Obama’s “Jobs” Plan: Nothing New

So much for “bold” and “new.” What we heard from the President last night was nothing more than a revamped and slightly smaller version of his failed 2009 stimulus package. His “new” plan sounded just like the prior stimulus, with few exceptions and little hope of actually working. Key points included:

  1. Tax credits to businesses who hire the unemployed
  2. More infrastructure spending
  3. State aid to delay public sector layoffs
  4. An extension of the payroll tax credit
  5. An extension of unemployment benefits

Other than giving tax credits to businesses who hire the unemployed, how is this plan any different than the 2009 stimulus? Aside from finding more creative ways to spend money we do not have, no. And none of these ideas will actually create the jobs President Obama and his allies claim.

Infrastructure spending, as we saw in 2009, is only temporary. When the money runs out or the construction is complete, the jobs disappear – such is the nature of construction, it does not last forever. We cannot base our recovery on temporary make-work spending, unless President Obama wants to turn our nation’s infrastructure into the Winchester Mystery House.

State aid to delay public sector layoffs was tried before, and guess what? When the money ran out, the layoff went forward as planned. It simply prolonged the recession and allowed state and local governments to postpone much needed decisions on how they spend money.

Extending the payroll tax credit and unemployment benefits will not create jobs and are not new ideas, they’re already in place. The payroll tax credit is small (according to President Obama it put $1,000 into the pockets of middle-class Americans this year, which amounts to just $86 dollars a month) and based off the faulty Keynesian belief that government can spur demand and create jobs. It’s hardly stimulating. Numerous studies have shown that extending unemployment benefits actually extend unemployment, as those people are less motivated to look for work than if there were no benefits.

So far the only “new” idea – tax credits to businesses who hire the unemployed – is a failed relapse from the 1970s. The scheme could lead to companies hiring a lesser qualified unemployed worker for the tax credit, as opposed to a slightly more qualified worker who is currently employed.

The fact of the matter is that the first stimulus didn’t work. President Obama said it would “save or create more than 3.5 million jobs,” but 1.7 million jobs have been lost since it was enacted. Trying the exact same idea all over again will do no more good for the economy than the last stimulus and only drive up federal spending and debt.

President Obama would be wise to try a different direction. Hey, maybe something like getting off of business’ backs by removing burdensome regulations and taxes? Just a thought.

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219 thoughts on “Obama’s “Jobs” Plan: Nothing New

  1. Obama spewed the same rhetoric he did a year and a half ago…I have come to the conclusion that he WANTS the economy to fail so MORE government can take over…Too bad he can’t be tried for “high crimes and misdemeanors”…

    • Who says cynthia. there’s a list long as I am tall of high crimes. The holdup is that the Repubs are afraid to try to impeach him because of the Democrat controlled Senate. I say impeach him and all traitors with him and they can’t vote against their own impeachment. I say they would all at least get the message but it would take until Nov. 2012 to do it.

  2. Republicans in the House should “go along” with President Zero’s plan. It won’t fix anything and it will be the final nail in his and the Dem’s coffin. After we sweep the elections, we can finally fix things and get America back on track. Also, we need to make him pay for his plan UP FRONT.

      • Obama is trying to box the Republicans into a corner. If they don’t “pass my bill now” they will be labeled obstructionists and lose independents’ votes next fall. The goal is to prove him totally incompetent to everyone, get him out of office and then have a clear shot to fix things. I agree, things would be messy for the next year, but then no actions are going to have an immediate impact that quickly anyway.

      • Obama is trying to box the Republicans into a corner. If they don’t “pass my bill now” they will be labeled obstructionists and lose independents’ votes next fall. The goal is to prove him totally incompetent to everyone, get him out of office and then have a clear shot to fix things. I agree, things would be messy for the next year, but then no actions are going to have an immediate impact that quickly anyway.

    • I think Obama already figures he will be a one-term President and is only trying to get as much left-wing legislation in place before he leaves. Your plan would only play into his hands and give Hillary Clinton, etc. more ammunition with which to secure the nomination and get brownie points with the people for criticizing Obama’s policies.

      • If Obama really thought he was a 1-termer, he would have met with a bipartisan group BEFORE he announced his plan and done the right thing, i.e., put a proposal together that would get through Congress. His speech and plan are purely political to save his ass for the next election. He didn’t even confer with his own party about the plan. To me this indicates he thinks he can survive and win. The guy is clueless.

    • Well Dave it is ego that is fat, but he is a whole lot more than a liar, none of which does us any good: dictator, criminal, confused, unable to lead, a thug (just like Hoffa), a great fan of Hitler, Marx and other nice people, to name a few of his “charms”. How many people know that he (along with his wife) cannot put together a complete correctly worded paragraph together? Jack Cashill at American Thinker on Aug 29, 2009ad wrote an article titled “EARLY OBAMA LETTER CONFIRMS INABILITY TO WRITE”, which confirms what I had been thinking about these two frauds. Yep, he is much more than a BIG FAT LIAR!! +JMJ+

      • I couldn’t agree with you more. Most people gave him the benefit of the doubt, when he first was elected, and now sugarcoat their criticism. At least, you call him like you see him.. I said from the beginning, that he stated that it was his purpose to “Transform America,” and that is exactly what he has done, made it a Second Class Nation.I love the bumper sticker, “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For the American.” I don’t care where he was born, but he never had our best interests at heart.Even at his big speech, who is sitting next to his wife, but the head of his job development committee, whon also happens to be the CEO of G.E., who is outsourcing all its work to China. Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture?

  3. Am I the only one who understands that the first stimulus package was simply to pay back his cronies who put him in office. Am I the only one who understands that his dependency on the teleprompter is to keep him from spewing out his mouth all the things he learned while under Jeremiah Wright’s wings – both him and Michele. He even had to take his teleprompter with him to speak to 6th graders in their classroom. He’s nothing more than a robot – there is nothing coming from his heart.He could not give us his “plan” before going to Martha’s Vineyard because that is where he got his “so-called plan” – from his financial contributors.

    • I absolutely agree with you. He must have delivered this speech after thinking about it for one minute. It is the same old thing over and over. Spend, spend, spend. I can’t believe that there are still people out there that believe anything he says. Half way through his speech I had to shut it off. I was so disgusted. He must think people are stupid.

    • Brenda: No, you are not alone in knowing this about “theGreat Pretender.” However, there are not enough who do see that. He lies, he lies, he lies…except about fundamentally transforming America….to a communist oligarchy, head by him. The next election is Freedom’s last chance. And with manipulation of the polls, it’s slim at best.

    • He still thinks we will ‘drink the kool-aide’. I counted 17 times when he hollered ‘Pass this bill NOW.’ There is not plan. Oh, that’s right. we will find out how it is going to be done AFTER the bill is passed. I forgot that tactic. And I really liked the ‘everything in here is paid for.’ Really? With what? The Monopoly money that keeps being printed? 2012 cannot come soon enough. We just have to make sure our congressmen and senators STAND UP with teh spine God gave them and say NO.

    • No, you’re not the only one. Many of us, like you and me, are fortunate to have the benefit of one of Obama’s promises—the one that promises transparency. Obviously we see right through him. I am amazed at how many still worship this
      sophomore Bolshevik. He’s not even good at lying.

    • I agree that both congress and Obama used our money to pay back their friends. But we have to stop poking holes in what he says which doesn’t mean anything anyway and start to make substantative changes in government.

      1) Congress cannot exclude its members from the laws it writes.
      2) Eliminate congressional committees or rotate members on a quarterly basis to stop the corruption and restore parity between congressmen/women.
      3) Freeze environmental regulations to 2009 levels for 5 years as an emergency economy recovery measure.
      4) Allow manufacturing to upgrade equipment without losing grandfathered permits for 5 years.
      5) Combine ATF into the FBI and eliminate redundancy and incompetence.
      6) Layoff all federal welfare/unemplowment enforcement and distribution officials and workers. Calculate all the money currently spent on welfare programs and unemployment divide it by the number of living citizens of all ages divide it again by 12 and give everyone who personally shows up at a the local municiple office with a valid picture ID a check each month. This way no one starves and we use the taxpayer money efficiently and honestly. Social Security should not be included because it is supposed to be fully funded by the people in the program and kept in TRUST by the federal government.
      7) Freeze all congressional salaries until the budget is balanced and debt is starting to get paid off.
      8) If congressional leaders were really interested in what the US citizenary thought of them as leaders, they would take a cut in salary until the economy was back on track.

      This is NOT rocket science. The ONLY solutions now are simple ones. Raising taxes makes no sense because the reason that we have the deficit is that congress did not have the courage to ask for the money BEFORE they spent it because they knew what we would say. This is extortion and it has to stop.

    • Why look for a heart in a person who had an Ivy League education in this country Something what would not be available in a Socialist Country yet he is deliberately doing his best to destroy this Country.Who believes that the Emir of So.. Arabia is greater than the leader of the most powerful Country of the World the USA.
      So he had the need to bow before the Emir. It is a great lack of self confidence.
      Without confidence and knowledge one cannot run a Country like

  4. No more government give away programs, provide private company tax breaks and less regulations, less T&E, less wilderness, more drilling, less nonsense about no coal for electricity……….turn Washington’s lights out…………

  5. If you have the time and interest Please watch the DVD “Agenda; Grinding Down America”
    You can get it at Amazon.com Thanks, Bob

  6. I am always happy to see lower taxes so that is a good thing. The rest of the proposal seems like more government spending which is only taking money taken from productive enterprises to fund non-productive enterprises. The President needs to lead which means doing the uncomfortable job of facing the truth that we are in a mess and it is going to hurt us all to get out of this mess. We are like a drug addict who has been adicted to spending money and we keep taking drugs(stimulus packages) instead of removing the drugs and going through the withdrawls(learning to save and stay within a budget) to get back to a healthy condition. We will never spend our way out debt and debt is our problem. The solution is cut government programs, set taxes to a know fixed rate, and stay within a budget.

  7. Schow is right.Get the phony regs.out of the way.The epa,is number one.dept of labor which produces no jobs but hinders.By the way the payroll tax credit does not lower you tax bill.The rate at the end of the year is the same.HW Bush did this and I had to pay more at tax time because the rate wasn’t lowered.All you people out there better check to see if you are paying enough otherwise you are going to pay more at tax time.

  8. This Socialist dictator is promoting one world gov’t & demise of the free enterprise system, ruining our families, our country & our spirit. We’ve had enough of this clown. He should be relieved of his presidency now before any more damage is done. “Off with his head” clean up the white house, fix terms for senators & congress NOW !!!!!!

  9. First off saying that Obama is “torturing” Boeing is ridiculous. Badgering, harassing, using the Federal government’s power to dictate to a business where it may open a facility based only on the unions, etc. yes. But using terms such as torture brings the thinking right down to the same level as the emotional left.

    I read a comment on another blog today where a contributor stated, “I’m happy to see corporate wealth being taxed.” Anyone who thinks this way–oh, sorry, I mean FEELS this way–doesn’t understand the first thing about economics. Corporations don’t really pay taxes. Their employees do in the form of lower salaries and the end consumer does in the form of higher prices. The more you tax them, the more prices will continue to go up and employee salaries remain stagnant.

