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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

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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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#118854 May 3, 2013
nac wrote:
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He certainly inherited a disaster, and has dome some good and some bad since taking the wheel. My comment was about the obscene debt situation that both Bush and Obama have gotten us into.
Remember what candidate Obama said on July 3, 2008?
He said, "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents -#43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back --$30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DyLmru6no4UXX
He was exactly right. It was extraordinarily bad policy on Bush's part.
Obama, however, has increased the rate of borrowing and spending. He's actually worse than Bush on this front. That is a fact. Yet somehow... what was irresponsible and unpatriotic 5 years ago is now masterful.
I find it astounding that the majority of Americans have the attitude that "it's only bad when the other side does it."
Don't you see where it has gotten us? America needs to wake up.
Increased the spending? Can you show us some proof of that? My information was that this and next year's spending are to be below a trillion.......Also, when you speak of increased spending, please wedge the previous administration's usually slippery costs for Afghanisan/Iraq War's somewhere in there.......
nac

Merrick, NY

#118855 May 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Increased the spending? Can you show us some proof of that? My information was that this and next year's spending are to be below a trillion.......Also, when you speak of increased spending, please wedge the previous administration's usually slippery costs for Afghanisan/Iraq War's somewhere in there.......
In April, Obama sent his proposed 2014 budget to Congress. It included $3.778 Trillion in federal spending.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files...

While it's not surprising that someone in the media (his apologists) somehow managed to apply fuzzy math to spin it under a trillion... again, I find it astounding that Americans keep falling for this nonsense.

Do you trust my source? whitehouse.gov

The President is calling it $3.778T, there is no reason for us to call it any less (in an effort to feel better about it).

Do you not recall the recent "fiscal cliff" and sequester debates? The President's party WOULD NOT consider spending cuts, only tax increases. The other party of boobs WOULD NOT consider tax increases, only spending cuts. Who won? Nobody. Who lost? The American people.

The President and his party wouldn't even negotiate spending cuts... we can't pretend he's any less of a spendthrift than Bush was just because he isn't Bush.

When Bush was spending like this, it was unpatriotic and irresponsible. What has changed?
drink The hive

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#118856 May 3, 2013

Since: Mar 13

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#118857 May 3, 2013
I'll take one!

or just send me unemployment checks and I'll do work that matters.
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Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#118858 May 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah....who cares about the ongoing ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF THE UNIED STATES......it's really all about college expense's rising....lol.....
Some recovery,$17 trillion in debt and unemployment at 7.5%(didn't Obama promise it would be below 5% at the end of his first term?. Plus millions of Americans who have given up looking for work, and record numbers on food stamps. College debt is at it's highest level ever, and many graduates can't find jobs to begin to pay it back, which makes it relevant when discussing this nation's continuing economic problems. Keep drinking the Kool Aid, GBF...lol!
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118859 May 3, 2013
Brad wrote:
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A valid source?
Look to Greece,Spain and Cypress to name a few.
Jeez, gimme a break; Greece, Spain, and Cypress? How do you guys manage to believe and then pass on the crap fox news shovels? On what planet would someone compare the economy of the United States to Cypress? Don't you guys stop and think about these things before you buy into them?

Obviously not.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118860 May 3, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Some recovery,$17 trillion in debt and unemployment at 7.5%(didn't Obama promise it would be below 5% at the end of his first term?. Plus millions of Americans who have given up looking for work, and record numbers on food stamps. College debt is at it's highest level ever, and many graduates can't find jobs to begin to pay it back, which makes it relevant when discussing this nation's continuing economic problems. Keep drinking the Kool Aid, GBF...lol!
Didn't Obama promise, didn't Obama promise, Didn't Obama promise. You guys are real simpletons aren't you? You sound like a little girl; But Daddy, Obama promised me a new bike.

What, exactly would you like the president to do? Maybe he should write some laws, declare martial law on the economy, plead with the House or maybe go in and beat the sh*t out of the House Republican.

