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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109491 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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Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#118150 Nov 9, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Actually, the last time that happened, it was the Republicans who got blamed for shutting down the government. They did the right thing but politically it hurt them. However, that being said, I wish they would put aside the political part and do the right thing.
Personally, I feel we are at a point where this economic mess we are in won't be fixed until we have a total collapse of our economy. When that happens, a lot of people are suddenly going to find themselves in a world of hurt because mama-government won't be able to help them. I might be able to weather it all. I have about a years worth of food storage. My house will soon be paid off. I can hunt in the mountains just outside my back door. I have plenty of ammo to protect my assets. I have a couple of generators and some gasoline storage. I have some hard monetary assets stored at home. In other words, I'll get by. Not so the woman in New York who made no preparations for the storm and is now whining and crying that the government isn't taking care of her.
boehner just gave a talk on the cliff and the President speaks at 1:05 Eastern. If we did not implode in 2008/2009 I don't think we will this time either.

Your guys caved in because it was the right thing to do. Just like they cry about the debt even as they pass the spending.

Since: Jul 12

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#118151 Nov 9, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Carter honest? You mean the guy that would get off of Air Force One toting his own suitcase (empty) and then toss it to the secret service guys as soon as he was out of the public eye?
I did not say completely honest, I said "that even came close..."
Obamanomics

Worcester, MA

#118152 Nov 9, 2012
Obama is ready to give a jive session on his plans to completely destroy the US economy.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#118155 Nov 9, 2012
Obamanomics wrote:
Obama is ready to give a jive session on his plans to completely destroy the US economy.
thats his goal is to finish us off so all the muslums can take over
ima

El Paso, TX

#118156 Nov 9, 2012
promises, promises.....MEAN NOTHING TO the dictator. Right now I read banks...Chase, BOA, Target, K-mart, Bristol Myers, Boeing Aircraft and about 35 other companies including United Blood Services which is laying off 10% of their workers!!! This is the surprise he had for us AFTER ELECTION? thank you my fellow americans for electing the golden messiah once again!!!
Teddy

Allentown, PA

#118157 Nov 9, 2012
Obamanomics wrote:
Obama is ready to give a jive session on his plans to completely destroy the US economy.
Three Star General Petraeus (Head of the CIA) will not testify before Congress about Benghazi because he railed some hairpin . Give me a freakin break . He's afraid he'll wind up like one former CIA Chief floating with the fishes in his pond ? It's protect the commander in chief at all costs , or else .

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#118158 Nov 9, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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I like the catch-phrase but you gotta do something about that ugly mug-shot, Pflug.
Yeah. I had to get rid of the 1/20/13 image, unfortunately. I'll find a better one for our Stooge Obama.

Only two days after the election, and all hell is breaking out already.

- The Stooge will not negotiate with the Congress on the fiscal cliff - he makes inflammatory speeches in front of a handpicked crowd of delirious Obamatrons.

- Petraeus suddenly resigns, right after the election, so as not to testify on Obama's Benghazi coverup.

- Markets crashing.

- Iranians attacked US aircraft last week, and we find out about it right after the election.

The Stooge has already done irreparable damage. Now, he will finish the job. The country will never recover.

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#118159 Nov 9, 2012
Boehner, having again held out an olive branch, only to have it shoved back in his face, should now block EVERYTHING that the Kenyan Stooge proposes.

Put it all on The Kenyan. Boehner should realize that you cannot negotiate with terrorists.

Since: Jul 12

Baltimore, MD

#118160 Nov 9, 2012
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Yeah. I had to get rid of the 1/20/13 image, unfortunately. I'll find a better one for our Stooge Obama.
Only two days after the election, and all hell is breaking out already.
- The Stooge will not negotiate with the Congress on the fiscal cliff - he makes inflammatory speeches in front of a handpicked crowd of delirious Obamatrons.
- Petraeus suddenly resigns, right after the election, so as not to testify on Obama's Benghazi coverup.
- Markets crashing.
- Iranians attacked US aircraft last week, and we find out about it right after the election.
The Stooge has already done irreparable damage. Now, he will finish the job. The country will never recover.
Wrong, he will negotiate. But there will be higher taxes at the top. Other than that, he and his supporters (to include me) are willing to let all the tax cuts expire and start over with new slate. The Republicans can negotiate now or later.

