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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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Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

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#73637 Aug 12, 2010
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Of course you agree with Devin, Devin!
bw-a-a-a-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A
debby

Arlington, TX

#73638 Aug 12, 2010
obama is a liar.
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73639 Aug 12, 2010
August 11, 2010
On the Issues, Obama Finds Majority Approval Elusive
Scores best on race relations, education
by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, N.J.-- Barack Obama's 52% approval rating for handling race relations is the only issue among 13 tested in two recent Gallup polls for which the president receives majority-level approval. In fact, a majority disapprove of the job the president is doing on eight of these issues, with his worst scores for his handling of immigration and the federal budget deficit.

These results are based on a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted July 27-Aug. 1 and a separate Gallup poll conducted Aug. 5-8, which asked Americans to say whether they approve or disapprove of the way the president is dealing with each of several issues. Both polls measured Obama's handling of the economy, which Americans rated essentially the same in each (39% and 38%, respectively).

Obama's generally tepid evaluations on issues are not surprising considering his overall job approval rating has consistently been below 50%.

There is no clear pattern for how Americans rate the president on international versus domestic issues. For example, on the international side, respondents rate him relatively well for how he has handled terrorism but poorly for his handling of the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. On the domestic side, Obama gets fairly high ratings for handling race relations and education but respondents rate him poorly for handling immigration, the federal budget deficit, and the economy.

Economic Ratings Remain Depressed

With the economy ranking as the top problem in Americans' minds, Obama's ratings for handling the economy are important to his and his party's political fortunes. His economic approval ratings are generally weak, at 38% approval. Although these are down significantly from last year, they have not gotten appreciably worse in 2010.

That same general pattern of declining ratings in 2009 and flat ratings in 2010 also applies to Obama's ratings on terrorism and the federal budget deficit, two other issues Gallup has measured on a regular basis during Obama's presidency.

In contrast, Obama's ratings on international issues -- including the two ongoing wars -- have deteriorated this year. In the case of Afghanistan, the decline is due in part to a bump in his rating after he announced his new strategy for that war late last year.

Implications

Less than a majority of Americans give Obama a positive review for the job he is doing as president overall, and the same applies to their opinions of how he is handling most of the issues he is having to contend with as president.

In general, the public could rate the president poorly on issues for three major reasons. One is a perception that the president is not doing enough to address a problem facing the country, which some could argue applies to the Obama administration handling of immigration and the federal budget deficit. A second possibility is the president has taken obvious action to address a problem but Americans do not necessarily agree with the approach he has taken, which could apply to Obama and the healthcare policy. A third possibility is that Americans may support the president's policies but are disappointed by the lack of progress on an issue, which could apply to Obama and Afghanistan and possibly the economy as well.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/141836/Issues-Obam...
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73640 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
Your Point has to be more than your jealousy of Union Members Pay Scale, and what politicians make....... wages in America have been declining and stagnant for more than 9 years..... Union wokers in America number less than 10% of the American Workforce.......you focus in on 1 out of every 10 american workers and blame the fiscal condition of the country on that individual.......?
What about those non union puffs up on the 35th floor on Wall Street..... those who received the Millions in bonuses, after sitting at the wheel as the financial system and economy of America melted down?
<quoted text>
How much is the DNC/Moveon.org/Code Pink/SEIU paying YOU????
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73641 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
What about those non union puffs up on the 35th floor on Wall Street..... those who received the Millions in bonuses, after sitting at the wheel as the financial system and economy of America melted down?
<quoted text>
You mean the ones that helped elect DOH-BAMA??
THOSE Wall St. execs??

IDIOT!
Devin

Newport News, VA

#73642 Aug 12, 2010
Ms Angle, is central to the Republican Satellites Tea Baggers, she's supposed to dominate the news, she's running against the Senate Leader...... that commands attentions.... you wouldn't agree?

It's good to put a Face and Theory on the Republica/Tea Bag Brand....

Restore the 10 Commandments...... She would fit in perfectly if she were trying to become Pope......
harry r gibbs wrote:
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Sharon Angle only dominates the news for you lib tools who are trying to deflect.
Most republican strategists say no cakewalk. Even Rove says there are very few votes that actually make up the difference in these races. A false move here or there and you lose more seats.
And of course, I don't think any credible pollster (I haven't read ALL) is predicting a senate majority for republicans. You lefties keep saying that now so if you retain the senate, you will have lowered expectations sufficiently to make it look like a win.
Nice try tool
harry r gibbs

Lincoln, NE

#73643 Aug 12, 2010
OK, so over the last couple of months, Obama has said HIS policies are affecting employment, gdp, and our trade deficit, among other things.

