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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109499 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

#119102 May 24, 2013
*$680 MILLION of taxpayer money lost ...

San Anselmo, CA

#119103 May 24, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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I'm sure it sounds just GREAT to Eat-the-Rich Big Government statist fools that think money grows on trees.
2% of $34 billion is 480 MILLION of taxpayers' money LOST on these silly "greenie stimulus" frauds.
Tesla? An idiotic waste of public money.
This is for-profit product development, not basic research.
If Tesla can't raise private risk money on its own merits on the private market and build a competitive product, it certainly is not Washington bureaucrats' role to put the Taxpayer in the position of being the "dumb money" funding/subsidizing these schemes.
Terrible policy.
But you're good with oil, coal, natural gas and atomic energy subsidies, and preferential tax benefits, right?

Why am I not surprised that NOTHING Obama has accomplished gets a nod from you. Nothing. Don't you see how ficked up it is to be so partisan? Geez, you're always criticizing me, have a look in a mirror sometime?

San Anselmo, CA

#119104 May 24, 2013
You wingers might want to start making nice with the left.

Fewer Americans Identify as Economic Conservatives in 2013

Thirty percent say they are liberal on social issues, a new high

Forty-one percent of Americans now characterize their economic views as "conservative," or "very conservative," the lowest since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and on par with where views were in May 2008. This year's downtick in the percentage of Americans identifying as economically conservative has been accompanied by an uptick in the percentage identifying as economically moderate -- now 37% of Americans, up from 32% last year.


San Anselmo, CA

#119105 May 24, 2013
FACTS Republican's don't want you to know:

Obama took 131 vacation days in first term.
262 days for 2 terms if projected.

Bush took 1,020 days
A 5 weeker, longest by any President in 4 decades.

Reagan took 484 days.

For idiots, Obama will probably take fewer vacations than both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

San Anselmo, CA

#119106 May 24, 2013
FACTS Republican's don't want you to know:

Jobless Rate Edges Down to Its Lowest Level in 4 Years 7.7%.

Unemployment hit a high during November 2009 of 10%.

San Anselmo, CA

#119107 May 25, 2013
The Closing of the Conservative Mind

Start with the proposition that there is a legitimate left-right divide in U.S. politics, built around a real issue: how extensive should we make our social safety net, and (hence) how much do we need to raise in taxes? This is ultimately a values issue, with no right answer.

There are, however, a lot of largely empirical questions whose answers need not, in principle, be associated with one’s position on this left-right divide but, in practice, are. A partial list:

1.The existence of anthropogenic climate change
2.The effects of fiscal stimulus/austerity
3.The effects of monetary expansion, and the risks of inflation
4.The revenue effects of tax cuts
5.The workability of universal health care

I’ve deliberately chosen a list here where the evidence is, in each case, pretty much overwhelming. There is a real scientific consensus on 1; the evidence of the past few years has been very strong on 2 and 3; there are no serious studies supporting the view that we’re on the wrong side of the Laffer curve; one form or another of UHC operates all across the advanced world, with lower costs than the US system.


Hendersonville, TN

#119108 May 27, 2013
Guinness http://www.dcavelaw.com/ Drinker wrote:
a politician making promises ? no such thing
Needless as it sounds
Touche blutoski

Hendersonville, TN

#119109 May 27, 2013
Guinness Drinker wrote:
a politician making promises ? no such thing
couldn't have said it better myself

San Anselmo, CA

#119110 May 30, 2013
Washington 'Spends' More on Tax Breaks Than on Medicare, Defense, or Social Security


Brooklyn, NY

#119111 Jun 1, 2013
The Greatest President of all time!!!!!

President Obama!!!
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#119113 Jun 1, 2013
Obama = EPIC FAIL.


Make a note of it.
The BAR is a RICO

Tampa, FL

#119117 Jul 16, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
Obama = EPIC FAIL.
Make a note of it.
..........BUSH and Dick OBAMA Nixon failed , because they are not Americans , the are AIPAC stooges , JDL Fusion Center henchmen and part of the Evil FUSION CENTERS.

