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Morning Mix: Jobs Act Fails, Obama Angry

Morning Mix: Jobs Act Fails, Obama Angry

 

The first go at the American Jobs Act, President Barack Obama’s key piece of legislation dedicated to trying to get the country back to work and the economy on more even footing, didn’t even manage to pass the senate, with two Democrats joining with the Republicans to refuse to let the bill come up for an up or down, simple majority vote.

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson and Montana Senator Jon Tester joined together with 46 Republicans to block the bill, and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, Jim Webb and Independent Senator Joe Lieberman all stated that if the bill was not blocked they would vote against its final passage in its current form.

Prior to the vote, Obama touted his plan, calling the doomed senate vote a “moment of truth,” and that it was “gut check time.” “Today’s the day when every American will find out exactly where their senator stands on this jobs bill. … Any senator who votes no will have to look you in the eye and tell you what exactly they are opposed to.”

The president was even more aggressive via email.  Even before the vote failed, his team was already sending messages to supports declaring that Republicans were attempting to destroy the economy on purpose.  “Their strategy is to suffocate the economy for the sake of what they think will be a political victory. They think that the more folks see Washington taking no action to create jobs, the better their chances in the next election. So they’re doing everything in their power to make sure nothing gets done.”

Obama has said he is open to breaking the bill into pieces in order to ensure passage, so next we will see if that can work, or if the entire plan will be blocked out of Republican obstructionism and Democratic fear.

 

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11:07PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Emanuel V- it was Tamara D who was questioning your "absolutes." I agree w/much of what you've been posting here. Green star for your answer, even though it should have been directed at Tamara... She still believes it's all a case of black & white (or blue & red)...

5:30PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

You are right Robby I do use absolutes at times to make a point. Not because it is entirely true , but because people like Obama are trained and habitual liars.. Lie detectors have been use on Politicians and it was found that on average they twist the truth 93 % of the time , the other 7 % they speak the truth because it suits them. In the case of the US President he and his parents are known to be criminals of the highest order and are beholden to Secret societies such as the scull and bones who's origins are deeply associated with the CIA money and drug laundering, Furthermore his lies are not just his own but he reitterates the lies of his masters in Wall street and the City of London corporation controlled by ZIONIST Banksters and the Royal family who have never given up control over the US republic. People are continously be misinformed by those who stand to gain from being dishonest, so I don't feel to bad about you picking me up on absolutes when they aren't.

3:17PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

Why do so many of you Care2 fanboys/girls actually think this "attempt" to pass another stimulus bill was anything but a political ploy? The President KNEW this would fail and the only reason more Dems DIDN'T vote against it was the margin was sufficient without their nay votes. If there had been less Repubs than more Dems would have thumbed it down too.

Unless things change drastically in the economy soon OR the Repub candidate for the White House totally steps on their tongue-Dems are looking at another hard election. This "jobs bill" is just red meat for Obama's base, it was never thought that it would pass which is why it drew no sponsors what so ever when introduced weeks ago.

The failures of this Administration continue to accumulate, more of the same will not change that despite the media's and sites like this one to camouflage the fact.

11:06AM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

Businesses are run for profit, not the well being of the people who actually do the work.
We do not want our government to ever be run like a business. It's too close to that already, hence the nationwide protests. Free market economics was designed for an industrial era and it served the already well off more than the ordinary people.All of the major economic theories benefit the well off more than ordinary people, how does anyone suppose this big gap between rich and poor happened? All of the usual excuses are nothing more than attempts to deny the failure of the theories in THIS time period with all it's new conditions and sets of needs.We must move foreward and make the well being of people and our Earth the core intent. Profit is fine, but it can't be everything, and it absolutly must stop being made at the expense of the environment and our fellow humans. The plan will unfold as we take the steps. But the money has to be given directly to the lowest income people first so they can begin to help themselves in what ever way is available to them in their immediate surroundings.

7:59AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

It's about time Obama got angry. He has been letting the GOP walk on him for the past three years.

4:22AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

I feel so badly for him and for America. Some people are more concerned about their own elections than they are about the right thing to do about the economy now. History will prove him right you know. Hopefully we'll be around to have books and a culture to celebrate.

10:29PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Whoops- that's:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/29/obama-london-visit-uk-g20

Even Europeans were shocked at how lavishly he's spending during a depression.
And everytime we turn around he's sending money to other countries, like his "home country, Kenya."

Or his latest $649k for ILLEGALS to be housed on our tax dollars. This is just money to assist them to get TO the free money...

10:29PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

1, It most certainly is unconsitutional to force people to buy something. Not that similar things haven't been done before, but...

2. You can whine all you want about the GOP starting wars, but dem politicians want them just as badly. They're flithy rich too ya know. Otherwise, BO's had 3yrs to get us OUT of wars & 2yrs w/a dem congress! And now, he's got us in Libya...?

3. IF the country had already been run more like a business all this time, where incompetent people can be FIRED for not doing their jobs &/or stealing, then we would have PLENTY of money to go around for all of these things you're talking about. Wouldn't it be nice?

4. What does the 14th ammendment have to do w/anything & HTF is "Dianne's party" trying to repeal it?

5. The 16th & 17th? I've read them, but I'll have to look into the part about reps trying to tear them down., However I am seeing all sorts of attacks on the 2nd ammendment & while some reps are on the bandwagon, it's started w/liberals. Like Operation Fast & Furious.

5. Regardless of how you feel the "birther" movement is silly, there are still a lot of questions regarding his background. I'm sorry you don't feel it's important. All the people on their respective side always say "don't question me."

As for the most expensive 1st lady- I tried to post this last night, but here is one article showing some of the BS, that BO & MO are doing.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/29/obama-london-

2:53PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

@ROBBY C. - While it is the GOP's wet dream to privatize absolutely EVERYTHING, until corporations start declaring wars in foreign countries, providing fire and police services, public education, food and housing assistance for the less fortunate, and so on, then and only then can running a business be compared to running a country.

@DIANE O. - What exactly do you mean by "returning to the Constitution?" Does that include your party's desire to repeal the 14th, 16th, 17th, and parts of the 1st Amendments? That Constitution? Please provide specifics. Btw, the Affordable Care Act is NOT unconstitutional. Like the ridiculous Birther movement, it's time to move beyond this silly notion, as well. Do some real research before spouting your unsupported GOP/Faux talking points. Might I suggest you start here:
http://www.healthreform.gov/newsroom/new_patients_bill_of_rights.html

When you can intelligently speak from a place of *actual* facts (not the "facts" given to you by Faux), then we will be willing to discuss and debate the issues with you. Until then, your comments here will not be taken seriously.

3:33AM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Thank you, RobbyC, for responding to my question. Great answer...we aren't far apart on what we feel is right for our country. I believe most of us believe we should return to our Constitution. Obama brought in his team of "lawyers" so that he could circumvent the Constitution i.e. Obamacare and the majority of Americans want it gone! It's unconstitutional period. The government cannot tell us what we must buy....it's wrong on every level.

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