    Obama is a truly bad man. If he’s doing this all on purpose to “fundamentally change the United States of America” he’s evil. If he’s simply incompetent, he’s dangerous at best. We HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS MAN AND HIS SUPPORTERS IN BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS.

    • yes and he bought his two new buses at 1.1million dollers from canada..really helped our economy..i will buy the rope.lets get it done and free america

  10. obama can go to hell there is noway we can pssoibly extend unemployment any longer,and we sure as hell can not go putting out another stimulus he is completly out of his mind !!!
    obama needs to be impeached NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. If you have the time and interest Please watch the DVD “Agenda; Grinding Down America” You can get it at Amazon.com. Thanks

  12. Stimulate the economy by stopping all foreign aid and bring home all troops that are in some 130+ countries and sell those 700 military bases to the host country. We are not responsible for Germany’s, Japan’s, Italy’s defense and having our troops in their countries does not have anything to do with protecting the security of the USA.

    Obama is a Marxist shill and that is obvious to all. What concerns me is the establishment Republicans. Ron Paul is the only candidate that wants to stop our insane interventionist foreign policy. Of course, that is why the military/industrial complex and the prostitute national press, among many others, ridicule or ignore him. Imagine that, Ron Paul wants to stop the USA from killing people (ours and others) and he is ridiculed.

    Read Ron Paul’s new book, Liberty Defined. He provides a solution to 50 vital issues (all with in the confines of the Constitution).

      • The only thing I don’t like about Ron Paul is his unwillingness to recognize a problem with Iran building nukes… and that IS a problem.

      • Watchman34
        I believe you are right and since he ran in 1988 and 2008 he has woke up many to the fact that you can’t run a private or gov’t org. with out rules and regulations and he abides by the regulations (i.e. the U.S. Constitution).

        Education is the first step in confronting a problem and we need to educate the opinion molders that not matter how great federal legislation sounds Congress can not vote for it if it is not authorized by the Constitution. Ron may vote no on some good measures because the authority belongs with the States and not the Feds.

  13. God I know you are in total control of all things, even Obama and this current government. I trust you and your plan for this once great nation. I pray each day to you “COME LORD JESUS!”

    • tom. i am a born again bible believer to.I have been heavily into prophecy ;more than forty five years.Daniel chapter 2 in essence say;s god gave daniel a symbolic time
      frame for the gentiles to rule the world.. we should question as to where we are in this
      symbolic picture. we must be in the feet..the ten toes are still future..but when the economy crashes; things will change very fast. the one world money and government
      will spring into place and almost imediately divide the world in to ten kingdoms =ten
      toes which will bring the falling of morales,values and the mingling of the seed of men
      that will let loose all forms of ungodlessness.(verse 43) it is of utmost importance that we read carefully and understand this verse, as well asverse (44) the matter of fact statement ” in the days of these kings…” then read 2 thesssalonians 2:3-12

      paul rampley

  14. When Obama stops the constant political rhetoric accusing the GOP of being the problem and stops wining about the Republicans getting in the way of progress he will start to make headway. But if he is going to lead he is going to have to stop accusing others of the things he is guilty of and be an example of what we can all believe in. He has not listened to the advice presented to him by the leaders of the Chamber of Commerce who have offered sound advice and suggestions he should implement, but he has listened to his Czars, Unions and Academia who have never worked or managed a damn thing….just like him. This speech was more of the same and I am not buying into building up more debt so we can wrongly disperse my hard earned income on projects that have no bearing on lowering our unemployment rate and our debt. Let’s be real, what Obama is doing is trying to save his bacon, not bring home the bacon.

  15. If hE wants American Jobs …made in MAerica etc..he should fire his Job Czar CEO of GE who is going to and publicly stated eliminate X-Ray manfacturing Unit, Engineering staff and all associated American jobs and move it to China and Create Chinese Jobs and Train Chineses Enginers. I guess the Jobs will count in Pres Obs plan to create jobs ( just not for Americans).

  16. When Obama stops the constant political rhetoric accusing the GOP of being the problem and stops wining about the Republicans getting in the way of progress he will start to make headway. But if he is going to lead he is going to have to stop accusing others of the things he is guilty of and be an example of what we can all believe in. He spends way too much time pointing the finger in the opposing direction and should start directing it more to himself. He is the most divisive President we have ever had. He has not listened to the advice presented to him by the leaders of the Chamber of Commerce who have offered sound advice and suggestions he should implement, but he has listened to his Czars, Unions and Academia who have never worked or managed a damn thing….just like him. This speech was more of the same and I am not buying into building up more debt so we can wrongly disperse my hard earned income on projects that have no bearing on lowering our unemployment rate and our debt. Let’s be real, what Obama is doing is trying to save his bacon, not bring home the bacon.

  17. Of course it’s more of the same old, same old. Did anyone, even the leftist Dems, expect anything else. What we must realize and accept is that Obama is deliberately
    trying to destroy this nation by destroying our economy. One more time: What else could Obama do to hasten the fall of our ecnomy? The answer is NOTHING!

  18. To Whom it May Concern,

    Permit me to comment, you have one of the best presidents that America has had this past generation.

    I am appalled at the negativism, and dirty politics shown by organisations such as the “Tea Party” (an extension of the Republicans) and the Republican Party itself, there seems to be no constructive spirit in Congress to improve the people’s hardship, besides the Republican Party is self centred and does not have the peoples’ interest at heart ! ! !

    Unfortunately the politics of the USA and Canada in pushing “free trade” in support of big business has destroyed the economies of the two countries by exporting jobs by the millions to other continents. Of course the American and Canadian Government will never admit that Free Trade was a mistake. What Free Trade wrought upon our countries was globalisation, monopolies and profit greed by big corporations and UNEMPLOYMENT of our citizens. Why, because its these big corporations who contribute to the political parties campaign funds all at the expense of the middle and lower class. JP

  19. The man is digging another money pit and he expects the American public to stand behind this rhetoric? He must think us a Nation of fools. The only bright spot in the secession was not seeing “Kaptain (Pelosi) Kangaroo” bouncing behind him.
    He will not even put his so called ideas in a written form with logic and specifics. The best he could come up with is to lay the onus on the supposed “Super Committee”. The whole episode was a total disgrace to the Office of the President.

  20. Obama is quite simply incapable and unprepared for the job of President of the United States of America. In Texas parlance, he is ‘all hat and no cattle’… He is a complete sham, I believe, created by George Soros et al…

  21. How can America stay alive ?obama is destoryen us. The frist is spend all the money ,then let the muslim take over AMERICA.Can’t anyone see this. ED

  22. Obama thinks we are all the “Village Idiots” I am waiting for 2012 when all the Obama programs will be flushed down the dumper right where they belong along with him. I am so sick of his two faced lies. He is nothing but a Muslim Communist that wants the United States of America to fail. He cancelled Day of Prayer only to host a dinner in honor of Ramadan. What does that say? His no good wife is “ripping” off American with her fancy clothes, vacations. Hey Michelle you can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear as my Gram would say. Now that you are now Proud of your Country I am really sick of you…phoney!

    I enjoyed listening to his wonderful speech along with comments by Mark Levin….only way I could tolerate it. I can’t stand to even look at the skinny cigarette smoking weasel!!!!

      • I have said that this JACKASS was born in Kenya. He didn’t show a Birth Certificate for being born here in the USA. How about a Water Board for the JACKASS

      • Kudos Emerson!!! You are so right..very clever!!!! There was a reason Dr Jerome Corsi was put into prison in Kenya when he was researching Obuma for his book. I read his book before the ill fated election and had Obuma Husein’s number. Of course if these people keep listening to the media like MSLSD formerly known as MSN..per Mark Levin (Love that guy) they will never have a clue of the truth. Just way to many out there on the “Dole” afraid they will lose their freebies!!…I had better stop ranting..need to get to work. Just Love your thought Emerson…good name. My Gram’s brother was Emerson!! Great Man!

    • Yes Marty! That’s what I call him, a Communist Muslim. It’s so obvious. He hates America. He hates successful Americans but only if they reached their success in the private sector. If they have achieved success through the tax payers’ largesse well, that’s just fine. What is he thinking? The government cannot remain strong without successful businesses! Oh, I know! He wants to pick the winners and losers based on “fairness”. I love that. Everyone has a different interpretation of “fair.” If you ask 10 people what’s fair, you’ll likely get 10 different answers. How can government run on the idea of “fair”? It has to be run by the rule of law and you can’t make fair illegal or quantify it in some way.

      • He is not a Communist Muslim! He is a Communist Jew. Read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for a complete explanation of his motives and true objectives. He must be stopped before he can carry out his vile goals. (This means at the ballot box, government spies.)

      • He is not a Communist Muslim! He is a Communist Jew. Read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for a complete explanation of his motives and true objectives. He must be stopped before he can carry out his vile goals. (This means at the ballot box, government spies.)

    • Marty, I AGREE with literally everything you wrote!!! My sentiments exactly. I’d like to add that I literally feel that Obama is INSANE!! For everything this jackass says, he does the opposite!!! He says he is for gun ownership, yet this clown REALLY wants our guns confiscated!!!! He is a Godless ass and I have utterly no liking and no respect for this jerk from Hell!!! The idiots of this country simply put ‘Skin Color’ in the White House to make history. Well, they’ve made history alright!! They’ve helped over-throw the United States or what’s left of it!!! I find Obama to be an embarrassment to the United States. This clown is either traveling the world and putting down America or he’s in London and groping the Queen of England!! By the way, for those who may think I’m a bigot, I would have loved to have had Condoleezza Rice as our President and I still would like to have her for President. I consider her a PERFECT example of a great American. The idiots who put Obama in the White House have simply been conned by The Pied Piper of BULLSHIT!!!!! These are the same people who think the government will give the little darlings everything they want and it simply isn’t going to happen!!!

      Marty, don’t give up!!! My best to you!!!!!

  23. I wish more people understood that obama has only one objective and that is to “destroy this country” and unfortunatly he is being very successful at his ‘hope and change’! His retoric will convery what the people want to hear but what he does is completly the opposit. If he truly wanted to develop the job market he would reduce gov’t. spending (cut the numbers of gov’t employees), regulations (gov’t control of busnesses) and cut taxes. However, he is not interested and the ‘old time’ congress is not forcing his hand……ROG

  24. Just more of the Cloward & Piven/Saul Alinsky tactics; Destroy the financial system to effect social engineering and a movement to one world socialistic governance. This man, this administration and this movement are the destruction of the American Dream and the American Promise. We must show no compromise to a sinister group that demonizes and demagogues honest, tax paying, mainstream America with charges of hostage taking and being ignorant, racisist radicals. This movement has nefarious intentions to bring about their agenda. The Tea Party must stand up and confront these attempts at intimidation. That is all the leadership of the labor unions, the progressive movement and their supporters have become…..bullies!

  25. Each time I heard the president say “Pass this bill now!”, I kept thing just like Obamacare. There is no reason to pass any bill without giving everyone in Congress and the U.S. ample time to read and understand the entire bill. When the Democrats try ramming this bill through, all members of Congress need to think Obamacare, and slow way down.

  26. Everything else aside, Congress shouldn’t do any of it unless it’s paid for in spending reductions elsewhere . . . and no promises, cash on the table.

    And Obama says he’ll have a bill on the 19th. The House should do _nothing_ until they get the plan in writing.

