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Sat Jun 16, 2012, 06:51 AM

President Obama’s Weekly Address: GOP to Blame For Stalemate

Source: ABC News

President Obama today blamed Republicans in Congress for the flailing economic recovery, saying “every problem we face is within our power to solve. What’s lacking is our politics.”

“We have the answers to these problems. We have plenty of big ideas and technical solutions from both sides of the aisle. That’s not what’s holding us back. What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington,” the president said in his weekly address.

While there’s been some progress on his proposals to boost the economy, Obama said “on most of the ideas that would create jobs and grow our economy, Republicans in Congress haven’t lifted a finger. They’d rather wait until after the election in November.”

“I think that’s wrong. This isn’t about who wins or loses in Washington. This is about your jobs, your paychecks, your children’s future. There’s no excuse for Congress to stand by and do nothing while so many families are struggling. None,” he said.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obamas-weekly-address-gop-to-blame-for-stalemate/



WEEKLY ADDRESS: Ending the Stalemate in Washington
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/06/16/weekly-address-ending-stalemate-washington


Obama slams Congress again over stalled jobs steps

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"Just this past week, one of them said, "Why not wait for the reinforcements?" That's a quote. And you can bet plenty of his colleagues are thinking the same thing," Obama said in his weekly radio and internet address.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/16/us-usa-obama-jobs-idUSBRE85F05720120616?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FPoliticsNews+%28Reuters+Politics+News%29

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Reply President Obama’s Weekly Address: GOP to Blame For Stalemate (Original post)
cal04 Jun 2012 OP
DCBob Jun 2012 #1
JDPriestly Jun 2012 #6
KeepItReal Jun 2012 #7
JustAnotherGen Jun 2012 #2
onehandle Jun 2012 #3
may3rd Jun 2012 #4
SylviaD Jun 2012 #5
SoFlaJet Jun 2012 #9
Harry Monroe Jun 2012 #11
Zoeisright Jun 2012 #8
DallasNE Jun 2012 #10

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 07:06 AM

1. Imagine if FDR was faced with a Congress like we have now.

There probably would have been no "New Deal".

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Response to DCBob (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

6. Franklin D. Roosevelt used his veto 635 times in around 12 years. Only 9 were overridden.

Obama has used his twice in the last 3 1/2 years.

That's the problem. Obama gives in too easily. He has not shown that he will really say "no" to something that Republicans want.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_vetoes

You have to use the stick as well as the carrot.

Roosevelt served a longer time, but if you average out the number of vetoes per term, the difference is still astounding.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:46 AM

7. Here's FDR in his own words:



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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 07:38 AM

2. I posted last Friday

About a survey I received from the Republican Party.

One of the questions read something along the lines of . . . If President Obama wins - the Tax Cuts will end etc etc

Which leads me to believe that the Republican leadership has zero intention to tackle tax revenue, job creation from an infrastructure development and renewal perspective, and they want to run down the clock.

Now - many of those who have not been able to find work for a few years have lost their unemployment benefits. They are gone.

This won't be popular - but I want the Democratic leadership to take a stand this summer. We will not compromise on having millionaires pay a fair share into this country's till. Stand on one side of the aisle, craft the narrative, and don't back down.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 09:12 AM

3. Not good enough. Obama needs to call out the GOP in a state address.

State in no uncertain terms that They destroyed the economy and are Purposely stopping recovery.

President Onehandle would call a joint session of Congress, lock the doors, and call out individual guilty parties one by one and tell America exactly what they did to prevent recovery.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 09:30 AM

4. "President Onehandle " ? That would lead to real mud slinging

 

I heard Obama has an october surprise that will appeal to pot smokers..
But promises are not law and the president cannot make laws

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:33 AM

5. Why does our president keep passing the blame?

When is he going to stand up for what his base believes in? Just answer me that.

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 06:05 PM

9. What bullsh!t

The president is absolutely right and many of us have been saying exactly what he has been saying-it's the republic party's fault. They came into office on 3 words Jobs jobs jobs and haven't brought one serious jobs bill to the floor. Why doesn't he stand up? You need to sit down and think a little bit before spamming the board with RW crap like this.

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Response to SylviaD (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 11:14 PM

11. Yeah, it's all Obama's fault. Not the Republican's at all...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/125145757

Now go back to Free Republic.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 05:57 PM

8. Damn fucking straight.

n/t

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 09:40 PM

10. While True And Deserved

I wish someone like Biden would be making these points. Why? Because Republicans are likely to attack Obama for whining.

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