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On Day 938 of his presidency, OBAMA says he’ll have a jobs plan in a month or so – latimes.com

August 17, 2011

POLITICAL COMMENTARY FROM ANDREW MALCOLM

On Day 938 of his presidency, Obama says he’ll have a jobs plan in a month or so

August 17, 2011

OK, let’s see if we can sort out this White House jobs package hocus-pocus because President Obama is counting on us not to. And no one wants to fail to disappoint him:

Last winter in his State of the Union address, oblivious to the gathering storm over the nation’s national debt, the Democrat proposed massive new spending and loan programs — he calls it investments — to extend unemployment benefits and payroll tax cuts and to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and other union-made infrastructure kinds of stuff. He had a plan he would share soon.

When in trouble, give a speech. Say, early September. Before all this Rick Perry 40% of the nation’s jobs come from Texas stuff really gets going.

The president has mentioned the plan often, despite widespread skepticism due to the lack of stimulus that came from spending $787 billion in stimulus money that was for sure going to hold national unemployment at 8%, but it’s now 9.1%.

So, perhaps another such plan might work.

As this administration sees reality, those Republican tea party terrorists kind of hijacked the marathon talks about raising the national debt ceiling, stubbornly and unreasonably making the debt negotiations over reducing the debt and  spending rather than over spending spending.

As a result, it’s all their fault that Standard & Poor’s lowered the federal government’s credit rating for the first time because the rating agency didn’t see sufficient cuts.

The next day after the spending cuts agreement, with his obedient cabinet in attendance as witnesses, Obama said, yes, spending cuts were important as long as they didn’t affect vast investments for the future to extend unemployment benefits and payroll tax cuts and to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and other union-made infrastructure kinds of stuff.

via On Day 938 of his presidency, Obama says he’ll have a jobs plan in a month or so – latimes.com.

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One Comment
  1. August 17, 2011 11:51 AM

    Everyone has a plan. Need a implementation plan that is financed by the private sector.

    JOB create more revenue than taxes.

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