  27. No more speeches, no more lies, no more deceit and no more stealing taxpayers’ dollars to fund un-American and anti-liberty laws and regulations. Start following the Constitution, stop acting like a dictator and start listening to Congress and all members of the Senate; not just the Democrats! Start enforcing the laws of the land; prior to 2008. Enough of the empty talk and false promises. Start listening to the successful and brilliant minds that make up the American culture. Start inviting real, smart businessmen to the White House, like Steve Forbes and Donald Trump, who understand the successful combination of individual freedom and successful business practices.

  28. It just slays me that they are no longer using the phrase “stimulus” as if the American people wouldn’t know the difference. I had to turn the speech off in a short time as he just kept taking digs at the Republicans. He had control of both houses for two years and what did he accomplish in that time. I have also heard some liberal newsmen referring to “do nothing” republicans. It seems like they passed quite a few bills that went nowhere and were not even voted on and the President himself, said they were dead on arrival.
    Why didn’t they come together on Paul Ryan’s bill and agree on the things they could agree on but they didn’t even consider it. I can’t wait until 2012.

  29. Hollie2009ad, you NAILED IT!!!! Obama is the Anti-Christ and Obama is THE PROBLEM in this country. Obama lies so much that he should receive “The Slinging It’ Award!!!! This clown couldn’t run a lemonade stand and do it honestly!!! In fact, if Obama ran a lemonade stand, he’d have to use government funds to bail it out!!!!!! Obama’s entire goal is to divide, bankrupt and destroy America!!!! I damn sure did NOT vote for this fraud that is in The White House!!!!!

  30. obama has no desire to put people back to work. His only desire is to turn America into a socialistic country. He WANTS Americans dependent on the government, and so do his liberal democrats. If he were really serious about jobs and the economy, the first thing he would have done last night would have been to admit his obamacare was a disaster and repealed it.

    He has the audacity to say “under God”? He has made it very clear that he is muslim and does not believe in God. He doesn’t even attend church! He is an enemy of America and her citizens; the true Americans, NOT illegal immigrants. If he were really concerned for America’s safety, he would enforce the immigration laws and uphold the Constitution. He is a traitor, a fake, and a lying SOB.

  31. Did you notice that he did not say one word about “Energy”? We have more Oil, Gas, and Coal, Reserves that all the other countries in the world. We could put 4 to 500,000 people to work in the Energy field.
    If some don’t like that then tell them to sell the cars & trucks, turn off their Electricity, gas heat and walk or ride a horse. We would not need to buy one Bbl of Oil from the middle east. (oh but I keep forgetting we are buying Oil form his dear buddies in the middle east, and I don’t know why he just don’t move in with them?)

  32. I,believe CONGRESS,should imprech the president for theaten Congress and the American people that they not get their checks if his way is not approved.

  33. What a narcissistic charlatan! His speech was over for me when he explained that he knew he COULD create more jobs if the trade deals with Columbia and Panama were signed, but he said he would continue to hold them hostage until his demand for a Union-controlled Slush Fund was met by the GOP-controlled House. Does he so imperatively need to enrich his Union-Boss supporters so they can misuse that Union slush fund to buy attack ads for his reelection campaign?

  34. I agree with all of the above comments. However, I will go further by educating all my friends that Obama,s agenda is very clear to me. Destroy America, coulture, deny religious freedom, open the borders to gain illegal voters, desimate the ecomomy, eliminate all
    methods of fossel fuel excavation and poduction. Use the power of eminent domain, claim all government parks to be shut off from public enjoyment, use the unions to maintain status quoe and worse in our education system, promote baby killing via. Planned Parent hood to reduce population growth and finally reduce our middle class and wealthy to the
    poverty level of a third world country. The name of all the aforementioned is referred to
    as Agenda 21, which has been happening since 1950. Unfortunately, our kids and
    even their parents are completely unaware or apathetic oto our situation and have no
    clue to the current and growing loss of our freedom and enivitable loss of our country.
    DID YOU KNOW THAT OBAMA, AND ABC NEWS has BAND the wearing of the
    American Flag Lapel Pin? VINCE

  35. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL obama AN IDIOT. BUT, HE IS NOT. WHAT HE IS, IS A PAWN OF GEORGE SOROS AND THE LEFTIST/SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST AND UNION ALLIES WHO WANT TO DESTROY AMERICA SO THEY CAN TAKE IT OVER. EVERYTHING HE SAYS IS A LIE; EVRYTHING HE DOES IS DELIBERATE DESTRUCTION TO HURT AMERICA. HIS BACKGROUND EXPLAINS EVERYTHING: MUSLIM UPBRINGING, LOVES HIS SORRY FATHER INSTEAD OF MOTHER DUE TO RACE, ASSOCIATED WITH TERRORISTS AND CRIMINALS, ECUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENTS ALL FAKED! SPENT 23 YEARS IN A HATE-MONGERING BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY CHURCH. HE IS A CERTAIN PRODUCT OF CHICAGO POLITICS, AND DOES THE BIDDING OF THE UNIONS WITHOUT HIDING IT OR APOLOGY! KNEW NOTHING OF AMERICAN HISTORY WHEN HE WAS FIRST RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT-STILL KNOWS ONLY WHAT HIS TELE-PROMPTER TELLS HIM. NO WONDER HIS ACTIONS APPEAR AS A DICTATOR OF AN AMERICA HATER. NOW HE WANTS (AGAIN) HIS OWN PERSONAL ARMY UNDER THE GUISE A MILITARY STYLE SECURITY FORCE UNDER DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. HELL, HE IS MISUSING THE IRS AND THE DOJ TO ATTACK POLITICAL ENEMIES ALREADY, INSTEAD OF PROSECUTING VIOLENT CRIMINALS! NO BODY WILL BE SAFE WHEN HE GETS HIS OWN GESTAPO! THE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS, AKA WHITE CHRISTIAN GUN OWNERS, AMERICAN PATRIOTS, FORMER MILITARY PERSONS, OR ANYONE NOT IN A UNION OR ANYONE WHO SIMPLY DISAGREES WITH HIM! HE HAS TO BE STOPPED, AND I DON’T THINK WE CAN WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTON. BY EXECUTIVE FIAT (ORDER) AND DEPARTMENTAL REGULATION HE IS TRYING TO FORCE ALL WORKERS INTO UNION CONTROL, SQUELCH FREE SPEECH-ESPECIALLY RADIO AND INTERNET. SOON ANY COMMENT DISAGREEING WITH HIM OR HIS ADMINISTRATION WILL BE “DISSIDENT HATE SPEECH” AND A FEDERAL CRIME. OH, THEY ARE PREPARED: HAVE YOU NOT HEARD ABOUT THE “INTERNMENT CAMPS”, OR WHERE ARE THE 33,000 NEW IRS AGENTS HIRED SINCE obama TOOK OVER? TRAINING IN SWAT STYLE ENFORCEMENT TACTICS-WHY OF COURSE! FINALLY, DOESN’T MOST EVERYONE-WHO SHOULD-KNOW ALL THIS? MEANING YA’LL, EVERYONE IN CONGRESS, AND EVERY NON-LIBERAL INVOLVED IN THE MEDIA, AND ANYONE ELSE NOT TOO BUSY TO PAY ATTENTION.

  36. As I listened to Mr. Obummer, again, I was struck with the thoughts that when people are hurting as many millions of American’s are now, a bull laden speech by this President could win them because he is promising things which might and I say might help them. The real understanding will come, unfortunately, when the American people realize nothing this President says is real. If you or I were to make such promises and failed to keep them over and over again, we would lose all credibility. We can not afford to continue down the same road with failed policies. Thank you for pointing out to people that there is no free lunch. We must work and work hard to protect our freedoms.

  37. His speech is the same old crap he’s beening spewing since he got in office. He doesn’t have a clue. Telling us this will not cost us a dime. What a crock, even a 4th grader can tell you that you do not get something for nothing.The house has sent over at least a half of dozen proposals on job creation to the senate who refuse to even look at them. I would tell Obama when you read our proposals and discuss them with the American people you can shove your jobs program.

  38. William Gallo – I was not sure what and who our president is, but now I know. He would flunk a course in Economics 101 and Ethics 101 (lying every chance he gets). I am an 81 year old veteran and always supported every president we elected from FDR thru Bush 2, excepting Carter. President Obama does not possess any sense of moral values. Only one thing will solve this mess “throw out the rambling rascal ” on election day 2012. God Bless America.

  39. If what he said was the “truth” we might be getting somewhere. However, he couldn’t even get it right that Lincoln’s land grants started the development of colleges. Lincoln wasn’t even alive when say, Ohio University was founded. You would think that with all his white house staffers that they could give us the consideration of a little research. When you dissect what he said, its all the socialist narrative. Spend now. Pay later.

    • Okay. This is what gives us a bad name. I repudiate your views entirely. You don’t represent us, the Republican Party or the Tea Party. I suspect you’re a Progessive plant. Shame on you. You don’t bring anything to the table that is intelligent or thoughtful.

      • most of our republicans to day are not much differnt than democrats..if they had any back bone the would inpeach this illegal president born in kenya,,a full fledged mussellum..his mother was a negger hore..and i bet i am a hell of a lot more consevative than you..

  40. at first i thought obama was merely incompetent. i am now convinced he is deliberately manipulating the economy through these inept proposals to further his leftist agenda. he is not upholding his oath to protect and defend the constitution and the American people. proceedings should begin immediately in the House to remove him from office, harry reid, be damned.

  41. As you said in your article, there is nothing new about any of Obama’s proposals. Not only do they not work in todays economic climate, they have never worked in any economy that has ever tried them. Oh, I guess they will work in America because we are somehow different? Unfortunately 1+1=2 no matter where you are on this planet. I have listened for years to politicians say the answer is to get government out of the way and let the private sector take over running our economy yet when they get to Washington they don’t seem to have the heavy equipment necessary to move the government out of the way. It takes plans that are developed by the private sector to show the government how to get out of the way but once our elected officials get to Washington their vision seems to stop at the city limits. I have yet to hear “one” person in Congress ask for the private sector to come up with a health care plan that would compete with the proposals the government has presented. I’ve been working on such a plan for the last six years yet I cannot get anyone to even read my plan.

  42. Christopher Ruddy at Newmax had the best suggestion yet, the Republicans will approve Obama’s latest money grab only if he agrees to REPEAL OBAMACARE. The only things I can see that will get the economy started are a repeal of Obamacare or an announcement that Obama will not seek re-election in 2012. That announcement would make business people and working tax paying Americans more optimistic than anything else he could do. Even an announcement that Hillary was going to oppose him for the nomination would help a little. The slogan for 2012 is Anybody But Obama.

  43. Obama’s big jobs bill is for infrastructure jobs, which are all UNION jobs. He has said and done nothing for private sector jobs except a pittance incentive! Repeal Obamacare, stop threatening to raise taxes/”revenue” to businesses, stop the over-stringent regulation and then see how the job market opens up!!! Businesses won’t be so afraid to hire once they know where they stand and that they may do business without all the government interference!

