Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 20 comments on the Jun 8, 2009, Newsday story 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

#118644 Apr 4, 2013
joe wrote:
Good 'Ole Goobers just keep on keepin' on:
Virginia Gov. Candidate Cuccinelli Defending Law That Forbids Oral Sex
Last month, three judges on the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit deemed a Virginia anti-sodomy law unconstitutional...
...Virginia attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is asking the full 4th Circuit to reconsider the case. Cuccinelli wants the court to revive the prohibition on consensual anal and oral sex, for both gay and straight people.(The case at hand involves consensual, heterosexual oral sex.)
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/04/03/cuc...
My. This seems to be a critical issue for you, joe.

Why is that?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118646 Apr 4, 2013
Actually, Teddy, of the seven or eight posts I've made in the last couple of days, this is the ONLY one YOU were interested in commenting on.

But I guess you're ok with the part about "...(The case at hand involves consensual, heterosexual oral sex.)"

Why is that, Teddy?
Show Me The Jobs

United States

#118647 Apr 4, 2013
What a reminder of broken promises from this administration. Can someone tell me 5 things Obama has done to help this nation? Please make it short, no copy and paste please.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118648 Apr 4, 2013
Show Me The Jobs wrote:
What a reminder of broken promises from this administration. Can someone tell me 5 things Obama has done to help this nation? Please make it short, no copy and paste please.
Gee, I really don't have time, there's been so many. But if you care to look at newspapers, magazines, and television news of the normal variety (not the fringe) you'll be able find out for yourself.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#118649 Apr 4, 2013
joe wrote:
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Gee, I really don't have time, there's been so many. But if you care to look at newspapers, magazines, and television news of the normal variety (not the fringe) you'll be able find out for yourself.
joe, for the first time in your life, you're half right!!!

Sure, unemployment and gas prices are still sky-high... and Obama is making sure that the sequester only harms the lower and middle class...

But the Dow Jones bubble hasn't burst yet... so the people that VOTED FOR him are still screwed... but the people that DIDN'T vote for him are still just fine!

Great job!!!
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118650 Apr 5, 2013
nac wrote:
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joe, for the first time in your life, you're half right!!!
Sure, unemployment and gas prices are still sky-high... and Obama is making sure that the sequester only harms the lower and middle class...
But the Dow Jones bubble hasn't burst yet... so the people that VOTED FOR him are still screwed... but the people that DIDN'T vote for him are still just fine!
Great job!!!
Hey nac, take the bag off your head. The real world looks a lot different when you open your eyes, and your heart.

Are you one of those "deficit hawks" that have convinced yourself that by cutting government spending our economy will just zoom ahead, fueled by private capital. It's funny how you believe spending by government is bad but good when it's private. Is that kinda like the flowers in your garden knowing from whence the water comes?

Call me when you've read up on economics. For yourself, not the drivel squeezed out by Fox and the tea party.

psst... there's no such thing as trickle down economics.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118651 Apr 5, 2013
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night criticized Republicans in the Senate for believing in a conspiracy theory about the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty.

“It seems like Republicans and conservatives and people who voted for Mitt Romney are more susceptible than the rest of America to conspiracy theories, especially about people being out to get them,” she remarked.“And looking at the way the elected Republicans approach governing right now might be a clue as to why Republicans are more susceptible to conspiracies than the rest of us.”

“Our country is almost certain to end up on the same side of the issue as… Iran, Syria and North Korea,” Maddow observed.
nac

Piscataway, NJ

#118652 Apr 5, 2013
joe wrote:
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Hey nac, take the bag off your head. The real world looks a lot different when you open your eyes, and your heart.
Are you one of those "deficit hawks" that have convinced yourself that by cutting government spending our economy will just zoom ahead, fueled by private capital. It's funny how you believe spending by government is bad but good when it's private. Is that kinda like the flowers in your garden knowing from whence the water comes?
Call me when you've read up on economics. For yourself, not the drivel squeezed out by Fox and the tea party.
psst... there's no such thing as trickle down economics.
joe, you are too funny! A little dose of truth and you launch right into a rage against various conservative ideas that you dislike... even though I made no mention of any of them.

