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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109535 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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Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115436 Jun 4, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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Substantiate, please. When?
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Cycles by definition have reversal points at BOTH ends of the cycle.
Major technology advances also have contributed to wealth EROSION at the top, as those clipping coupons from large industrial concerns whose profit picture is suddenly blighted by new technology shifts discover to their horror from time to time.
Ask our friends from Gloversville what happened to the incredibly rich leather tycoons and their mansions there.
Ask our friends from Rochester how the Eastman Kodak multi-millionaires there are dominating all with the power of their wealth since Kodachrome became obsolete.
But that's right - your progressive class warrior ideological goggles are polarized and only permit you to see one way. I forgot. Sorry.
Look at the distribution of wages from 1920 to 1938, 1938 to 1960, and 1960 to today. It overlaps nicely with income tax rates at the top in an inverse way.

While technology (not to be confused with industrialization) causes some at the top to be lost, it generally decreases need for labor permanently while the wealth at the top merely stops going from the typewriter manufacturer to the computer manufacturer.

What the computer did to secretaries and file clerks.

What cell towers are doing to linemen.

Both represent huge reducations in labor.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#115437 Jun 4, 2012
WHAT THE FREAK??? This thread is FROM 2009...Dudes and Chicks..if the Jobs Bill that Obama PROMISED has not come into action by now..IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN..Ya think, he will try to get this on the table this summer..Nah, he's livin' it up..while he still has all the freebies while he is still reigning in the WH..cash in his pocket...NOT in yours.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115438 Jun 4, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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Yes ... and then ... what happens? What happens to the value of all those eeevul hoarding rich ppl's shares when the consumer economy runs out of demand and tanks? What happens to the value of all those eeevul hoarding rich ppl's assets when no one wants to buy them anymore? What's a more powerful wealth-destroying/levelizing whirlwind more powerful than any tax ever devised?
You're so close, OKB - don't chicken out now ... you can be intellectually honest ... you don't have to bend reality to fit progressive class warrior dogma ... you can do it ... come on ........
Why do you think rich people are evil Teddy? I certainly don't. I think like a lot of people they act in their self-interest. So why do you keep calling them evil?

In the middle of the worst financial collapse in our lives, the financiers still got massive bonuses. So why don't you tell us what happens? Is a man that lost 50% of his $1 Bil fortune that much worse off? Or what about the guy on the bottom who lost his job and his house?

For the most part, the wealthy survive much more better off than those just above the bottom. What happened to the wealthy families during the crash of '29 and its aftermath? Ford factories were still running when it came time to support the war while many on the or near the bottom lost all they had.

In fact, why don't you look up the figures of income distribution from 1929 - 1938? Perfect opportunity for you to prove your point......or mine.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115439 Jun 4, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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A major part of the job description of the POTUS is to provide LEADERSHIP. To LEAD the Congress. In this Obobo has failed UTTERLY. He can't even lead HIS OWN PARTY.
For the first 2 years of his term his party had TOTAL CONTROL of BOTH houses of Congress. It doesn't get any better than this.
How did Obobo make maximum use of this scarce political capital for the benefit of the American People, as the economy and financial system were burning to the ground?
Don't bother answering - we all know the answer already.
He WASTED IT. On OBAMASCARE. A travesty of a Bill, soon to be struck down as unconstitutional, and which Americans DIDN'T WANT. Two years of recession and his entire electoral mandate squandered. "For Teddy!!" Dope.
This is an epic failure. He richly deserves to be run out of town on a rail for it. All the "Blame BUSH!!" "Blame BOEHNER!!" "Blame the meanies in the GOP!!" puling is so much hogwash. Being POTUS means being responsible. Obobo owns this failure 100%.
He will be held to account on the 1st Tuesday in November.
In his first two years he got the stimulus and the healthcare bill. Two great accomplishments. One stopped a depression in its tracks and the other made healthcare insurance available to millions of Americans.

Once the Party of NO! took over, things began to deteriorate once again. And we have been just barely floating ever since.

Now go back and read what I initially posted before your inane attack on Obama. I blamed the Democrats in Congress as well. I said until Congress starts to support America.......

Hey Teddy, do you think the minority Senate Party will cooperate with the majority Senate Party regardless of which is which?

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115440 Jun 4, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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. He richly deserves to be run out of town on a rail for it. All the "Blame BUSH!!" "Blame BOEHNER!!" "Blame the meanies in the GOP!!" puling is so much hogwash. Being POTUS means being responsible. Obobo owns this failure 100%.
He will be held to account on the 1st Tuesday in November.
Speaking of being so close.

