Oct 20, 2012
Politics as usual wrote:
<quoted text>
you are a joke, your only information on Romney is from the false and misleading commercials that the liar in chief is running,
and i don't remember one post that you have written that has any type of facts or information.
your garbage is not even worth reading.
and frankly this election is about Obama,
so where is your defense of the failed stimulus which cost us almost a trillion dollars and worsened the job situation.
where is your defense of Obama spending over a year during bad economic times and high unemployment not fixing the problem, but ramming through obamacare, the most despised piece of legislation in generations, "can't waste a crisis"
where is your defense of Obama's botched response to Libya,
where is your defense of Obama's botched fast and furious program, which he is now blocking any investigation into via executive privilege,
where is your defense of the Obama apology tour, his pathetic foreign policy and stance on terrorism has resulted in a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and has wasted years of wars and sacrifice by our soldiers,
where is your defense of Obama's botched dealing with the gulf oil spill, where he spent his time at concerts and parties as well as golf rather then dealing with the problem,
where is your defense of Obama's corrupt green jobs scam where he has kicked back billions of tax dollars to his cronies.
where is your defense of Obama spending day after day on the golf course, not having the defense briefings his job requires, and as a result Americans are dead,
where is your defense of Obama inflicting racism into the Cambridge police incident, as well as attacking our citizens in the tea party,
where is your defense of Obama ripping this country in half, making us the most divided we have been since the civil war,
where is your defense of a president in a time of skyrocketing unemployment and high debt, not even having a plan to fix the problems,
how do you have a sitting president this corrupt and incompetent that he will go down in history as one of the worst leaders in the history of the planet.
you can not vote present when you are president, you have to lead, and this president is incapable of doing that.
Obama is basically just like you, no facts, no substance, no ideas, just a whole bunch of personal attacks. a buffoon who is only president because the corrupt mainstream media have again and again lied and misled the American people about his record, his accomplishments, his ideas, and frankly the corrupt mainstream media led by CNN and Candy Crowley have lied about the facts themselves.
Fact: Romney was such a failure as Governor of Massachusetts that he did not run again because he knew he would lose.He was the most unpopular Governor they ever had. He raised taxes for 4 years in a row, and raised gun permits to $100.00 each.
Romney was for abortion ,against abortion, and for abortion and against abortion. Romney does not hunt and probably can not even fire a straight shot.Romney avoided the draft,during the Vietnam war my becoming a missionary in France, and his idea of roughing it was to live in a very posh room in France, and then announce how horrible his living conditions were.You see his father whisked him away to keep him from fighting for the USA.None of Romney's 5 sons have fought for this country even though they can,according to the Mormon religion.
Would you like more facts or would you like to continue to insult the intelligence of other posters?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#117746 Oct 20, 2012
Here's another right wing delusion:

Sen. Ted Kennedy’s temporary replacement wasn’t sworn in until Sept. 24 of 2009, giving Democrats a filibuster-proof majority for four months and one week until Republican Scott Brown filled Kennedy’s seat after a special election.

The claim that Obama had a filibuster proof majority over Congress for two years — yapped repeatedly by you clods because fox told you it was true — is more than just faulty memory. It’s a lie.

This is a fact that you can look up and report back here that you learned something. Let's see if you do.
Texas bridge for sale

Wichita Falls, TX

#117747 Oct 20, 2012
One million jobs will be provided by collecting tolls from the Tornillo Texas/Mexico port of entry....

Enjoy the rural life on the unfenced,
Cartel occupied,
Texas Mexico border.

Survival skills are beneficial.

Alligator breeding techniques desirable.

Moat digging skills are shovel ready,
Bring your shovel.

The rural nature requires y'all supply your own hygiene paper,
There is so much crap around its a highly sought commodity.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#117748 Oct 21, 2012
Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% failure rate.

The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. That includes Solyndra.
Politics as usual

Huntington Station, NY

#117749 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republicans, in EIGHT years under Bush,
this was your response to my post,

"you are a joke, your only information on Romney is from the false and misleading commercials that the liar in chief is running,

and i don't remember one post that you have written that has any type of facts or information.

your garbage is not even worth reading.

and frankly this election is about Obama,

so where is your defense of the failed stimulus which cost us almost a trillion dollars and worsened the job situation.

where is your defense of Obama spending over a year during bad economic times and high unemployment not fixing the problem, but ramming through obamacare, the most despised piece of legislation in generations, "can't waste a crisis"

where is your defense of Obama's botched response to Libya,

where is your defense of Obama's botched fast and furious program, which he is now blocking any investigation into via executive privilege,

where is your defense of the Obama apology tour, his pathetic foreign policy and stance on terrorism has resulted in a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and has wasted years of wars and sacrifice by our soldiers,

where is your defense of Obama's botched dealing with the gulf oil spill, where he spent his time at concerts and parties as well as golf rather then dealing with the problem,

where is your defense of Obama's corrupt green jobs scam where he has kicked back billions of tax dollars to his cronies.

