Obama promises more than 600,000 stim...

Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109538 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

Mclean, VA

#119038 May 19, 2013
empty joe wrote:
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Uh oh, little teddy boy is dissembling like Hermann Göring at the Nuremberg Trials. And please, teddy dear, wipe up the spittle. It's uncomely.
widdle joey content-free ad-hom Fail.

Again.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119039 May 19, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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Patience, my little partisan toolbox ... this perfect storm of lying, incompetence, corruption, illegality, and embarrassingly lame cover-up/stonewalling by the "we're right/they're wrong/we're holy/they're eeevul Righties/and besides we're smarter than everybody else" Obamatrons has a long, long way to run - and with the press now shamed into actually having to do their job (as well as having their own 1A rights and AP ox gored by these corrupt Chicago mobsters), this has a long, long, way to run.
They will be played long and artistically, like a 10-lb trout on a treble-hook, and they will hang themselves with their own narcissism and hubris.
All the Republicans have to do now is just sit back, dial back the drag, and crack a fresh beer out of the ice locker from time to time.
Tut, tut, tut teddy my wee lad, you appear to be hanging yourself with narcissism and hubris.
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#119041 May 20, 2013
angwy widdle joey the Marin slacker toolbox wrote:
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Tut, tut, tut teddy my wee lad, you appear to be hanging yourself with narcissism and hubris.
joey petulantly flings another more turdlet.

No response required.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119042 May 20, 2013
Federal judge finds probable cause Fox News reporter helped leak classified docs.

Oooops!
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119043 May 20, 2013
Revealed: Republicans knew about IRS investigations of tea party groups last July

Republicans in Congress have known that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asked additional questions of some tea party groups seeking tax exempt status since last July, only recently raising the issue as a matter of controversy according to documents released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

While President Obama has accepted the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, the enhanced scrutiny of tea party groups occurred under the tenure of Bush-appointee Doug Shulman, who resigned in November.

Oooops!
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119045 May 20, 2013
House GOP: No Free Lunch for 200,000 Poor Kids
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By Matthew Rothschild, May 17, 2013

It was bad enough that Republicans from Newt Gingrich on down derided Barack Obama as the “food stamp President” during the last campaign.

Now they’re trying to take food stamps out of the hands of the hungry.

On Wednesday, the House Ag Committee voted to cut $21 billion out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119046 May 20, 2013
Hello Republicans:

Japan Switches to Stimulus, Gets Growth; Europe Sticks With Austerity, Stays in Recession.

Oooops!
nac

Patchogue, NY

#119047 May 20, 2013
joe wrote:
Hello Republicans:
Japan Switches to Stimulus, Gets Growth; Europe Sticks With Austerity, Stays in Recession.
Oooops!
You've cut & pasted the title of a daily kos article in an effort to make fun of republicans that don't want to spend money we don't have.

Great job, joe!!! Righty must be dizzy and befuddled by your brilliant work!
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119048 May 20, 2013
nac wrote:
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You've cut & pasted the title of a daily kos article in an effort to make fun of republicans that don't want to spend money we don't have.
Great job, joe!!! Righty must be dizzy and befuddled by your brilliant work!
You guys are kinda dense aren't you? I've never gotten decent conversation out of any of you righty's so I don't care how you characterize my posts. I know what I'm posting. No discussion on this thread, or haven't you been paying attention? So whine on, nac. It bothers me zero.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#119049 May 20, 2013
joe wrote:
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You guys are kinda dense aren't you? I've never gotten decent conversation out of any of you righty's so I don't care how you characterize my posts. I know what I'm posting. No discussion on this thread, or haven't you been paying attention? So whine on, nac. It bothers me zero.
I wasn't whining, I was congratulating you on another brilliant cut & paste.

Conversation? That's funny. You haven't had an independent thought in your life. You're a cut & paster. You parrot the talking points and ideas of others. You sit around waiting for HuffPo to tell you what to think. You have nothing to contribute intellectually to a conversation.

I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just being honest. But keep on cuttin' & pastin' joe, righty's on the run!
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119050 May 20, 2013
nac wrote:
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I wasn't whining, I was congratulating you on another brilliant cut & paste.
Conversation? That's funny. You haven't had an independent thought in your life. You're a cut & paster. You parrot the talking points and ideas of others. You sit around waiting for HuffPo to tell you what to think. You have nothing to contribute intellectually to a conversation.
I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just being honest. But keep on cuttin' & pastin' joe, righty's on the run!
Good, righty's on the run and you can post all your original insights without even bothering with my postings, right? Excellent.
nac

Patchogue, NY

#119051 May 20, 2013
joe wrote:
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Good, righty's on the run and you can post all your original insights without even bothering with my postings, right? Excellent.
Nah, I'm still going to make fun of your cut & pastes, I mean... "postings."

Keep 'em coming! You're the last line of defense before righty takes over America! With great cut & paste comes great responsibility.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119052 May 21, 2013
More of that good 'ole republican hypocrisy:

Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) agitated against food aid for poor Americans included in the Farm Bill during last week’s House Agricultural Committee debate, accusing the government of stealing “other people’s money.”

Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has already been decimated in both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, cutting off nearly 2 million working families, children, and seniors from food assistance.

“The role of citizens, of Christians, of humanity is to take care of each other, but not for Washington to steal from those in the country and give to others in the country.”

While Fincher interprets food assistance for the needy as “stealing,” he has not similarly condemned the Farm Bill’s massive agricultural subsidies.

Fincher has a great personal stake in maintaining these particular government handouts, as the second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress and one of the largest subsidy recipients in Tennessee history.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#119053 May 21, 2013
Conservative 501(c)(4) weren't singled out.

Actually progressive groups were also looked at. Also groups that weren't conservative or progressive.

Groups applying to the IRS for special tax status were checked to see if they were engaged in political activity. They were checked, not targeted. Only one-third of the groups checked were conservative groups.

Once again: Only one-third of the groups checked were conservative groups.

Conservative groups were not "singled out," were not "targeted" and in the end none were denied special tax status – even though many obviously should have been.

From last week's House hearings on this:

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL: "How come only conservative groups got snagged?"

Outgoing acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller: "They didn't sir. Organizations of all walks and all persuasions were pulled in. That’s shown by the fact that only 70 of the 300 organizations were tea party organizations, of the ones that were looked at by TIGTA [Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration]."
nac

Patchogue, NY

#119054 May 21, 2013
joe wrote:
Conservative 501(c)(4) weren't singled out.
Actually progressive groups were also looked at. Also groups that weren't conservative or progressive.
Groups applying to the IRS for special tax status were checked to see if they were engaged in political activity. They were checked, not targeted. Only one-third of the groups checked were conservative groups.
Once again: Only one-third of the groups checked were conservative groups.
Conservative groups were not "singled out," were not "targeted" and in the end none were denied special tax status – even though many obviously should have been.
From last week's House hearings on this:
Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL: "How come only conservative groups got snagged?"
Outgoing acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller: "They didn't sir. Organizations of all walks and all persuasions were pulled in. That’s shown by the fact that only 70 of the 300 organizations were tea party organizations, of the ones that were looked at by TIGTA [Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration]."
Says liberal BLOG (that you cut & pasted from) "Campaign For America's Future."

I wonder why, then... why Lois Lerner, head of the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt division... is going to plead the Fifth on every question in tomorrow's Congressional hearing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23286...

It's probably because she doesn't want us to know that the IRS is "right-wing," right joey? That HAS to be it!

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 predecessor’s 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:
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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

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