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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:49 AM

Reich: Obama should Batter Republicans Over The Head



Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says Republicans need to be “battered over the heads” for rejecting President Obama’s jobs bill.

He noted on Current TV that the unemployment rate was still relatively high and wages had declined. Reich said many Americans had “almost no economic security at all” and that Obama should “pivot around jobs.”

When it came to Republican obstruction, the University of California professor advised Obama to “batter them over the heads” for blocking his jobs bill.

“Framing the issue is very important around jobs and the economy,” Reich said. “But coming up with specific programs that the Republicans will agree to seems to me almost impossible in this environment.”


http://www.alan.com/2013/02/11/reich-obama-should-batter-republicans-over-the-heads/

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samplegirl Feb 2013 OP
annabanana Feb 2013 #1
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #2
Enrique Feb 2013 #4
libtodeath Feb 2013 #3
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #6
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #5
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #7

Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:54 AM

1. If there hadn't been a hiring freeze across the Federal Government

for the past 4 years, that might be a more impressive drubbing.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:00 AM

2. But without the gov't hiring freeze, the Republicans wouldn't have cooperated on

…uh…

…um…

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:09 AM

4. yeah that was an Obama freebie

he did it by executive order. He wouldn't want to use an action like that as leverage in negotiations with the GOP, maybe to get unemployment benefits extended longer or something, that would be so political.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:04 AM

3. Hope president Obama calls for expanding broadband as well as all infrastructure

in the SOTU and then pounds on how repukes are preventing all the good that could be done with a jobs bill.

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:25 AM

6. Excellent point!

Expanding WiFi nationally would absolutely boost the economy.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:23 AM

5. Smash, Smash, Suuuumash!

A new catchy tune for some inspiration in smashing some Republican intransigence!

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:26 AM

7. This guy knows a lot about, like, stuff. He should run for office or something

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