Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109543 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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Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118547 Feb 20, 2013
joe wrote:
Bush Bush Bush waaah waah WAAAAAHH!
joe - news flash:

Bush isn't POTUS.

Hasn't been POTUS for over 4 years now.

What can we expect next from you? Lame attempts to justify Obama's failure and incompetence by ranting about the Harding administration? Makes just as much sense ...

Justifying Obama's abject failure and incompetence by casting about to find some other incompetent moron and then saying "Obama is just as incompetent and stupid as this moron" is not a particularly convincing line. You need to get on the phone to your Media Matters call center supervisor and get a more intelligent one.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118548 Feb 20, 2013
Like I said, you and your right-wing media bosses label anything a lie if it comes from Liberals or Obama or the REAL world, not that simple-minded alternate place you live in.

You can keep screeching like a tea-party little girl about the "horrible conspiracy" the Obama Administration is trying to foist on you, but you'll have to be satisfied with an agreeing audience of yourself and the crackpots at fox news. The rest of the country and world ain't buying it.

Believing someone lied is not the same as them actually lying, you know.

We now know the Bush administration intentionally lied to convince us to invade Iraq. You remember those 4,500 American deaths don't you? And that's not even counting the estimated 60-100K civilian deaths. That would include women and children. Oh yeah, and over $3 trillion in American debt.

Now that's real world lying.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118549 Feb 20, 2013
joe wrote:
Bush baaaad. Obama Gooood. Waah waah waah FOX!!!! Waah waah waah FOX!!! waah waah wahhhhhh!!
Total Obamabot rubbish.

Obama lied, Americans died.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-mas...
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118550 Feb 20, 2013
Bush lied and 4,500 Americans died, 100 thousand Iraqi civilians died.
But the lie that is a real lie, not the one you keep chirping out of your deeply disturbed brain, is the one Condi Rice made regarding the intelligence report that had it been acted on might have saved 2,800 American lives on 9/11.
2,800 American lives lost and lied about on 9/11.
4,500 American lives lost because of lies about WMD.
100,000 Iraqi civilians dead because of lies about Saddam.
And you have the disgusting nerve to write:
"Bush Bush Bush waaah waah WAAAAAHH!"
You need a morality check, bud.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118551 Feb 20, 2013
joe wrote:
"Bush Bush Bush waaah waah WAAAAAHH!"
Justifying Obama's abject failure and incompetence by arguing "Obama's incompetence and lying is ok because this other incompetent liar lied" is not an argument any thinking person can or should take seriously.

It's the equivalent of, "But Mom! Jimmy did it too!"

How did that line work for you with your Mom? Yeah - thought so.

This lame excuse doesn't work any better.

You need to get on the phone to your Media Matters/DNC call center supervisor and get a more intelligent script.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118552 Feb 20, 2013
Yada, yada, yada. You're just another ignorant tea-party anomaly. You'll be gone soon enough. As you may or may not have noticed your credibility is slipping as you speak.(Check the polling).

And no one was making an equivalency of the damage done by George W. Bush and the Republican party, and now the tea-party clowns. Because they ain't even in the same ballpark.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118554 Feb 20, 2013
In a rational world, a new study that came out today on income equality would constitute a major blow to the GOP argument on the sequester.

The new study was performed by Thomas Hungerford of the non-partisan Congressional Research Service. Though the study is not a CRS product, Hungerfordís data is widely cited on both sides; heís an impeccably objective analyst.

Hereís what Hungerford found: The single greatest driver of income inequality over a recent 15 year period was runaway income from capital gains and dividends.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118555 Feb 20, 2013
Joe... you're half-way to enlightenment. You've figured out (been told) how destructive Republicans (especially Republicans like Bush) are.

Good. You're half way there. Now all you have to do is figure out that the fact that Republicans are bad... doesn't make Democrats good. I know I'm probably moving a little fast for you right now, but hang in there... Just because the guys in red are bad... doesn't make the guys in blue good.

Look at actions... not the color they drape themselves in. Actions, joe... actions.

Bush's Patriot Act was bad. I'm sure you hated it at the time. But that doesn't make Obama's (more unconstitutional) Patriot Act good. It's still bad even though it's "liberal" and trendy to attack our civil liberties now. It is still bad.

We'll get to more examples later... like the NDAA, budgets, deficits, and drones later. I don't want to overwhelm you.

The point of the exercise, joe is to start thinking about actions, not parties. Try to think about the action independent of the party that has brain-washed you.

