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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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Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#52887 May 7, 2010
okboston wrote:
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In general, "Right to work" means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. Additionally, most of these states allow a very liberal "no compete" clause in contracts and other actions to the detriment of workers.
Things a strong union would not allow. Hence, anti-union. that would go along with your "don't have to be a member to work" clause.
Mostly nonsense, true to form. Have you ever tried to fire someone? In most legitimate organizations it is difficult and labor laws protect workers. Any action against an employee must be very thoroughly documented. Non-competes are hard to enforce. Ask any HR manager...or lawyer.
Bob Dimarzio

Detroit, MI

#52889 May 7, 2010
Palin insults men! Man-hater!

http://bonosrama.newsvine.com/_news/2010/05/0...
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Boston, MA

#52890 May 7, 2010
Alz wrote:
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Life is up to us. That's what the Bible teaches. It's deeper than you think - much deeper.
Yes. Free will. And accountability for one's behaviours and actions. Dems hate accountability. Poor choices in life SHOULD be painful, not rewarded.
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#52891 May 7, 2010
okboston wrote:
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Abortion was around long before Jesus walked the earth. He could have spoken against it if he chose to. I do believe however that he would work through education and example to discourage abortion while keeping the option legal. Being a Christian is about choosing, not legistlating.
Now you're puting words into the mouth of our Lord and Savior?

What ARROGANCE- a trait of the Left.
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Boston, MA

#52892 May 7, 2010
Alz wrote:
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Yes, but you forgot how Obama dangerously delayed the decision (actually hid from it) for months.
Obama's speeches on Afghanistan have been terrible too. As the ambiguity increases, our ability to win diminishes.
Liberals suffer from the notion that "we can't win" or "win what?" If Obama was a good leader, he'd be talking about it more.
He can't even say "thank you" to Bush for doing a good job in Iraq - a job that the liberals and our other enemies said couldn't be done.
Its funny. I'm generally attacked as being a Bush-lover and a Republican. Neither are true.

Personally, I think we should get the hell out of there as soon as possible. Funny how now that Obama is President, there are no protests about the war, and Obama, despite the civilian (inevitable) casualites, is not branded a "war criminal."

The way Bush was smeared by Code Pink whackos was a disgrace. While I despise Cindy Sheehan, at least she remained consistent, and continues to protest. Of course, the pro-Democratic media no longer covers it.
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#52895 May 7, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
My guess is, that the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll, which now stands at -13, will go down from here, as the unemployement rate racheted up, the Obama Oil Spill spreads, the markets remain in turmoil, the tax increases are publicized, the deficit increases, Afghanistan and Iraq remain adrift, and who knows what next.
He hit -20 at one point, or thereabouts. Look out below, Obamatrons! That sound you hear is Obama's crashing approval ratings!
1/20/13: The End of an Error.
Fauxbama must go.
george barnett

Schodack Landing, NY

#52893 May 7, 2010
okboston wrote:
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Jesus Christ was one of the most liberal progressive philosophers of his time. You can't be a Christian without following the words in red.
Unlike most Liberals/progressives Jesus didn't encourage immorality and irresponsibility.He did once state,"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesars".That rendering is somewhat less inclusive than Liberals' belief that ALL/Everything/100% belongs to Caesar for Caesar to redistribute.
Help

Arlington, TX

#52894 May 7, 2010
testing

“ Soon: too late to protest”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#52896 May 7, 2010
Pittakos wrote:
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This is what is happening in Greece. It is a painful but necessary solution. Greece can no longer afford to pay out massive entitlements and now the recipients of those entitlements are rioting. This is what happens when you create a welfare state. The teat has run dry.
It's also what happens when Republican capitalism is allowed to grow for three decades, benefiting the wealthy more and more. They got used to it, and now that they're being told they have to pay for their greed and their war, etc. they're enraged.
The fact is that it's true of all humanity, and is why we needed better leaders, but when Republicans refuse to help liberals impeach a war criminal like Bush, leaders learn they can get away with anything. McCain might have won if Republicans had better ethics.

