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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

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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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Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117749 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republicans, in EIGHT years under Bush,
this was your response to my post,

"you are a joke, your only information on Romney is from the false and misleading commercials that the liar in chief is running,

and i don't remember one post that you have written that has any type of facts or information.

your garbage is not even worth reading.

and frankly this election is about Obama,

so where is your defense of the failed stimulus which cost us almost a trillion dollars and worsened the job situation.

where is your defense of Obama spending over a year during bad economic times and high unemployment not fixing the problem, but ramming through obamacare, the most despised piece of legislation in generations, "can't waste a crisis"

where is your defense of Obama's botched response to Libya,

where is your defense of Obama's botched fast and furious program, which he is now blocking any investigation into via executive privilege,

where is your defense of the Obama apology tour, his pathetic foreign policy and stance on terrorism has resulted in a resurgence of Al-Qaeda and has wasted years of wars and sacrifice by our soldiers,

where is your defense of Obama's botched dealing with the gulf oil spill, where he spent his time at concerts and parties as well as golf rather then dealing with the problem,

where is your defense of Obama's corrupt green jobs scam where he has kicked back billions of tax dollars to his cronies.

where is your defense of Obama spending day after day on the golf course, not having the defense briefings his job requires, and as a result Americans are dead,

where is your defense of Obama inflicting racism into the Cambridge police incident, as well as attacking our citizens in the tea party,

where is your defense of Obama ripping this country in half, making us the most divided we have been since the civil war,

where is your defense of a president in a time of skyrocketing unemployment and high debt, not even having a plan to fix the problems,

how do you have a sitting president this corrupt and incompetent that he will go down in history as one of the worst leaders in the history of the planet.

you can not vote present when you are president, you have to lead, and this president is incapable of doing that.

Obama is basically just like you, no facts, no substance, no ideas, just a whole bunch of personal attacks. a buffoon who is only president because the corrupt mainstream media have again and again lied and misled the American people about his record, his accomplishments, his ideas, and frankly the corrupt mainstream media led by CNN and Candy Crowley have lied about the facts themselves. "

YOU COULD HAVE SHORTENED YOUR RESPONSE TO TWO WORDS "NO MAS",

YOU HAVE NO RESPONSE WHATSOEVER TO THE INCOMPETENCE OF OBAMA, TO BRING UP BUSH SHOWS HOW WEAK YOUR ARGUMENTS ARE, AND FRANKLY BUSH'S ECONOMIC RECORD LOOKS A LOT BETTE THROUGH 2006 WHEN SENATOR OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER THE CONGRESS AND BEGAN THEIR PATH OF DESTRUCTION AND INCOMPETENCE.

YOU CAN NOT VOTE PRESENT AS PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE TO LEAD AND OBAMA IS A TOTAL FAILURE AS A LEADER AND THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117750 Oct 21, 2012
ussurf wrote:
<quoted text>Fact: Romney was such a failure as Governor of Massachusetts that he did not run again because he knew he would lose.He was the most unpopular Governor they ever had. He raised taxes for 4 years in a row, and raised gun permits to $100.00 each.
Romney was for abortion ,against abortion, and for abortion and against abortion. Romney does not hunt and probably can not even fire a straight shot.Romney avoided the draft,during the Vietnam war my becoming a missionary in France, and his idea of roughing it was to live in a very posh room in France, and then announce how horrible his living conditions were.You see his father whisked him away to keep him from fighting for the USA.None of Romney's 5 sons have fought for this country even though they can,according to the Mormon religion.
Would you like more facts or would you like to continue to insult the intelligence of other posters?
actually Romney as governor reversed a greater then billion dollars deficit without raising taxes, he worked with the democrats in Massachusetts to fix that states finances,

and he voluntarily decided not to run again and instead decided to run for president, unlike Obama who became senator in 2006, and then rather then do his job, he ran for president while still collecting a senator's salary for which he did virtually nothing.

