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Obama Urges Help For Veterans, GOP Is Accused Of Sabatoge

Obama Urges Help For Veterans, GOP Is Accused Of Sabatoge

President Barack Obama has taken to the Rose Garden to urge Congress to move more quickly on passing job creating legislation.  Reaffirming his message that Republicans are obstructing the American Jobs Act in an attempt to win more elections in 2012, Obama announced a proposal aimed at helping unemployed veterans find work by offering tax credits to the companies that hire them.

According to Politico, Obama stated, “We ask our men and women in uniform to leave their families and their jobs and risk their lives to fight for our country. The last thing they should have to do is fight for a job when they come home.”  He then discussed not just tax credits for new hires, but also job search tools like websites and personal case managers.

He then made it clear that to block this bill would be the surest sign of Republicans trying to let Americans suffer in order to gain politically. “There’s no good reason to oppose this bill. Not one. Our veterans did their jobs. It’s time for Congress to do theirs. Time for them to put country before party.”

The president’s message, that the GOP is purposefully and selfishly trying to keep America in economic crisis in order to win the White House and the Senate in 2012 is becoming effective, polling shows.  In Florida, a full 49 percent of voters believe that the Republican party is purposefully sabotaging any efforts to revive the economy. Nationally, according to the Washington Post, 50 percent of voters believe the following statement, “President Obama is making a good faith effort to deal with the country’s economic problems, but the Republicans in Congress are playing politics by blocking his proposals and programs.”

Clearly, both the president and Democrats are beginning to win the messaging battle.  But how much longer will the unemployed, under employed, and poor have to suffer while the lawmakers are stuck just playing politics?

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1:29PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Diane O, hellz yeah!!!

It ain't a conservative party if Diane O. ain't there to dish out the misinformation with the spiked punch! Tell it sister!

Meanwhile back in reality, Pres. Obama didn't intend for the healthcare law to take a year to pass. It was your glorious comrades in Republicanism who stalled, lied and misinformed the public about it; that caused that year to pass. Just this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a crushing defeat to challengers of the mandate, in an opinion written by Judge Laurence Silberman, a staunch conservative appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan. That case, Seven-Sky v. Holder, upheld the constitutionality of the act under the Commerce Clause. And based on Justice Scalia's past ruling in the 2005 decision, Gonzales v. Raich, the healthcare law will remain. WOOHOO! So now if you get sick, no matter what you're covered and can't get thrown off your insurance.

The Stimulus didn't fail. Nope. The CBO and every economist worth a damn have said the Stimulus wasn't effective because it wasn't big enough. But that didn't stop Con-men like Piyush Jindal and Eric "don't call me Eddie" Cantor, from having their hands out and getting a piece of it.

And remember Diane, VOTE HERMAN CAIN. LOL!!!

1:29PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

First of all HE never calls it Obamacare…..other people do. He spent all that time on the healthcare bill because it would have saved small business a tremendous amount of money. Money they definitely could have used to hire people.

12:42PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Obama's Job's Bill is another Stimulus....another FAILED stimulus because it isn't worth the paper it is written on. Our country cannot afford another failed stimulus. Looks the American people are finished with Obama and don't seem to care where he is, who he is speaking to or where he might be going.

If Obama had wanted to create jobs and help our veterans get jobs he had the perfect opportunity in early 2009 but he screwed it up...he ignored the small businesses and some of them have died on the vine....while he spent one year on his legacy healthcare bill. This is the real problem, folks. This isn't about republicans. This is about Obama's own greed in having his name on ObamaCare which, I hope and pray will be deemed unconstitutional.

12:28PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

4. Obama's vets bill that was axed because of pressure.
- The pressure came from the American Legion - LIKE I ALREADY SAID. PAY ATTENTION.

5.disregard for vets
http://www.steveverdon.com/obama-snubs-nations-heroes.html

http://teabagger2012.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/30/7523381-obama-snubs-veterans-first-time-in-history-white-house-ignores-vfw-national-conference-raquo-blue-star-chronicles

This was a non-controversy and a non-story. Pres. Obama went to the dinner in 2009. Biden went in 2010. The administration was going to send another top official but the VFW turned them down. Nice try Kelly, but EPIC FAIL on your part.

