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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for posting this, Chips. Missed it earlier.

    You’re making it so easy on us to get the information that “Peel me a grape” has become my new middle name!

  2. 6 ChristiMtl
    September 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Very informative, it’s not easy for me to watch a WH press briefing because these RW hacks infuriate me so much, but it comes with the territory, there’s no journalism, just a huge propaganda machine.

    To those who didn’t see Cantor response to the job bill, here it is:

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor continued to reach out to work with President Obama on his jobs bill Monday, but emphasized that Republicans are focused on items they support in the plan like the tax breaks and will oppose the administration’s request for new federal spending for infrastructure projects.

    “Anything that is akin to the stimulus bill is not going to be acceptable to the American people,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said.

    First of all, it is paid for, so they can’t say anything about ”out of control spending” crap…. but of course they don’t like where the money is coming from, can’t touch the top earners.

    Their lies about the stimulus has to stop because that’s the only talking point they have for saying no to the job bill. Another failed stimulus… which is obviously a lie.

    I just checked the latest info about it, article from Sept. 8 2011 to make sure I have my numbers right.

    But the job losses in late 2008 and early 2009 ended up being much worse than expected. A total of 3.8 million jobs were lost from December 2008 through April 2009, an average of just over 750,000 a month. ( and they still want the same failed policies that created this)

    By the time the job losses stopped a year after Obama took office, the Great Recession had cost the economy 8.8 million jobs, and the unemployment rate was stuck in the 9% to 10% range.

    the CBO estimates that at least 1.4 million jobs were created and saved by the direct spending alone, and that as many as 3.6 million jobs were produced while stimulus funds were being spent.

  3. 8 Me4obama
    September 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Anyone following the Teahardist Debate should use #TeaNN when tweeting.

    Reply

  4. 16 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Here are the snarky questions that Ice Princess Nora O’Donnell asked OMB Director Jack Lew today and Jay Carney. These questions could just as easily been asked by Speaker Boehner. All I can do is shake my head in disgust.

    Q Jack, is it fair to say that given these pay-fors, that the President believes that the wealthiest Americans should pay more in order to pay for his jobs bill?

    Q But the President is about to embark on a campaign where he’s going to blame Republicans and Congress if they don’t pass this jobs bill. And he’s setting it up as — you pointed out — as a choice: the choice between jobs for Americans, or tax cuts for corporate jet owners, oil and gas companies, and for deductions for the wealthiest Americans. Is that incorrect?

    Here is the question she asked Jay Carney.

    Q Can I follow on Helene’s question? By Wednesday, the President will have done five jobs speeches in just seven days. If you believe that Congress was so persuaded when they were back at home, why does the President need such hard-driving tactics in order to sell his plan?

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/12/press-briefing-press-secretary-jay-carney-and-omb-director-jack-lew-9122

  5. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    September 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Does anyone else see “Tea Party Republican Debate” and think it’s an ad? Like “Doritos Republican Debate” or “Starbucks Republican Debate”?

    This is what our country has “evolved” into, no offense to those who have actually evolved.

  6. September 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I’m asking everyone please —- go to news websites and correct the misinformation about the jobs plan. Every news site I’ve checked has a headline that reads that Obama’s job plan is paid for by tax hikes. Period. Every newspaper and TV news site. Making it sound like everyone’s taxes are going up. It’s going to be DOA if this meme is allowed to stand. The comments everywhere are irate. We need to fight back against this purposely misleading definition. The record needs to be set straight.

  7. September 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    who’s the chucklehead female speaking at the teaparty debate right now, anyone know? another liar of course.. these teaparty folk really believe they’re on a roll- how pathetic that CNN has stooped this low, giving them this platform.

  8. 22 Frenchie08
    September 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I was a conference call with the President earlier this evening where there were 10’s of thousands of volunteers from all over the country listening in. The President pressed upon us over and over that we must work within our communities and with our representitives to get the message out to support this bill. There was an urgency in his voice that I had not heard before. He is really counting on us to put pressure on congress to get this done. He really needs all our help on this!

    I know there are so many on this site doing some great things to support this effort. That is why I love coming here. I have made a commitment to talk to people I would otherwise not approach on this matter everyday. I have called and e-mailed all of my representitives, even those I know don’t care. I will put a sign in my car. I will forward e-mails to my friends and associates. I plan to do all I can! I know others will as well.

  9. 23 anniebella
    September 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    People say they want jobs, then they need to get up off their behinds and make those calls, email, tweet, write, these Congressmen and women.


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