Oh, I know. You want him to do whatever you Republicans want, right? He's being recalcitrant because the stooges of the Republican party have vowed to prevent him from having any kind of success. At all. None.

90% of the American public wants background checks on gun purchases. But because Obama agrees and spoke in favor of it you azsclowns HAVE to vote against it. And, like a little girl who's been sent to her room, you're throwing a temper tantrum because Obama can't turn the economy around by using magic and not the House of Representatives. "But Obama promised."

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#118861 May 4, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Some recovery,$17 trillion in debt and unemployment at 7.5%(didn't Obama promise it would be below 5% at the end of his first term?. Plus millions of Americans who have given up looking for work, and record numbers on food stamps. College debt is at it's highest level ever, and many graduates can't find jobs to begin to pay it back, which makes it relevant when discussing this nation's continuing economic problems. Keep drinking the Kool Aid, GBF...lol!
JOBS REPORT STIMULATE'S STOCK MARKET......Dow flirt's with 15,000 threshold.......lol......
Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#118862 May 4, 2013
joe wrote:
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Didn't Obama promise, didn't Obama promise, Didn't Obama promise. You guys are real simpletons aren't you? You sound like a little girl; But Daddy, Obama promised me a new bike.
What, exactly would you like the president to do? Maybe he should write some laws, declare martial law on the economy, plead with the House or maybe go in and beat the sh*t out of the House Republican.
Oh, I know. You want him to do whatever you Republicans want, right? He's being recalcitrant because the stooges of the Republican party have vowed to prevent him from having any kind of success. At all. None.
90% of the American public wants background checks on gun purchases. But because Obama agrees and spoke in favor of it you azsclowns HAVE to vote against it. And, like a little girl who's been sent to her room, you're throwing a temper tantrum because Obama can't turn the economy around by using magic and not the House of Representatives. "But Obama promised."
I'd like the President to LEAD this country, instead of staying in campaign mode forever. Fulfilling campaign promises would be nice too, to prove that he was sincere, and not just saying whatever he thought would gain him votes.

What would I like the President to do? Here's a few ideas just for starters.

- Reduce the deficit
- Cut federal spending
- End foreign aid to countries that hate us, and always will, despite our generosity
- Fix entitlements like Social Security and Medicare so they'll be solvent for future retirees
- Tell Harry Reid to let the Senate vote on a budget (which the Senate didn't do for the first 4 years Obama was in office).
- Do away with Obamacare, which even his fellow Democrats are backing away from, now that it's true costs are finally becoming apparent.
- Call Islamic terrorists what they are, terrorists, instead of calling their attacks "workplace violence" as the Administration did after Fort Hood
- Secure our borders, instead of just talking about it
- Tell Eric Holder to enforce all federal laws, instead of picking and choosing which ones to enforce based upon political expediency
- Instead of criminalizing millions of law abiding Americans who acquired guns lawfully and use them responsibly, deal with the real causes behind gun violence, namely, criminals and the mentally ill (which the shooters at Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia Tech, and virtually all other mass shootings were).

That's just for starters. I'm sure others will have things to add to this list.
Anonymous

Tucson, AZ

#118863 May 4, 2013


Im beggin with ya
pleadin with ya
Barama Oback
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118864 May 5, 2013
"So for those of you keeping score at home Ė locking down an American city: a proper reaction to the threat from one terrorist. A background check to prevent criminals or those with mental illness from purchasing guns: a dastardly attack on civil liberties."

