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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109538 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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Ever Notice

Cedar Crest, NM

#23 Jun 8, 2009
Love It wrote:
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A typical type response of high school attitude from anyone who voted for Obama! Grow up a little and research more the next time you vote. And try to sort of act like an adult in the blogs!
Hey Love It....Give it up...I have come to the conclusion that the Obots that elected this guy can be put into three catagories.
1) The Dead. Acorns efforts in registering people that just don't exsist.
2) The Brain Dead. The entitlement crowd that think the government should pay them and take care of them.
3) The Haven't Lived Yet. The youth from 18 to 20 something that still live off their parents and haven't had to support themselves completely yet, let alone support a family.
Research? Are you kidding me? That requires some effort. The guy with the best commercials won.
Now these idiots will go back to their comas and facebook accounts and won't pay one damn bit of attention to what a complete mess this POTUS has already forced on the future generations.
jack

AOL

#24 Jun 8, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
The only jobs Obama is going to make are ones paid for by taxpayers, government printing presses, and loans from the chinese government ... Those government jobs are NOT going to help the economy. Unemployment will hit 15% or higher in 2010.
Obama and the media are not being honest with you.
The NY TIMES:
"Hints of Hope Even as Jobless Rate Jumps to 9.4%"
Unemployment went from 8.9% in April to 9.4% in May
This is the same media who declared we were in a recession with unemplyment under 6% with Bush, and proclaimed doom!
Thngs are much much worse than the sugarcoating the government and media are telling you.
Scary but so true, the only ones who point that out are Fox cable news. Every other newspaper or news station seems never to say anything but positive stuff about the recovery plan. No one asks any tough questions if any questions at all.
John -Willy Park

Bronx, NY

#25 Jun 8, 2009
The largest growing job sector is the government. We now have more Czars than the Russians in their whole history. We now have the government telling companies how to run their businesses. If the government had done the job that it was supposed to do in the first place, the economic meltdown would not exist. Public works projects did not end the depression and they will not solve this crisis. We are losing manufacturing jobs every day and there is no way to compete with overseas workers making 35 cents an hour. The 'Green" jobs Obama is promising will not include manufacturing the products. We will have people constructing and maintaining equipment made in China. With no manufacturing base this country is in big trouble.
Frankie

AOL

#26 Jun 8, 2009
WeAreScrewed wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Repubs, your last 2 terms are DIRECTLY responsible for 911, 2 wars & the largest global economic decline in history...most importantly you are DIRECTLY responsible for HUSSEIN OBAMA being our current president...God help us!
Wrong 9-11 occurred under Bush and 8 other Terrorist's attacks were planned and carried out under Clinton.
The economic mess is all from the bad Housing loans. Who's polices were they? Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton Doubled the "everyone gets a goverment backed housing loan program no questions asked policy",look into that it's true. Bush and company made a huge mess. Your so right but the Dems have a huge huge part of our troubles that goes unreported! ps I'm not fan of Bush & the Repub's your right they messed alot up but other's are to blame (Dems like Carter, Clinton, Barney Frank)go on like they did nothing wrong. Bottom line is all of Wash DC is a mess all of them did not to the right thing to PROTECT OUR NATION!
Frankie

AOL

#27 Jun 8, 2009
Ever Notice wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Love It....Give it up...I have come to the conclusion that the Obots that elected this guy can be put into three catagories.
1) The Dead. Acorns efforts in registering people that just don't exsist.
2) The Brain Dead. The entitlement crowd that think the government should pay them and take care of them.
3) The Haven't Lived Yet. The youth from 18 to 20 something that still live off their parents and haven't had to support themselves completely yet, let alone support a family.
Research? Are you kidding me? That requires some effort. The guy with the best commercials won.
Now these idiots will go back to their comas and facebook accounts and won't pay one damn bit of attention to what a complete mess this POTUS has already forced on the future generations.
AMEN TO THAT great post !!

“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#28 Jun 8, 2009
SButcher wrote:
Hey, JERKOFF, WHERE was it "predicted" that the government forcast unemployment under double digits????? Let alone for that matter "way above". The general consensus was unemployment would be at or above 10% heading into 2010, SIMPLETON!!!!!!!! And if followed the Pres. pledge is was to create and or keep 2.5M jobs over a 2-yr period!!!!!
It's idoits like you will wonder when Pres. Obama's elected a 2nd. term!!!!!!!!!
<quoted text>
YOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO

Where are the 5 MILLION new "green" jobs Obama told us he would "create"???