amazing that you would bring up Romney's record as governor, this is the equivalent of being in the ring and just dropping your hands and closing your eyes, because this is Romney's strength,

next you will be probably bringing up Romney's low income tax rate, but that is a bs issue also, because he paid what he was legally required to do, unless you expected him to give millions of more dollars voluntarily..... but wait he did do that, it is called charity, and between his charitable donations and his taxes, Romney's payout to America and its people was off the charts.

and lets not forget that he did not even take a salary for being governor of Massachusetts or for fixing the Olympics disaster, quite a contrast from Obama, who collected his salary as senator as he ran around the country running for president rather then doing his job.

bottom line though is Obama is corrupt and incompetent, and he has done the worst job of any president in the history of the united states, and we now have an opportunity to elect Romney who has done an excellent job everywhere he has gone,

there is no defense of Obama's corruption and incompetence, and frankly not even the most left wing zealots on this board dare try to defend it, they just try to attack Romney, but Romney has been successful every where he has gone, and he has created jobs everywhere.

we are lucky to have someone with the business savvy and intelligence as Romney running for president at a time where that is exactly what is needed, and frankly if Obama is reelected our country will fail in the next 4 years, while if romney is elected our economy will turn around and we will be back on the path to prosperity.
Logic

United States

#117751 Oct 21, 2012
Why didn't Romney step up and save the 170 jobs Bain is shipping to China?
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117752 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% failure rate.
The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. That includes Solyndra.
Bain capital made money, and a lot of it, the green energy scams lost taxpayer money, imaging how many jobs Romney could have created at Bain capital if he did not have to worry about every business being in the black, and he could throw billions of dollars of taxpayer money at any business he wanted.

But he couldn't do that, in the private sector, businesses that lose money go bankrupt, in the public sector if you are Obama, when you lose money on payoffs and kickbacks to supporters and cronies, you ask for a tax increase.
Frank Rizzo

New York, NY

#117753 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Got your panties in a twist, I see. Oh well, since you can't look at any info on Romney but what Rush tells you, it's hard to have a discussion. So keep your head down there little teddy and keep waitin' for santa. And many of us here aren't too sure about your citizenship, so don't think you get any self anointed props for that.
Are you still sharing leg tingles with Chris Matthews? It would appear so. You both continue to regurgitate the DNC party line ejaculated down your willing and hungry throats.
Frank Rizzo

New York, NY

#117754 Oct 21, 2012
Logic wrote:
Why didn't Romney step up and save the 170 jobs Bain is shipping to China?
Whay didn't Obama step up and save all of the GE jobs getting shipped to China? Why hasn't he stepped up to save any lost in the last 4 years?
Frank Rizzo

New York, NY

#117755 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% failure rate.
The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. That includes Solyndra.
Hmmm, a 70% success rate. That's slightly above average.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117756 Oct 21, 2012
it is just amazing how low Obama will go to be reelected, he will lie, cheat, and frankly destroy this country in order to be reelected.

here is a man who has misled the American people time and time again, and now apparently he is illegally soliciting donations from other countries,

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/bam_bli...

i can just imagine how much lower he is going to stoop in the last 2 weeks of this campaign,

the lies and deceit are about to get bigger and bigger.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117757 Oct 21, 2012
Politics as usual wrote:
<quoted text>
Bain capital made money, and a lot of it, the green energy scams lost taxpayer money, imaging how many jobs Romney could have created at Bain capital if he did not have to worry about every business being in the black, and he could throw billions of dollars of taxpayer money at any business he wanted.
But he couldn't do that, in the private sector, businesses that lose money go bankrupt, in the public sector if you are Obama, when you lose money on payoffs and kickbacks to supporters and cronies, you ask for a tax increase.
Can't you read? All you old codgers seem to have a lot of trouble with reading. Read over your idiotic post in the light of day. It's laughable.

Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% FAILURE RATE.
The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. Including Solyndra.
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117758 Oct 21, 2012
Frank Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>Are you still sharing leg tingles with Chris Matthews? It would appear so. You both continue to regurgitate the DNC party line ejaculated down your willing and hungry throats.
Right. I regurgitate the party line while your silly little musings are "facts." You're a child.

