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Friday, September 9, 2011

Obamination: Its all about My Job!

Obamination: Its all about My Job! I could not find a transcript on the White House Blog, then their server bogged down. I found it at Politico. Mark Levin described the speech as 'seven single spaced pages" of "pablum".  In chatting with a friend while playing a game of chess, I described it in a less polite term which I won't repeat here.

    I found the speech to be a campaign event rather than statesmanship.  I am disappointed and disgusted by the failure of the Republicans to walk out when President Obama played the class warfare card.

    Because of the length of the spew, I will flag significant chunks of feces with superscripts linked to my comments which follow the spew in an enumerated list. After reading a comment, use your Backspace key to return to your place in the spew.

    My comments could serve as an outline for the response which the Republican leadership lacks the spinal & testicular fortitude to make.  I do agree with his invocation of God to bless us and America, but that is about it. This proposal is one to reward his campaign donors, punish his enemies and waste billions of dollars we will never be able to pay back to our creditors. 

    I counted 20 demands for immediate passage of this money wasting plan. I counted 27 instances of "I" and 3 instances of my in this speech; narcissism is clearly evident along with corruption.  Obama must go. We can not wait 14 months; he must resign or be impeached. 

Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis1 that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that’s made things worse.2

This past week, reporters have been asking, “What will this speech mean for the President? What will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next election?”3

But the millions of Americans who are watching right now, they don’t care about politics.4 They have real-life concerns. Many have spent months looking for work. Others are doing their best just to scrape by — giving up nights out with the family to save on gas or make the mortgage; postponing retirement to send a kid to college.5

These men and women grew up with faith in an America where hard work and responsibility paid off6. They believed in a country where everyone gets a fair shake and does their7 fair share — where if you stepped up, did your job, and were loyal to your company, that loyalty would be rewarded with a decent salary and good benefits; maybe a raise once in a while. If you did the right thing, you could make it. Anybody could make it in America.

For decades now, Americans have watched that compact erode8. They have seen the decks too often stacked against them. And they know that Washington has not always put their interests first.9

The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities. The question tonight is whether we’ll meet ours10. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus11 and actually do something to help the economy. (Applause.) The question is — the question is whether we can restore some of the fairness12 and security that has defined this nation since our beginning13.

Those of us here tonight can’t solve all our nation’s woes14. Ultimately, our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers. But we can help. We can make a difference15. There are steps we can take right now to improve people’s lives.16

I am sending this Congress a plan that you should pass right away17. It’s called the American Jobs Act. There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation. Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans18 — including many who sit here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for19. Everything. (Applause.)

The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work20 and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans21, and more jobs for long-term unemployed. (Applause.) It will provide — it will provide a tax break for companies who hire new workers22, and it will cut payroll taxes in half23 for every working American and every small business. (Applause.) It will provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled, and give companies confidence that if they invest and if they hire, there will be customers for their products and services24. You should pass this jobs plan right away. (Applause.)

Everyone here knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin. And you know that while corporate profits have come roaring back, smaller companies haven’t. So for everyone who speaks so passionately about making life easier for “job creators,” this plan is for you. (Applause.)

Pass this jobs bill — pass this jobs bill, and starting tomorrow, small businesses will get a tax cut if they hire new workers or if they raise workers’ wages25. Pass this jobs bill, and all small business owners will also see their payroll taxes cut in half next year. (Applause.) If you have 50 employees — if you have 50 employees making an average salary, that’s an $80,000 tax cut26. And all businesses will be able to continue writing off the investments they make in 2012.

It’s not just Democrats who have supported this kind of proposal. Fifty House Republicans have proposed the same payroll tax cut that’s in this plan. You should pass it right away. (Applause.)

Pass this jobs bill, and we can put people to work rebuilding America27. Everyone here knows we have badly decaying roads and bridges28 all over the country. Our highways are clogged with traffic. Our skies are the most congested in the world. It’s an outrage.