  44. this is a farce. there is a House bill recently passed and sitting on harry reid’s desk in the senate. this bill offers REAL solutions to grow the economy and create jobs. boehner and mcconnel better stick to their guns and force obama and reid to allow a vote on that bill and refuse to consider ANY of obama’s “solutions”. michelle bachman is correct; the most important item facing the current congress is the elimination, in 2012, of the secret funding hidden in OBAMACARE. the most important item facing the REPUBLICAN president-elect is repeal of the obomination obamacare legislation.

  45. The man is either 1) clueless or 2) wants the destruction of America. I believe #1, the guy has a somewhat elevated belief in himself with no mental horsepower (“IQ”) to back it up. His advisors seem to have failed him last night (“Pass this bill now!!!”), so he’s flailing in the wind and taking America with him. Now this isn’t politically correct: that’s what you get with Affirmative Action. The man was inexperienced, had not shown leadership or intelligence. He was elected as I pointed out in my blogs of 2008 (www.periodictablet.com)because he was (is) black, has a great voice and smile showing nice white teeth. That’s about it and we are reaping what we sowed.

    • Can’t you believe number 2 Ted. Even genius’s are dumb in other areas, This guy is a plant, controlled by OWG. He is right on program, laughing behind your backs at his successes.

  46. The largest stimulus would be to allow business to know that Obamacare, Tax hikes in the future would be not exist until we are recovered from this crisis; therefore try to be logical and reduce corporate taxes to 15%, Quickly change the tax code by setting 8%, 12% and 18% with few deductions. K.I.S.S is the major phrase for strong businesses. Keep It Simple Stupid. To spend on teachers when school has already started is Stupid. Money will be spent for Union projects that don’t help the individuals just spend our money.

  47. These are some great comments! SO, how do we get him out…..not later, but NOW!
    Obama said in his speech that the people can’t wait 14 months for a change they need one NOW…well, why doesn’t he get out of the way and we could have a great change back to the way things should be not this socialistic world view that he touts. I can’t stand his talk, talk, talk anymore! Can we impeach him or what?? he has gone against the Constitution many times why can’t we get him for that? Maybe I am missing something here.

    • Holly, the problem is that both the Left AND the Right have “gone against the Constitution”, so that isn’t the way to handle the problem. The way to do it is to call the man on his bona fides. There is every good reason to believe that the Democratic Party ‘parachuted’ him into the candidacy knowing of his illegality for that particular office, but hoping to bury the fine points of the Constitution – as is their political wont anyway – by smearing anybody who might dare to call the emperor on his new clothes. Many have risen to the occasion; and well done, them. But more now needs to be done. And it won’t be done by the ‘honorable opposition’, because it is obvious that the higher echelons of the Republican Party are complicit in this fiasco. So now it’s over to The People.

      What needs to happen is a march on Washington of The People, Assembled, calling on the man either to prove his bona fides – a true and correct copy of his bc (not that forgery that he has put out as a bill of goods, not the goods themselves); clarifying the questions regarding his SSN; his passport; his school records as to how he registered himself; etc – or to vacate the office forthwith, as a usurper; with the Congress, then, to be dissolved, for not doing their constitutional duty in the matter, and new elections called for ‘a time certain’, say, 3 months. With an Officer of The People installed in the office to oversee the return to the Constitution, and the rule of law in the Republic of America. Before it slips over into Empire, and a terrible, terrible outcome for the high dream of government of, by, and for The People.

      Who now need to take back their country from those who would abuse her.

    • Holly, the problem is that both the Left AND the Right have “gone against the Constitution”, so that isn’t the way to handle the problem. The way to do it is to call the man on his bona fides. There is every good reason to believe that the Democratic Party ‘parachuted’ him into the candidacy knowing of his illegality for that particular office, but hoping to bury the fine points of the Constitution – as is their political wont anyway – by smearing anybody who might dare to call the emperor on his new clothes. Many have risen to the occasion; and well done, them. But more now needs to be done. And it won’t be done by the ‘honorable opposition’, because it is obvious that the higher echelons of the Republican Party are complicit in this fiasco. So now it’s over to The People.

      What needs to happen is a march on Washington of The People, Assembled, calling on the man either to prove his bona fides – a true and correct copy of his bc (not that forgery that he has put out as a bill of goods, not the goods themselves); clarifying the questions regarding his SSN; his passport; his school records as to how he registered himself; etc – or to vacate the office forthwith, as a usurper; with the Congress, then, to be dissolved, for not doing their constitutional duty in the matter, and new elections called for ‘a time certain’, say, 3 months. With an Officer of The People installed in the office to oversee the return to the Constitution, and the rule of law in the Republic of America. Before it slips over into Empire, and a terrible, terrible outcome for the high dream of government of, by, and for The People.

      Who now need to take back their country from those who would abuse her.

    • Holly, the problem is that both the Left AND the Right have “gone against the Constitution”, so that isn’t the way to handle the problem. The way to do it is to call the man on his bona fides. There is every good reason to believe that the Democratic Party ‘parachuted’ him into the candidacy knowing of his illegality for that particular office, but hoping to bury the fine points of the Constitution – as is their political wont anyway – by smearing anybody who might dare to call the emperor on his new clothes. Many have risen to the occasion; and well done, them. But more now needs to be done. And it won’t be done by the ‘honorable opposition’, because it is obvious that the higher echelons of the Republican Party are complicit in this fiasco. So now it’s over to The People.

      What needs to happen is a march on Washington of The People, Assembled, calling on the man either to prove his bona fides – a true and correct copy of his bc (not that forgery that he has put out as a bill of goods, not the goods themselves); clarifying the questions regarding his SSN; his passport; his school records as to how he registered himself; etc – or to vacate the office forthwith, as a usurper; with the Congress, then, to be dissolved, for not doing their constitutional duty in the matter, and new elections called for ‘a time certain’, say, 3 months. With an Officer of The People installed in the office to oversee the return to the Constitution, and the rule of law in the Republic of America. Before it slips over into Empire, and a terrible, terrible outcome for the high dream of government of, by, and for The People.

      Who now need to take back their country from those who would abuse her.

  48. Watched the speech, a waste of my time. It made me think of chewing the same mouthful, until one gets sick.

    I don’t know about others but I for one am totally sick of this man, and his party, “The Demolition Party!” They have from Queen Nancy ‘s and Prince Harry’s rule [of 5yrs to date] brought this nation to its knees, and they want another four more years?
    This nation can’t survive his one term, let alone another four years!

    Why? How? Did we elect this know-nothing beyond his Kool-Aid bubble, anyway?
    OH, I know “Take from those that have, & give to those that need” Right our out of the book “Dass Kapital” My Karl Marx the father of Communism and idea for the USSR, “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” remember?
    Well I hope”those who need”, got what they wanted: Unemployment Benefits, extended again & again, and yet again!

    Those who refuse, repeat, refuse to work, should not eat

    2 Thessalonians 3:1.” For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
    If that is good enough for Jesus, why should we change it? Many now feel insulted to be offered a job under $20.00 per hour plus of course full benefits!
    I suggest these talk to the elderly who MUST get by with Social Security of as little as $650 per month!

  49. To me this new ” demads” from the FAILED ONe is nothing more than Stimulus THree designed to appease his Civil Unions Base of Teachers and Police and Civil Servants ( actually his Owners) after Tumka blasted him … Beware America we are about to get HOSED again with a nother Obama “PHANTOM” Debt Reduction Plan which like his last Two or three were written on toilet paper affixed close to Reid Crapper…

  50. The Whole Congress that he has blamed MUST tell him to GROW up. and Quit wasting more Money… This Goofy one is nothing but walking Ponzi Scheme!!

  51. Regarding the repeated statement by BHO that this bill has been paid for, it’s telling that he never elaborated on how or by whom. I would hazard a guess that it HAS been paid for – by his supporters’ contributions to his reelection campaign. Now, as with the last Stimulus, he wants to repay them with this bill, giving contracts to the supporters’ family members and associates.

  52. The Republicans MUST stand firm and say NO to Obama. NO NEW TAXES, NO MORE STIMULUS, CUT SPENDING AND BALANCE THE BUDGET. Clamp down on the union thuggery – the thugs who broke into that office and held the men hostage should have been arrested. It is ridiculous that Holder is getting away with turning his head to the unions, the black panthers, and the rioters who want socialism. They want spending to continue even though our country is bankrupt.

  53. Anyone who actually worked a plant floor, manufactured or produced anything for a living recognizes how dangerously misguided anymore NAFTA Style trade deals are. Sure the President is self serving in refusing to bring these trade agreements forward, thank God for that! I am deeply disappointed that seemingly that Republicans (not to be confused with true conservatives who actually understand we can’t afford to out-source or off-shore jobs or allow unfettered access to our consumer market without “balancing” imports against exports) see such trade agreements as anything other than the disaster of previous NAFTA Trade agreements! What we need in our nation isn’t more cheap DVD players on retail shelves, but rather balance trade agreements that assure both trading partners have some “skin in the game”, and that we aren’t just making it easier for corporations to avoid competing for American workers. In a balanced trade agreement, much like those we had during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, our trading partners are limited in how much they can export to the U.S. only by how much they demonstrably import into their country from the U.S.. Not only is this fair trade, it will encourage Employers to compete for American workers, and yes, some of those workers might even be union members, but despite that, balanced trade has the unique mechanism that will help to eliminate our trade deficit, and end the practice of the U.S. borrowing money our own money back from foreign nations who’s Employers are running wide open 24/7 to fill the shelves at your local discount store.

    Republican leaders assert that these misguided trade deals will create 250,000 jobs “over the years”, but they fail to note that foreign corporations will send many of their own people to fill the higher wage and management positions, and that these jobs will go away at the drop of a hat should economic or political turmoil in Korea, Colombia or Panama arise. Further, the 250K jobs that “might be created” won’t come close to the number of jobs that will be lost once U.S. Corporate greed recognizes it’s cheaper to buy from Korea than it is to maintain production in the U.S.. The 250K jobs that “might be created” from these egregious Free Trade agreements would barely cover two months worth of our nations population growth through “legal immigration” (don’t get me started on illegal immigration), and these jobs will take years, perhaps a decade to finally materialize.

    These Free Trade agreements benefit only our trading partners and corporations who really don’t like to compete for American workers. Our nation need to manufacture and produce things right here in the U.S. of A.! Any nation that does not create jobs for it’s own workers, that does not produce the goods it’s citizens consume, any nation that does not generate the energy to fuel it’s industry, and that cannot feed it’s population from the bounty within it’s borders, will be controlled by foreign interests and events!

    Write, phone, e-mail, fax you House and Senate members and tell them to vote no on these one-sided Free Trade Agreements.

  54. A major concern of mine is the broadened scope of the “Super Congress.” The following has been submitted to the Virginia Gazette as an original essay:

    The “Super Congress” is a Threat to Our Liberty!
    The unconstitutional super congress hasn’t even met yet and they are already planning to extend the scope of their assumed powers. Democrats and republicans are already conspiring to make a mockery of our system of republican (not a party) governance.

    Democrats want debt-cutting panel to address jobs

    Washington, DC, August 8, 2011

    AP By ALAN FRAM – Associated Press

    “”It’s part of recovery,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., a supercommittee member who said in a brief interview that he wanted the panel to tackle job creation. “Growth will create revenue,” which would help reduce the debt.”

    “”Failure is not an option,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday. He said congressional leaders have appointed serious lawmakers to the panel, “and we fully anticipate they will meet their goals. And we’ll see whether they can even go beyond that.””