You then proceed to lecture me about economics... Hilarious! You're a child, I'm an adult with a degree in Economics.

joe, anyone that blindly worships a political party has no credibility at all. It demonstrates that you have neither the capacity nor desire to think for yourself. At least you're funny though.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118653 Apr 5, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
joe, you are too funny! A little dose of truth and you launch right into a rage against various conservative ideas that you dislike... even though I made no mention of any of them.
You then proceed to lecture me about economics... Hilarious! You're a child, I'm an adult with a degree in Economics.
joe, anyone that blindly worships a political party has no credibility at all. It demonstrates that you have neither the capacity nor desire to think for yourself. At least you're funny though.
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
joe, you are too funny! A little dose of truth and you launch right into a rage against various conservative ideas that you dislike... even though I made no mention of any of them.
You then proceed to lecture me about economics... Hilarious! You're a child, I'm an adult with a degree in Economics.
joe, anyone that blindly worships a political party has no credibility at all. It demonstrates that you have neither the capacity nor desire to think for yourself. At least you're funny though.
Hey Mr Economics (what BS), keep calling yourself an adult with a degree in economics on an anonymous forum, yeah that's convincing. Remember Nixon: "I'm not a crook." Yeah, you pretty much are, Dick. Especially when you trot out the childish economic views you tout.

And funny, but as I read over my posts, I can't find a single example of "raging against any economic ideas".'Cause we all know the Good 'Ole Goobers (that's my new phrase for the GOP in case you forgot) don't have ANY ideas except:

- Lower taxes for the rich
- Lower taxes on businesses (oil co's particularly)
- Raise taxes on middle income earners
- Cut Social Security and Medicare
- Cut benefits to the neediest

In other words serve their wealthy "owners". Those don't really qualify as "economic ideas", you know? Oh, I forgot, you do know 'cause you've got a "degree in Economics". Rrrright.
nac

Piscataway, NJ

#118654 Apr 5, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Hey Mr Economics (what BS), keep calling yourself an adult with a degree in economics on an anonymous forum, yeah that's convincing. Remember Nixon: "I'm not a crook." Yeah, you pretty much are, Dick. Especially when you trot out the childish economic views you tout.
And funny, but as I read over my posts, I can't find a single example of "raging against any economic ideas".'Cause we all know the Good 'Ole Goobers (that's my new phrase for the GOP in case you forgot) don't have ANY ideas except:
- Lower taxes for the rich
- Lower taxes on businesses (oil co's particularly)
- Raise taxes on middle income earners
- Cut Social Security and Medicare
- Cut benefits to the neediest
In other words serve their wealthy "owners". Those don't really qualify as "economic ideas", you know? Oh, I forgot, you do know 'cause you've got a "degree in Economics". Rrrright.
Problem is... all I said was that gas prices, unemployment, and the DJIA were all sky-high. They are.

I did not comment on any economic policy (by this administration or any other).

Just because I pointed something out that you might not like... does not mean that I'm affiliated with your political enemy, the GOP.

Some of us have moved past the false Left/Right paradigm. Basically, joe, you are a pawn. You regurgitate talking points and propaganda designed for the lowest common denominator. Your counterparts on the right do the same. You then proceed to argue nonsense with one another blissfully unaware of what is really going on.

You are not someone to be taken seriously, you don't think for yourself... a corrupt political party thinks for you. The sooner you understand this and wake up, the better.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118655 Apr 5, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Problem is... all I said was that gas prices, unemployment, and the DJIA were all sky-high. They are.
I did not comment on any economic policy (by this administration or any other).
Just because I pointed something out that you might not like... does not mean that I'm affiliated with your political enemy, the GOP.
Some of us have moved past the false Left/Right paradigm. Basically, joe, you are a pawn. You regurgitate talking points and propaganda designed for the lowest common denominator. Your counterparts on the right do the same. You then proceed to argue nonsense with one another blissfully unaware of what is really going on.
You are not someone to be taken seriously, you don't think for yourself... a corrupt political party thinks for you. The sooner you understand this and wake up, the better.
That's all well and good but you've managed to overlook the fact that I don't cheer lead for the Dems, Libs, or Progressives. I'm merely pointing out the idiocy coming from the right. In case you haven't noticed they've become ridiculous on every issue.

Tell me something the right is proposing that you go along with.