Wrong, Patraeus resigned because the trust was broken. He should have owned up to an affair when he applied for the job.

Wrong, markets are not crashing. Heck, the drop does not even qualify as a correction.

Correct, had it came out just before the election the right would have claimed he was wagging the dog and Romney would have done worse due to his warmongering statements.

The country will recover if the Republicans will stop playing politics and start trying to help do their part in managing the country.

2009 - 2010 had more filibusters than we had in the 50s, 60s and 70s......COMBINED.

Since: Jul 12

Baltimore, MD

#118161 Nov 9, 2012
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
Boehner, having again held out an olive branch, only to have it shoved back in his face, should now block EVERYTHING that the Kenyan Stooge proposes.
Put it all on The Kenyan. Boehner should realize that you cannot negotiate with terrorists.
What they should do is put the conference table out on the front lawn and let the American people see the negotiations up front. Then the American people could decide who should stay and who should go before the 2014 elections.
ALICIA BANKS

Muncie, IN

#118163 Nov 10, 2012
hobama is a liar

cc MILLIONS of hobamacare layoffs that loom

kudos to the sheeple!

shame!!!!!!!!!!

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Tup

Columbia, SC

#118164 Nov 10, 2012
haha

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118165 Nov 10, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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The country will recover if the Republicans will stop playing politics and start trying to help do their part in managing the country.
I think they are doing their part by resisting policies that will do irreparable damage to this country. What you call "not doing their part" is really a matter of differences. Obama believes that taxing the rich will move us forward. Republicans (and myself) believe that this will send us into a recession. It would be dereliction of duty to agree to something you believe will cause us harm. If you want to call this politics then you have to agree that what Obama is doing is exactly the same thing.

Many experts have agreed that what we don't need now is to raise taxes. Many people rely upon those who make &250k or more to provide jobs. Start taking their money away and people are going to start losing more jobs. Besides, on a national scale, taking more money from "the rich" only amounts to a hill of beans when you look at the revenue it will generate. It isn't a solution. It is just Obama's continued class warfare to placate his base which consists of a lot of takers. Obama/Pelosi/Reid are the one's who are really playing politics.
One need only look at California to see what raising taxes does. It chases the jobs away. California is experiencing huge losses in jobs because people are leaving in droves. Businesses are leaving in droves. The producers will only take so much before they say "shove it" and move on.
Teddy

Allentown, PA

#118167 Nov 10, 2012
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
Boehner, having again held out an olive branch, only to have it shoved back in his face, should now block EVERYTHING that the Kenyan Stooge proposes.
Put it all on The Kenyan. Boehner should realize that you cannot negotiate with terrorists.
He doesn't know how or who he is going to be negotiating with. Valerie Jarrett will be the first line he has to cross and he'll sell all his rich white brothers down to save his own neck . Get rid of Fema before before you start talking compromise . Throw the GAO and GSA in the mix of worthless org's in DC.

Since: Jul 12

Washington, DC

#118168 Nov 10, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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I think they are doing their part by resisting policies that will do irreparable damage to this country. What you call "not doing their part" is really a matter of differences. Obama believes that taxing the rich will move us forward. Republicans (and myself) believe that this will send us into a recession. It would be dereliction of duty to agree to something you believe will cause us harm. If you want to call this politics then you have to agree that what Obama is doing is exactly the same thing.
Many experts have agreed that what we don't need now is to raise taxes. Many people rely upon those who make &250k or more to provide jobs. Start taking their money away and people are going to start losing more jobs. Besides, on a national scale, taking more money from "the rich" only amounts to a hill of beans when you look at the revenue it will generate. It isn't a solution. It is just Obama's continued class warfare to placate his base which consists of a lot of takers. Obama/Pelosi/Reid are the one's who are really playing politics.
One need only look at California to see what raising taxes does. It chases the jobs away. California is experiencing huge losses in jobs because people are leaving in droves. Businesses are leaving in droves. The producers will only take so much before they say "shove it" and move on.
What policies have they opposed that will do irrepairable harm to this country? Talk specifics. The policy and the irrepairable harm it will do.