Building a world-class transportation system is part of what made us a economic superpower. And now we’re going to sit back and watch China build newer airports and faster railroads? At a time when millions of unemployed construction workers could build them right here in America?29 (Applause.)

There are private construction companies all across America just waiting to get to work. There’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America. A public transit project in Houston that will help clear up one of the worst areas of traffic in the country. And there are schools throughout this country that desperately need renovating. How can we expect our kids to do their best in places that are literally falling apart? 30This is America. Every child deserves a great school — and we can give it to them, if we act now. (Applause.)

The American Jobs Act will repair and modernize at least 35,000 schools. It will put people to work right now fixing roofs and windows, installing science labs and high-speed Internet in classrooms all across this country. It will rehabilitate homes and businesses in communities hit hardest by foreclosures. It will jumpstart thousands of transportation projects all across the country. And to make sure the money is properly spent, we’re building on reforms we’ve already put in place. No more earmarks. No more boondoggles. No more bridges to nowhere. We’re cutting the red tape that prevents some of these projects from getting started as quickly as possible. And we’ll set up an independent fund to attract private dollars and issue loans based on two criteria: how badly a construction project is needed and how much good it will do for the economy. 31(Applause.)

This idea came from a bill written by a Texas Republican and a Massachusetts Democrat. The idea for a big boost in construction is supported by America’s largest business organization and America’s largest labor organization. It’s the kind of proposal that’s been supported in the past by Democrats and Republicans alike. You should pass it right away. (Applause.)

Pass this jobs bill, and thousands of teachers in every state will go back to work32. These are the men and women charged with preparing our children for a world where the competition has never been tougher. But while they’re adding teachers in places like South Korea, we’re laying them off in droves. It’s unfair to our kids. It undermines their future and ours. And it has to stop. Pass this bill, and put our teachers back in the classroom where they belong. (Applause.)

Pass this jobs bill, and companies will get extra tax credits if they hire America’s veterans. We ask these men and women to leave their careers, leave their families, 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. (Applause.)

Pass this bill, and hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged young people will have the hope and the dignity of a summer job next year. And their parents -- (applause) -- their parents, low-income Americans who desperately want to work, will have more ladders out of poverty.

Pass this jobs bill, and companies will get a $4,00033 tax credit if they hire anyone who has spent more than six months looking for a job. (Applause.) We have to do more to help the long-term unemployed in their search for work. This jobs plan builds on a program in Georgia that several Republican leaders have highlighted, where people who collect unemployment insurance participate in temporary work as a way to build their skills while they look for a permanent job. The plan also extends unemployment insurance for another year. (Applause.) If the millions of unemployed Americans stopped getting this insurance, and stopped using that money for basic necessities, it would be a devastating blow to this economy. Democrats and Republicans in this chamber have supported unemployment insurance plenty of times in the past. And in this time of prolonged hardship, you should pass it again -- right away. (Applause.)

Pass this jobs bill, and the typical working family will get a $1,500 tax cut next year. Fifteen hundred dollars that would have been taken out of your pocket will go into your pocket. This expands on the tax cut that Democrats and Republicans already passed for this year. If we allow that tax cut to expire -- if we refuse to act -- middle-class families will get hit with a tax increase at the worst possible time. We can’t let that happen34. I know that some of you have sworn oaths to never raise any taxes on anyone for as long as you live. Now is not the time to carve out an exception and raise middle-class taxes, which is why you should pass this bill right away. (Applause.)

This is the American Jobs Act. It will lead to new jobs for construction workers, for teachers, for veterans, for first responders, young people and the long-term unemployed. It will provide tax credits to companies that hire new workers, tax relief to small business owners, and tax cuts for the middle class. And here’s the other thing I want the American people to know: The American Jobs Act will not add to the deficit. It will be paid for. And here’s how. (Applause.)

The agreement we passed in July will cut government spending by about $1 trillion over the next 10 years. It also charges this Congress to come up with an additional $1.5 trillion in savings35 by Christmas. Tonight, I am asking you to increase that amount so that it covers the full cost36 of the American Jobs Act. And a week from Monday, I’ll be releasing a more ambitious deficit plan -- a plan that will not only cover the cost of this jobs bill, but stabilize our debt in the long run. (Applause.)

