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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#118840 May 3, 2013
nac wrote:
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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.....

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#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

Hollywood, FL

#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

Patchogue, 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!!!

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#118844 May 3, 2013
nac wrote:
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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.

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#118848 May 3, 2013
Brad wrote:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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

Patchogue, 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.

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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

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

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Just Saying

Mineola, 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.

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