Obama promises more than 600,000 stim...

Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109510 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

Reston, VA

#118834 May 2, 2013
Vote Mindless Democrat Forever wrote:
Not even the Stepford-element on the right can refute the building strength in our current economic recovery.....led by home construction and auto sales.....and despite the treachery of House republican's, obstructing anything that might aid the recovery, the people or this President......
Balderdash. Already totally refuted by actual economic performance data previously posted and linked - essentially zero growth in 4Q12, an anemic 2.5% growth in 1Q13, well below economists' expectations.

FACT: The Obama Economy continues to be the WORST RECOVERY FROM RECESSION IN US HISTORY. The misery continues under the Incompetent in Chief.
Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#118835 May 2, 2013
joe wrote:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a packed house at the Back Nine Cafe on Wednesday to fight to take government control back from big business.
"How do Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes while college loans go up to 6 percent?" she asked. "This game is rigged."
The consumer must "get up and fight," she said. "You've all got to be there to fight."
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/5/2/eliz...
She sure doesn't fight for the truth. Warren should be called Senator Pocahontas, because she lied during her Senate campaign about being of Native American descent, yet was elected by Massachusetts libs anyway. It's been said that people get the government they deserve, which indicates the poor standing of the USA today.
Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#118836 May 2, 2013
joe wrote:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a packed house at the Back Nine Cafe on Wednesday to fight to take government control back from big business.
"How do Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes while college loans go up to 6 percent?" she asked. "This game is rigged."
The consumer must "get up and fight," she said. "You've all got to be there to fight."
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/5/2/eliz...
Why are college expenses rising each year by several times the rate of inflation? That, and the easy availability of federally subsidized student loans, are the biggest reasons why student college debt has grown so enormously.
Just Saying

Central Islip, NY

#118837 May 2, 2013
joe wrote:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a packed house at the Back Nine Cafe on Wednesday to fight to take government control back from big business.
"How do Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes while college loans go up to 6 percent?" she asked. "This game is rigged."
The consumer must "get up and fight," she said. "You've all got to be there to fight."
http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/5/2/eliz...
Yet the jobs provided by Fortune 500 companies employ millions of Americans, who pay taxes and spend to stimulate the nation's economy.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118838 May 3, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Balderdash. Already totally refuted by actual economic performance data previously posted and linked - essentially zero growth in 4Q12, an anemic 2.5% growth in 1Q13, well below economists' expectations.
FACT: The Obama Economy continues to be the WORST RECOVERY FROM RECESSION IN US HISTORY. The misery continues under the Incompetent in Chief.
Yeah, so the recovery's not strong enough, better cut more spending and lower the fcking deficit. And don't mention the idiot Republican House and their responsibility, right? It's all you clownazes know isn't it. Like I said once before: nothing much grows without water. Simple enough for you?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#118840 May 3, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly!!! We're ONLY $17 Trillion in debt and printing ONLY $85 Billion per month fake, fiat, debt currency... er, I mean Dollars.
What could go wrong???
Be reminded that the dollar is not devalueing itself on the world market.....Internationl Currency Exchange figure's suggest it is has remained very strong againest the British Pound, doing well againest the Euro and last month, actually set a record high againest Japan's Yen.....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#118841 May 3, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Why are college expenses rising each year by several times the rate of inflation? That, and the easy availability of federally subsidized student loans, are the biggest reasons why student college debt has grown so enormously.
Yeah....who cares about the ongoing ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF THE UNIED STATES......it's really all about college expense's rising....lol.....
Kris Kross

United States

#118842 May 3, 2013
If Obama wants to create 600,000 jobs, he need only get rid of 1: Resign already, Mr. Obama. You've brought nothing but death and destruction. The victims in Boston, Newtown, Aurora, Bengazhi. Step down before any more innocents die! Maybe then we restore our credit rating and start creating jobs again!
nac

Merrick, NY

#118843 May 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Be reminded that the dollar is not devalueing itself on the world market.....Internationl Currency Exchange figure's suggest it is has remained very strong againest the British Pound, doing well againest the Euro and last month, actually set a record high againest Japan's Yen.....
Hey, I'm on your side! Borrowing astronomical amounts of money from a private banking cartel known as the "Federal" Reserve as well as China and other foreign countries while spending astronomical amounts of money on unnecessary nonsense could never have any negative consequences!!!

