Obama embarks on jobs tour

President hopes to convince Americans economy is recovering.
Associated Press
May 10, 2013

Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts.

Obama on Thursday was dropping in on Austin, Texas, and using that bustling state capital as a backdrop to talk about attracting jobs, providing skills training and ensuring that hard work begets a decent living.

The president argued in February's State of the Union address that an economy that is growing and creating well-paying middle-class jobs must be the guiding principle for Washington policymakers. He proposed a broad expansion of pre-kindergarten to accommodate every 4-year-old, calling it a smart investment that will help improve educational outcomes, along with raising the federal minimum wage to $9 to help working families. Both ideas faced almost immediate resistance from some lawmakers who said the proposals cost too much and could stunt the economy, and Obama has barely discussed either proposal since then.

At the time of the speech, the debate over gun-control legislation was heating up following the December massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators at a Connecticut elementary school. A bipartisan group of senators was drafting a sweeping immigration bill desired by both political parties, and Congress and the White House were blaming each other for $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that would kick in March 1.

The series of field trips Obama begins Thursday marks an attempt by the president to remind the public that he hasn't forgotten about the issue that concerns them the most: the economy and jobs. The outing also comes amid questions about whether the second-term president has enough sway to get his agenda through a divided Congress before attention turns to the November 2014 midterm elections.

Since his second inauguration, Obama has lost a bid to expand background checks for gun buyers and was similarly unsuccessful at getting lawmakers to undo the spending cuts. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin considering and voting on scores of proposed changes to the immigration bill, which is facing opposition from conservatives, religious leaders and others.

His jobs proposals have stalled in Congress, with Republicans showing no interest in job-creation plans based on new federal spending. They also argue that Obama's regulatory regime and new health care law — the president's signature domestic policy achievement to date — are hindering more robust job growth.

"The president doesn't seem to understand that it's his policies that are undermining economic growth and job creation," House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday as the president departed.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ridiculed Obama's trip as mere image-building.

"If you're someone who's all about the visual, then of course putting on a pair of goggles or showing up at a factory is a great way to at least look like you're doing something about job creation," he said.

By traveling to Texas to begin this renewed attention to his jobs initiatives, Obama is choosing a state represented by two of the most conservative Republican members of the U.S. Senate — John Cornyn and tea party hero Ted Cruz. Texas also has the second-highest Hispanic population in the country, an attractive demographic group for Democrats and a key audience for Obama as he also pushes for an overhaul of immigration laws.

Obama's effort to highlight jobs and the economy is buoyed by last Friday's positive jobs report, which found that the unemployment rate had dipped to a four-year low of 7.5 percent in April and employers had added 165,000 jobs — and that far more jobs were added in in February and March than previously thought.

"He's focusing on economic issues that are at the core of his agenda, and have always been at the core of his agenda," White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

But the slowly improving economy masks the stagnant wages and fewer working hours that strike directly at the president's base of support — young people, racial minorities and the less affluent. The average unemployment rate in the first three months of the year was 7.7 percent, but the rate was 13.6 percent for blacks and 9.5 percent for Latinos.

Before Obama departed Washington for a stay of about five hours in Texas, the White House announced a pair of initiatives it said would help the economy in the absence of action by Congress.

The administration announced the launch of a competition to create three new Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, partnerships among businesses, universities and government to help U.S.-based manufacturers and workers create good jobs. Five federal agencies — Defense, Energy, Commerce, NASA and the National Science Foundation — are putting $200 million toward the effort. The president also will ask Congress for a one-time investment of $1 billion to create a nationwide network of 15 such institutes.

The White House also announced an executive order and other steps to make government data more easily available to entrepreneurs, researchers and others who can then use the information to create new products and services, build businesses and create jobs.

Obama planned to visit Manor New Tech High School near Austin, where the curriculum is based on science, technology, engineering and math. He'll hold separate meetings with middle-class workers and technology entrepreneurs, and visit Applied Materials, a high-tech company whose products help make goods like smartphones, flat-screen TVs and solar panels more affordable, according to its website.