This approach is basically the one I’ve been advocating for months. In addition to the trillion dollars of spending cuts I’ve already signed into law, it’s a balanced plan that would reduce the deficit by making additional spending cuts, by making modest adjustments to health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and by reforming our tax code in a way that asks the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share37. (Applause.) What’s more, the spending cuts wouldn’t happen so abruptly that they’d be a drag on our economy, or prevent us from helping small businesses and middle-class families get back on their feet right away.

Now, I realize there are some in my party who don’t think we should make any changes at all to Medicare and Medicaid, and I understand their concerns. But here’s the truth: Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And millions more will do so in the future. They pay for this benefit during their working years. They earn it. But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it. We have to reform Medicare38 to strengthen it. (Applause.)

I am also -- I’m also well aware that there are many Republicans who don’t believe we should raise taxes on those who are most fortunate and can best afford39 it. But here is what every American knows: While most people in this country struggle to make ends meet, a few of the most affluent citizens and most profitable corporations enjoy tax breaks and loopholes that nobody else gets40. Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary -- an outrage he has asked us to fix. (Laughter.) We need a tax code where everyone gets a fair shake and where everybody pays their fair share. (Applause.) And by the way, I believe the vast majority of wealthy Americans and CEOs are willing to do just that if it helps the economy grow and gets our fiscal house in order.

I’ll also offer ideas to reform a corporate tax code that stands as a monument to special interest influence in Washington. By eliminating pages of loopholes and deductions, we can lower one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. (Applause.) Our tax code should not give an advantage to companies that can afford the best-connected lobbyists.41 It should give an advantage to companies that invest and create jobs right here in the United States of America. (Applause.)

So we can reduce this deficit, pay down our debt, and pay for this jobs plan in the process. But in order to do this, we have to decide what our priorities are. We have to ask ourselves, “What’s the best way to grow the economy and create jobs?”

Should we keep tax loopholes for oil companies? Or should we use that money to give small business owners a tax credit when they hire new workers? Because we can’t afford to do both. Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires? Or should we put teachers back to work so our kids can graduate ready for college and good jobs? (Applause.) Right now, we can’t afford to do both.

This isn’t political grandstanding. This isn’t class warfare. This is simple math. (Laughter.) This is simple math. These are real choices. These are real choices that we’ve got to make. And I’m pretty sure I know what most Americans would choose. It’s not even close. And it’s time for us to do what’s right for our future. (Applause.)

Now, the American Jobs Act answers the urgent need to create jobs right away. But we can’t stop there. As I’ve argued since I ran for this office, we have to look beyond the immediate crisis and start building an economy that lasts into the future -- an economy that creates good, middle-class jobs that pay well and offer security. We now live in a world where technology has made it possible for companies to take their business anywhere. If we want them to start here and stay here and hire here, we have to be able to out-build and out-educate and out-innovate every other country on Earth. (Applause.)

And this task of making America more competitive for the long haul, that’s a job for all of us. For government and for private companies. For states and for local communities -- and for every American citizen. All of us will have to up our game. All of us will have to change the way we do business.

My administration can and will take some steps to improve our competitiveness on our own. For example, if you’re a small business owner who has a contract with the federal government, we’re going to make sure you get paid a lot faster than you do right now. (Applause.) We’re also planning to cut away the red tape that prevents too many rapidly growing startup companies from raising capital and going public. And to help responsible homeowners, we’re going to work with federal housing agencies to help more people refinance their mortgages at interest rates that are now near 4 percent. That’s a step -- (applause) -- I know you guys must be for this, because that’s a step that can put more than $2,000 a year in a family’s pocket, and give a lift to an economy still burdened by the drop in housing prices.