http://www.nationalmemo.com/the-true-terror-o...
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118866 May 5, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>I'd like the President to LEAD this country, instead of staying in campaign mode forever. Fulfilling campaign promises would be nice too, to prove that he was sincere, and not just saying whatever he thought would gain him votes.
What would I like the President to do? Here's a few ideas just for starters.
- Reduce the deficit
- Cut federal spending
- End foreign aid to countries that hate us, and always will, despite our generosity
- Fix entitlements like Social Security and Medicare so they'll be solvent for future retirees
- Tell Harry Reid to let the Senate vote on a budget (which the Senate didn't do for the first 4 years Obama was in office).
- Do away with Obamacare, which even his fellow Democrats are backing away from, now that it's true costs are finally becoming apparent.
- Call Islamic terrorists what they are, terrorists, instead of calling their attacks "workplace violence" as the Administration did after Fort Hood
- Secure our borders, instead of just talking about it
- Tell Eric Holder to enforce all federal laws, instead of picking and choosing which ones to enforce based upon political expediency
- Instead of criminalizing millions of law abiding Americans who acquired guns lawfully and use them responsibly, deal with the real causes behind gun violence, namely, criminals and the mentally ill (which the shooters at Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia Tech, and virtually all other mass shootings were).
That's just for starters. I'm sure others will have things to add to this list.
Like I said: "You want him to do whatever you Republicans want, right?

He's a Democrat and handily beat your Republican candidate mouth breathers in two consecutive elections. Democrats added to the Senate and the House and because you jerks are unpatriotic and ignorant of how our political system works you whine about how he's not going to follow your little list. You guys are thugs and bullies and should be participating in compromise as has always been done, not holding the country hostage with your little hissy fits.

He's being recalcitrant because the stooges of the Republican party have vowed to prevent him from having any kind of success. At all. None.

90% of the American public wants background checks on gun purchases. What's your answer to that? You make up a lie about criminalizing lawful gun owners. Just because your only source of information comes from Elmer Gantry styled hustlers doesn't mean you can come on a public forum and pass that b.s. off for fact.

You're stupid but that doesn't mean everyone's stupid.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#118867 May 5, 2013
joe wrote:
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... because you jerks are unpatriotic and ignorant of how our political system works
joe, you're an angry little ignorant punk.

Educate yourself on how our political system works.

The US is not a democracy. It is a Republic of 50 Sovereign State governments and their Peoples, with a federal government strictly limited in its power by design, precisely to protect the nation from extremist majorities spun up by populist demagogues.

And this is how it works. Grow up and get over it.
nac

Merrick, NY

#118868 May 5, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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joe, you're an angry little ignorant punk.
Educate yourself on how our political system works.
The US is not a democracy. It is a Republic of 50 Sovereign State governments and their Peoples, with a federal government strictly limited in its power by design, precisely to protect the nation from extremist majorities spun up by populist demagogues.
And this is how it works. Grow up and get over it.
We won't be a Constitutional Republic for long at this rate... two bombs go off in Boston and immediately the 1st & 4th Amendment are ripped to shreds.

Idiots and traitors like joe immediately applaud the destruction of the Constitution because they have bought in to the propaganda aimed at relieving us of our Constitutional rights.

I'll say it again... I find it absolutely astounding that Americans line up to GIVE AWAY the rights that they have that people everywhere else in the world would LOVE TO HAVE. All in the name of partisan politics... it's insanity.
Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#118869 May 5, 2013
joe wrote:
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Like I said: "You want him to do whatever you Republicans want, right?
He's a Democrat and handily beat your Republican candidate mouth breathers in two consecutive elections. Democrats added to the Senate and the House and because you jerks are unpatriotic and ignorant of how our political system works you whine about how he's not going to follow your little list. You guys are thugs and bullies and should be participating in compromise as has always been done, not holding the country hostage with your little hissy fits.
He's being recalcitrant because the stooges of the Republican party have vowed to prevent him from having any kind of success. At all. None.
90% of the American public wants background checks on gun purchases. What's your answer to that? You make up a lie about criminalizing lawful gun owners. Just because your only source of information comes from Elmer Gantry styled hustlers doesn't mean you can come on a public forum and pass that b.s. off for fact.
You're stupid but that doesn't mean everyone's stupid.
Another typical smug and condescending response from you. I can come on this or any other forum and say whatever I like, genius, because this is still a free country. Funny how libs like you profess to be all for freedom, but then try to stifle dissent when others have the temerity to hold different opinions on the issues. If anyone is acting like "thugs and bullies", it's you and your comrades on the left, which is very evident from the tone and language of your posts.

