It's been 18 months dear President

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It's been 18 months dear President
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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 4:15pm

Where are the JOBS you promised?

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 4:25pm
The durned idiots spent a huge portion of the stimulus on unnecessary tax cuts instead of jobs programs. Big mistake. Imagine if the wasted (tax cuts) $288 billion had been directed to public works programs. The sad thing is, that in giving the Republicans the tax cuts that they wanted, the Democrats (and Obama) only got 3 Republican votes for the bill. Sheesh...the bipartisanship that was supposed to help the country, probably harmed it.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 4:38pm

I'd love to see bipartisan solutions (as a middle of the roader myself)...but it seems that if elected officials work with "the other" party, they're immediately the victims of vicious smear campaigns, and have to pay for their indiscretions in November. It seems to be all about power, not about working together for a better future.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 4:41pm
Yes. I have to agree, and it is a sad situation. The reason why we wasted all that stimulus money that could have gone toward jobs efforts was for three stinking votes. One of the senators was essentially driven out of the Republican party for his vote. What's the matter here? Do we want problem solutions or bipartianship? Obama thought we wanted bipartianship. I think he was wrong.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 5:20pm

You can sit there and blame all you want.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 5:37pm

I don't think he has forgotten.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/14/AR2010071402580.html


Did you expect this to happen immediately?

 

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 5:47pm

"The economy was in a really bad place.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 5:49pm

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 6:10pm
I'm blaming Obama for being a dolt. I'm agreeing with you. Had he manned-up and really had his finger on the pulse of the nation, he'd have immediately recognized that bipartisanship was a loser for the unemployed. He could have spend hundreds of billions of stimulus dollars on job creating projects if only he'd have gone to bat for the American people. The small tax cuts (over the large tax base) were barely felt. Heck, right here on this board, people were complaining that the tax cuts were nearly meaningless to those who received them. What a waste of money! What a tragedy for the American people that our naive president wanted to extend his hand across the aisle for his own political purposes, because he did it on the backs of the unemployed and to the furtherance of our precarious economy. Be pleased that I'm agreeing with you. Obama did NOT do what it takes to help the American people.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 6:22pm
True that the economy is technically out of the "recession" despite the lack of job creation. But...it was clear at the time that the stimulus passed, that the small tax cuts taken home by 95 percent of working Americans weren't in any way nearly as stimulative as taking those same dollars to spend on public works (for example). Now...it is possible that the teachers, firefighters, police and other state and local government employees would have been laid off had there not been a stimulus program, but about the beginning of this year, economists were calling upon the president and Congress to quickly recognize that the recession was much, much deeper that anyone had recognized in December of 2008 when Romer's stimulus request was originally submitted (based upon the economic numbers available to her at the time). Economists were warning (begging actually) that Obama needed to get to work and push for another stimulus to drive employment. Instead, he sat on his hands, and we are where we are. Republicans won't vote for more unemployment benefits and only are looking at tax cuts (again). We're in real trouble here with a possibility that this could turn into a double-dip recession. Fighting for what it takes to help the American people is hard work. Obama doesn't seem to have the urge/motivation to do it.

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 6:22pm
yup!

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