So, some things we can do on our own. Other steps will require congressional action. Today you passed reform that will speed up the outdated patent process, so that entrepreneurs can turn a new idea into a new business as quickly as possible. That’s the kind of action we need. Now it’s time to clear the way for a series of trade agreements that would make it easier for American companies to sell their products in Panama and Colombia and South Korea -– while also helping the workers whose jobs have been affected by global competition. (Applause.) If Americans can buy Kias and Hyundais, I want to see folks in South Korea driving Fords and Chevys and Chryslers. (Applause.) I want to see more products sold around the world stamped with the three proud words: “Made in America.” That’s what we need to get done. (Applause.)

And on all of our efforts to strengthen competitiveness, we need to look for ways to work side by side with America’s businesses. That’s why I’ve brought together a Jobs Council of leaders from different industries who are developing a wide range of new ideas to help companies grow and create jobs.

Already, we’ve mobilized business leaders to train 10,000 American engineers a year, by providing company internships and training. Other businesses are covering tuition for workers who learn new skills at community colleges. And we’re going to make sure the next generation of manufacturing takes root not in China or Europe, but right here, in the United States of America. (Applause) If we provide the right incentives, the right support -- and if we make sure our trading partners play by the rules -- we can be the ones to build everything from fuel-efficient cars to advanced biofuels to semiconductors that we sell all around the world. That’s how America can be number one again. And that’s how America will be number one again. (Applause.)

Now, I realize that some of you have a different theory on how to grow the economy. Some of you sincerely believe that the only solution to our economic challenges is to simply cut most government spending and eliminate most government regulations. (Applause.)

Well, I agree that we can’t afford wasteful spending, and I’ll work with you, with Congress, to root it out. And I agree that there are some rules and regulations that do put an unnecessary burden on businesses at a time when they can least afford it. (Applause.) That’s why I ordered a review of all government regulations. So far, we’ve identified over 500 reforms, which will save billions of dollars over the next few years. (Applause.) We should have no more regulation than the health, safety and security of the American people require. Every rule should meet that common-sense test. (Applause.)

But what we can’t do -- what I will not do -- is let this economic crisis be used as an excuse to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades. (Applause.) I reject the idea that we need to ask people to choose between their jobs and their safety. I reject the argument that says for the economy to grow, we have to roll back protections that ban hidden fees by credit card companies, or rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury, or laws that prevent the health insurance industry from shortchanging patients. I reject the idea that we have to strip away collective bargaining rights to compete in a global economy. (Applause.) We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to offer the cheapest labor and the worst pollution standards. America should be in a race to the top. And I believe we can win that race. (Applause.)

In fact, this larger notion that the only thing we can do to restore prosperity is just dismantle government, refund everybody’s money, and let everyone write their own rules, and tell everyone they’re on their own -- that’s not who we are. That’s not the story of America.

Yes, we are rugged individualists. Yes, we are strong and self-reliant. And it has been the drive and initiative of our workers and entrepreneurs that has made this economy the engine and the envy of the world.

But there’s always been another thread running throughout our history -- a belief that we’re all connected, and that there are some things we can only do together, as a nation.

We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party. But in the middle of a civil war, he was also a leader who looked to the future -- a Republican President who mobilized government to build the Transcontinental Railroad -- (applause) -- launch the National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land grant colleges. (Applause.) And leaders of both parties have followed the example he set.

Ask yourselves -- where would we be right now if the people who sat here before us decided not to build our highways, not to build our bridges, our dams, our airports? What would this country be like if we had chosen not to spend money on public high schools, or research universities, or community colleges? Millions of returning heroes, including my grandfather, had the opportunity to go to school because of the G.I. Bill. Where would we be if they hadn’t had that chance? (Applause.)

How many jobs would it have cost us if past Congresses decided not to support the basic research that led to the Internet and the computer chip? What kind of country would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do? (Applause.) How many Americans would have suffered as a result?

No single individual built America on their own. We built it together. We have been, and always will be, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all; a nation with responsibilities to ourselves and with responsibilities to one another. And members of Congress, it is time for us to meet our responsibilities. (Applause.)