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Associated Press writer Jim Kuhnhenn contributed to this report.

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Comments

Rich Close

hours on vacation and golf (976 hours)
hours in economic meetings of ANY KIND (474.4 hours).

He's a loser as a person and as a president.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Gov...

Bluto

looser ? Huh .

luvblues2

(Hooked On Phonics). lol

Contango

Give the guy a break. Mr. Obama WAS pretty "loose" during his Choom Gang days. :)

shucks

I"ll bet you smoked dope, Cont.

deertracker

It's "loser" brainiac!

Rich Close

I'm no longer amazed that Obama became President; many being concerned more about typographical errors than Obama's ineptness, his crimes concerning the murders of Americans in Benghazi or how Obamacare's full potential of economic destruction starts in 2014.
I suspect many change their views concerning whats really important in the next few months.

luvblues2

Every POTUS since I have been able to vote, was not of my choice. Nothing surprises me. Follow the money...

margaritaville88

A Jobs Tour ? Really ? This will be a short tour !! lol

swiss cheese kat

Its the blue team Jobs tour. Austin Tx is a blue team city surrounded by a red state. Baltimore is the next stop on the blue team city Jobs tour.

WHY is it the republican's fault that Obama is incompetent?

Contango

About the only jobs that this economy is "creating" are the part-time ones in order to fill-in for those workers whose hours have been cut due to Pres. Obama's CommieCare employer mandates.

The "true" national unemployment rate (U-6) was 13.9% in Apr.

Without the Federal Res.'s QE (money printing) and ZIRP, this economy would be flat on it's back.

If you wanna thank ANYONE, thank Fed. Chair Bernanke, not the Puppet-in-Chief.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/...

KnuckleDragger

Once the welfare crowd finally decides to get out of bed, you are gonna pay for that comment. LOL

deertracker

Why is everything always about welfare with you? What makes you judge and jury? How do you know soooooooooo much about welfare recipients? It is easy for those like you to judge others after receiving so much help from the government yourself and it is hypocritical. Well, I also work in healthcare and I see who and what color show up with the Medicaid card and I still don't judge. Try it!

WiseManOnceSaid

It's funny that the guy feels special because he's posting at 10am and "those welfare people" aren't awake yet. I'm not one of those welfare people nor am I a liberal but I find it comical that he probably isn't at work yet complaining about people not working. You can cry about Obama or whatever clever name you put (Obozo Nobama)but the people voted him in. As a libertarian I would still rather have him than that idiot Mittens. The most disturbing part of America is the fact that there is no bipartisanship. It's a for us or against us mentality that has grown and compromise is out of the question. Almost just as disturbing (especially in the Sandusky area) is the number of "confused republicans" who are republican over "moral" issues and guns and such, yet have no idea what Republican legislature would do to them.

luvblues2

You have been misled, WMOS. The way it works is that the repubs and dems are just two cheeks on the same butt.

We are the stuff that comes out from in between them.

Just ask 'em.

Contango

"As a libertarian I would still rather have him than that idiot Mittens."

"Obamny" won.

In relation to the long-term fiscal and societal health of the country, it DIDN'T and it DOESN'T matter.

Mr. Romney would have just possibly delayed our stepping closer toward the edge of the fiscal canyon.

WiseManOnceSaid

With what Paul Ryan's budget? C'mon. I do know that you are not one of the confused republicans i referred to. You have enough wit and financial savvy to be a true republican. But what is good for business is not necessarily good for the customer.

Contango

Ain't a Repub.

I was once a very active member of the Libertarian Party and had dinner with Pres. and VP candidates Andre Marrou and Nancy Lord.

I vote Libertarian whenever possible.

Ryan's budget only would delay the inevitable.

Central banks around the world are printing. This is the beginning of the last gasp of fiat currency.

It ain't about politics - it's financial.

WiseManOnceSaid

I agree. Central Banking needs to stop. The only two presidents to issue non-interest bearing notes....... Lincoln and Kennedy. Ron Paul is a little "controversia" as many say, but had Gary Johnson had a chance I truly believe he would have done better than anyone else. IMO his record as NM gov was impeccable. I believe he vetoed more unneeded things than the other 49 gov's combined.

