Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:49 AM
samplegirl (5,805 posts)
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.”
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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #2)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:09 AM
Enrique (27,143 posts)
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.
Response to samplegirl (Original post)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:04 AM
libtodeath (2,166 posts)
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.