Teddy you recognized income and wealth inequality and how it was getting worse, not better.

How would your idea of a flat tax impact income and wealth distribution?
Butch

York, PA

#115441 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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Why do you think rich people are evil Teddy? I certainly don't. I think like a lot of people they act in their self-interest. So why do you keep calling them evil?
In the middle of the worst financial collapse in our lives, the financiers still got massive bonuses. So why don't you tell us what happens? Is a man that lost 50% of his $1 Bil fortune that much worse off? Or what about the guy on the bottom who lost his job and his house?
For the most part, the wealthy survive much more better off than those just above the bottom. What happened to the wealthy families during the crash of '29 and its aftermath? Ford factories were still running when it came time to support the war while many on the or near the bottom lost all they had.
In fact, why don't you look up the figures of income distribution from 1929 - 1938? Perfect opportunity for you to prove your point......or mine.
I guess the only thing for you to do is work harder, or keep holding your hand out. Take your pick.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115442 Jun 4, 2012
Butch wrote:
<quoted text>I guess the only thing for you to do is work harder, or keep holding your hand out. Take your pick.
Not me, I am doing fine. How fortunate I was to be born in the 50's instead of today.
Butch

York, PA

#115443 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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Not me, I am doing fine. How fortunate I was to be born in the 50's instead of today.
We are lucky that Obama is making things so much better with job creation and lowering the national debt.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115444 Jun 4, 2012
Butch wrote:
<quoted text>We are lucky that Obama is making things so much better with job creation and lowering the national debt.
Were lucky to have a President that led us away from a Depression. Today's Republicans, like Hoover would have us living in tent cities as opposed to homes.
Butch

York, PA

#115445 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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Were lucky to have a President that led us away from a Depression. Today's Republicans, like Hoover would have us living in tent cities as opposed to homes.
It's a shame Obama did not spend more. Imagine how great things would be. The promissed job creation was spot on. I just got my health care renewal up 25%. I can't wait until the government takes control and the savings kick in. Happy days are here to come! It will be better then the 50's!
Sparky

Middletown, CT

#115446 Jun 4, 2012
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okboston wrote:
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I will tell him you asked about him.
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Thank you. I asked cuz I ran across a N. Carolina obit with the same name and felt bad to think his condition might have worsened. I appreciate you answering back.

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Sly Fox

Stuart, FL

#115447 Jun 4, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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A major part of the job description of the POTUS is to provide LEADERSHIP. To LEAD the Congress. In this Obobo has failed UTTERLY. He can't even lead HIS OWN PARTY.
For the first 2 years of his term his party had TOTAL CONTROL of BOTH houses of Congress. It doesn't get any better than this.
How did Obobo make maximum use of this scarce political capital for the benefit of the American People, as the economy and financial system were burning to the ground?
Don't bother answering - we all know the answer already.
He WASTED IT. On OBAMASCARE. A travesty of a Bill, soon to be struck down as unconstitutional, and which Americans DIDN'T WANT. Two years of recession and his entire electoral mandate squandered. "For Teddy!!" Dope.
This is an epic failure. He richly deserves to be run out of town on a rail for it. All the "Blame BUSH!!" "Blame BOEHNER!!" "Blame the meanies in the GOP!!" puling is so much hogwash. Being POTUS means being responsible. Obobo owns this failure 100%.
He will be held to account on the 1st Tuesday in November.
Picky, picky, picky. Do not forget, he has some really cute kids. AND, his dog hardly ever shits in the Oval Office.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#115448 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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Until Congress decides to help America it will not matter who is President. Not long ago the President was stumping for a number of steps to improve job growth. Congress has yet to enact 10% of them. Kind of hard to say that he doesn't know what he is doing when Congress won't support him.
Look at what happened to Boehner when he tried to do a deal. His own party said he would no longer be Speaker and shut the deal down.
Oh really? If the president doesn’t matter, then why is it that obama and the liberals blame GW for all obama failures? Why is it that when obama started, he had ABSOLUTE control of the House, the Senate and presidency and yet, the only thing he could come up with was obamacare? You remember, the 'you have to pass it to see what's in it' legislation. Obama is a B string junior high school basketball player they threw into the NBA, and sadly, the entire world has watched him play.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115449 Jun 4, 2012
Sly Fox wrote:
<quoted text>Picky, picky, picky. Do not forget, he has some really cute kids. AND, his dog hardly ever shits in the Oval Office.
Not worth noting, expecially from Teddy who is supposed to know the Constitution, but Congress and the President have almost an adversarial relationship due to their oversight roles. This is especially true when it comes to wars and and disasters such as the one we are in now.