I sometimes depict myself as a Progressive Libertarian. Sounds ridiculous, but I believe a gov should be like a ref of a game. Make sure the game is fair and things that should be done are, but not making themselves a part of the game. Your thoughts?

Contango

@ WMOS:

End world-wide central bank money printing? They can't and won't:

http://mises.org/daily/6081/The-...

IMO, none of this political philosophizing ultimately matters.

The U.S. is sliding toward socialism (communism). It's only a matter of WHEN - not if. Fabian socialism has been the game plan for decades.

Protect you and your own as best you can.

The Big Dog's back

Did your relatives come here in the 40's from Germany winnie?

Contango

DERP!

shucks

Via Argentina?

44846GWP

You had dinner with who? Boy, I bet they are still talking about that! I'm sure you didn't pay either.

shucks

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KnuckleDragger

Glad to to see brainless man and queertracker have finally awaken from their drunken stupor. Yup, some of us are up by 5 am because we actually have to work to support you losers.

KnuckleDragger

Still jealous because your wife is paying for my doctorate I see. Go back to bed deerturd, she won't be home from work for a few more hours.

KnuckleDragger

It's nice to see the President, by starting his tour in Texas, is finally admitting that Right to Work is the way to create jobs. He describes Austin as a bustling community while places like Cleveland and Toledo are depressing thanks to the Unions driving jobs away.

deertracker

It's bustling with minimum wage jobs. Those same workers still need government assistance.

KnuckleDragger

Never been to Texas I see. I thought you didn't judge? By the way, median household income in Ohio $45749, median household income Texas $49392 (US Census). The best places to make a living #3 Texas, #13 Ohio (CBS News). Yup, looks like good ole union ohio doing so much better than RTW Texas. I hope the healthcare you deliver isn't as substandard as the research you do.

mrite

Found a very interesting article:

"California City to Buy Chinese Electric Buses Financed by Taxpayers"

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/c...

Basically the city of Long Beach, CA will be buying 10 electric buses at a tune of $12 million and US taxpayers will be footing a mjority of the bill.

Mr President wouldn't it be better to use our own tax dollars to buy products made right here in America which could promote job creation??

The Chinese company is BYD. Oh wait this explains it. One of BYD's major investors is none other than Warren Buffett, a major Obama supporter. Like they say it's all in who you know.

WiseManOnceSaid

The elected people of Long Beach had to make a decision for their tax payers. They chose the Chinese company because it was a cheaper deal and better for the tax payers of that city. Buying American means a lot less bang for your buck. Wages are higher. Regulations are stricter and the list goes on. You can complain about that as much as you want, but i'm fairly certain that Long Beach will still feel like they made the right choice.

I'm certain that Obama had no input over the decision, so the whole Warren Buffett made it happen, is once again a logical fallacy that you are so prone to make. Try a straw man argument. And the Oracle of Omaha probably invested in the company based on financials and because he is very good at what he does. Not because Obama would help him..

mrite

On the outside your post makes sense. But, once you digest it it makes no sense at all! One must figure in the trickle down effect which you have apparently failed to consider. Buying those buses sends all of the money overseas in which our gov't will not recoup. However, if you buy those buses made here in America one must put a value on recouping payroll taxes, increased sales tax on items the employees might purchase. After all the more money the employees make the more they spend. If it would have created lets just say 10 jobs those individuals could potentially come off of unemployment or welfare rolls. What price do we put on those intangibles?

Wiseman, please continue to purchase your foreign made products. I hope that you don't lose your job to a foreign competitor.

Wiseman, you also complain about tighter regulations. Do you advocate loosening the restrictions lets say on lead paint that the Chinese use? Very nice. It is a proven killer. But hey, if you can get that toy for a nickel cheaper go right ahead.