Every proposal I’ve laid out tonight is the kind that’s been supported by Democrats and Republicans in the past. Every proposal I’ve laid out tonight will be paid for. And every proposal is designed to meet the urgent needs of our people and our communities.

Now, I know there’s been a lot of skepticism about whether the politics of the moment will allow us to pass this jobs plan -- or any jobs plan. Already, we’re seeing the same old press releases and tweets flying back and forth. Already, the media has proclaimed that it’s impossible to bridge our differences. And maybe some of you have decided that those differences are so great that we can only resolve them at the ballot box.

But know this: The next election is 14 months away. And the people who sent us here -- the people who hired us to work for them -- they don’t have the luxury of waiting 14 months.42 (Applause.) Some of them are living week to week, paycheck to paycheck, even day to day. They need help, and they need it now.

I don’t pretend that this plan will solve all our problems43. It should not be, nor will it be, the last plan of action we propose. What’s guided us from the start of this crisis hasn’t been the search for a silver bullet. It’s been a commitment to stay at it -- to be persistent -- to keep trying every new idea that works44, and listen to every good proposal, no matter which party comes up with it.

Regardless of the arguments we’ve had in the past, regardless of the arguments we will have in the future, this plan is the right thing to do right now. You should pass it. (Applause.) And I intend to take that message to every corner of this country. (Applause.) And I ask -- I ask every American who agrees to lift your voice: Tell the people who are gathered here tonight that you want action now. Tell Washington that doing nothing is not an option. Remind us that if we act as one nation and one people, we have it within our power to meet this challenge.

President Kennedy once said, “Our problems are man-made –- therefore they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants.”

These are difficult years for our country. But we are Americans. We are tougher than the times we live in, and we are bigger than our politics have been. So let’s meet the moment. Let’s get to work, and let’s show the world once again why the United States of America remains the greatest nation on Earth. (Applause.)

Thank you very much. God bless you, and God bless the United States of America. (Applause.)