The left may fail at times because of the vast differences in opinions and execution but the right is exactly what you accuse me of:...not to be taken seriously, they don't think ... a corrupt political party thinks for them; read tea party, etc.

And what have I said, brought, underscored that you take issue with, specifically?'Cause I notice your pretty good generalizing your attack. Get specific.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118656 Apr 5, 2013
Here's another example of one component of the nutcases running the GOP:

The Family Research Council’s President Jerry Boykin said this week that U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) are “standing on the word of God” in their mission to find and punish Muslims and Muslim supporters in the U.S. government.

According to Right Wing Watch, Boykin made the remarks at a panel discussion at this week’s National Religious Broadcasters conference featured Boykin alongside alleged former Islamic terrorist Kamal Saleem. The panel was moderated by Christian radio host Janet Parshall.

After portentously warning that the U.S. justice system has already been infiltrated and overcome by Sharia law, Boykin called on Americans to support Bachmann, Gohmert and Rep. Ted Franks (R-AZ) for their efforts to drive Muslims out of the U.S. government.

Chime in if you support this kind of thinking. After all these are YOUR right wing leaders and YOUR right wing ideas.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118657 Apr 5, 2013
And some more:

American Democracy Is a Corruption: How .05 Percent Of Our Population Have Bent Our Republic Into An Oligarchy

A vast majority of America wants spend money to create jobs while preserving our safety net and ending tax breaks on the rich and corporations to pay for it. Yet most of Congress wants to do the exact opposite.

How did our democracy get so broken? Of course, gerrymandering plays a role. But the truth is there are two elections taking place all the time: the general election and the money election. The money election is the one that really matters, and only .05 percent of country truly has a vote.

A tiny percentage of Americans have hijacked our country for their own purposes, according to Lawrence Lessig. This TED talk,“We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim” may make you feel a bit hopeless. But in the end, if we cannot see what we’ve become, there’s no hope of fixing it.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/american-democrac...
nac

Piscataway, NJ

#118658 Apr 5, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
That's all well and good but you've managed to overlook the fact that I don't cheer lead for the Dems, Libs, or Progressives. I'm merely pointing out the idiocy coming from the right. In case you haven't noticed they've become ridiculous on every issue.
Tell me something the right is proposing that you go along with.
The left may fail at times because of the vast differences in opinions and execution but the right is exactly what you accuse me of:...not to be taken seriously, they don't think ... a corrupt political party thinks for them; read tea party, etc.
And what have I said, brought, underscored that you take issue with, specifically?'Cause I notice your pretty good generalizing your attack. Get specific.
Attack? There is no attack. Here is the specifics of what has happened:

I made a joke about you being half right about Obama's great work as president because rich people are still doing well, while his base of poor people are doing worse. It wasn't the greatest joke ever told, but it was amusing to some, I'm sure. What it WASN'T was an "attack." It was a joke based on some truths.

Based on this crack, admittedly at the expense of your false idol, you decided definitively (in your mind), that I was a "deficit hawk," and that you find it funny that I "believe spending by government is bad but good when it's private."

Then you told me to "Call me when you've read up on economics. For yourself, not the drivel squeezed out by Fox and the tea party."

So far... based on a joke about unemployment, gas prices, and the Dow... you have decided that you know a lot about my beliefs, and that my intellectual pursuits in economics have been limited to Fox News and the Tea Party literature.

Then you whispered, "psst... there's no such thing as trickle down economics."

Again... you pull another idea that you don't like out of thin air and decide that I am a champion of it... simply because I clearly am not a worshiper of Obama. I did not express anything about trickle down, yay or nay.

Then I called you out on it by saying that my post sent you into an anti-GOP rage, causing you to associate me with GOP ideas that you didn't like even though I didn't address them.

Then you HILARIOUSLY responded with yet, another anti-GOP rage!

You said that the GOP, "don't have ANY ideas except:

- Lower taxes for the rich
- Lower taxes on businesses (oil co's particularly)
- Raise taxes on middle income earners
- Cut Social Security and Medicare
- Cut benefits to the neediest

In other words serve their wealthy "owners". Those don't really qualify as "economic ideas", you know? Oh, I forgot, you do know 'cause you've got a "degree in Economics". Rrrright."
***
I hope the irony isn't lost on you that this all started by my joke about how the rich are doing the best under Obama!

