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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:04 AM
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Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler rips President Obama for not focusing more on jobs


The Issue is Jobs, Not Deficit Reduction
By John Nichols
April 25, 2011

President Obama's decision to mimic GOP talking points when it comes to fiscal matters has done more damage to his poll numbers -- and Democratic political prospects -- than anything said or done by an almostly hopelessly inept Republican team.

And one Democratic congressman is calling the president out on the issue.

Describing the president's acceptance of the argument that the most important political issue facing the nation is reducing the deficit as a "terrible mistake," Congressman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., says: "I strongly believe we should not be talking about deficit reduction."

President Obama should stop taking cues from Republicans and start taking them from Democrats like FDR -- and Jerry Nadler.

Read the full article at:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/160133/issue-jobs-not-def...


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Democrat rips Obama for not focusing more on jobs
By Bob Cusack
April 23, 2011

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Friday night that President Obama is making a "terrible mistake" by agreeing with Republicans that the top political issue is reducing the deficit.

In an interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Nadler said, "I strongly believe we should not be talking about deficit reduction."

Nadler added, "We should be talking about how to create more jobs even if the cost a bigger deficit -- the deficit is a long-term problem, but we could have more spending for a year or two to get the economy up. If we had a 5 percent unemployment rate, that would by itself eliminate two-thirds of the deficit."

In January of 2010, Nadler criticized the Obama administration for predicting the stimulus would cap the nation's unemployment rate at 8 percent.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/157451...

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:05 AM
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:05 AM
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2. Invisible rec for jobs. n/t
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:07 AM
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3. That's an unfair accusation
Obama is very interested in creating jobs - in China, in India, in Brazil, in Chile...
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:34 AM
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:09 PM
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5. :) -- good one!
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