“ Soon: too late to protest”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#52897 May 7, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Reagan was great. Carter era stagflation was eliminated. The hostages were released on the day he was inaugurated. The soviet empire was defeated without military confrontation. Few terrorist attacks after Reagan gave the order to bomb Libya. Democracy and free market ideas spread throughout the free world. A 30 plus year period of mostly peace and prosperity, interrupted by only a few brief shallow recessions, until this one, which was fueled by federal housing policies from the 90s, Clinton's deregulation bills, low interest rates, and greed from Wall Street down to Main Street (the flip this house crowd).
The deficit increased, due to the large buildup in defense spending, handing his successors a peace dividend, which CLinton swiftly squandered.
You're too biased to have any credibility.
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Boston, MA

#52898 May 7, 2010
Protester wrote:
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You're too biased to have any credibility.
Says you. People can make up their own minds. From what I have seen from you, you have no credibility.

I back my opinions with facts and reasoned arguments. You have bs. Free country.

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52899 May 7, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Its funny. I'm generally attacked as being a Bush-lover and a Republican. Neither are true.
Personally, I think we should get the hell out of there as soon as possible. Funny how now that Obama is President, there are no protests about the war, and Obama, despite the civilian (inevitable) casualites, is not branded a "war criminal."
The way Bush was smeared by Code Pink whackos was a disgrace. While I despise Cindy Sheehan, at least she remained consistent, and continues to protest. Of course, the pro-Democratic media no longer covers it.
You said "Funny how now that Obama is President, there are no protests about the war, and Obama, despite the civilian (inevitable) casualites, is not branded a 'war criminal.'"

See, like with EVERY ISSUE the liberals go berserk about, the issue itself is just a cover to advance their cause.

They don't give a rats add about Iraq. They don't really care about the environment. Palin is only an issue because she is a threat to them.

Literally, on every issue, they just use the issue to get at us.

Watch the talk "How Modern Liberals Think" at youtube.com/watch...
Pfluger the Union Monkey

Boston, MA

#52900 May 7, 2010
george barnett wrote:
<quoted text>Unlike most Liberals/progressives Jesus didn't encourage immorality and irresponsibility.He did once state,"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesars".That rendering is somewhat less inclusive than Liberals' belief that ALL/Everything/100% belongs to Caesar for Caesar to redistribute.
Precisely. As we can see here, most liberals see the State as the highest moral authority.

As a conservative, I totally disagree. The government has a role to provide services, provide for the public safety, and create a social safety net. There should be no reward for poor behaviours and poor life choices.

This may sound harsh, but I firmly believe it - many poor people (not all, but many) deserve to be poor. And I think certain government policies encourage poor behaviour and dependence. And now, Obama wants to equalize everything - "spread it around" as he says.

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52901 May 7, 2010
Pfluger the Union Monkey wrote:
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Precisely. As we can see here, most liberals see the State as the highest moral authority.
As a conservative, I totally disagree. The government has a role to provide services, provide for the public safety, and create a social safety net. There should be no reward for poor behaviours and poor life choices.
This may sound harsh, but I firmly believe it - many poor people (not all, but many) deserve to be poor. And I think certain government policies encourage poor behaviour and dependence. And now, Obama wants to equalize everything - "spread it around" as he says.
Look at these two sentences:

1) "Liberals (really Modern Liberals/Progressives) never work to help the poor."

2) "Liberals (really Modern Liberals/Progressives) never work to help the poor become successful."

Liberals would go nuts over #1, but most people assume #2 and the liberals don't fight it much.

Liberals (really Modern Liberals/Progressives) never work to help the poor become successful. Instead, they work to make the rich more poor and then say the poor are victims of the rich.

One conclusion is that Liberals work to divide people. In their minds, only they are capable of directing everyone so we are all reach their Utopia - where everything is "equal."

Liberalism IS a religion. It's just a religion that makes things worse.