Windsor, CT

#119118 Aug 5, 2013
Here is another sockpuppet (Grey Ghost) posting as Pope John:


Libtards love the MPD complex.
Jobs What Jobs

Nipomo, CA

#119120 Oct 21, 2013
bump bump
hands on ar

Zion, IL

#119121 Oct 22, 2013
Vote for me and you will see, wake up people its the same line a crap we hear every 4 years the government is running us into the ground, we give give give they take take take and their (we're) broke. Anyone with a calculator ever figure out how much is wasted on these people and their foriegn policys,it would take a couple years to get outa the hole. They don't care about us or this country.f#ck the rest of the world they hate us for what the feds do to there country.why should we prop up the world,oh yea world domination
tax war profits

Bradenton, FL

#119126 Sep 2, 2014
Lucretia wrote:
According to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office, the stimulus not only helped states stave off budget cuts, but also raised GDP by between 1.7 and 4 percentage points, lowered the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points, and created up to 2.8 million jobs.
This is 250,000 to 500,000 more jobs than projected.
CBO estimates that the stimulus will be responsible for up to 3.7 million jobs by September.
the economic collapse and the concocted invasion of Iraq was another zionist plot..........indict Peter Becht , John Towery , Jeff Herbig , Jay Cristol , RON LEIGHTON , Gerald Garson , Wm Sestak , mark Ciavarella , Dore Gold and the zionist fifth column that celebrates the cowardly israeli attack on the USS LIBERTY , WTC , Lockerbie , USS COLE

Bradenton, FL

#119127 Sep 2, 2014
The BAR is a RICO wrote:
<quoted text>..........BUSH and Dick OBAMA Nixon failed , because they are not Americans , the are AIPAC stooges , JDL Fusion Center henchmen and part of the Evil FUSION CENTERS.
The kosher nostra judeciary and the Rabbinate Zionist Fifth Column of Schmutz Boteach , Levy Rosenbaum , Baruch Goldstein , Paul Insco , Lawrie Bailey , Jonathan Pollard - Boteach , Kevin Frye , Gordon Chang , Charlie Ziotard Rose and the AIPAC war profiteers demand more US blood and treasure for apartheid Heebistan.
Waxman No Surprize

Great Neck, NY

#119135 Nov 9, 2015
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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How quaint. Socialism and irresponsibility.
Mwe ting wee shwould gwive evewone acwar two. I'm lib,,, I'm cwool two!
Bwaaanniiiee Fwaank. H'es cwoool.
Isn't he the bwanking cwumittee chairman that ushered in the crisis?
Wow - Mwe in awe. we a libtard. Weee nweed mwore liberal policies!
Mwe wunt um weel cwisis, so the countwe can die, but me get um fwee stuff! Mwe a libtard. Gimee!
Gimmeee mwore!!!
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Speaking of platitudes....
Missouri U Pres resigns...in response to yet MORE TERRORISM type TACTICS of the political terrorist sector types.
What next now kids--fwee entitleMENTALcase tuition and build-duh-bear stuffed critters fer dat homey feel fer everybody??
''Nostrilis Waxman''


Stalking, socking, lurking, judging, skulking.

Same troll-multiple id's==''Nostrilis Waxman''..Delusional army of one:

WAXTURDS topix troll clusterfvck!!!!!!

Pompano Beach, FL

#119136 Nov 10, 2015
Senate Republicans have hit a speed bump in their quest to repeal Obamacare using a fast-track budget procedure.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled Tuesday afternoon that some provisions of a GOP bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood did not survive the so-called Byrd rule, which governs when the powerful procedural tool known as reconciliation can be used.

But top GOP Senate aides also noted the parliamentarian ruled that the bill was "privileged," meaning it can avoid a filibuster. Republicans also maintained that the problem could be resolved relatively easily on the floor with a substitute amendment.

The ruling from the parliamentarian found that two mandates that would be repealed in the GOP bill -- the individual mandate and the employer mandate -- did not survive the so-called Byrd rule, according to a senior Democratic aide.
But a provision defunding Planned Parenthood — a measure that could give heartburn to moderates who don't support stripping funding from the women's health group — could be included in the reconciliation bill, according to the parliamentarian's ruling.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/gop-oba...

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