Had Congress provided proper oversight we probably would not have gone into Iraq. We also probably would have had better execution of the stimulus package (which Congress wrote).

We always get screwed when one party controls both Legistlative and Executive branches.

President lead Congress......what a hoot.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#115450 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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"The final spending bills for the budget were not signed into law until March 11, 2009 by President Barack Obama, nearly five and a half months after the fiscal year began."
The first spending bills were signed by bush, hence the CBO's report in January before Obama took office and before he signed any spending bills.
You are the one lying here. The year was half over and Obama had been in office for just over a month when he signed the last of the spending bills for 2009. We were in the middle of a financial crisis, housing crisis and two wars.
Why would he veto the spending bill? Just so you could talk about how he stopped government right in the middle of all this crisis and his transitioning in to be President?
You flip flop as much as that idiot does Obama!
It is really sad that people like you cannot tell the truth. You only are "trying" to make the fool (obama) in case you didn't get that look good. But I hate to tell you this! Nothing will make that idiot look good.
Few more months and it is bye bye Obama!!! Because the people will vote him out.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#115451 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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In his first two years he got the stimulus and the healthcare bill. Two great accomplishments. One stopped a depression in its tracks and the other made healthcare insurance available to millions of Americans.
Once the Party of NO! took over, things began to deteriorate once again. And we have been just barely floating ever since.
Now go back and read what I initially posted before your inane attack on Obama. I blamed the Democrats in Congress as well. I said until Congress starts to support America.......
Hey Teddy, do you think the minority Senate Party will cooperate with the majority Senate Party regardless of which is which?
Great accomplishments?
How so? More spending? What a fool you are.
The 1st one was supposed to get Americans back to work. Unemployment is still higher than when he took over.
Not only that he spent nearly 800 billion more than what was REQUESTED by Bush and signed by Obama!!!!!!
As I asked before:::: Why didn't Obama veto it?
Serious question!

Now do you see why you are treated the way you are on here? You dance around real facts all the while trying to blame everyone but who was really responsible.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#115452 Jun 4, 2012
okboston wrote:
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Were lucky to have a President that led us away from a Depression. Today's Republicans, like Hoover would have us living in tent cities as opposed to homes.
What a fool you are.
They are claiming now that obama is leading us into yet a deeper recession.
He is the president not Bush. So how you going to spin this one?
The economy is weaker now. And not only that his so called celebrity status is falling apart world wide.
As I told you nearly 3 years ago. He is only a flash in the pan!
uMoronRacesMakeW orldPeace

United States

#115453 Jun 4, 2012
Bill_S wrote:
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You flip flop as much as that idiot does Obama!
It is really sad that people like you cannot tell the truth. You only are "trying" to make the fool (obama) in case you didn't get that look good. But I hate to tell you this! Nothing will make that idiot look good.
Few more months and it is bye bye Obama!!! Because the people will vote him out.
Doofus! Both parties ahd hand in ruining/destroying America, you and most are Simpleton Billr! MBHAHAHAHHAAaaaaaa EH HUH!

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115454 Jun 5, 2012
Bill_S wrote:
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You flip flop as much as that idiot does Obama!
It is really sad that people like you cannot tell the truth. You only are "trying" to make the fool (obama) in case you didn't get that look good. But I hate to tell you this! Nothing will make that idiot look good.
Few more months and it is bye bye Obama!!! Because the people will vote him out.
Hey Bill, I already stated some time back I would be supporting Republicans this time around. And then I will demand that they do what they say they can do.

1. Balance the budget. And I don't mean 20 years down the road, I mean a good 5 - 8 year plan.

2. Stop all wealth redistribution and socialist programs.

3. Create jobs.

4. Cut taxes further.

They will have two years to do as they will and we can see the impact on the country.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#115455 Jun 5, 2012
Bill_S wrote:
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Great accomplishments?
How so? More spending? What a fool you are.
The 1st one was supposed to get Americans back to work. Unemployment is still higher than when he took over.
Not only that he spent nearly 800 billion more than what was REQUESTED by Bush and signed by Obama!!!!!!
As I asked before:::: Why didn't Obama veto it?
Serious question!
Now do you see why you are treated the way you are on here? You dance around real facts all the while trying to blame everyone but who was really responsible.
Ditto my last post.

Why would Obama veto it?

Don't confuse the stimulus with the budget. But tell me this, why wasn't the deficit over $2 Tril since the CBO said it would be over $1 Tril before the stimulus was enacted?

Treated the way I am.....Oh boohooohooooo.

Jesus, another crying, whining Republican making idiot claims.

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