    This new committee is clearly the last thing our congress needed – another committee to give them a floor to pontificate to the public, raise their own pet issues, and further threaten the Constitution of the United States of America.

    The congress was established as a bicameral body for good reasons – to have one body, the House of Representatives, having a close relationship with the people, regularly accountable through the 2 year limitation of their terms of office. It was designed to be the only democratic body in our federalist system of central government. Having a direct relationship with the electorate through the small districts it was expected that they would be more responsive to the passions of the people, for good and for bad.

    The senate, which, prior to the 17th Amendment, was to be populated by the selection of its members by the legislatures of the several states, was to be less directly accountable to the people and with its longer term of office, divided into 3 groups was to allow reason to control passion. I personally actually believe this was to slow the process of legislation, to better preserve our liberties through effective control of the total legislative branch of government. I believe the 17th Amendment should be repealed, restoring the original intent and purpose of the founders. It has resulted in great mischief to our country.

    Now we have this “Super Congressional Body” that has been established on a basis that assures its failure to accomplish its stated purpose and will in that failure greatly threaten the very protections designed by our founders to control the passions and tendencies of legislators to take actions contrary to sound government. The equally established factions within the initial body almost guarantee that the committee will deadlock with no method of resolving tied votes of 6 to 6. I believe is going to be the result most of the time. When this occurs an automatic budget cut applies across the entire government structure. That means that critical programs would be cut the same percentage as discretionary spending. It totally abrogates the responsibilities of the congress to produce an annual budget that must be based on the anticipated taxes to be collected and spent. The result of the “Super Congressional Body” achieving a result by a 7 to 5 or greater vote margin is even worse than a deadlock. The result goes to the house and senate as a bill, to be voted on, without discussion or amendment, and passed into law, upon the signature of the president. Again the responsibilities of the elected bodies are totally abrogated, thus relieving them of accountability to the electorate for their actions.

    My concern is that somehow this “Super Congressional Body” will pass other actions that follow the same process – bills that permit no deliberative examination or amendments and must be voted up or down. The statements of senators Baucus and McConnell confirm my original concerns about the danger inherent in this body.

  55. Just more of the same! Not too disappointing as I did NOT expect any better from this “clueless” president. Sad for the American People.

  56. President Obama confirmed my concerns about the “Super Congress.” That its scope and direction would expand into other areas.

    The “Super Congress” is a Major Threat to American Liberty!

    The unconstitutional super congress hasn’t even met yet and they are already planning to extend the scope of their assumed powers. Democrats and republicans are already conspiring to make a mockery of our system of republican (not a party) governance.

    Democrats want debt-cutting panel to address jobs

    Washington, DC, August 8, 2011

    AP By ALAN FRAM – Associated Press

    “”It’s part of recovery,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., a supercommittee member who said in a brief interview that he wanted the panel to tackle job creation. “Growth will create revenue,” which would help reduce the debt.”

    “”Failure is not an option,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday. He said congressional leaders have appointed serious lawmakers to the panel, “and we fully anticipate they will meet their goals. And we’ll see whether they can even go beyond that.””

    This new committee is clearly the last thing our congress needed – another committee to give them a floor to pontificate to the public, raise their own pet issues, and further threaten the Constitution of the United States of America.

    The congress was established as a bicameral body for good reasons – to have one body, the House of Representatives, having a close relationship with the people, regularly accountable through the 2 year limitation of their terms of office. It was designed to be the only democratic body in our federalist system of central government. Having a direct relationship with the electorate through the small districts it was expected that they would be more responsive to the passions of the people, for good and for bad.

    The senate, which, prior to the 17th Amendment, was to be populated by the selection of its members by the legislatures of the several states, was to be less directly accountable to the people and with its longer term of office, divided into 3 groups was to allow reason to control passion. I personally actually believe this was to slow the process of legislation, to better preserve our liberties through effective control of the total legislative branch of government. I believe the 17th Amendment should be repealed, restoring the original intent and purpose of the founders. It has resulted in great mischief to our country.

    Now we have this “Super Congressional Body” that has been established on a basis that assures its failure to accomplish its stated purpose and will in that failure greatly threaten the very protections designed by our founders to control the passions and tendencies of legislators to take actions contrary to sound government. The equally established factions within the initial body almost guarantee that the committee will deadlock with no method of resolving tied votes of 6 to 6. I believe is going to be the result most of the time. When this occurs an automatic budget cut applies across the entire government structure. That means that critical programs would be cut the same percentage as discretionary spending. It totally abrogates the responsibilities of the congress to produce an annual budget that must be based on the anticipated taxes to be collected and spent. The result of the “Super Congressional Body” achieving a result by a 7 to 5 or greater vote margin is even worse than a deadlock. The result goes to the house and senate as a bill, to be voted on, without discussion or amendment, and passed into law, upon the signature of the president. Again the responsibilities of the elected bodies are totally abrogated, thus relieving them of accountability to the electorate for their actions.

    My concern is that somehow this “Super Congressional Body” will pass other actions that follow the same process – bills that permit no deliberative examination or amendments and must be voted up or down. The statements of senators Baucus and McConnell confirm my original concerns about the danger inherent in this body.

  57. It’s tough reading comments like the ones posted here. I belong to ASOL, which includes the Huf Post, and judging by the crying going on over there we are affecting their sanity if not their point of view. I think we should lighten up and address the message, not the messenger. Obama is no different than libs of the past who have always adhered to tax and spend. That is their major source for buying union and and less than successful and/or lazy voters. Crony capitalism is what got us here and should be a main focus. Freddie and Fannie, the big banks, corrupt and/or stupid politicians should be addressed. I see that Franklin Raines is on trail for cooking Fannies books to achieve major bonuses, making some 90 million in 6 or 7 years. We are paying for his lawyers. Lets make stupidity a sole symptom of the democrats. Obama, himself, proved his plan won’t work. We should take it from there.

  58. Good Morning America it is good to see some of you are finally getting your head out of your A$$$. I have been posting about this FRAUD for years, will you Vote with the Tea Party or still think The Good Ole Boys will bail you out? Enough said. You only get out of this world that you put into it. Onr way or the other YOU are to Blame for OBAMA.

  59. The silver tongue of Obama has cut the air with promises of greatness once again. Another nation wide emergency that he is going to solve. A lot of it sounded great and the crap about it paying for its self is a lie. We are paying for his gamble. He lied again and set his hook on taxing the rich. He says its not class warfare but what else could it be. This Marxist act will punish the small business people that combine their income with their small business. That tax increase will prevent growth on small business and put more people out of work.
    HE has put the republicans over the barrow-they are dam if they do and dam if they don’t! They will sit this one out and drown or swim with the rest of us. The hook is set!

  60. How will not collecting SSI taxes create jobs? Social Security, according to everyone is broke, or about to run dry of funds. This so-called tax break is just another joke by the resident, it is only a tax break for people working and creates more problems for Social Security.This by the party that claims it is the only one that cares about the people!

  61. A vacuum must be created to fill a capitalist society with socialism. Incite class warfare and deny the tools and materials for business to prosper would be the first step. Have government programs and regulations so technical and delayed that it will put the business sector in a holding pattern in fear of hiring or expanding. Control energy and do nothing about the high cost. Close down our own energy resources with the carbon footprint excuse rather than giving the private sector a chance to solve the problem. Tax energy with the same excuse and disallow energy companies to use the world’s largest oil fields and coal reserves in the world which is inside our own boarders. Reduce the American working class to a nonworking class and make them completely dependent on the government for shelter, food and medical care. You can now think about this and look at the change Obama is forcing on you. His labor unions (army) are standing by to assist him. God only knows who his enforcers will be!

  62. I loved the part about Employers who employ people right here in America, and “repatriate” their profits to America, with Ohole’s best body and Head of his Jobs Council, Jeffery Immelt(I melt the economy)sitting up there with Michelle. You know the GE CEO who is laying off American workers, shipping the jobs to China and not paying ANY taxes to the USA? It’s apparent to me that Obama is getting the message that he isn’t going to get re-elected, so he is DOUBLING down to accomplish his Radical Liberal agenda, and using the next 14 months as a very aggressive “lame duck session” He must have said “PASS THIS PLAN, or “bill” 100 times last night. As always, his “plans” are URGENT, Earth-Shaking and World-saving, right up until the time they don’t work and accomplish nothing, like his “shovel ready” projects that he and Immelt laughed about!

  63. This guy is now officially a joke. He’s cried “wolf” for the last time. And, on the good side, if you remember the story, now the “wolf” eats him!

  64. No matter what Obama says he does the opposite. He is still a full Communist and wnats to destroy the USA. What he said last night was a lie m so he can put more taxes on we the people, more Communits Doctrine tax the people to death. We already pay taxes to the States we live fo education, and repairing the shools and building new schools, that was what the State Lotterys were for beside taxing the people. Now Obama wants Government to tax us for the same thing. Isn’t that redistribution of wealth, a Communist Doctrine. Now he wants the UNions to attack the Tea Party people or anyone whom he points a finger at. That is unconstitutional to attack your own people. Obama is causing a civil war and spliting the country in two. Obama should be impeached now. He has already broken the law by using a dead man’s SSNumber that his Grandmother stole for him in Haiwaii when he was a teen ager, because he was an Illegal alien in the first place and could not get a social security card in the first place…NOT A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED SATES OF AMERICA!

  65. This was a pathetic speech, if you want to call it that. He was like a little kid begging for something he wanted. The sad situation in this is that over 52% of voters voted for this poor excuse for a leader and a man. Sometimes it seems, conservatives, put forward our views, but nothing seems to get done in the goverment. A line in the sand needs to be made, and none of this compromising, which only gives the liberals another step forward on their socialist agenda

  66. This President, at best, is the most inept knucklehead to ever darken the hallowed halls of the Whitehouse. Or, at worst, is purposely trying to destroy our country. Anyone who puts the union’s Trumpka in his wife’s box at his latest exercise is guilty of bad taste. Anyone who wastes America’s time calling for this special session simply likes to hear his own voice. And, even though we will all be relieved to see him out of office, it is a real shame that he will still be drawing a sizeable paycheck that will come out of our pockets.

  67. Obama sounded like he had GAS last night, and was a pitiful attempt to sound compassionate, which is something this man does not possess.

    More of the same, as expected, veiled in moans and groans.

  68. Have we heard this before: “We have to pass the bill to find our what is in the bill!”?

    Oh, we have heard it before. And it didn’t work then, no reason to believe it will work now.
    Do we really have to tolerate this idiot for another 15 months? God help us, please!

  69. odumbo is a socialist and an incompetent. Only an insane person (or a liberal democrat/socialist) would think that increased deficit spending will a solve a problem that was significantly caused by excessive gov’t deficit spending. It’s crazy! We need tax insentives for business to grow & expand and we need to repeal odumbocare so business can hire people when the time is right! Let Capitalism work! Don’t get me wrong, gov’t has a role but it is NOT to take MY money and give it away stupidly to programs fraught will waste, fruad and inefficiencies.

  70. Congressman Allen West noted the plan has already acquired the nicknames “mini me stimulus” and “son of stimulus,” said there aren’t enough shovel-ready projects to create significant numbers of jobs.

