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Obama: Jobless Report ‘Confirms What Most Americans Already Know’

July 8, 2011 by  

Obama: Jobless Report ‘Confirms What Most Americans Already Know’

President Barack Obama spoke briefly to the press from the Rose Garden today regarding the most recent report from the Labor Department, which showed the jobless rate rising to 9.2 percent in June. In his remarks, the President blamed natural disasters, gas price spikes and State and local job cuts for the poor condition of the job market.

Obama began his speech by saying that the “report confirms what most Americans already know,” and that the “economic challenges weren’t created overnight” and “won’t be solved overnight.” He said  the private sector had added more than 2 million jobs in the past “16 months” but that the economic downturn had left “a big hole to fill” with regard to unemployment.

The speech was largely reminiscent of the President’s June 29 press conference. Obama again mentioned that “right now” Congress can pass “bipartisan” legislation to invest in infrastructure, streamline the patent process and extend the payroll tax cut from December, as well as advancing trade agreements with Asia and South America.

He said, “I urge Congress not to wait.”

Obama concluded his speech by reiterating that he has had “good meetings” with lawmakers about the deficit. He said “the sooner we get this done… the sooner that we give our businesses the certainty that they will need” to begin to grow again.

He said that Washington’s leaders should come to an agreement about a deal “not for party, but for country.”

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  • pete

    Mr President, How about giving CAPITALISM a chance !!!

  • Michael J.

    In other words, and reading between the lines of the excrementalist and chief, “everything I touch turns to s##t”

  • granny mae

    This man destroys more jobs in one stroke of his pen that anyone can replace in three or four years ! Where in the world does he think these jobs come from and can we really just pick them off a tree like he seems to think ? How many jobs did he destroy by shutting down the Space Program? Does he even know? I don’t think so. He an give GM a bailout and can’t fund the Space program. The Space Program employed more people than all of GM at any time ! Not only did they employ more people they gave secondary support to thousands of other companies that made products for the Space Program Then you have all the small companies that suport all the activities on the center itself. Tours, and souveneres, Food, drinks, photo companies, cleaning companies, employment companies that supply workers for running and operating these venues, most of these small companies are local and effect the local economy. Local companies like motels, restraunts, clothing stores and malls and shopping centers. Most of the local towns people were employed by these companies and also the local companies. Shut down the Sace Center and you shut down the local cities ! Don’t believe me? Check out the city of Titusville. It will soon be effecting the cities of Cocoa and Cocoa Beach ! The thing that will save these last two cities is the fishing trade and the Cruise business ! This will keep the last city alive but just. Obama has just done a horrendus thing ! Now multiply that by the space centers in Huntsville and Texas and White Sands, New Mexico and the space port in California and all the smaller suportive companies connected with all these places and we now have a major crises on our hands. He is going to blame it on storms , gas prices and local jobs cuts ? I guess so ! That and the lack of brains in the top leader of this country ! People we are talking about the employement of enough people to supply and work for 6 good size cities , and all the surrounding infrastructure ! Kennedy Space center employed thousands and thousands of people just on the center and this was people that suported workers for three shifts on the center and now you can multiply that by 5 more centers and we are talking a tremendous amount of workers, and I might add these were not just minimum wage jobs ! These were jobs that paid a person enough money to support his family and buy houses and cars and now there is nothing! Now the housing market is going to be effected because these workers won’t be able to make their house payments. They may loose their cars because they can’t afford to make their car payments! Too bad Obama crushed all those cars, because they might have been all some people could afford ,and they need transportation to go looking for a job ! In most cases they won’t find a job anywhere locally so they will be traveling to other cities or even other states ! If they loose their cars travel is sure going to be difficult huh ? I don’t know but this president has made some of the worst decissions of anyone I have ever seen. He supports other countries and tearsdown his own ! Where must you be coming from to make these kinds of decissions ? Is he so wrapped up in his thoughts that he can’t see the results of his actions before he makes them? I don’t know what makes this guy tick but I do know that he will never get my vote, not even for dog catcher !

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