Invest In A Clean Energy Economy And Create 5 Million New Green Jobs: Obama and Biden will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial scale renewable energy, invest in low emissions coal plants, and begin transition to a new digital electricity grid. The plan will also invest in America's highly-skilled manufacturing workforce and manufacturing centers to ensure that American workers have the skills and tools they need to pioneer the first wave of green technologies that will be in high demand throughout the world.
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/economy/ind...
Nobama

San Rafael, CA

#29 Jun 8, 2009
A politician making promises. Gee. What a novelty.
Nobama

San Rafael, CA

#30 Jun 8, 2009
Frankie wrote:
<quoted text> AMEN TO THAT great post !!
Best post I ever, ever read.
Seriously!
x-nutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#31 Jun 8, 2009
The economy usually recovers on it's own .

So Obama can pull any number he wants out of a hat .

What the gov't can do is slow down the recovery as FDR did in the '30s.

The actual amount for ' immediate ' stimulus in his huge spending bill was about 8-9-10% of the total money in the bill.
jc in rb

Canyon Country, CA

#32 Jun 8, 2009
John -Willy Park wrote:
The largest growing job sector is the government. We now have more Czars than the Russians in their whole history. We now have the government telling companies how to run their businesses. If the government had done the job that it was supposed to do in the first place, the economic meltdown would not exist. Public works projects did not end the depression and they will not solve this crisis. We are losing manufacturing jobs every day and there is no way to compete with overseas workers making 35 cents an hour. The 'Green" jobs Obama is promising will not include manufacturing the products. We will have people constructing and maintaining equipment made in China. With no manufacturing base this country is in big trouble.
does printing money count as a green job ??
Jimmy

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#33 Jun 8, 2009
Ever Notice wrote:
Let's see...600,000 Jobs on $787 BILLION dollars. That's $1.3 Billion dollars per job!! Where can I get an application?
Better do some math....that is $1.3 MILLION with a "M". Still too much, especially when the private sector can create a job for about an $80,000 investment.
Nobama

San Rafael, CA

#34 Jun 8, 2009
Ever Notice wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Love It....Give it up...I have come to the conclusion that the Obots that elected this guy can be put into three catagories.
1) The Dead. Acorns efforts in registering people that just don't exsist.
2) The Brain Dead. The entitlement crowd that think the government should pay them and take care of them.
3) The Haven't Lived Yet. The youth from 18 to 20 something that still live off their parents and haven't had to support themselves completely yet, let alone support a family.
Research? Are you kidding me? That requires some effort. The guy with the best commercials won.
Now these idiots will go back to their comas and facebook accounts and won't pay one damn bit of attention to what a complete mess this POTUS has already forced on the future generations.
Sorry. I appended the wrong post. To "EverNotice",
Thanks. This is the best, and I mean the BEST posting I have EVER read! Seriously. You NAILED it right on the head! Thank You!
Ever Notice

Cedar Crest, NM

#35 Jun 8, 2009
Frankie wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong 9-11 occurred under Bush and 8 other Terrorist's attacks were planned and carried out under Clinton.
The economic mess is all from the bad Housing loans. Who's polices were they? Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton Doubled the "everyone gets a goverment backed housing loan program no questions asked policy",look into that it's true. Bush and company made a huge mess. Your so right but the Dems have a huge huge part of our troubles that goes unreported! ps I'm not fan of Bush & the Repub's your right they messed alot up but other's are to blame (Dems like Carter, Clinton, Barney Frank)go on like they did nothing wrong. Bottom line is all of Wash DC is a mess all of them did not to the right thing to PROTECT OUR NATION!
The Blame Bush Crowd show their ignorance of government and history at every turn.
Concerned Citizen

Escondido, CA

#36 Jun 8, 2009
Ohhhh, I am impressed, Darth OBAMA Vader! 600,000 new jobs while wh ahve over 12 million unemployed Americans, 6 million that are currently receiving unemployment benefits and another 6 million who have exhasted their unemploment benefits. Hey! Darth OBAMA Vader, did you ever stop to think we have over 20 million illegal aliens working under the table in America? How about kicking out the illegals and giving the work to Americans? Down with Darth OBAMA Vader and his evil empire along with Storm Troopers Peolsi and Reid!
Ever Notice