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  1. "Never let a crisis go to waste".  The economic crisis is real: our economy is buried deep in a depression.  We are up to our ears in a sea of debt which will drown us when interest rates rise again.  The economic crisis is the fruit of decades of government by and compromising with LibTurds.  We can't spend our way out of debt. Increasing tax rates and imposing regulations that stifle economic activity are counter productive; part of the problem, not part of the solution. 
  2. The political crisis is imaginary, conjured up for partisan political gain. Rejecting counter productive proposals is not partisanship, it is statesmanship. When the patient is dying from poisoning by arsenic, he won't be cured by increased dosages of arsenic.
  3. Discussion centers on political impact because the speech is political; a campaign speech intended to secure your grip on power, not a realistic plan for economic growth. If you had a real plan, you would present it in writing, complete with a cost-benefit analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. The fact that you are dribbling out empty platitudes in a series of campaign speeches tells us everything we need to know about your plan: it is a complete fraud.
  4. Elections have consequences, as we are learning to our sorrow. The Tea Party arose spontaneously precisely because a growing segment of the electorate is aware of the consequences of electing Socialists to high office.
  5. Everyone's income is someone else's expense. When we "tighten our belts", others suffer. When we lose our jobs, everyone in our chain of commerce and credit suffers with us.  We did not learn the wider lesson of the stock market crash of 1929. Income, wealth and economic activity in general must be based on reality, fantasy & fashion are not good economic foundations. We could have and should have learned from the .com bubble. Instead, we inflated the housing bubble, an artificial house of cards whose collapse was inevitable. If we  don't learn our lessons from electing you, this nation will soon land in the ash heap of history.
  6. Pay offs are what your corrupt cronies receive. Hard work does not always pay off.  No matter how hard a farmer works, crop failures caused by disease, pestilence, drought or flood can cause his effort and investment to be wasted, resulting in a total loss. Everyone who has tried cold call commission sales knows that hard work is not always rewarded.  Responsibility is not guaranteed to  pay off either. If you are careful with credit and savings, not living beyond your means, you can still be brought down by the consequences of the irresponsibility of others, especially the irresponsibility of those who write the laws & regulations and control the currency.
  7. "Fair" is one of those loaded words that carries a great deal of emotional impact without real substance. Try to define and quantify it.
  8. This is the point at which responsible & trustworthy Republican statesmen would have risen up and walked out in protest of the class warfare card.  The previous sentence was the first clue, this is the second. The erosion actually began with the whip sawing auto strikes of the '60s & '70s. Bad fiscal policies inflated the currency, leading to a wage/price spiral. Union goons and COLA recipients advanced, everyone else suffered. Unions strangled the golden goose, building the foundation for our present situation.
  9. Government should not be involved in putting any "interest" first; determining winners & losers is not the proper role of government. Obama is playing the class warfare card, Republicans should have thrown over the table and walked out.
  10. You already answered this question, with your call for "civility" in political discourse, TARP, Porkulus and playing the race and class cards.  While you accuse, by innuendo, the Republicans of irresponsibility, you are the real culprit. Your overweening arrogance and narcissism are disgusting.  Your campaign speeches induce urinary incontinence.
  11. In his running commentary on this speech, Mark Levin remarked that you are the lead clown. This is not a policy speech, it is a campaign speech, oriented not toward solving economic problems, but toward your re-election.  Your actions are those of a fireman throwing gasoline on a fire and sounding an extra alarm for more turnout to fight the blaze. 
  12. Translation: equality of outcome; income redistribution. That sentence is intended to advance the Socialist agenda, which is entirely contra-indicated by an  understanding of economics. In the real world, outcomes are not equal, and there is no security.
  13. This nation is defined by the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, which seized and secured the rights of citizens. It is not defined by trhe Socialist agenda you are promoting.
  14. You have no interest in solving problems, if you did, you would propose solutions instead of more of the same idiocy that caused & exacerbated them.  You are following the Cloward-Piven strategy: rule through ruin.  You believe, that by destroying our economy, you can institute your Socialist agenda. 
  15. Washington can make a difference by getting the Hell out of the way. Lift the flood gates that retard progress. Begin by repealing Obama Don't Care, which is raising costs and uncertainty. Continue by reversing and abandoning irrational and unreasonable "clean air" & "green energy" regulations that will vastly inflate energy & transportation costs. Totally drop the policies flowing from the anthropomorphic climate change fraud. For real progress, eliminate all artificial barriers to domestic petroleum exploration, production, transportation & refining.  If you really want economic growth, make Shrub's tax rate cuts permanent and eliminate the capital gains & death taxes entirely. Put a permanent end to double taxation.
  16. Government does not improve lives, it protects them. Get off our backs and out of the way.