    He cited schools projects. “Once you fix the window and the roof, what then?”

    West was particularly concerned about how the nation would afford Obama’s plan, which costs more than half his first stimulus. Obama said he’d ask a committee of Congress tasked with cutting the nation’s debt to seek even more savings.

    “It’s kind of like our dear friend Wimpy from Popeye who says I will gladly pay you next Tuesday for a hamburger today,” West said.

  71. If more money we have to borrow goes to the states to rehire or prevent lay off of the same, it will only be a matter of months before the union scum bags start demanding more money in one form or another. We can not fall for that crap. This entire fake jobs plan is all about the union workers and illegals. Yes illegals, they will take most of the construction jobs right off the bat. No more stupid stimulus, get the hell out of the way by allowing business the freedom they need to operate efficiently so they will feel good about hiring. This stimulus is more of the same, giving good chances to waste, steel and send us further down the drain. Wake up people.

  72. I believe we have heard all this before from Mr. Obama. This is one of the few times I am ashamed of the man (?) who carries the title of President of my country. I believe he and Mr. Clinton are are two peas in a pod when it comes to being unethical. It just shows up in different ways. Clinton was no more patriotic than Mr. Obama is. If you have no ethics please don’t say that you represent me.

  73. This does NOT surprise me. What puzzles me is what can be done about it between now and November, 2012. Boehner is NOT doing what he should. I think Mr. Boehner should have changed his wording and said, “The proposals the President outlined tonight will receive due consideration. Our ideas deserve equal if not greater consideration. We hope he gives immediate and serious consideration to our ideas”

  74. Whenever I hear anyone complaining about Warren Buffet’s secretary paying more taxes than he does I only have one question; why is the fix to that disparity always to raise someone’s taxes? Why not LOWER the secretary’s tax rate? Also, Buffet pays a lower PERCENTAGE b/c he pays capital gains taxes, not income tax. Why does he do this? Because he has CPAs and tax attorneys working to make sure he pays as few taxes as possible. Mr. Buffet, Mr. Obama, if you want to pay more, why do you assume we ALL want to pay more? You want to pay more, go for it! Just leave the rest of us the hell alone!

  75. I agree with you all. he needs to be impeached. Two faced is so right. You said about prayer day. he first put down Christians by making fun of the bible with lies on TV and said this no longer a christian nation then had his 50,000 muslim buddy’s be able to pray. So really he kept the prayer day but only for his religion. And i can’t believe there are some people that really think he is Christian and not a mussie. Actions speaks louder than words PERIOD. Why are people so blind to the facts and all his lies and manipulations. it boggles my mind. And the blame game got to stop and the race card. he always blames bush or the Repubs and these people who blame like him think that because of the past presidents might have done this (that made our country worse) says why can’t he do that. Why? to make our country even worse. Can’t anyone see and learn by past mistakes and failures. And this is no reason to give this administration the OK to further bring our country down. So he can f up this country like past presidents the same way and say this is OK or good? What hypocrites. Blows my f’n mind. it’s time for a revolution NOW NOW NOW…

  76. I agree with you all. he needs to be impeached. Two faced is so right. You said about prayer day. he first put down Christians by making fun of the bible with lies on TV and said this no longer a christian nation then had his 50,000 muslim buddy’s be able to pray. So really he kept the prayer day but only for his religion. And i can’t believe there are some people that really think he is Christian and not a mussie. Actions speaks louder than words PERIOD. Why are people so blind to the facts and all his lies and manipulations. it boggles my mind. And the blame game got to stop and the race card. he always blames bush or the Repubs and these people who blame like him think that because of the past presidents might have done this (that made our country worse) says why can’t he do that. Why? to make our country even worse. Can’t anyone see and learn by past mistakes and failures. And this is no reason to give this administration the OK to further bring our country down. So he can f up this country like past presidents the same way and say this is OK or good? What hypocrites. Blows my f’n mind. it’s time for a revolution NOW NOW NOW…

  77. I could never understand why the White House boob would never show his GPA, but after listening to his teleprompter dialog last evening I realized why not. He is abviously ashamed to; he demonstrated it and has in his groundless, senseless governing of OUR GREAT NATION. More teleprompter and vacations we do not need.

  78. He needs to go out and get a job. Then maybe he will learn what life is all about. This is what you get from someone who has had everything given to him his whole life. Obama and his progressive cohorts (on both side of the isle) are shuting down the most powerfull economic engine the world has ever known.

  79. Same shit, just a different day. Playing the game to blame The Tea Party and Republicans. Obama is such a woos…pathetic, etc. WE must get it together and get our conservatives elected and run the Socialist and Labor out of our COUNTRY.

  80. I had a feeling when I heard Obama talk about producing infrastructure, construction and teacher jobs that he was talking about helping his friends in the union. After all Biden and him met with them just last week and I am sure they asked for this bill in exchange for their vote in 14 months. What about the people who do other jobs? This bill will not really help other sectors. The fact that he said they need to pass it and then the committee will figure out the details seems like the same deal we got with the healthcare bill when Nancy said we need to pass it to find out what is in it. Now people are finding out how bad it really is. I didn’t appreciate when Obama said people need to pay their fair share in taxes when 42% of people do not pay taxes at all. Again he is demonizing the middle class and people who work hard for their money including the wealthy who supply the jobs. Obama looked angry and was in no way taking responsiblity for his part in the bad economy. I did not like that he was scolding the right rather than saying he needed to change. It is just more of the same lies and back door deals. It is sad that Americans cannot not trust their president. I am not just talking about the people on the right but also some of his own know he is not going to help this country. We are in the worse economic state and this man is talking about building a high speed rail like in Europe. Can someone tell him this is not the time to be doing that or raising taxes? People are hurting and they need help now.

  81. Pass it now because we got to get this Jobs Bill passed first before we figure out how we are going to pay for $450 Billion more stimulating. ALL OR NOTHING, THIS BILL HAS TO BE PASSED SAID OBAMA. Sounds just like the Obamacare bill. As Pelosi said, we have to pass the bill before we know what’s in it. STUPID. I guess they figure it worked once, it will work again. WRONG. Anyway, you look at this so called Jobs Bill (which no one has seen a written bill by the way), the taxpayers will end up paying for it. Even if other expenditures get cut (now that’s a laugh), we, the taxpayers, are still going to have to come up with more money or increase the deficit without our approval. In the long run we and our children and grandchildren will pay and pay forever on something that will last for about a little over a year at most before Obama comes up with more and more spending and more and more vacations for he and his wifey poo and girls at our expense.
    WE ARE BEYOND BROKE. WE ARE DESTITUTE AT THIS RATE.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE– EVERYTHING. The Koolaide drinkers think it is wonderful because now they have something TO BLAME ON the Republicans, Independents, Libertarians and don’t forget the Son of bitches, Tea Party members if they dare to not pass this “jobs bill” right away.

  82. This moron’s a broken record. Pass this now…now..now.
    It’s like he’s in one of his buddy’s caves, and the echo from his first speech-o-crap is still resounding/echoing. WTH???

    My cat just had surgery for front declaw and spay. Vet wanted shredded newspaper in litterbox for a couple weeks…
    Ergo, stopped at local mini mart last eve to buy several papers; they all had that Idiot’s picture on thd front page. So, I get up to the counter to pay for the papers with a line of people behind me noticing my interest in newspapers with Obummer on the front page.
    Well, the idiot cashier has the nerve to ask me, “So, you really like reading about this guy, huh?”
    Ticked off and with a swift and dagger-like repartee, I said, “NO… THEY’RE FOR THE BOTTOM OF MY BIRDCAGE.” Several folks behind laughed. I took my papers and went marching.

  83. If he wants to see more “Made in America” products, did he forget to tell Jeffrey Immelt (sp?) of GE, who is on his “jobs board” and has moved part of GE manufacturing to China?? I must be missing something here…..I really think he doesn’t want the economy to get better or unemployment to go down. If Americans either work FOR the government or are on the public dole, he can control all of us better. Take us down and then have us begging for help and the king will be able to run our lives. I guess we only have NOV 2012 to look forward to…….hopefully he can pack up his stuff then and move on to another criminal activity……

    • And… remember, the Red Chinese are NOT our friends. It is known that they have approx 3000 miles of underground tunnels with missles pointed at the U.S.
      Who’s side is O’ bummer really on; keep in mind his meetings here in the U.S. with the Chinese leader,gallivanting him all about amongst our National secrets.

      • I’m with you AllAmerican, I am also a 30 yr retiree vet, and national security is top priority as far as I am concerned. China is primarily thriving on payments from loans made by dumbo. What is to say, we realize they are enemy intent on destroying us with our own money, so does it make sense to default on our debt . Common sense to me. Would take care of most of our debt.

      • I’m with you AllAmerican, I am also a 30 yr retiree vet, and national security is top priority as far as I am concerned. China is primarily thriving on payments from loans made by dumbo. What is to say, we realize they are enemy intent on destroying us with our own money, so does it make sense to default on our debt . Common sense to me. Would take care of most of our debt.

  84. I think he talks just to try to make himself appear important. His “job” plan is ridiculous. How in the world does he think it will be paid for???
    I am completely frustrated about any and all of his “ideas”. He lives in wonderland.

  85. How about giving tax breaks not only to companies that hire the employed but to those that bring the jobs they are now outsourcing to China and India back to this country? How about cutting all the foreign aid we give to countries that hate us? And why is it that when Obama talks about the “middle class working people” he only means union employees — well, I can answer that one — because they will blindly vote for him and his Democrat cronies in power. I get a kick out of everyone who says that the Republicans are controlling the Congress … last time I looked we had a Democrat-controlled Senate and a Democrat president. The House went Republican in the last election because we wanted them to do exactly what they’re trying to do … cut bloated government spending. And yet, Boehner and the House had to go back and forth to craft a bill that the Senate would sign — but the Republicans were AGAIN blamed for holding things up, for saying “no.” Right now I’d vote for a bag of rocks before I’d vote for Obama in 2012!

  86. For three years this muslim marxist has destroyed the American economy, and now he wants us to buy the teachers votes for him in 2012!! As if porkulus #1 didn’t line the teachers & unions pockets enough. Yeah, and lets not forget extending unemployment benefits forever, and continue to pay them after someones returned to work. Any republican who votes for any of porkulus #2 should be voted out along with our Kenyan communist-in-chief!!!!

  87. As a former, now unemployed, hiring manager, I can say that the “tax credit” is nothing new. There is, and has been for at least the last ten years, such a program – WOTC or Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. It does nothing to spur new jobs or encourage businesses to hire. There is a long laundry list of questions to qualifiy the new hire as being eligible for the company to receive credit, and most people don’t fit into any of those questions. It is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

  88. As a former, now unemployed, hiring manager, I can say that the “tax credit” is nothing new. There is, and has been for at least the last ten years, such a program – WOTC or Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. It does nothing to spur new jobs or encourage businesses to hire. There is a long laundry list of questions to qualifiy the new hire as being eligible for the company to receive credit, and most people don’t fit into any of those questions. It is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

  89. All money spent by the government is expense money and regardless of the number of jobs it creates, or the businesses that thrive on it, and regardless of how many hands it passes thru it remains expense money that has to replenished by higher taxes and this takes us back to square one.

    There is no way the government or anyone else can borrow more to spend their way out of debt.