The things I mentioned are concerns that all Americans should have, but your twisted partisan mind can't deal with anyone who might have opposing views from yours. "Unpatriotic"? I served my country honorably for over 3 decades. What have you done, Mr. Patriot?

Finally, regarding my comments about criminalizing lawful gun owners, that's no lie. If you actually paid attention to the news, you'd learn that's just what happened recently in NY, when new laws outlawed magazines that contained more than 7 rounds of ammunition (with no exceptions, even for cops!), among other things. Thousands of New Yorkers who legally acquired and possessed magazines holding 10 rounds or more were criminalized at the stroke of a pen. It was pushed through without being read by most legislators, or even allowing public comments (like Obamacare) so our idiot Governor Andrew Cuomo could capitalize on the Newtown tragedy for political advantage. He then had to backtrack, however, because no major gun manufacturer even makes 7 round magazines, and it thus outlawed equipment issued to and carried by NY cops. Unlike you, I know what I'm talking about on this issue.


joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118871 May 6, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
joe, you're an angry little ignorant punk.
Educate yourself on how our political system works.
The US is not a democracy. It is a Republic of 50 Sovereign State governments and their Peoples, with a federal government strictly limited in its power by design, precisely to protect the nation from extremist majorities spun up by populist demagogues.
And this is how it works. Grow up and get over it.
Oh, I'm so sorry to have gotten Little Teddy's little girl panties all in a twist. And he sounds plenty angry. Watch those arteries, coot.

As to your absolutist description of our form of government you are nothing if not a true tea party trooper, are 'ya? You guys just can't abide the true nature of the American system. Republic and Democracy are descriptions of two different things (one is a "form" of government, the other is the "system" of government). The Soviet Union, was a republic, but not a democracy. India, is a democracy not a republic. The US is both. N. Korea is neither.

The president is elected through the electoral college system instead of by direct vote so he can be a split between the senate and the house (the states and the population). The electoral college's purpose is one of the most misunderstood in political science. We live in a republic (states are self governing under the umbrella of a centralized or federal government). The type of system we utilize is a representative form of democracy (meaning the people vote for people to represent their views instead of directly participating in every bit of legislation). This was done to weigh the needs of the people (the house of representatives) in balance with the needs of the states (the senate).

I know you clods need to have everything simplified (as per your childish post) but your beliefs aren't the same as the truth. And your self-serving description of republic is never really what you have in mind you thugs are in power, now is it? I remeber Bush talking about "spending his political capital" after the 2004 election.'Member that? "The a restoration, if you will, of the power and authority of the president"?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118872 May 6, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
We won't be a Constitutional Republic for long at this rate... two bombs go off in Boston and immediately the 1st & 4th Amendment are ripped to shreds.
Idiots and traitors like joe immediately applaud the destruction of the Constitution because they have bought in to the propaganda aimed at relieving us of our Constitutional rights.
I'll say it again... I find it absolutely astounding that Americans line up to GIVE AWAY the rights that they have that people everywhere else in the world would LOVE TO HAVE. All in the name of partisan politics... it's insanity.
Again with the grand display of both ignorance and deceit. You and your like are too stupid for subtlties like irony, I guess. If you had botherered to read the post correctly, or even followed the link you'd have seen that it was meant as ironic:

"So for those of you keeping score at home Ė locking down an American city: a proper reaction to the threat from one terrorist. A background check to prevent criminals or those with mental illness from purchasing guns: a dastardly attack on civil liberties." http://www.nationalmemo.com/the-true-terror-o...

