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Obama Gives Familiar Jobs Speech On Labor Day

September 6, 2011 by  

Obama Gives Familiar Jobs Speech On Labor DayPresident Barack Obama spent part of Labor Day alongside Teamsters union members in Detroit giving a speech that many people believe has become too familiar to the American public.

“We’ve got roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. We’ve got private companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building. We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now. There is work to be done and there are workers ready to do it. Labor is on board. Business is on board. We just need Congress to get on board. Let’s put America back to work,” the President said in his Monday speech.

Echoing policies that the Administration has been employing since its beginning, Obama advocated more stimulus spending, in a speech that is perhaps a precursor to his address to Congress set for Thursday. Promising that he will “propose ways to put America back to work that both parties can agree to” the President called out Congress for attempting to block spending measures over the past several months.

One thing the President did not mention was the last Friday’s Department of Labor jobs assessment that reported zero job growth and a major drop in consumer confidence that has rattled the nation’s economy over the past month.

At a time when the government has essentially run out of available funds and the President seeks more public spending to spur job growth to the dismay of many in Congress — Tea Party members in particular — reports are vague about what Obama’s plans are.
CNN reports that the President’s proposals for Thursday have been kept secret by the White House but will mostly involve more large-scale government spending.

Some of the terms expected to be heard:

Infrastructure Bank — A Government investment via a Federal loan program followed by smaller jolts of loaned funding throughout the life of a private-sector project under the assumption that interest will eventually repay the loan and provide profit.

New Hire Tax Credits — Similar to the HIRE Act which was in place during 2010, and has since expired, which provided $13 billion in Federal funding to offer business hiring incentives. A modified version of the same plan is expected in the near future from the Obama Administration.

More Unemployment — Though unemployment benefits have most recently been extended to an unprecedented 99-weeks at a cost of about $56.5 billion to taxpayers, analysts say the President may suggest another extension.

Free Trade — Agreements have already been drafted that would open up U.S. trade with countries traditionally embargoed like Columbia, South Korea and Panama. Many politicians believe that it is time to formally open trade.

Patent Reform — Before summer recess, Congress was in the process of making the patent process easier in an effort to spark the economy by making it easier for those with product ideas to realize their business goals.

Other ideas that the President may discuss include further payroll tax reductions, a tax holiday that would encourage corporations to bring money currently in overseas accounts back to the country, a program that would allow businesses to train workers drawing unemployment benefits and another round of Obama’s Build America municipal bonds.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    This prez reminds me of a typical high school freshman who, after farting around for a month or two, realizes that an important term paper is due. Now (and ONLY now is that paper important), and he has to scramble and lie and go around in circles because he doesn’t have what it takes to do what is required.
    In Obummer’s case, it’s hard for me to believe that he ever excelled in any subject in grade school, high school or at any level beyond high school. I’m wondering if he was “pushed” all the way through school, and when a political party or a ‘groomer’ looked around and needed a shill, Obummer went to the head of the list.
    His only track record involves community organizing (nothing to do with academics). He knows when to suck up, he knows who is stupid enough to listen to him, he knows who has the “juice” (the MONEY), and he knows that to survive he’ll act like a ventriloquist’s dummy – as long as he can get what he wants.
    So refresh my memory, people. How long has this third-rate clown been in the W H? And he’s done what about jobs, infrastructure and ANYTHING that will help the economy? Judge and jury, I rest my case. The verdict is GUILTY. Bailiff, clear the court.

    • Jana

      sc,
      You are so right. I also heard a few other “things” he said.
      He also stated that we need to quit playing these political games. I started laughing, because he was of course talking about himself. He is the one “PLAYING” politics, he is the one that has become known as the President of Blame.
      He was blaming congress. Oh, but he has this wonderful plan but he had to go on (an expensive) vacation first.
      He is so transparently disgusting.

  • TIME

    Tell it all to Gibson Guitars I am sure they are 100% backing Barrys great plan or lacking plan what ever it may be.
    You know as a matter of Fact tell it to any small business, who’s monthly cost are going up from 5% – 20% per month.

    But the flip side of that coin is this “special” part ~~ the income is dropping from 10% – 40% per month.

    WOW ~~~ thats CHANGE you can really BELIEVE in!!!!! @/@

    You know; we are who really run small business’s are just to stupid to figure all this out without the help of these special Hardvard egg heads.

    • Jana

      TIME,
      You are so very right. Yet at the same time there are Democrat Companies that use this same wood that are NOT being harassed. Talk about PLAYING POLITICS. Remember back when car dealerships got taken away from Republicans and given to Democrats. Yet we just quietly let him get away with these criminal actions and lies.At least they should be criminal!

  • DAVID M

    Obama has no clue what a job is, he never had one, the only JOB Obama had was a pack of rolling papers. It won’t be long and Obama will be using those giant Dumbo ears to flap off into the sunset, never to be heard from again, even his own party is admitting he doesnt stand a chance on winning in 2012. And to think these morons gave him a Nobel Prize,for what peace? He started two more wars. I laugh when I think about MMM MMMM sung by the little kids in school, a few months later millions of teachers lose there jobs. I chuckle andwonderwere all those morons are who wanted to make Obama king, they wanted him to president forever, with only days in office, don’t hear them saying that any more. Gee I wonder why? He is pure destruction, thats what happens when you put a community oraganizer in office.

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