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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. Unfortunately,

NBC, Feb 2011:

71% percent of all respondents support Obamaís plan to spend $53 billion on high-speed rail and $30 billion on a national infrastructure bank.

...Republicans don't care what the "American Majority Wants."

In September 2011, Republicans blocked the President's job plan.

The Jobs Program That Wasnít

Macroeconomic Advisers on the American Jobs Act, proposed a year ago:

We estimate that the American Jobs Act (AJA), if enacted, would give a significant boost to GDP and employment over the near-term.

-The various tax cuts aimed at raising workersí after-tax income and encouraging hiring and investing, combined with the spending increases aimed at maintaining state & local employment and funding infrastructure modernization, would:
-Boost the level of GDP by 1.3% by the end of 2012, and by 0.2% by the end of 2013.
-Raise nonfarm establishment employment by 1.3 million by the end of 2012 and 0.8 million by the end of 2013, relative to the baseline

Of course, it that had happened, Obama would be more or less a lock for reelection. Instead, having blocked the presidentís economic plans, Republicans can point to weak job growth and claim that the presidentís policies have failed.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/08/the-jobs-program-that-wasnt/


From the OP:

88% of respondents favor allowing Medicare to negotiate drug policies.

Again, there are two proposals, and neither one of them will pass the House. In fact, they'll likely be filibustered by Senate Republicans.

Obama budget is a disaster for drugmakers
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022670043

Bill Introduced to Begin Rollback of High Medicare Drug Prices
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022725266



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