12:25PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

3. Vets are terrorists.
http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/obama-administration-says-americans-should-fear-their-combat-veterans/

Someone's wordpress page published in their mother's basement? Come on, Kelly. Really? LOL !!! And the Washington Times? Not the most unbiased periodical out there. I digress, Vets and potential terrorists: OATHKEEPERS look them up.

right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members.The report was prepared in coordination with the FBI.They would know wouldn't they.

""The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today," the report said. It noted that Timothy McVeigh, the bomber of the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, was a military veteran."

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-04-15/politics/extremism.report_1_extremist-groups-homeland-security-political-climate-fueling-resurgence?_s=PM:POLITICS

You can get mad at that all you want, but the truth hurts.

4. Obama's vets bill that was axed because of pressure.
- The pressure came from the American Legion - LIKE I ALREADY SAID. PAY ATTENTION.

5.disregard for vets
http://www.steveverdon.com/obama-snubs-nations-heroes.html

http://teabagger2012.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/30/7523381-obama-snubs-veterans-

12:24PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly (shaking head in frustration)

The bam, boom, pow should be directed at yourself.

Let's begin:

1.mcchrystal- you have no response other than he should have kept his mouth shut. THAT'S THE ONLY RESPONSE I NEED. Never has a sitting general ever criticized a sitting president. NEVER. Do so and face the consequences, It was a total breach of the honor code and military ethics.

2.cutting military spending,."again you have nothing." How so. IT NEEDS TO BE CUT. PERIOD. It is bloated. It is wasteful. It is a glut on our economy. What more do you NEED me to say.You want to cut the deficit then there you go. Why spend money to make more F-22s (production currently halted) if it is useless in today's combat? So that Boehner can keep his constituents happy?

3. Vets are terrorists.
http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/obama-administration-says-americans-should-fear-their-combat-veterans/

Someone's wordpress page published in their mother's basement? Come on, Kelly. Really? LOL !!! And the Washington Times? Not the most unbiased periodical out there. I digress, Vets and potential terrorists: OATHKEEPERS look them up.

right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members.The report was prepared in coordination with the FBI.They would know wouldn't they.

""The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during

11:37AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Fannie and Freddie ARE a big deal if only because many Dems were ignoring the problem whil they were getting cash from them

11:35AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

1.mcchrystal- you have no response other than he should have kept his mouth shut.

2.cutting military spending,.again you have nothing.

3. Vets are terrorists.
http://startthinkingright.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/obama-administration-says-americans-should-fear-their-combat-veterans/

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/?page=all

4. Obama's vets bill that was axed because of pressure.

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-03-17/politics/obama.veterans_1_veterans-groups-disabled-american-veterans-veterans-affairs-committee?_s=PM:POLITICS

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/20190.html

5.disregard for vets
http://www.steveverdon.com/obama-snubs-nations-heroes.html

http://teabagger2012.newsvine.com/_news/2011/08/30/7523381-obama-snubs-veterans-first-time-in-history-white-house-ignores-vfw-national-conference-raquo-blue-star-chronicles

Bam!Boom! Pow! Any was you spread it, zeke, Obama has ignored or crapped on vets and the US military until he realizes the damage it will cost him. And his latest move is not about the vets- it is about yet another trillion follar boondogle he is trying fesperately to pass before the election.

11:13AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Again Kelly, Freddie and Fannie taking on a lot of risk, though not the greatest idea in the world, was not the end of the world. In an up economy that's relatively ok. In a down economy that bites you in the a$$. But amazing how back in 2004, only the Republicans saw that the economy would tank in 2008 when it came to Fannie/Freddie while telling us, the public, the economy was fine. It wasn't Freddie/Fannie that caused the market (Wall St.) to shift away from regulated government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and toward Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) issued by unregulated private-label securitization conduits,in other words "investment banks". Hmm, Salomon Brothers, AIG and Bear Stearns come to mind. Remember them, Kelly?

11:00AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

5. "wants vets to pay for their injuries". Willful misconstruing of the facts. But what else is new with you. Pres. Obama's plan (now scrapped) was to have the vets' private insurance (if he/she already had it) pay for their injury related care. If you didn't already have private insurance then the VA maintained responsibility. The American Legion wasn't comfortable with that because they felt the VA should "traditionally" maintain veteran care.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/o/obama-veteran-insurance.htm

FACTS Kelly W. I deal in them, you do not.

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