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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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Philadelphia, PA

#79154 Sep 14, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Yes. The programs need to be altered, obviously, which is what they are saying.
Its DNC hyperbole (Obama Style) to claim that Republicans want to do away with Medicare and Social Security, as you did.
Utter nonsense. Its just like Obama constantly plays "the politics of fear."
Show me ONE SINGLE proposal or position statement by Republicans supporting your contention that they want to do away with SS, if you can.
Dems drag that one out every election cycle, to scare the retirees who would otherwise vote (R)

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#79155 Sep 14, 2010
Plant Lady wrote:
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How do ya figure that?
500,000 islanders are losing their gov't teet jobs, how many miles away from the Keys? You just gonna give up on Florida and go ahead $ give it to Cuba?
With normalized realtions, the tourist industry would boom again so they will need workers for construction and partying.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#79156 Sep 14, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. The programs need to be altered, obviously, which is what they are saying.
Its DNC hyperbole (Obama Style) to claim that Republicans want to do away with Medicare and Social Security, as you did.
Utter nonsense. Its just like Obama constantly plays "the politics of fear."
Show me ONE SINGLE proposal or position statement by Republicans supporting your contention that they want to do away with SS, if you can.
Angel running against Reid for one.

So you are saying the Republicans are all for keeping unConstitional programs? They don't care about socialism anymore? They don't mind the government being in healthcare?

You do realize that the goverenment provides healthcare for over half of the nation don't you? You see nothing wrong with that?

What happened to the government can not do anything right?

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#79157 Sep 14, 2010
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me help you with that.
This, for example, is incompetence:
"Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program"
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/75198
Do you really need us to go on? It might take a while - there are thousands of other examples of comparable stupidity.
But when people who know what they're talking about, like, oh - BO's own former budget director - are saying the BO Mob is bent on a wrong-headed fiscal policy, you should hardly have to hear it from those posting here.
What, are you ticked off because you were not hired to teach it? What is incompetent about it? They did not teach it properly?

On the other hand, if you want to say that did not belong in a stimulus program meant to stimulate the US economy you might be right.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#79158 Sep 14, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
In fact, our last Republican president expanded Medicare, dramatically, and now our looney DNC supporters, in their desperation leading up to the November elections, are making BIZARRE claims that Republicans want to do away with SS and Medicare.
But now they claim (a wild, Obama-like fabrication) that Republicans want to get rid of SS.
ROFLMAO. Show us the evidence that Republicans want to do away with SS.
I make no claims that are not based on Republican rhetoric. Is socialism good or bad? Is wealth redistribution good or bad? Is big government that coddles its citizens good or bad? Are lower taxes good or bad? Is a balanced budget good or bad?

Socialism = Bad
Wealth Redistribution = Bad
Big government = Bad
Low Taxes = Good
Balanced Budget = Good

Am I missing something here? Where were all the calls for getting the government out of healthcare coming from? Democrats?

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#79159 Sep 14, 2010
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>That's what happens when social programs lower the bar for societies.
That is why SS and MEdicare have to go.

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#79160 Sep 14, 2010
okboston wrote:
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Angel running against Reid for one.
So you are saying the Republicans are all for keeping unConstitional programs? They don't care about socialism anymore? They don't mind the government being in healthcare?
You do realize that the goverenment provides healthcare for over half of the nation don't you? You see nothing wrong with that?
What happened to the government can not do anything right?
Crazy semantics!

SS and Medicare are not unconstitutional, OK-B, as you know.

But PelosiCare, which is much different than Medicare, may well be. Its the first time that the federal government has forced people to buy a product, ever.

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#79161 Sep 14, 2010
okboston wrote:
<quoted text>
What, are you ticked off because you were not hired to teach it? What is incompetent about it? They did not teach it properly?
On the other hand, if you want to say that did not belong in a stimulus program meant to stimulate the US economy you might be right.
so, you are actually defending the expenditure of our tax dollars for research into teaching africans how to properly was their balls???

LMAO.

What about the shovel ready jobs? How does this program create any US jobs????
R Paul

Lac Du Flambeau, WI

#79162 Sep 14, 2010
Most government agencies are going to have to go.

“Forward - over the cliff!!”

Since: Jul 10

Soetoro, Kenya

#79163 Sep 14, 2010
Devin wrote:
Ding Dong the Witch is "Dead".........
<quoted text>
Speaking of Ding Dongs and dead witches, I have sent you a clock:

http://www.byebyeobamaclock.com/DrudgeReport/...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#79164 Sep 14, 2010
Begin with the Czars.
R Paul wrote:
Most government agencies are going to have to go.
Devin

Newport News, VA

#79165 Sep 14, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. The programs need to be altered, obviously, which is what they are saying.
Its DNC hyperbole (Obama Style) to claim that Republicans want to do away with Medicare and Social Security, as you did.
Utter nonsense. Its just like Obama constantly plays "the politics of fear."
Show me ONE SINGLE proposal or position statement by Republicans supporting your contention that they want to do away with SS, if you can.
Sharron Angle emerged from Tuesday's Republican primary, lifted to ... an outside group run by a former Reid staffer, flooding the airwaves ... such as eliminating Social Security and withdrawing from the United Nations

Republican Senate hopeful Pat Toomey favors eliminating Social Security.

The Republican Tea Party and Duffy want to pull the rug out from under grandma and grandpa by eliminating Social Security and Medicare.

Most Republicans are aware that their cooperation on the elimination of Social Security and Medicare will destroy what's left of their party.

REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO END SOCIAL SECURITY AS WE KNOW IT (And number of Social Security recipients impacted in each state)

Arkansas – John Boozman (620,040)
Florida – Marco Rubio (3,669,375)
Iowa – Chuck Grassley (574,315)
Indiana – Dan Coats (1,157,821)
Kentucky – Rand Paul (870,206)
Louisiana – David Vitter (770,217)
Missouri - Roy Blunt (1,137,581)
North Carolina – Richard Burr (1,698,677)
Ohio – Rob Portman (2,074,384)
Pennsylvania – Pat Toomey (2,530,211)
Wisconsin – Ron Johnson (1,033,096)
Nevada – Sharron Angle (390,553)
Colorado - Ken Buck (663,894)

Are you keeping up with the Republican Candidates agenda? Doesn't seem you are...... ROFLMAO
Devin

Newport News, VA

#79166 Sep 14, 2010
You're lying again..... ROFLMAO

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/washington/...

Bush Seeks Surplus via Medicare Cuts

By ROBERT PEAR
Published: January 31, 2008
WASHINGTON — In his new budget, to be unveiled Monday, President Bush will call for large cuts in the growth of Medicare, far exceeding what he proposed last year, and he will again seek major savings in Medicaid, according to administration officials and budget documents.

Over all, the 2009 budget is likely to be the first $3 trillion spending request by a president.

Health care savings are a crucial part of Mr. Bush’s plan to put the nation on track to achieve a budget surplus by 2012. But before then, the officials said Wednesday, the White House anticipates higher deficits in 2008 and 2009, reflecting the current weakness of the economy and the cost of a stimulus package.

The president’s budget will not seek money for another full year of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pentagon officials said the administration would request $70 billion for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. That would be enough to continue combat operations for several months, until the next president takes office.

Mr. Bush has repeatedly said that the costs of Medicare and Medicaid, which dwarf spending for lawmakers’ pet projects, are unsustainable. The two health programs account for nearly one-fourth of all federal spending, and their combined cost —$627 billion last year — is expected to double in a decade.
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
In fact, our last Republican president expanded Medicare, dramatically, and now our looney DNC supporters, in their desperation leading up to the November elections, are making BIZARRE claims that Republicans want to do away with SS and Medicare.
But now they claim (a wild, Obama-like fabrication) that Republicans want to get rid of SS.
ROFLMAO. Show us the evidence that Republicans want to do away with SS.
Devin

Newport News, VA

#79167 Sep 14, 2010
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know why I bother with you, Devin - but out of the faint hope you'll quit wasting our time with sophomoric questions that are simple matters of fact on record, let me help you:
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/
All you seek you shall find there.
Have a ball.
In a discussion on Government Spending you provide a link to a "Cartoon" as some kind of evidence to refute the allegations that the Republicans are really the irresponsible party when it comes to deficit spending?

Are you serious........ ROFLMAO

Who is this guy? your cousin?

usgovernmentspending.com

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Web Site Creator:
Christopher Chantrill blogs at www.roadtothemiddleclass.com . His Road to the Middle Class is forthcoming.

ROFLMAO......you are kidding right?

ROFLMAO...... See why your post can not be taken seriously...... a "Cartoon"..... ROFLMAO
Devin

Newport News, VA

#79168 Sep 14, 2010
ROFLMAO.... you think there a chance that a Republican will be elected to the office of President in 2012..... ROFLMAO.....

The Chance of that happening is similar to receiving a glass of ice water in hell....... ROFLMAO

the Republicans aren't going to win a majority in Nov 2010, to remotely believe that there will ever be another Republican elected to the office of President in your life time is pure fantasy........ ROFLMAO

How does the Republicans appeal to the Minority Population of America, and the youth?
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
Excellent news!
It looks like the state suits challenging the constitutionality of Pelosi-Care will go forward.
There are now several chances to get rid of Pelosi-Care.
In the courts, or legislatively, when the Republicans win the house and then throw Bark out of the WH in 2012.
Hooray.
Obama has proven himself to be a gift to the Republicans, as I said a year and a half ago. But I was wrong about how GENEROUS of a gift The Kenyan is! He just keeps on giving!
We now see Dems all over the place distancing themselves from Bark, and not even mentioning that they are Democrats!!!! All this, in a year and a half, thanks to Obama, the Teleprompter Stooge!
After Bark is thrown out, I think Republicans should have a massive party to thank Obama, our Teleprompter STooge!
Devin

Newport News, VA

#79169 Sep 14, 2010
The Republicans wrote the Tax policy to expire this year... any talk of "Blocking", as presently being proposed by the Republicans of the expiration governed by a "Sunset" Provision is all manufactured propaganda..... intended only to confuse further an ill informed political base. With the problems in the country all that these hack politicians can come forth with is nonsense and misinformation to rally a populace unaware of Congress Policy and Political procedure...... this is the leadership ideas and strategy that Republicans have to offer America..... is there any wonder the reign of the Republicans ended with George Bush announcing the "Collapse" of America and "Financial Armageddon" from the White House Lawn in Sept 2008....

Since: Jul 10

Jersey Shore, PA

#79170 Sep 14, 2010
Ohhhhhhbama wrote:
ANOTHER promise made by Obama that he will not keep. Thanks Dems and Liberals, you took it hook, line and sinker!
well maybe the republicans will run someone worth while next time, instead of the party favorites, try someone closer to understanding the problems of the people, not just the rich people!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#79171 Sep 14, 2010
Has the PotUS ever held a shovel.

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#79172 Sep 14, 2010
okboston wrote:
<quoted text>
That is why SS and MEdicare have to go.
I'm fine with that. People need to plan for their own future and provide for their own well being. Depending on Government will not achieve those ends....EVER!

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#79173 Sep 14, 2010
okboston wrote:
<quoted text>
That is why SS and MEdicare have to go.
Dump Medicaid too. Hell that will help our illegal immigration problem that Obama seems to only want to make worse.

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