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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Since: Nov 12

Los Angeles, CA

#119055 May 22, 2013
600,000 jobs? This is positive thinking, but I think we're over-dreaming!

whitesally01
http://bit.ly/XoWQYj
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119056 May 22, 2013
The economy has added more jobs since Obama took office than it did in his predecessorís entire eight years in office.

Federal spending under Obama has grown faster than inflation, but far more slowly than it did under President Bush.

Domestic oil production has soared; oil imports have dropped by one-third; new cars are getting 17 percent better mileage; and wind and solar power have increased 157 percent.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#119057 May 22, 2013
Guinness Drinker wrote:
a politician making promises ? no such thing
All Hail King Obama

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#119058 May 22, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>
All Hail King Obama
Hail !!!

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#119059 May 22, 2013
whitesally01 wrote:
600,000 jobs? This is positive thinking, but I think we're over-dreaming!
whitesally01
http://bit.ly/XoWQYj
not likely; as we are finding out now, those jobs are at the IRS

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#119060 May 22, 2013
joe wrote:
Hello Republicans:
Japan Switches to Stimulus, Gets Growth; Europe Sticks With Austerity, Stays in Recession.
Oooops!
Hi Joe,

how's things down at the IRS office ? now that we know where you work

Oooops !
nac

Patchogue, NY

#119061 May 22, 2013
joe wrote:
The economy has added more jobs since Obama took office than it did in his predecessorís entire eight years in office.
Federal spending under Obama has grown faster than inflation, but far more slowly than it did under President Bush.
Domestic oil production has soared; oil imports have dropped by one-third; new cars are getting 17 percent better mileage; and wind and solar power have increased 157 percent.
http://factcheck.org/2013/04/obamas-numbers-q...

Hey joe, when you were cutting and pasting from this website, you forgot to cut & paste the findings that they list about more people have been added to the food-stamp rolls under Obama than under any single previous president, and that Obama has ordered seven times more drone strikes than Bush.

I can understand why you didn't include, "Federal debt held by the public has grown by 90 percent since Obama took office," but food stamps & drone strikes? Yay Obama!!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#119062 May 22, 2013
Guinness Drinker wrote:
<quoted text>
not likely; as we are finding out now, those jobs are at the IRS
DHS is now a political enforcement arm of the administration. The leadership can pull the string tighter or do the job he pledged to do.

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#119063 May 22, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>
DHS is now a political enforcement arm of the administration. The leadership can pull the string tighter or do the job he pledged to do.
yeah, raise your right hand and..........
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119064 May 22, 2013
So, no comment on the good stuff, eh? Any ideas why Federal debt and food stamps use has increased? And please don't mention the economic trashing Bush dumped on the country. That's not allowed, you know.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#119065 May 22, 2013
joe wrote:
So, no comment on the good stuff, eh? Any ideas why Federal debt and food stamps use has increased? And please don't mention the economic trashing Bush dumped on the country. That's not allowed, you know.
The good stuff, joe?

You mean like the Obama Economy - the worst recovery from economic recession in US History since the Great Depression, thanks to the incompetence and fiscal irresponsibility of the Incompetent-in-Chief?

You mean like how Obama wasted his first 2 years of TOTAL CONTROL over the US federal government on throwing an anchor to a drowning economy in the form of an un-wanted, foolish ObamaScare wet-dream?

And how Bernanke continues to throw more trillions of fake money trying to prop up the Obama Potemkin Economy, that the Taxpayers (not that a Marin slacker like you has to worry about paying) are again going to be left holding the bag for when this Obama/Bernanke Ponzi Scheme folds up?

And how after 4+ years Obama and Holder's thoroughly useless DoJ hasn't sent a single Wall Street Fat Cat Banker to jail for fraud for creating the 2008-09 financial crisis?

And how the US Labor Force Participation rate is at an all-time low and continues to shrink?

You think maybe that's why food stamps are thru the roof, joe?

Yeah - let's talk about all the good stuff, joe ...
nac

Patchogue, NY

#119066 May 22, 2013
Hey joe, speaking of "good stuff"... What did you think of Lois Lerner invoking her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119067 May 23, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
The good stuff, joe?
You mean like the Obama Economy - the worst recovery from economic recession in US History since the Great Depression, thanks to the incompetence and fiscal irresponsibility of the Incompetent-in-Chief?
You mean like how Obama wasted his first 2 years of TOTAL CONTROL over the US federal government on throwing an anchor to a drowning economy in the form of an un-wanted, foolish ObamaScare wet-dream?
And how Bernanke continues to throw more trillions of fake money trying to prop up the Obama Potemkin Economy, that the Taxpayers (not that a Marin slacker like you has to worry about paying) are again going to be left holding the bag for when this Obama/Bernanke Ponzi Scheme folds up?
And how after 4+ years Obama and Holder's thoroughly useless DoJ hasn't sent a single Wall Street Fat Cat Banker to jail for fraud for creating the 2008-09 financial crisis?
And how the US Labor Force Participation rate is at an all-time low and continues to shrink?
You think maybe that's why food stamps are thru the roof, joe?
Yeah - let's talk about all the good stuff, joe ...
Sorry teddy, but just because you and your small group of bunker buddies thinks something doesn't mean it's true or the rest of the country believes it, either. Your world is simple and narrow and built for a child. Knowledgeable folks now how complicated the real world is. That's why your Republican witch hunts aren't gonna go very far. We all remember this movie from the second Clinton term. You know the drill: IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH.