Since: Nov 08

Salt Lake City, UT

#117759 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, I gave you a chance and like a typical ideologue you can't deliver. So here's Romneys "Plan".
1) Tax cuts for the wealthy plus weaker environmental protection. Otherwise known as Bushonomics.
That's the plan that Romney says would create 12 million jobs over the next four years.
Just like I thought. You really didn't look it up. You didn't even listen during the debates.

Since: Nov 08

Salt Lake City, UT

#117760 Oct 21, 2012
Frank Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmm, a 70% success rate. That's slightly above average.
You beat me to that one. On top of the 70% success rate, we have to also add that it was done with private funds where if they lost money, it was theirs and not the tax payers.

Since: Nov 08

Salt Lake City, UT

#117761 Oct 21, 2012
The libs are getting shriller and shriller as the inevitable fact that their boy is going down in flames becomes more and more of a reality to them. Desperation at its finest.
Linked in

United States

#117762 Oct 21, 2012
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112hhrg7487...

Mr. Kelly. Thank you, Chairman. And I know this can be
uncomfortable. Listen, I don't fault you for taking advantage
of a government that continues in this dependence, co-dependent
type of a model, and it is sometimes hard to walk away from it
once it is there. You say, it is just so easy, why wouldn't we
do it?
But it does come down to what is the return on the
investment for the people whose money is actually at risk, and
I think that is where the disconnect comes, because people
think, oh, it came from the government, it didn't hurt anybody.
But then you say, well, where did the government get the money,
and you find out it is people who actually pay taxes. And then
you find out who is paying taxes and you find out, well, not
everybody pays taxes; some of us do, some of us don't.
But for those that do, a lot of people still carry a little
lunch bucket, and by the time they get done paying their school
taxes, they get done paying their municipal taxes, they get
done paying their State taxes, they get done paying their
federal taxes, there is just no money left for them to take
care of their kids and to plan their future, and I think that
is where the disconnect comes because we actually start to
believe this is free money. It is not free money; this is
taxpayer money.
Mr. Rakowich, how much money did Cogentrix get?
Mr. Rakowich. I am sorry, I am not with Cogentrix.
Mr. Kelly. I am sorry, I thought you were. I thought you
were. All right, Mr. Mancini.
Mr. Mancini. The federal loan guarantee amount was $90
million.
Mr. Kelly. Ninety million dollars. Do you know how many
permanent jobs that created?
Mr. Mancini. We created, directly, approximately 10
permanent jobs----
Linked in

United States

#117763 Oct 21, 2012
Cont...

Mr. Kelly. Ten permanent jobs. So let me ask you----
Mr. Mancini. But then there were also----
Mr. Kelly. Not you, but you sitting at your kitchen table,
and I would tell you, you know what, we just made a $90.6
million investment, and this is all about jobs. This whole
initiative was about creating jobs. And here is the good news:
10 people got jobs. Is there any reason why the American people
no longer have faith in what is going on in Washington, D.C.?
The disconnect is so great here, it is so foreign to people
who live in this area that this money actually comes out of
working people's pockets. It is free. It is not free. This
drives me absolutely nuts. Can you imagine going to a bank and
saying I want to borrow $90 million, and here is the upside, I
can hire 10 people with that? They would say, hey, you know
what? It is good to see you. Please leave. I don't get this.
Linked in

United States

#117764 Oct 21, 2012
Cont...