“ Soon: too late to protest”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#52902 May 7, 2010
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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How original: Protester, hidden location...
Typical liberal. Which one are you?
Speaking of "escapes", are you unaware President Obama sent 30,000 more of our kids to war in his first year?
You must not keep up with your liberals at Code Pink!!!!
Go ahead, take a peek. It won't break your nails:
http://www.codepink4peace.org/
Last week they said Obama LIED!
Gee liberal person...if it was criminal, how come the "criminals" aren't being punished???
After all, liberals/Democrats/Socialists control the:
White House
Congress:
- House
- Senate
And Eric Holder was appointed by Obama - IE: The AG and Justice Department are run by Democrats.
Share your superior mind with us lib. If it was criminal:
- Who were the criminals?
- Why aren't they in jail?
Most importantly:
How does a funny liberal reconcile silly assertions against Republicans with Obama sending 30,000 more troops???
This should be really funny.
Keep posting lib...
You’re really saying that Obama is not the gutless coward Bush was when he ran from Afganistan and the terrorists, letting them win that one and disgracing us before the entire world.
Bush wasn’t prosecute for his crimes because, as we all know, presidents are never held criminally accountable. How could you be that stupid?
Your post was pathetic and scary.
Pinebeetle

Denver, CO

#52903 May 7, 2010
Idiot libs, the public sector is bankrupt in the EU and our own government is bankrupt. The only thing that is solvent and will save THIS country is our PRIVATE sector. Down with Obama and down with big government. If the EU isn't a obvious field study of socialism I don't know what is. Liberals, learn form this as Obama and this government will soon be history.

“ Soon: too late to protest”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#52904 May 7, 2010
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
While you're at it liberal, share your wisdom about the success of Socialism in Greece. Three people are dead due to liberal "Protesters".
You must be PROUD!
Another stupid comment. They evidently don't want to accept financial responsibility for the survival of their country.
What's the matter with you? Now you're attacking all protesters?

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52905 May 7, 2010
Protester wrote:
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You’re really saying that Obama is not the gutless coward Bush was when he ran from Afganistan and the terrorists, letting them win that one and disgracing us before the entire world.
Bush wasn’t prosecute for his crimes because, as we all know, presidents are never held criminally accountable. How could you be that stupid?
Your post was pathetic and scary.
...and how/when did Bush run frm Afghanistan?

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#52906 May 7, 2010
Protester wrote:
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It's also what happens when Republican capitalism is allowed to grow for three decades, benefiting the wealthy more and more. They got used to it, and now that they're being told they have to pay for their greed and their war, etc. they're enraged.
The fact is that it's true of all humanity, and is why we needed better leaders, but when Republicans refuse to help liberals impeach a war criminal like Bush, leaders learn they can get away with anything. McCain might have won if Republicans had better ethics.
Republican capitalism? Capitalism is not the problem. Government spending more than it has and adding more and more programs which it can't afford is the problem.

War criminal? Impeach? On what grounds? Bush went to war with the approval of the vast majority from not only Congress but from the public. Iraq? Iraq essentially declared war on us on a daily basis by shooting ground to air missiles at our planes enforcing a no fly zone that was in place by treaty. Did Bush handle things the way I think it should have been done? Nope.(Lucky for Iraq that I wasn't making the decisions because Baghdad Bob would have been right about there being no American's in Baghdad. There just wouldn't have been any Baghdad left to go to.)

McCain? No thanks. He was just Obama light. Obama heavy is actually waking the sleeping masses up to what liberalism is all about. Maybe the Republican party will catch on and come back to it's conservative roots. Somehow, though, I doubt it.
Say the Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#52907 May 7, 2010
Protester wrote:
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You’re really saying that Obama is not the gutless coward Bush was when he ran from Afganistan and the terrorists, letting them win that one and disgracing us before the entire world.
Bush wasn’t prosecute for his crimes because, as we all know, presidents are never held criminally accountable. How could you be that stupid?
Your post was pathetic and scary.
Not a scary as your warped world view and as pathetic as your attempt to rewrite history.

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