When you don't have ANYTHING to offer or ANYBODY who can get elected this is what you have to resort to. It's sickening to watch you traitorous pigs go after Obama for Benghazi, blame him when we all rallied behind that sob Bush after 9/11, in our own country, with dire warnings.

You scum were fine with Bush creating the DHS and the rest of the Constitutional perversions he implemented but can't abide Obama using Bush's creation just the way Bush did. Wouldn't be 'cause he's black would it? Naw, you're not a southern bigot by any stretch of the imagination are you?

And ps, your perverted history of the cause of this tepid recovery leaves out the part about Republicans blocking every attempt Obama has made to speed up job creation.

Take your sleazy tea bag propaganda and chat it up with nac. Your mutual hatred of truth, rationality and real patriotism ought to thrill each other. Enjoy, sleazeball.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119068 May 23, 2013
Tesla Motors, just cut the government a $451.8 million check, which means that Tesla has paid off its entire Department of Energy loan plus interest.
http://search.yahoo.com/search...

I guess you azzclowns will have to remove from your talking points. Nah, you probably won't/can't.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119069 May 23, 2013
Wjhat Republicans Do and "Think"!

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would "automatically" punish family members of people who violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, levying sentences of up to 20 years in prison.

The provision was introduced as an amendment to the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013, which lays out strong penalties for people who violate human rights, engage in censorship, or commit other abuses associated with the Iranian government.

Cotton also seeks to punish any family member of those people, "to include a spouse and any relative to the third degree," including, "parents, children, aunts, uncles, nephews nieces, grandparents, great grandparents, grandkids, great grandkids," Cotton said.

"There would be no investigation," Cotton said during Wednesday's markup hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "If the prime malefactor of the family is identified as on the list for sanctions, then everyone within their family would automatically come within the sanctions regime as well. It'd be very hard to demonstrate and investigate to conclusive proof."
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#119070 May 23, 2013
joe wrote:
Hello Republicans:
Japan Switches to Stimulus, Gets Growth; Europe Sticks With Austerity, Stays in Recession.
Oooops!
Hello economic eedjit.

Japan Switches to Stimulus based on fake government money, gets CRASH.

Oooooops!

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100760902
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#119071 May 23, 2013
angry little racist and partisan toolbox joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry teddy, but bla bla blas bunker buddies bla bla bla bla bla built for a child. bla bla bla Republican witch hunts bla bla bla traitorous pigs bla bla bla that sob Bush bla bla bla You scum bla bla bla Constitutional perversions bla bla bla 'cause he's black bla bla bla you're a southern bigot bla bla bla Republicans blocking every attempt Obama has made to speed up job creation.
bla bla bla sleazy tea bag propaganda bla bla bla hatred of truth, rationality and real patriotism bla bla bla sleazeball.
Plop. plop. plop. Such ANGER!! Such HATE!! Such BIGOTRY from this one little Marin slacker!!

More foaming of ignorance, Bush OCD and turdlets of anger from joe.

Still, he cannot specifically point to any of these laudable "attempt(s) Obama has made to 'speed up job creation' in PRIVATE SECTOR other than handing out more trillions of fake money FOR FREE at Taxpayers' expense to his rich Fat Cat Wall Street Banker string-pullers and in unsustainable spending on entitlements to more and more NOT to work, but to go on disability, UE, and food stamps, making the federal government a bigger generator of dead-end un-skilled, low-wage net-drag-on-the-economy jobs than Wal-Mart and McDonald's combined.

That's joe's idea of the "good stuff" in this incompetent amateur's disastrous fiscal and economic policy mismanagement.

How's that working out today, joe?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100760902

OOOOOPS.

joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119073 May 23, 2013
It is truly laughable to watch tea bag geezers whip out their projections every time they get caught with their lies and stovepipe thinking exposed.

It's instructive though, watching them grasp at ONLY the news items that seem to back their childishly simple-minded views of reality. Central to those views is the precept that:

"Obama shall be responsible and blamed for everything...that is deemed bad and shall not be mentioned for anything deemed good."

This coupled with the bizarre contradiction that Obama is an "incompetent amateur" while still being a diabolical crypto-socialist who is taking over the country, taking away guns and transforming the Constitution into Sharia law.

And that only Republicans understand foreign policy and economics and the Constitution and are always right in all things. I mean they're the Party that foisted the "Unitary Presidency" on us.

Do not be fooled. The right wing teddy's of this country/world mean to do ill. They mean to hurt other Americans if they don't get their way (the sequestration, cutting food stamps, cutting affordable healthcare, trashing MediCare, profitizing Social Security, etc.). And that way is back to the fantasy tv land of the 1950's.

Why would anyone but idiots and the uneducated listen to and give credibility to calls to hate liberals, lefties and even "progressives" along with the subhuman, evil and moronic Democrats?

There's a sickness on the right and it's disgusting and will be castigated at every opportunity.

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." -- John Kenneth Galbraith
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119074 May 23, 2013
The Modern Republican TeaBagger (Teddy) Credo:

We promise -
To destroy jobs with austerity, to take away voting and reproductive rights, to destroy agencies that protect the environment from industry and consumers from predatory banks and to deprive the working poor of affordable health care.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119075 May 23, 2013
The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong's moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt's evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk.

GARRISON KEILLOR

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