He has said that due to his policies we are "on the right track" and "headed in the right direction". Now that he has finally taken ownership of the economy through his own words, let's take a look at how we head in the right direction on the right track:

WSJ-The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record. The highest was $180.68 billion in July 2009. For all of fiscal 2009, the U.S. ran a record $1.42 trillion deficit. Fiscal 2010 might run a little higher—the Obama administration sees $1.47 trillion.

LOS ANGELES (AP)- The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July, another sign lenders are moving quicker to take back properties from homeowners behind in payments. Lenders repossessed 92,858 properties last month, up 9 percent from June and an increase of 6 percent from July 2009, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.

bloomberg-The $20 billion fund for victims of BP Plc’s oil spill may be backed by the company’s U.S. oil and gas production, an arrangement that an advocacy group called a conflict of interest for the Obama administration.

AP-Initial claims have now risen in three of the last four weeks and are close to their high point for the year of 490,000, reached in late January. The four-week average, which smooths volatility, soared by 14,250 to 473,500, also the highest since late February
Teddy R

Ashburn, VA

#73644 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
Well in the Facts that you posted confirmed exactly what I stated, we are on course to reduce the record deficit of 2009..... that's good news any way you view those numbers....
the rest of the narrative, and that below is your opinion which is unsupported by any statement of Facts. This post only amonuts to be just another emotionally inspired rant.
<quoted text>
Wow.

Well, all I can say to that is - enjoy the music and your swim, Mr. Astor.
harry r gibbs

Lincoln, NE

#73645 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
So, when are the Republicans in Congress going to poll above 24%?

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I think it will be this week, given the rasmussen data:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters say the president is more liberal than they are, and 56% say the same of the average Democratic member of Congress

The Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard shows Democrats solidly ahead in three states, with three more leaning their way. Republicans are running strongly in 14 states, and six more are leaning GOP.

Most U.S. voters believe the Democratic congressional agenda is extreme, while a plurality describe the Republican agenda as mainstream.

What else you want to talk about, shill?
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73646 Aug 12, 2010
harry r gibbs wrote:
OK, so over the last couple of months, Obama has said HIS policies are affecting employment, gdp, and our trade deficit, among other things.
He has said that due to his policies we are "on the right track" and "headed in the right direction". Now that he has finally taken ownership of the economy through his own words, let's take a look at how we head in the right direction on the right track:
WSJ-The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record. The highest was $180.68 billion in July 2009. For all of fiscal 2009, the U.S. ran a record $1.42 trillion deficit. Fiscal 2010 might run a little higher—the Obama administration sees $1.47 trillion.
LOS ANGELES (AP)- The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July, another sign lenders are moving quicker to take back properties from homeowners behind in payments. Lenders repossessed 92,858 properties last month, up 9 percent from June and an increase of 6 percent from July 2009, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.
bloomberg-The $20 billion fund for victims of BP Plc’s oil spill may be backed by the company’s U.S. oil and gas production, an arrangement that an advocacy group called a conflict of interest for the Obama administration.
AP-Initial claims have now risen in three of the last four weeks and are close to their high point for the year of 490,000, reached in late January. The four-week average, which smooths volatility, soared by 14,250 to 473,500, also the highest since late February
After O-Double Dip announced his "plan" to close the trade gap in his SOT Union address...

Wider Trade Gap Signals Weak Growth

The U.S. ran a surprisingly large trade deficit in June, raising concerns that the economic recovery is losing steam faster than previously thought.

The trade gap widened 19% from a month earlier to $49.9 billion, the widest deficit since the financial crisis hit in October 2008, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Imports jumped 3%, driven largely by strong U.S. demand for foreign-made consumer goods such as iPads and flat-screen TVs, while exports fell 1.3% as American producers sent fewer capital goods overseas.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...
harry r gibbs

Lincoln, NE

#73647 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
Ms Angle, is central to the Republican Satellites Tea Baggers, she's supposed to dominate the news, she's running against the Senate Leader...... that commands attentions.... you wouldn't agree?
It's good to put a Face and Theory on the Republica/Tea Bag Brand....
Restore the 10 Commandments...... She would fit in perfectly if she were trying to become Pope......
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Sorry lib tool, you don't get to decide what is "supposed to dominate the news". What's it tell you that she's a horrible candidate and he can't get up into double digit leads? Your guy sucks.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#73648 Aug 12, 2010
Pelosi Schmelosi Too wrote:
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This IDIOT can't even spell "Barack" correctly...
bw-a-a-a-a-a-a-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHA
But I can. It spelled K E N Y A N S H I T H E A D
Devin

Newport News, VA

#73649 Aug 12, 2010
Pelosi Schmelosi Too wrote:
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..that's because there's a "new" Devin now. The old one is collecting UE bennies...
Teepe Tonya, would you like the number to the Wax Studio to have your Chest and Chin Hair Removed?