(Based on this post, joe... what are my views on the rain forest?)
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118659 Apr 5, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Attack? There is no attack. Here is the specifics of what has happened:
I made a joke about you being half right about Obama's great work as president because rich people are still doing well, while his base of poor people are doing worse. It wasn't the greatest joke ever told, but it was amusing to some, I'm sure. What it WASN'T was an "attack." It was a joke based on some truths.
Based on this crack, admittedly at the expense of your false idol, you decided definitively (in your mind), that I was a "deficit hawk," and that you find it funny that I "believe spending by government is bad but good when it's private."
Then you told me to "Call me when you've read up on economics. For yourself, not the drivel squeezed out by Fox and the tea party."
So far... based on a joke about unemployment, gas prices, and the Dow... you have decided that you know a lot about my beliefs, and that my intellectual pursuits in economics have been limited to Fox News and the Tea Party literature.
Then you whispered, "psst... there's no such thing as trickle down economics."
Again... you pull another idea that you don't like out of thin air and decide that I am a champion of it... simply because I clearly am not a worshiper of Obama. I did not express anything about trickle down, yay or nay.
Then I called you out on it by saying that my post sent you into an anti-GOP rage, causing you to associate me with GOP ideas that you didn't like even though I didn't address them.
Then you HILARIOUSLY responded with yet, another anti-GOP rage!
You said that the GOP, "don't have ANY ideas except:
- Lower taxes for the rich
- Lower taxes on businesses (oil co's particularly)
- Raise taxes on middle income earners
- Cut Social Security and Medicare
- Cut benefits to the neediest
In other words serve their wealthy "owners". Those don't really qualify as "economic ideas", you know? Oh, I forgot, you do know 'cause you've got a "degree in Economics". Rrrright."
***
I hope the irony isn't lost on you that this all started by my joke about how the rich are doing the best under Obama!
(Based on this post, joe... what are my views on the rain forest?)
On a re-read of your post(s) I think I have to agree with you. The irony isn't lost on me.

You like the rain forest?
nac

Piscataway, NJ

#118660 Apr 5, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
On a re-read of your post(s) I think I have to agree with you. The irony isn't lost on me.
You like the rain forest?
Love the rain forest. Like strawberry pie.
nac

Piscataway, NJ

#118662 Apr 5, 2013
Hey joe, since you fancy yourself as an economist, here's some light reading about what the left AND the right are planning for our financial future.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-confiscation...

Those of you that call yourselves "liberal," but are nothing more than totalitarians, can learn a lot about the shift toward a European/Canadian model that you are fighting to erode our sovereignty to adopt by reading this.

Then read Joseph Plummer's "Dishonest Money." Then read G. Edward Griffin's "The Creature From Jekyll Island."

It will take about 24 total hours of reading... but you'll learn how our monetary system really works. You'll also learn how the left and the right are working to accomplish the same goals, just packaging the message differently.

(sorry joe, you'll realize that those assholes running the GOP are working toward the SAME goals as your idols on the left)

You'll be glad that you've been woken up... but mad as hell about what is really happening.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#118664 Apr 6, 2013
Obskeptic

Sterling Heights, MI

#118665 Apr 6, 2013
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2280048141001/...
The only rebuttal the left can come up with for this reality is that it is the fault of the republican led "sequestration" cuts. The only problem with that is it is a lie. "Sequestration" cuts have not even hit the economy yet, they were only cuts to scheduled increases, so they are not cuts at all, but smaller increases in spending, and sequestration was actually the administrations concept and plan.
This president is an abject failure and the democrats continue to spin lies about it with the cooperation of most of the news media. Less then 1% of Americans polled give a rats ass about marrying homosexuals and calling it something it is not, but to follow the main stream press and television news, its the most important event since the victory over British Empire to win our freedom.
Obskeptic

Sterling Heights, MI

#118666 Apr 6, 2013
Apparently single motherhood is taking its toll on Michelle, since most single mothers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars vacationing in the Bahamas and take their kids skiing in Colorado. Poor Michelle. Maybe if she cut those horrid bangs she could see what an ass her husband is.

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