  90. It was the same old song andf dance we’ve heard before, just a different day (SOSDD). While fixing roads will help interstate transportation, what does it do for the rest of the unemployed workers? At least, with luck, he’ll get the highway companies working; that is until he finds out these projects “aren’t as shovel ready as we thought they were”.

    The problem is that studies show the unemployment rate is probably closer to 16% becauseof those who have quit looking in addition to those on unemployment and those who are looking. None of his plan addresses any of this except the unemployed highway worker. There are a lot of white collar types out of work as well, he’s obviously forgotten about them.

    Tax breaks to small business is good, but will they do anything. With obamacare still oin the horizon they’ll wait to see what that is really going to cost them before they hire anybody, new or old.

    Basically, obama has hit his “lame duck” status already. He is as worthless today as he was in January 2009. That will never change. He, and the buffoon sidekick biden, need to be replaced as soon as possible so we can get this country headed down the right track again. It will not happen until they are gone and we can get rid of the pro-illegal alien, pro-union, pro-Muslim, anti-business, anti-trade, and anti-America philosophy that exists withing this administration.

    He bailed out Chrysler and GM on the premise it would “save the economy”, will he do the same with the USPS? At this point it looks like NO. He’ll give them an extension on pension contributions which really just “kicks the can down the road”. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what else he proposes in the way of ineffective action.

  91. Einstein’s definition of insanity pure and simple, “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.”

  92. Let’s not throw good money after bad. Keynes’ economic theories just don’t work for the long haul. Patriots must stand fast & reject this blatant attempt at undermining our Constitutional system. Just say, “No!” Better yet, tell the big “O”, Nope!

  93. I wonder at Obama, He seems to think the answer to every thing is to spend more money, In his incomplete first term in office, He has down graded our country’s credit rating, Ruined the economy, had his two trained dogs Reid and Pelosi, Push trough the worst health bill that they had never read, over rode the word of the American people Showed complete disregard for our constitution and the laws of our land , He lies and tries to pass the blame of his lack of common sense of to every one else, Lack of knowledge and back bone don’t do much for the people, Lock the money up and take the key away from him, this has gone on long enough

  94. just wast of our time, just more campaining speeches with a lot empty promises. and more spending. And they still keep blaming bush, when it realy was clintons fault. See most of the polices that passed by clinton cased our money problems today. see he passed most of it at the end of his time in office and if anyone knows anything it takes 8 years to see the effects of polices that are past by our government.

  95. I met another Orange County democrat, a smart, intellectual woman with a daughter. I don’t know where her envy of “the rich” originates but it surely blinds her, and most democrats, into committing intellectual suicide. As soon as I hear “we all need to pay our fair share” I realize the person or group has been blinded by envy. I wish someone would go on air and educate the masses about economies of scale. Does anyone realize if we took all the “rich” people’s money it would be a fraction of the amount that can be had if we take a dollar from EACH and EVERY one of the middle class (currently poor). That is where the government wants to get to. It wants to ensure a taxed middle class of peoples, a HUGE pool to tax from. I am losing hope. Does anyone realize (under Obama) that Boing has moved a large chunk of their operation to China? What is so hard to understand? Create a pro-business climate and the companies (of the world) will MOVE HERE! That means jobs. That means money. That means prosperity. Look at what has been happening in China for the past 20 years. It is the opposite of what has happened here in America. Where have all the wealth and jobs gone? Come on people. It is not rocket science. Finally I am disgusted with the way my own party has whored me out to the Democrats. Yes I said it. Does anyone know the number of times the Republican party has sold out or given in, this last of the budget votes is a perfect example. Why didn’t they hold out strong to their plan to cut the size of government? Am I the only American left who believes that the government should ONLY serve three purposes; 1. to promote interstate commerce (no taxes) 2. national defense and 3. national infrastructure development and maintenance THATS IT. No government intervention into private lives, no intervention into religion, no intervention into marriage (thats right, no benefits for anyone who marries, it just creates the mess we are in now … whats next, rights for men who want to marry goats?) I feel I am drowning in a government out of control. The sad truth is former communist countries are more free than we are today. Romania is more free than Us today. Russia is more free. We need to WAKE UP and stop thinking the government owes me insurance, care, jobs … The only thing the government owes you is RIGHTS which we have so readily let go by the wayside. I am tired …

  96. it’s realy not his fualt the demicrats just used him as an escape goat to paas what they wanted. and so they could blam it on him and make it look like most and in there case all black perosns are to stupid to be in office. becuse if you realy think about it martin leuther king was a republican. in addition in history most demicrats were pro slavery & Segregation

  97. Now is the time to create jobs? What does it say that he’s waited until Campaign 2012 to actually say that? What about the last 3 years? If you believe that, then he’ll be president again for 4 more years. I pray to God that people start waking up to this guy’s true agenda. A wolf in sheep’s clothing can’t possibly have the welfare of the sheep in mind!

  98. Obama needs yet more money for his campaign and cronies Right Now. We’re expected to fall for his latest hard sell but we’ve all been burned before.

  99. We elected an empty suit. We didn’t know where he came from but know he became a Chicago Community Organizer (thug), Unknown powerful interests got him elected to Congress where he was directed to vote present on practically every bill so he had no voting record. The people we know he associated with or was related to were Marxist socialists if not actual terrorists – so did we think we were going to get another Reagan?

  100. Both Zero and Michelle have asked for more time, they aren’t finished with what they’ve started! I believe what they have started is putting into fruition the dastardly plan put forth by Cloward and Piven from Columbia University. I believe their method of putting this plan in place can be found in Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” (one of Hillary’s favorites).
    Burdens and instability are inhibiting businesses from hiring and more risk taking. If Zero really wants to create jobs and bring our economy out of the doldrums he must: Remove the over regulation on business. He claims that he will do that, but truly, they are HIS regulations…
    He must repeal Obamacare. Good luck with that. He must rein in the runaway spending, but he is unfamiliar with the concept, after all, he is following Cloward and Piven. And lastly he must remove himself from the first team of the UNIONS! Let them flourish or parish in the seas of the free market on their own merits. He must stop picking winners and losers, as to date he has only been able to choose losers.
    I also like very much the Eric Bolling plan for bringing the trillions of US dollars parked offshore by US companies. Check it out, not one tax dollar is involved.

  101. Both Zero and Michelle have asked for more time, they aren’t finished with what they’ve started! I believe what they have started is putting into fruition the dastardly plan put forth by Cloward and Piven from Columbia University. I believe their method of putting this plan in place can be found in Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” (one of Hillary’s favorites).
    Burdens and instability are inhibiting businesses from hiring and more risk taking. If Zero really wants to create jobs and bring our economy out of the doldrums he must: Remove the over regulation on business. He claims that he will do that, but truly, they are HIS regulations…
    He must repeal Obamacare. Good luck with that. He must rein in the runaway spending, but he is unfamiliar with the concept, after all, he is following Cloward and Piven. And lastly he must remove himself from the first team of the UNIONS! Let them flourish or parish in the seas of the free market on their own merits. He must stop picking winners and losers, as to date he has only been able to choose losers.
    I also like very much the Eric Bolling plan for bringing the trillions of US dollars parked offshore by US companies. Check it out, not one tax dollar is involved.

  102. Who is he going to fool this time? Like I have heard very many people say, “you can always tell when Obama is telling a lie. He opens his mouth.’ I just hope “the people” that voted him in office the last election will not fall for his crap a second time around. He has done more damage to this country and the people that any other president in such a short time. He thinks we don’t know whats good for us. He thinks he is a king or emperor. This is the United States of America. We are a democrcy. He is our servant not the other way around.Supposedly the president is in office to serve the people. ALL of the people not just select groups. It is past time for him to understand that!

    • Corrupted poles put him in office Vicki. Some of those people you mentioned had been dead for years. Let’s not let that happen again. Acorn is still around under other names. Don’t forget that.

  103. Blah, blah, blah. Why isn’t anyone starting the process to impeach Mr. Obama? I call him “Mr.” Obama because he doesn’t deserve the title of “President”. Our President wouldn’t let us drown; our President wouldn’t talk bad about the American people to other countries, Our President wouldn’t embarass us with the Queen of England, etc. I just don’t get it. Lies, lies and more lies; is this what Americans want to keep hearing for the NEXT FOUR YEARS??? If so, you’re all delusional and should seek professional help. Wise up, get up, stop your drug addictions and alcoholism and think with a clear head. The sooner this man gets out of the White House, the better off we’ll all be!!

  104. Written on August 16, 2011 by da Tagliare
    Rick Perry Has Some Explaining to Do

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    I’ve often been told that you can accurately judge a person by the friends that they keep. Using this premise, let’s take a look at some of the friends Presidential GOP candidate Gov. Rick Perry has kept and still keeps.
    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan had already served his two terms as President and was ineligible to run again. The Republican Party ran then Vice-president George H.W. Bush after a hard fought primary campaign against Senator Bob Dole. The top Democratic candidates included Gov. Michael Dukakis, Sen. Al Gore and Rep. Dick Gephardt among others. At the time of the 1988 campaign, then Democratic Rep from Texas Rick Perry served as the Texas campaign head for Al Gore. After Bush handily defeated Dukakis for the White House, Perry switched parties and became a Republican in 1989, but still kept ties with Democrat Al Gore – inventor of the internet and crusader for a one-world economy and government.
    In 1999, Perry became Lieutenant Governor of Texas and Governor in 2000. As Texas’s governor, Perry has openly courted relations with a number of Islamic leaders.
    One of Perry’s friends with Aga Khan, the multimillionaire head of the Shi’ite sect of Islam known as the Ismailis. As governor, Perry has used his association with Khan and other Ismailis leaders to establish cooperative programs with them and the state of Texas, including an education program to help teach children that Ismailis Muslims are peace loving people.
    Perry has also been known to be friends with Grover Norquist. Norquist is married to a Palestinian wife who is the director of communications for Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute. He has been on the Islamic payroll before and after 9/11. Just fifteen days after the 9/11 attack on the US, Norquist arranged for President Bush to meet with fifteen Islamic leaders who were supposedly rejecting violence and terrorism. However, a number of those Islamic leaders have been supportive of Hamas, Hezb’allah and the Palestinian cause to eliminate Israel from existing as a nation and who have called for the destruction of all those nations who support Israel, including the US.
    Gov. Perry claims to be a conservative Christian, just like Obama claimed before he was elected President and we have seen Obama’s track record of supporting Islamic peoples and nations while distancing the country from our Israeli allies. One can’t help but wonder if Perry is following a similar pattern
    Let’s face facts. Islam considers Christians to be infidels and peace loving or not (heavy on the not) does teach that infidels should be exterminated. Many Islamic leaders have taught the same and have vowed a Jihad – Holy War – against the US for being a nation of infidels.
    So why would a professing Bible believing Christian be friends with people who have openly supported the destruction of Christianity, Judaism and the United States? I know Scripture says to love your enemies, but it does not say to make them your friends and to court their ways.
    The Republican Party needs to pin Perry down and find out exactly where his allegiance is and whose side he’s on before any more voters head to a primary, unaware of his background.
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    I heard on the radio some one stated ;”perry strongly supports shariah law! Perry is a liberal. Not conservative.Perry is Chameleon conservative talker.See more on perry:
    http://www.meetrickperry.com,www.commieblaster.com,www.jimmars.com,www.infowars.com,and you tube perry rant on a state trooper.Beware of this man! Here in Texas his nick names are: Slickrickperry! and That flip flop man from Texas.We all want to get rid obama.Please do not put another Obama copy cat chameleon in office.Thank you.