You're starting to look like a Chia Pet.
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73650 Aug 12, 2010
Biden in Wing Bender

Air Force Two with Vice President Joe Biden aboard was involved in a minor accident with no injuries at an airport on Long Island.

A small private plane was knocked over by the jet wash from Mr. Biden's plane as it taxied to take off Wednesday morning at Francis S. Gabreski Airport, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.

The left wing of the Piper Cub was damaged but no one was on board. Air Force Maj. Michelle Lai said Mr. Biden's 757 took off with those aboard apparently unaware of what had happened.

The vice president's office said that Mr. Biden had been on Long Island vacationing with his wife, Jill, since the end of July. He had taken a short overnight trip to New York City in the middle of the vacation for a meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Aug. 5.

Mr. Biden had planned to travel home to Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday but decided to stay in New York an additional night and fly directly to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, said Elizabeth Alexander, a spokeswoman for the vice president.

The Air Force said in a statement that the accident occurred as the Boeing 757 aircraft being used by the vice president began taxiing from its parking spot for takeoff, and that its engine wash "lifted the Piper Cub aircraft that was tethered down in an adjacent parking area, causing damage to the Piper Cub's left wing."

The Air Force, 89th Airlift Wing and local airfield management at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in West Hampton are investigating the incident, and the cost of damage is not known, the Air Force said. The Air Force also said that it would determine during the investigation who would be liable for the cost.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

Who's LIABLE for the cost??
WT BLEEEEP????

Freaking HYPOCRITE LIBERALS are responsible, THAT'S WHO!
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73651 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
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Teepe Tonya, would you like the number to the Wax Studio to have your Chest and Chin Hair Removed?
You're starting to look like a Chia Pet.
So YOU have undergone this procedure YOURSELF huh?
THANKS FOR THAT BIT OF INFO ....IDIOT!
Devin

Newport News, VA

#73652 Aug 12, 2010
Pittakos wrote:
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But I can. It spelled K E N Y A N S H I T H E A D
I would guess you had not, but anyway' would you like to explain the discrepancies in your post from yesterday, how is $499 Billion in anticipated Stimulus Spending equal to tripling the spending of George Bush?

The Stimulus of $787 Billion, included $288 Billion in immediate tax cuts..... which leaves a balance of $499 Billion...... but you constantly state that this Administration has "doubled, tripled and even quadrupled the Bush Mistakes"....

How is that possible without you lying ?
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73653 Aug 12, 2010
Devin wrote:
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You're starting to look like a Chia Pet.
Sorry - I couldn't POSSIBLY resemble
Y O U R
M O M M Y
!!!!!!!!!!
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#73654 Aug 12, 2010
Pittakos wrote:
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But I can. It spelled K E N Y A N S H I T H E A D
LOL!
I don't think Devina could spell that either....
Devin

Newport News, VA

#73655 Aug 12, 2010
harry r gibbs wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry lib tool, you don't get to decide what is "supposed to dominate the news". What's it tell you that she's a horrible candidate and he can't get up into double digit leads? Your guy sucks.
I'll consider that statement the truth from your "Prayer" Book....
harry r gibbs

Lincoln, NE

#73656 Aug 12, 2010
Here's how you get tough on defense.

Youtube debate July

Would you meet with the leader of iran.....without preconditions?

"I would"

Sept 2008

Susan E. Rice, an Obama adviser (who may be on her way out given Obama’s track record with advisers), stated that his position had been “distorted and reframed.” She said that Obama never said he would have “initiated contacts at the Presidential level” with rogue states like Iran.

1/21/09

"Barack Obama supports tough and direct diplomacy with Iran without preconditions, the white house outline said."

8/4

The administration says the sanctions are designed to force Tehran to return to international nuclear talks, and in a briefing with a group of U.S. columnists and TV news show anchors at the White House, Obama reaffirmed the door was still open to negotiations.

8/11

Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Gen James Jones, has indicated the President may be prepared to meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if the regime resumed negotiations over its nuclear programme.

Looks like the plan is working to perfection. Your guy sucks

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