  17. Haste makes waste. Instead of buying a pig in a poke, in a hurry on urgent business, Congress should  demand substantive details, examine them carefully and then tell you go go to 'rass your plans and go to Hell. If the Congress did not learn from the Obama Don't Care and TARP fiascoes, we need to replace  them. 
  18. Members of both parties supported all the failed policies that dug the rut we are in. We need a ladder, not a back hoe to get out of this rut. There are corrupt politicians and Socialists in both parties. We need to get rid of them, starting with you, November 6, 2012.
  19. If it ain't paid for in ready cash in hand, it ain't paid for. We have heard that lie before, and we recognize it' 'rass it and go to Hell.
  20. If you want to put people to work, employ them to do something productive that will generate enough revenue to pay their wages and benefits. If you can't do that, then sit down, shut up, get out of the way and let someone who can take your office.  You can remove the artificial barriers to economic recovery & growth. You can stop the fiscal irresponsibility that is drowning us in debt. Do it or resign.
  21. More jobs for unionized workers whose dues will flow into your campaign treasury. Aka. graft & corruption.  Government should never be engaged in picking favorites. When you confer special advantages on anyone, you disadvantage everyone else.
  22. "Tax breaks for corporations"; you are tripping over your own tongue. "Tax breaks" significantly less than the annual cost of wages and benefits for each hire and the aggregate of new hires will not produce the desired result. Employers need some expectation of making a profit, not taking a loss. They need predictable markets and costs. Your Obama Don't Care and energy related regulations do more to prevent job development than anything else.  They are not going to hire until sales & demand are seen to increase substantially with a trend curve that indicates they will be sustained. Inadequate, short term, single shot fixes are part of the problem, not part of the solution. 
  23. With OASDI rapidly approaching bankruptcy and the unemployment compensation system already in the red, that is a wonderful idea indeed.
  24. Investment and hiring decisions must be based on long term trends. Your tax and regulatory policies are counter productive, killing, not creating jobs. Employers hire after need is proven, not before. You are putting the cart before the horse.  
  25. Incentives built into tax laws need to be  predictable, reliable and sufficient to offset the cost of the behavior they are designed to promote. No competent manager will base hiring or pay decisions on a tax cut. Everyones income is an expense to someone else. If employers pay more, they will charge more, hurting their customers.
  26. How does that tax cut compare to the total cost of one employee, wages, benefits & payroll taxes?  How many new hires will it facilitate?
  27. Define your terms! You imply rebuilding infrastructure, which would not be as substantial as you imply and would vastly increase the defecit & debt. You really mean replace the Constitution with Das Kapital' 'rass it and go to Hell.
  28. What happened to the loot in the Highway Trust Fund?  Why was it not used to rebuild roads & bridges on an as needed basis? What is the annual Federal Motor Fuel tax revenue, and how is it spent?
  29. How much money does it cost to build an airport, and how many people does it employ? Will rough carpenters, electricians and brick layers, drywallers, finish carpenters and plumbers be put to work building bridges and highways? Do their training and skill sets transfer?  What is the cost of land acquisition, planning, zoning, etc?  How lown will this process take?  You will put millions to work overnight, yeah, right.  Show us your magic wand.
  30. Leaning is not a function of the facility, it is a function of the curriculum, resources and student ability, attitude & effort. Schools are a local, not a federal issue. 
  31. Promises, promises. This reminds me of an old dirty joke about starlings flying from a plow handle after feeding on manure. This is simply a proposal for pumping more borrowed money down the drain.
  32. Teachers are unionized. The NEA is a major contributor to Democrat campaign chests. We have played this game before and we lost. Lets not play it again. Let those whose outrageous wage and benefit demands contributed to the bankruptcy of local governments share in the suffering they caused.
  33. If you want to stimulate employment, don't piddle with nickle and dime tax cuts, quit taxing employers.
  34. You were perfectly happy to let Shrub's tax cuts expire, which would have hit our pockets much harder. your hypocrisy stinks like the manure pile it is.
  35. Those savings are a false promise and everybody knows it. Democrats do not cut spending! 
  36. What is the full cost of your money wasting graft plan?  Why didn't you declare it in your speech?
  37. Every Republican who sat through this class warfare attack should have one and only one competent, conservative, articulate, aggressive and well financed opponent in the next primary election cycle.  Failure to walk out on this is absolutely unforgivable. 
  38. The first thing to do is eliminate Obama Don't Care. Then you need to put curbs on outrageous litigation abuse and fraud. 
  39. Class warfare!!! The Democrats playing the class and race cards are setting us up for deadly and destructive riots. No statesman worth his salary would sit still in the face of that spew of feces. Every Republican who sat through that must be primaried!!!
  40. And you just proposed new tax breaks for corporations!  Your hypocrisy is apparent, it can not be concealed. Where are the Republicans who should have jeered and walked out? Have they no shame?
  41. No, it should give tax advantages to those who contribute the most to your campaign chest, like G.E.
  42. True, we can't wait, we demand your immediate resignation.
  43. You pretend that it will solve unemployment, education & transportation, ain't those lies enough?  Resign, liar, save us the trouble of impeaching you.
  44. Which of your ideas has worked? None of them ever will. Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing repeatedly, expecting different results.