Cedar Crest, NM

#39 Jun 8, 2009
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>Better do some math....that is $1.3 MILLION with a "M". Still too much, especially when the private sector can create a job for about an $80,000 investment.
oooops...sorry bout the BM mistake. Hey I used to work the Finance Deptartment at a GM Dealer. Always round up!
mlk

AOL

#40 Jun 8, 2009
The Us brings in over 1 million workers through the h1-b visa's. When will we eliminate this program. Millions of immigrants are entering into our job market and we do nothing to protect American citizens. President Obama cares more about foreigners. Maybe that is because he does not have that birth certificate and is an immigrant?
Oh bummer

Torrance, CA

#41 Jun 8, 2009
tww wrote:
600,000 new jobs. 7,000,000 jobs lost and still counting.
Sounds like change!
Hoping for change .... That will never come ...

“THE FACE OF LIBERALISM”

Since: Feb 09

HOW DOES SHE LOOK???

#42 Jun 8, 2009
How many "date nights" will the Obama's have to help "create" 600,000 new "stimulus" jobs???
Nobama

San Rafael, CA

#43 Jun 8, 2009
Frankie wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong 9-11 occurred under Bush and 8 other Terrorist's attacks were planned and carried out under Clinton.
The economic mess is all from the bad Housing loans. Who's polices were they? Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton Doubled the "everyone gets a goverment backed housing loan program no questions asked policy",look into that it's true. Bush and company made a huge mess. Your so right but the Dems have a huge huge part of our troubles that goes unreported! ps I'm not fan of Bush & the Repub's your right they messed alot up but other's are to blame (Dems like Carter, Clinton, Barney Frank)go on like they did nothing wrong. Bottom line is all of Wash DC is a mess all of them did not to the right thing to PROTECT OUR NATION!
It doesn't matter anymore who did what or who didn't do what. Theres more than enough culpability to go around, whether Republican or Democrat.

Of concern now is getting us OUT of this mess, and
I believe that Obama is too much of an inexperienced lightweight to do the job.

You don't protect this nation by minimizing and apologising for The United States. The ONLY thing terrorists understand, appreciate and respect is violence. What the heII was BUSH supposed to do?
He did what HAD to be done at that time. You DON'T reward an act of Terrorism by turning the other cheek. The FIRST thing Bush should have done -- but didn't -- was SEAL THE BORDERS so danmed tight a gnat couldn't fly through. It SHOULD have been done, COULD have been done, and WASN't.
Instead, the borders remained WIDE OPEN, and we're paying the price for it, and will -- invariably -- suffer tremendously because we WILL be attacked again. Its not a matter of "If", but "When". Care to hazard a guess as to how many Al-Queada "sleeper cells" are in these United States
BECAUSE of our porous borders, just waiting to be activated?

He should have sealed the borders and KEPT them sealed, and fortified it with ARMED NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS with oders to "Return fire for effect", and to enforce our border security/integrity. Now, we've got sleeper cells that are KNOWN to have sneaked in here via our southern border - they just blended right in with the MILLIONS of illegals trampling over our borders
since 911, and continue to do so.

Granting amnesty isn't going to seal the border
or end the problem.

The World knows that the United States is now nothing more than a toothless Tiger, unable to secure her borders for fear of offending Mexico
or Canada, and can't even stem the flow of
illegals from the 3rd world kraphole to our south.
We have the capability, but not the will or the
political huevos. Thats absolutely tragic. And we WILL pay for it. Dearly.

And I don't for an instant think Obama is the Man for the job, any more than Napolitano is the
right person for the job as Secretary of Homeland Security. She's got her head so far up Obama's
Butt to be considered even remotely qualified or competent. I didn't vote for Mc Cain either. But right now, I'd rather have HIM at the Helm.
Oh bummer

Torrance, CA

#44 Jun 8, 2009
susan wrote:
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you have to remember your NOT allowed to question our leaders anymore, not all the spending and the be nice to the terrorist's policy. Meanwhile we all will be broke, Korean & Iran will be firing Nuke rockets for fun, but hey dont worry Barack, Big Joe, Hillary, Nancy and Harry have it all under control. Just go along with the program and listen to the great speeches! "Yes we can" make it alot worse?
That is correct... If YOU question his economic policies the is a very, very good change YOU will be called a recist doing so ...

I think we all should practice groupthink, blindly following along ...

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