And I am going to tell you, Ms. Bronicki, because obviously
you don't know a lot of what is going on, this gentleman, Mr.
Thompson, before he worked for you, he worked for Mr. Reid. Kai
Anderson of Cassidy & Associates is an outside lobbyist for
your firm. Did you know that?
Ms. Bronicki. Yes.
Mr. Kelly. Okay. Do you know who he worked for?
Ms. Bronicki. He worked----
Mr. Kelly. He was Harry Reid's deputy chief of staff until
2005. Okay, so Mr. Thompson worked for Harry Reid, Mr. Anderson
worked for Harry Reid. Yoram Bronicki, is that your husband,
maybe, or who would that be?
Ms. Bronicki. My son.
Mr. Kelly. That is your son. And he was a donor to Senator
Reid's reelection campaign. And there is nothing wrong with
this, believe me, there is nothing wrong. Here is the point,
though. Here is my point. This is not to embarrass you. When we
follow this Judas goat of taking money from the government,
there are strings attached to all this money we take and there
are repercussions, and it gets to the point where people start
to wonder.
As I said earlier, this feeding frenzy to come after this
money. How in the world did 25 of you get to the table and the
others were left out in the cold? Because then you start to
look, well, how did they get there? Well, geez, the guys worked
for Harry Reid and the other guy worked for Harry Reid, and all
of a sudden Harry Reid gets involved in it and all of a sudden
the money starts to flow. So people start to wonder how did it
get gamed? Again, this is the tough part of you sitting there.
The American people have a right to know how did this happen.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112hhrg7487...
joe

Corte Madera, CA

#117765 Oct 21, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like I thought. You really didn't look it up. You didn't even listen during the debates.
You thought? That really describes how you guys operate. You think it, and therefore it's true. Go back to fox and rush and crazy town. But please, don't even consider bringing proof of your statements. Wouldn't want to challenge you too much.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117766 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't you read? All you old codgers seem to have a lot of trouble with reading. Read over your idiotic post in the light of day. It's laughable.
Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% FAILURE RATE.
The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. Including Solyndra.
you are just showing how clueless your are.

bain capital is a private equity firm, they take over companies, and the companies they take over are often in financial trouble, and in addition these companies have to be profitable or bain capital takes the hit, therefore any company that is not profitable will not be tolerated and will go into bankruptcy, in this context a success rate of 70 percent is fantastic.

obama's green jobs scam, basically acts to give loans to companies that have representatives who contributed to obama's or other democrats campaigns.

in acting like a bank their default rate should be close to zero. and what makes it more important to have a almost zero default rate is that it is the money of the hard working taxpayers that is being doled out.

any default however is covered by the people, as obama just raises taxes to cover the losses to his cronies' companies. and the people pay not only with their hard earned tax dollars but also with their jobs as these taxes take money out of the job creators and small businesses.

there is no comparison here, and anyone who knows anything about the economy and business would understand that.

all you have done here with this is show how much of an idiot you are, and how clueless you are about basic economic principles.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117767 Oct 21, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't you read? All you old codgers seem to have a lot of trouble with reading. Read over your idiotic post in the light of day. It's laughable.
Under Romney, Bain Capital's investments had a 30% FAILURE RATE.
The "green energy" portion of the stimulus has a 2.6% default rate. Including Solyndra.
your big problem is that you just cut and paste concepts from left wing websites without understanding the principles behind them, it just shows everyone on this board that you are a brainless hack with no concept of the meaning of what you cut and paste.
Politics as usual

Melville, NY

#117768 Oct 21, 2012
Linked in wrote:
Cont...
Mr. Kelly. Ten permanent jobs. So let me ask you----
Mr. Mancini. But then there were also----
Mr. Kelly. Not you, but you sitting at your kitchen table,
and I would tell you, you know what, we just made a $90.6
million investment, and this is all about jobs. This whole
initiative was about creating jobs. And here is the good news:
10 people got jobs. Is there any reason why the American people
no longer have faith in what is going on in Washington, D.C.?
The disconnect is so great here, it is so foreign to people
who live in this area that this money actually comes out of
working people's pockets. It is free. It is not free. This
drives me absolutely nuts. Can you imagine going to a bank and
saying I want to borrow $90 million, and here is the upside, I
can hire 10 people with that? They would say, hey, you know
what? It is good to see you. Please leave. I don't get this.
it is sad but this is the whole democratic party agenda, kickback and payoffs, the whole stimulus was based on this concept, almost a trillion dollars of payoffs to cronies and supporters, and as a result there is less money for small businesses and job creators, and more debt for our children and grandchildren.

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