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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:37 AM
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Obama can't create many jobs without Congress' help, analysts say
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/04/2389965/obama-can...

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's own job may be on the line as he presents his plan for job creation this week, with the nation's unemployment rate mired at 9.1 percent and his popularity at a record low.

He'll call on Congress to back him on a package of proposals that the White House says will put Americans back to work. Earlier this summer he tried to rally public pressure on Congress to do as he wished, and he may do so again, exercising his power of the bully pulpit. Last week he threatened to bash Republicans on the campaign trail if they fail to follow his lead.

But Republicans in Congress are dead set against any big new spending program, and they control the House of Representatives, so the prospect of no big new jobs program rolling out of Washington before 2013 looms large.

In light of that, is there anything else Obama can do on his own to spur job creation?

*more at link*
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:14 AM
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1. If he says pretty please.
Be complimentary, be positive, be conciliatory, be forgiving, be accommodating, be generous, be understanding!

Never show anger or passion!
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:31 AM
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2. He can't create jobs when we dont manufacture anything here in America.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 09:36 AM by NorthCarolina
From Wikipedia:

The "giant sucking sound" was United States Presidential candidate Ross Perot's colorful phrase for what he believed would be the negative effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he opposed.

The phrase, coined during the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign, referred to the sound of U.S. jobs heading south for Mexico should the proposed free-trade agreement go into effect.

Perot ultimately lost the election, and the winner, Bill Clinton, supported NAFTA, which went into effect on January 1, 1994.


The rest is History.

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:34 AM
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3. No, but he can rally the 70 million people who worked for him in 08
by the leading charge against Teabagonomics. Start bashing Bush and the 2001-2007 Congress that got us into this mess. If 90 million or so people started marching, Congress would move. But without a leader and with no media presence, the vast majority of this country, who want changes, won't get them
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:46 AM
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4. That would work for me but I have no hope of Obama confronting the problem.
I worked for him in 2008 will vote largely to preserve a rational ballance on the Supreme Court. I work phone banks no more nor do I donate a cent to any Obama campaign without a massive shift in the message.
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