where is your defense of Obama spending day after day on the golf course, not having the defense briefings his job requires, and as a result Americans are dead,

where is your defense of Obama inflicting racism into the Cambridge police incident, as well as attacking our citizens in the tea party,

where is your defense of Obama ripping this country in half, making us the most divided we have been since the civil war,

where is your defense of a president in a time of skyrocketing unemployment and high debt, not even having a plan to fix the problems,

how do you have a sitting president this corrupt and incompetent that he will go down in history as one of the worst leaders in the history of the planet.

you can not vote present when you are president, you have to lead, and this president is incapable of doing that.

Obama is basically just like you, no facts, no substance, no ideas, just a whole bunch of personal attacks. a buffoon who is only president because the corrupt mainstream media have again and again lied and misled the American people about his record, his accomplishments, his ideas, and frankly the corrupt mainstream media led by CNN and Candy Crowley have lied about the facts themselves. "

YOU COULD HAVE SHORTENED YOUR RESPONSE TO TWO WORDS "NO MAS",

YOU HAVE NO RESPONSE WHATSOEVER TO THE INCOMPETENCE OF OBAMA, TO BRING UP BUSH SHOWS HOW WEAK YOUR ARGUMENTS ARE, AND FRANKLY BUSH'S ECONOMIC RECORD LOOKS A LOT BETTE THROUGH 2006 WHEN SENATOR OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER THE CONGRESS AND BEGAN THEIR PATH OF DESTRUCTION AND INCOMPETENCE.

YOU CAN NOT VOTE PRESENT AS PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE TO LEAD AND OBAMA IS A TOTAL FAILURE AS A LEADER AND THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
Politics as usual

Huntington Station, NY

#117750 Oct 21, 2012
ussurf wrote:
<quoted text>Fact: Romney was such a failure as Governor of Massachusetts that he did not run again because he knew he would lose.He was the most unpopular Governor they ever had. He raised taxes for 4 years in a row, and raised gun permits to $100.00 each.
Romney was for abortion ,against abortion, and for abortion and against abortion. Romney does not hunt and probably can not even fire a straight shot.Romney avoided the draft,during the Vietnam war my becoming a missionary in France, and his idea of roughing it was to live in a very posh room in France, and then announce how horrible his living conditions were.You see his father whisked him away to keep him from fighting for the USA.None of Romney's 5 sons have fought for this country even though they can,according to the Mormon religion.
Would you like more facts or would you like to continue to insult the intelligence of other posters?
actually Romney as governor reversed a greater then billion dollars deficit without raising taxes, he worked with the democrats in Massachusetts to fix that states finances,

and he voluntarily decided not to run again and instead decided to run for president, unlike Obama who became senator in 2006, and then rather then do his job, he ran for president while still collecting a senator's salary for which he did virtually nothing.

amazing that you would bring up Romney's record as governor, this is the equivalent of being in the ring and just dropping your hands and closing your eyes, because this is Romney's strength,

next you will be probably bringing up Romney's low income tax rate, but that is a bs issue also, because he paid what he was legally required to do, unless you expected him to give millions of more dollars voluntarily..... but wait he did do that, it is called charity, and between his charitable donations and his taxes, Romney's payout to America and its people was off the charts.

and lets not forget that he did not even take a salary for being governor of Massachusetts or for fixing the Olympics disaster, quite a contrast from Obama, who collected his salary as senator as he ran around the country running for president rather then doing his job.

bottom line though is Obama is corrupt and incompetent, and he has done the worst job of any president in the history of the united states, and we now have an opportunity to elect Romney who has done an excellent job everywhere he has gone,

there is no defense of Obama's corruption and incompetence, and frankly not even the most left wing zealots on this board dare try to defend it, they just try to attack Romney, but Romney has been successful every where he has gone, and he has created jobs everywhere.

we are lucky to have someone with the business savvy and intelligence as Romney running for president at a time where that is exactly what is needed, and frankly if Obama is reelected our country will fail in the next 4 years, while if romney is elected our economy will turn around and we will be back on the path to prosperity.
Logic

United States

#117751 Oct 21, 2012
Why didn't Romney step up and save the 170 jobs Bain is shipping to China?
Politics as usual

Huntington Station, NY

#117752 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% failure rate.
The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. That includes Solyndra.
Bain capital made money, and a lot of it, the green energy scams lost taxpayer money, imaging how many jobs Romney could have created at Bain capital if he did not have to worry about every business being in the black, and he could throw billions of dollars of taxpayer money at any business he wanted.

But he couldn't do that, in the private sector, businesses that lose money go bankrupt, in the public sector if you are Obama, when you lose money on payoffs and kickbacks to supporters and cronies, you ask for a tax increase.

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