We're only borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend.

We're all gonna be rich!!!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#118844 May 3, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, I'm on your side! Borrowing astronomical amounts of money from a private banking cartel known as the "Federal" Reserve as well as China and other foreign countries while spending astronomical amounts of money on unnecessary nonsense could never have any negative consequences!!!
We're only borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend.
We're all gonna be rich!!!
Considering the catastrophy he took over from GW....this President has done a masterfull job, of not only getting our economy outta the ditch....but also getting us on the path of recovery.....It should have never been about sides, only what's best for the country....
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#118845 May 3, 2013
Kris Kross wrote:
If Obama wants to create 600,000 jobs, he need only get rid of 1: Resign already, Mr. Obama. You've brought nothing but death and destruction. The victims in Boston, Newtown, Aurora, Bengazhi. Step down before any more innocents die! Maybe then we restore our credit rating and start creating jobs again!
today's job grow news:
http://www.cbsnews.com/moneywatch/

if your talking about death and destruction, just look at what happened on 9/11...who's to blame for that and the phony wars after...
Brad

Manchester, CT

#118846 May 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Be reminded that the dollar is not devalueing itself on the world market.....Internationl Currency Exchange figure's suggest it is has remained very strong againest the British Pound, doing well againest the Euro and last month, actually set a record high againest Japan's Yen.....
Only because the rest of the global currency is hurting.
Imagine how strong the American dollar would be if this administration didn't have the printing presses rolling 24-7 for the last 4 and a half years.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118847 May 3, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Why are college expenses rising each year by several times the rate of inflation? That, and the easy availability of federally subsidized student loans, are the biggest reasons why student college debt has grown so enormously.
So, you decided to just answer part of the question; "How do Fortune 500 companies pay zero in taxes while college loans go up to 6 percent?"

You got some more splainin to do.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#118848 May 3, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Only because the rest of the global currency is hurting.
Imagine how strong the American dollar would be if this administration didn't have the printing presses rolling 24-7 for the last 4 and a half years.
Do you have a valid source for that?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118849 May 3, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Only because the rest of the global currency is hurting.
Imagine how strong the American dollar would be if this administration didn't have the printing presses rolling 24-7 for the last 4 and a half years.
Another idiot from the right heard from. The Fed's what's been keeping us afloat. How come your "brilliant analysis" dosen't mention the fact that we don't have any inflation. Inflation's supposed to be a result of an oversupply of money, right? Where is it?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118850 May 3, 2013
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
today's job grow news:
http://www.cbsnews.com/moneywatch/
if your talking about death and destruction, just look at what happened on 9/11...who's to blame for that and the phony wars after...
Just a little friendly advice: The right wingers on this thread follow the fox "news", world net daily, drudge dictum that you're not allowed to talk about Bush or Anything his administration foisted on this country. Strictly fobidden. History and cause and effect are not part of their "belief" system.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#118851 May 3, 2013
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Another idiot from the right heard from. The Fed's what's been keeping us afloat. How come your "brilliant analysis" dosen't mention the fact that we don't have any inflation. Inflation's supposed to be a result of an oversupply of money, right? Where is it?
The Federal Reserve has been pumping money into the economy like never before in history thats just building up in bank reserves.
Banks are still reluctant to lend,but,eventually they will.
That will boost Americas buying power by up to 50% from current levels,which is a precursor to run away inflation.
Be patient,you'll see the fruits of your labor soon enough.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#118852 May 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a valid source for that?
A valid source?
Look to Greece,Spain and Cypress to name a few.
nac

Merrick, NY

#118853 May 3, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Considering the catastrophy he took over from GW....this President has done a masterfull job, of not only getting our economy outta the ditch....but also getting us on the path of recovery.....It should have never been about sides, only what's best for the country....
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."



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.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#118854 May 3, 2013
nac wrote:
<quoted text>
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.......

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