It probably won't be easy... but we'll get there, kid. Believe in yourself!
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#118556 Feb 20, 2013
joe wrote:
In a rational world, a new study that came out today on income equality would constitute a major blow to the GOP argument on the sequester.
The new study was performed by Thomas Hungerford of the non-partisan Congressional Research Service. Though the study is not a CRS product, Hungerfordís data is widely cited on both sides; heís an impeccably objective analyst.
Hereís what Hungerford found: The single greatest driver of income inequality over a recent 15 year period was runaway income from capital gains and dividends.
Runaway growth in cap gains & dividends = runaway growth in business volume & profits = runaway growth in economic (GDP) growth = runaway growth in tax revenues = runaway growth in Government spending = liberal progressive Big Government Statist NIRVANA!!

It's all of a piece, joe - what part of all that wealth-building goodness are you whining about? Isn't raking off a full QUARTER of the private economy every year so Washington bureaucrats can redistribute all that wealth enough for you?

If you were King - what exactly would you change?

Frankly, it just sounds like you need to spend less on choom, beer, and hemp sandals, and buy some stock.

You can't beat 'em joe - and trust me: you don't want to. We don't want to be Greece. So you and all the rest who are jealous of the other guy's success would do better to just quit whining and join them.

Invest.

Problem solved.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118557 Feb 20, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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Runaway growth in cap gains & dividends = runaway growth in business volume & profits = runaway growth in economic (GDP) growth = runaway growth in tax revenues = runaway growth in Government spending = liberal progressive Big Government Statist NIRVANA!!
It's all of a piece, joe - what part of all that wealth-building goodness are you whining about? Isn't raking off a full QUARTER of the private economy every year so Washington bureaucrats can redistribute all that wealth enough for you?
If you were King - what exactly would you change?
Frankly, it just sounds like you need to spend less on choom, beer, and hemp sandals, and buy some stock.
You can't beat 'em joe - and trust me: you don't want to. We don't want to be Greece. So you and all the rest who are jealous of the other guy's success would do better to just quit whining and join them.
Invest.
Problem solved.
Well said. Unfortunately, your explanation will be wasted on most of the droids in this forum. The America we knew has changed, and not for the better, despite what all the true believers who adore Obama say.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#118558 Feb 20, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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Then why did they LIE about Bengahzi for weeks, joe? Why are they STILL lying and stonewalling?
You have a better explanation? Let's hear it!
why did cheney, rice and bush lie about WMD in iraq? well...it caused america to lose thousands of soldiers. you bums keep complaining about 4 in benghazi when thousands died fighting 2 fake azz wars.
WE DEMAND THE DAMN ANSWERS ABOUT THAT CROOKED SHYT!!!!!!!!!!
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#118559 Feb 20, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Total Obamabot rubbish.
Obama lied, Americans died.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-mas...
bush lied, americans died.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118560 Feb 22, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
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why did cheney, rice and bush lie about WMD in iraq? well...it caused america to lose thousands of soldiers. you bums keep complaining about 4 in benghazi when thousands died fighting 2 fake azz wars.
WE DEMAND THE DAMN ANSWERS ABOUT THAT CROOKED SHYT!!!!!!!!!!
If they "lied", so did Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and all the world's major intelligence services, who also spoke out against Saddam Hussein, and called for force against him. Considering that Saddam DID have and used WMDs against the Kurds, Shiites, and Iranian troops in the Iran-Iraq War, it was perfectly reasonable to believe that he still had them later on. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Regarding Afghanistan, that wasn't a "fake azz war" as you so eloquently put it. Bin Laden and Al Queda used Afghanistan as a base to plan and carry out 9/11 and other terrorist attacks, protected by the Taliban, so military action there was definitely necessary.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#118562 Feb 23, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
<quoted text>
bush lied, americans died.
Exactly!!!
Teddy R

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#118563 Feb 23, 2013
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly!!!
Washington lied, Americans died.

Washington keeps right on lying - and liberal progressives want to keep right on sending Washington liars even more money.
Logic

United States

#118564 Feb 24, 2013
President Obama

Right Power!
Logic

United States

#118565 Feb 24, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Washington lied, Americans died.
Washington keeps right on lying - and liberal progressives want to keep right on sending Washington liars even more money.
Three words.

What about Bush!
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#118566 Feb 24, 2013
Logic wrote:
President Obama
Right Power!
When it comes to Obama, it's all about the Left, not the Right.
Logic

United States

#118567 Feb 24, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>When it comes to Obama, it's all about the Left, not the Right.
Your right is wrong and screwed this country up and got folks like you brainwashed
Teddy R

Abu Dhabi, UAE

#118570 Feb 25, 2013
ILLogic wrote:
<quoted text>
Three words.
What about Bush!
Reading comprehension problems again, ILL?

Try again -

Washington lied, Americans died.
Washington keeps right on lying - and liberal progressives want to keep right on sending Washington liars even more money.


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