    • Does anybody know if Perry finally returned the requested fifearms Presidential Candidate Survey. Last I heard was that his cabinet was ignoring requests. Take this into consideration as well when it is thd 2nd Amendment that keeps the Gov’t In-Check.

  105. It is indeed a shame that our political system doesn’t have a “recall” option…there is a need to recall the president and vice-president…both empty suits…Obama has reversed himself nearly 100% on his pre-presidential promises and his presidential promises are worthless…he speaks in sound bites and idle rhetoric…he seems to be enjoying the “perks” of office but not the responsibilities…faced down by the speaker and football…a sad comment on the State of the Union…

  106. This POTUS just doesnt get it. We dont want his programs, his government spending, his socialism his speeches that are as empty as our bank accouns. We want him and his zars, his advisers, his rich “millionair/billionair friends to get the hell out of the way and let this country heal itself and move ford with creating jobs and opportunity for all of us to become millionairs ans billionairs if we work hard, have a bit of luck and do the right thing. We dont need the government to help with bailouts, buyouts, stimulas, and stealious programs of a welfare state, to Obama and his cronies I say go to hell, get out of our way we are Americans, we know what we want and we are going to do things our way, not the government way, not the Obama way and definately not the socialist way.

  107. Sadly, Obama has disappointed many who wished to believe his evolving rhetoric. As time passed, it became clear that Obama’s words were divorced from Obama’s action. In short, as a rational, open-minded, reasonable person, I AM FLABBERGASTED by Obama’s disingenuous rhetoric designed to hoodwink the public while demonizing dissenting views.

  108. Am I the only one that gets this, “EVERYTHING WILL BE PAID FOR” if we cut $450 billion from the existing budget to pay for the spending plan he has proposed and spend $450 billion, that’s not paying for it, you are back to where you started from, so you really haven’t cut the spending and that’s what the American people want, CUT THE SPENDING, the government is broke!!! Does he really think we are “FOOLS” to fall for this slide of hand trick? Plus, the construction jobs will go away, the teachers jobs won’t make a difference unless they are held accountable, and the teachers union will stop that from happening, and give a little tax break, which won’t pay a single bill off to help the common mans problem, please tell me where do the American taxpayer find himself in all this, oh, I get it pay the money back to “China” thank you very much!!! I got a suggestion, maybe cut cap and ballance, that was the only thing that would have saved our credit rating so that sounds like a good start. That’s what I do with my personel finances when I’m broke!!!

  109. I THINK THAT THIS ILLEGAL, RACIST, MARXIST/COMMUNIST/NAZI, RADICAL MUSLIM TERRORIST, DICTATOR, TYRANT, NARCISSIST, PSYCHO-PATH IS A STARK RAVING MANIAC ON TOP OF ALL THAT. HE (ILLEGAL) AND ALL OF HIS ILLEGAL KENYAN FAMILY (UNKY AND AUNTIE) NEEDS TO BE DEPORTED, ASAP. AMERICANS NEEDS TO TAKE AMERICA BACK BEFORE IT IS A TOTAL LOSS. SO, THE GUTLESS CONGRESS NEEDS TO GET OFF THEIR LAZY CRIMINAL (STEALING TAXPAYERS MONEY DAILY) A$$ES AND BRING CHARGES AGAINST HIM (AND ALL OF HIS AIDERS AND ABETTORS, PELOSI, REID, HOLDER, GEICHNER, RANGEL, WATERS, FRANK AND ALL OF THE CRIMINALS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT) FOR TREASON, PROSECUTE THEM, PUT THEM BEFORE THE FIRING SQUAD, ASAP. IF THIS TRASH IS NOT CLEANED OUT, THIS COUNTRY WILL NOT LAST, AS AMERICA, ANOTHER 4 YEARS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE IRS NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED AND LET THE STATES TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. THINGS WILL BE MUCH BETTER AND IT WILL SAVE $TRILLIONS OF TAXPAYERS MONEY.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

  110. It was just another typical Obama speech. One thing we have to keep in mind is that Obama is robbing Peter to pay Paul. When the cuts are finally made, Obama can simply say, “It’s congresses fault for those cuts”. He is cushioning himself from the inevitable slashing which must take place. Obama has never stopped running for president. While the country is sliding into the abyss, our leader is out campaigning and attending fund raisers. While more and more people enter the ranks of the unemployed, Obama is out golfing and having concerts at the White House. While most Americans are juggling their bills to eat and keep a roof over their heads, the King and Queen are jet setting around the planet on the taxpayers dime.

  111. Ellsworth Monkton Toohey is the fictional character from “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand who I am convinced now represents ALL That is wrong with President Obama. He wants equality through mediocrity by making everyone “feel good”, Merit be damned. He wants to redistribute all of our nation’s wealth to Unions. He wants uniformity and standardization of all work, art, and education: in short he is purposefully driving all the death nails he can into individualism. This is accomplished by picking who wins and loses in business: GE and General Motors and the Large Investment Banks are the most glaring images at this point in time. There must be winners and losers in life; it is a struggle. Big Overeaching Government only makes for fewer winners and causes all to lose in the long run: Government becomes all encompassing and the private individual becomes extinct. We must fight against collectivism, we must remain diligent to our Constitutional Contract and allow the individual States and Local communities to do what is best and right for their regions. We must become a Nation again and realize we cannot fix the World and Its problems. We must take care of our own House, and then and only then take on other issues. We must close our borders and defend them: and finally, we must demand fair trade, or trade not with countries who will not act accordingly.

  112. This is the same deception as always. The President is not helping us at all. He continues to hurt the USA by his decissions and policies he slips in without congress.
    He is now just wasting more money that we have to pay for and getting the us deeper in debt.
    The White House and alot of the elected members of the senate and house think we do not know what we need.
    The USA is a WE THE PEOPLE country founded un God and in God WE Trust. If you do believe this way, do not try to change us. You can always leave.
    Pray America Pray

  113. another stimulus package bill that won’t work. and ah man the unions are getting desperate and nasty about everything. the gov’t should stay out of our business and our jobs.

  114. Why can’t the politicians and general public realize that the reduction in payroll taxes will only speed the death of Social Security as we know it. Granted it puts a few more dollars in your pocket now, but down the road there are fewer dollars in the Soc.Sec. bank. It also reduces the matching amount your employer pays into this “bank”.However, the up-side is that there are less dollars that the govt. can “borrow”

  115. I could not believe my ears when Obama started set out disaster so I just turned him off. I now wondering if he is loosing it. I would hope that the GOP does not compromise this
    time. If they do I will not trust them again. Let’s have a 3rd party. We need a party that listens to us.

  116. NO.1 HOW LONG DOES THE EMPLOYER HAVE TO KEEP THE EMPLOYEE ON HIS BOOKS AS EMPLOYED TO GET THE YR. END TAX CREDIT????

    POLITICIANS NEVER CLOSE THE LOOP HOLES IN THEIR BILL
    BUT—THEY CAN SURE ACT INNOCENT WHEN THEY ARE FOUND OUT.

    I THINK IT IS TIME TO SHUT DOWN ABOUT 50% OF ALL, LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL DEPT. AND USE PLAIN COMMON SENSE ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF OUR CONSTITUTION AND LAWS.
    THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT GREAT GOING BY ‘TEN LAWS,”——————————

    THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THEORY!!!!! I BELIEVE IT CAN WORK AGAIN

  117. One point that no one here seems to have noticed, Obama did indeed say “pass this bill”, in one wording or another a total of 17 times, but the fact remains that as of now there is no bill to pass, nor was one in existence at the time of the speech. Also Obama stated, if you pass this bill teachers will go back to work “TOMORROW”, so either he expected congress to stay at their offices all night and write the bill up and pass it all on Thursday Night, or Obama is certifiably delusional. He made several similar comments during the course of the speech, and none them were possible in the manner which he presented them. Based on his disjointed and rambling commentary it is very possible, even probable that Obama is suffering from dementia or some other mental illness which precludes him from having coherent thought.

  118. The First Lady, fortunately, is a non-performer and brings nothing to the table but plate of organic biscuits. And seriously, would you let anyone with an ass that big tell you how to eat? Also, consider the economic impact of her ceasing to buy clothes. They have layoffs at Ann Klein in China.

  119. This campaign speech was designed to please his base and attempt to use some previous Republican positions on some aspects of his proposals as representing bipartisan support .

  120. No, Obama’s jobs plan will not work. It will help his union friends with some jobs and cost the country more money that we don’t have. If we tried that we would be jailed! His first stimulus didn’t work. GE got stimulus money to save them from bankruptcy and what happened. They are opening a plant in China that will provide about 20,000 jobs that we desperately need here in America. They have taken American ingenuity over there and will now compete with American companies. They should have to pay back with interest every cent of the stimulus money. There should be a moratorium on buying any products from China that they produce or a similar company in China produces using technology learned from them. Also, in so far as possible, I will boycott GE products and I hope others will do the same. The ObamaCare “no” health plan should be overturned because we definitely don’t have the money to pay for it. As you can see, I am furious with the government for turning away from the ideals that make America great.

  121. At 79 years of age, retired from the USAF, at one time in my early life unions were necessary! They now have outlived their useful purpose! It is high time that Congres pass a law that prohibits any orginization from contributing monies to elect a president or any member of congress. The Head of any Union or any Union member should not be permitted to give any more than the regular citizen can contribut. Therefore any union should not ever be awarded more monies from the Government than what John Q. Citizen gets. That is the only way that we the people can control our Government spending!

    Fraklin Eugene Wallace

  122. I think blanket criticism is not helpful. Let’s call what our country is up against. For once let us not think Republican nor Democratic! It is time to THINK AMERICAN! As an American I say No! Congress Should not make the Proposed American Jobs Creation Act a Law UNLESS, both The President and Congress agree to:

    1. Enforce The Buy American (Made in USA) Act, and SUSPEND all waivers and
    exemptions built into the Act, which are destroying our Middle Class
    2. SUSPEND issuing work visas to cheap foreign workers
    3. Stop illegal immigration
    4. Give tax incentives ONLY to Businesses who hire American citizens and permanent
    residents of the USA

    If they do not do the above, they will put us deeper in debt while sending another $450 billion outside our country on top of the wasted $800 billion they wasted this way under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

    Americans WAKE UP! Call, email, write, tweet, your politicians and demand that they do the above at a minimum. More needed measures will be posted under future comments.

    God Bless America!

  123. A black guy, a Muslim, and a Communist go into a bar. The bartender
    asks, “What can I get you, Mr. President?”

    Just received this from a friend of mine that is retired military!

  124. It appears to me that Obama wants to sabotage economic recovery. As Charles Krauthammer said as early as two and a half years ago, America in financial crises, on its knees, will be much more malleable for Obama to remake into a European style welfare state that he finds so desirable. Obama’s economic blunders are intentional for the purpose of rendering the US desperate, willing to accept his solution which would otherwise be found so repugnantly un-American. Ed

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