It's called irony. Now pull your head out of Teddy' azs and pay attention or I'll have to have you write on the board what it really means to be a patriot not the kind that announces themselves on anonymous forum's as patriots.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118873 May 6, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>.....Another typical smug and condescending response from you. I can come on this or any other forum and say whatever I like, genius, because this is still a free country. Funny how libs like you profess to be all for freedom, but then try to stifle dissent when others have the temerity to hold different opinions on the issues. If anyone is acting like "thugs and bullies", it's you and your comrades on the left, which is very evident from the tone and language of your posts.
The things I mentioned are concerns that all Americans should have, but your twisted partisan mind can't deal with anyone who might have opposing views from yours. "Unpatriotic"? I served my country honorably for over 3 decades. What have you done, Mr. Patriot?.....
You didn't serve your country at all, and continue to NOT serve your country by being a partisan hack and liar or maybe, just unable to read correctly.'Ya think? You jerks think you can just come on an anonymous forum and declare yourself patriotic because "you say" you've served. Any idiot can do that. Oh wait, is that what you are? An idiot. Well I salute you for your honesty, then

Here's what I said: You guys are thugs and bullies and should be participating in compromise as has always been done, not holding the country hostage with your little hissy fits.

So, point out my attempt to stifle your so called dissent. You might want to stay off the hallucinogens while you re-read.

"You want him to do whatever you Republicans want, right?
He's a Democrat and handily beat your Republican candidate mouth breathers in two consecutive elections. Democrats added to the Senate and the House and because you jerks are unpatriotic and ignorant of how our political system works you whine about how he's not going to follow your little list.

You guys are thugs and bullies and should be participating in compromise as has always been done, not holding the country hostage with your little hissy fits.

He's being recalcitrant because the stooges of the Republican party have vowed to prevent him from having any kind of success. At all. None.

90% of the American public wants background checks on gun purchases. What's your answer to that? You make up a lie about criminalizing lawful gun owners. Just because your only source of information comes from Elmer Gantry styled hustlers doesn't mean you can come on a public forum and pass that b.s. off for fact.
You're stupid but that doesn't mean everyone's stupid.

So where are you being "stifled"? Twit.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118874 May 6, 2013
Hmmm, here's some staggering info:

The National Employment Law Center (NELP) has published a list of the 50 U.S. companies who have the most low wage workers. While not all of these companies pay the exact minimum wage they all pay very close to the wage floor. As you can see by the list, the companies listed also share a common trait of being massive, successful companies making major profits. Perhaps their universally low labor costs have something to do with that trend?

Despite the perception that minimum wage jobs are often held by teenage workers entering the job market, numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that 49 percent of minimum wage workers are adult women, many of whom have children.

As expected, Americaís largest employer, Wal-Mart, tops the list. NELPís study looks into the genetic makeup of this dishonorable mention, and notes the majority (66 percent) of low&#8208;wage workers are not employed by small businesses, but rather by large corporations where top executive compensation averaged $9.4 million.

The 50 largest employers of low&#8208;wage workers have largely recovered from the recession and most are in strong financial positions: 92 percent were profitable last year; 78 percent have been profitable for the last three years; 75 percent have higher revenues now than before the recession; 73 percent have higher cash holdings; and 63 percent have higher operating margins(a measure of profitability).

$174.8 billion to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks over the past five years.

The largest companies in America have, for the most part, recovered from the recession while their workers are still feeling its entire effects. It is safe to say that we should soundly reject the argument that raising the minimum wage would harm large corporations. They donít know harm well enough to claim it.

It's called greed. Greed of the worst and most short-sighted and destructive kind.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118875 May 6, 2013
What you middle income right-wingers don't comprehend is that extremely rich people donít send their kids to public schools, visit public parks or ride public transit. These wealthy folks donít need public services and resent having to pay taxes to support them. Austerity works for these wealthy Americans. Not so much for you.

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