Since: Jul 12

Washington, DC

#118169 Nov 10, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they are doing their part by resisting policies that will do irreparable damage to this country. What you call "not doing their part" is really a matter of differences. Obama believes that taxing the rich will move us forward. Republicans (and myself) believe that this will send us into a recession. It would be dereliction of duty to agree to something you believe will cause us harm. If you want to call this politics then you have to agree that what Obama is doing is exactly the same thing.
Many experts have agreed that what we don't need now is to raise taxes. Many people rely upon those who make &250k or more to provide jobs. Start taking their money away and people are going to start losing more jobs. Besides, on a national scale, taking more money from "the rich" only amounts to a hill of beans when you look at the revenue it will generate. It isn't a solution. It is just Obama's continued class warfare to placate his base which consists of a lot of takers. Obama/Pelosi/Reid are the one's who are really playing politics.
One need only look at California to see what raising taxes does. It chases the jobs away. California is experiencing huge losses in jobs because people are leaving in droves. Businesses are leaving in droves. The producers will only take so much before they say "shove it" and move on.
Many other experts say that now is the wrong time to reduce spending.
You see both examples in those that talk about the evils of sequestration being allowed to happen.

On the other hand there are those that say taxes can be increased and spending can be cut but it must be done smartly so that it does not endanger the recovery. Those making $250K and up for the most part are neither spending their money nor investing it. How would taxing them more do any harm at all?

Since: Jul 12

Washington, DC

#118170 Nov 10, 2012
Teddy wrote:
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....Get rid of Fema before before you start talking compromise . Throw the GAO and GSA in the mix of worthless org's in DC.
Excellent idea's Teddy. You should join me in encouraging the Republicans into making this part of their 2014 election strategy.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#118171 Nov 10, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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Those making $250K and up for the most part are neither spending their money nor investing it.
O rly.
Not spending or investing it? What exactly do you think they are doing with all those bazillions, hmmm?

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#118173 Nov 11, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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O rly.
Not spending or investing it? What exactly do you think they are doing with all those bazillions, hmmm?
Sitting on cash. To much fear. T-Bills are a suckers play and with Europe, Asia and the Fiscal Cliff there is too much uncertainty.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#118174 Nov 11, 2012
okboston wrote:
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Sitting on cash. To much fear. T-Bills are a suckers play and with Europe, Asia and the Fiscal Cliff there is too much uncertainty.
"Sitting on cash??" Literally?

What exactly do you envision "sitting on cash" means, that makes your blaming behavior assertion that there are bazillions "not being invested" true? You do recognize, of course, that money on deposit in ANY form of interest-bearing account IS INVESTED, and supports lending to middle-class consumers and businesses by that deposit-taking institution in amounts greater than the amount on deposit, yes?

As for "too much uncertainty," you are absolutely correct - and the large negative reaction of markets worldwide to the rubes' re-election of the amateur Incompetent-in-Chief shows clearly the main reason for this uncertainty and pessimism.

NO ONE owes it to your statist heroes in Washington to put scarce and hard-won savings at risk just to make them look other than the prosperity-killing progressive eejits they are.

Elections have consequences. You and your fellow class warriors voted for 4 more years of the same disastrous economic decline and the same bunch of leftists who will have us slouching further down the Euro-socialist road to Greece-like ruin. The smart money (and outside of government there's only smart money) has gone to ground - and is going to stay there. So quit whining - you're getting exactly what you voted for.

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