Fromthe419

Yes and no. The money that goes to China will be re-invested in America's enormous debt. We spend the money on Chinese junk and they lend it back to the US in the form of Treasury Notes. Unfortunately, this looks like a jobless recovery if you can really call it a recovery.

mrite

I do agree that the US could potentially get that money back in the form of the Chinese buying Treasury notes. However, I think it would be much better for this money to go through the hands of american employees vs. the gov't

WiseManOnceSaid

Trickle down economics hasn't worked since it was implemented

Contango

So you don't believe in low taxes and sm. govt.?

KnuckleDragger

He is a liberal claiming to be liberatarian.

WiseManOnceSaid

I'm libertarian, but do not follow many Libertarians and Repub beliefs of getting rid of the EPA. Look up the fertilizer explosion in Texas. They lied about the chemicals they owned to escape the EPA and other agnecies.

I buy many things American. But it's truly hard to be frugal when prices are cheaper elsewhere. My car is not American. I know it will last longer than a GM. You can fact check me on this, but i believe (at least a year or two ago) that the CR-V and then maybe the Camry were the "most american-made" car. The Liberty if i recall was third.

My argument is that Long Beach probably doesn't build the buses they were going to buy. For their taxpayers (municipal level) they were getting a better deal buying foreign than midwestern. When many cities in CA are filing bankruptcy i'm guessing they were more concerned with their own bottom line. Whether thats right or wrong can be debated.

mrite

You must have missed the part that talks about the fed gov't subsidizing the cost of the buses. Therefore, Long Beach has little to lose when it comes to spending their money.

However, I do agree on the automobile comment you make. I would just like to know what is an "american made" auto. Most of the foreign owned companies that make cars here have actually invested more dollars in America than the "American" companies.

Unassumer

What the country needs are better paying jobs so people can support themselves and not have to depend on 'welfare' (although I doubt many can even get it unless they have little kids). Some can get foodstamps but that don't last forever. Minimum wage jobs do not pay the rent and are great for young people still living at home, but no one can support themselves on one. I would find it hard to support myself on $12 an hour full time.

grandmasgirl

And that's before taxes! Between local, state, federal taxes,gas to get to work, etc, there is nothing left over. I was so lucky to be able to get a decent paying job. However, there are still some people whom are on welfare because they want to be. To all of you who truly try and pay your own way,,,,,thank you.

KnuckleDragger

There are plenty of good paying jobs for those who educate themselves in a needed skill. The days of making $25/hr for an unskilled labor job are over. That seems to be the problem with Ohio, too many people sitting on their backside waiting for the good ole days to return. You want success? Put some effort into it.

Really are you ...

Send Obama towards Sandusky, Ohio. I have a proposal for him, to create jobs that will revolutionize modern day living. Jobs that will start to change our children's future for the better, by not leaving them with the undaunting task of trying to break free of the consumption fossil fuels. Immediately opening new doors of opportunity, ultimately creating more jobs. A win, win, win situation creating new family wage jobs/ careers in the counties surrounding Huron and Erie Counties. Maybe or maybe not because that 3D printing seems to be making quite a stir right now. And not everyone will accept something that is not what they are comfortable with right now. When I started driving gasoline was under one dollar a gallon, and my parents paid for their electrical consumption to the electric company, as we still do. This will start to change all of that.

In his State Of The Union Address, he had a focal point on energy. New technologies... Ok, here it is. There will be more, but this is a step in the right direction.

The US military is looking for ways to ween themselves off of fossil fuels also. Going with solar panels to power their radios, I had seen an article in the USA Today. Our military might is hampered with its thirst for fossil fuels to keep moving. Solar panels get dusty or covered with whatever need cleaning, and need sunlight to produce electricity. Wind turbines supply power to electrical grids, if our military were stationary that would be fine. With what I can produce, power would be produced and readily available where ever and when ever it is needed for a very long time, without any external forces required to maintain its operation.

Bluto

So , What is it then ? You have claimed to have this wonderful plan before . If it's so great , why haven't you implemented it ,and saved us with your brilliance already ? Or are you just another snake oil salesman ?

Darwin's choice

"Or are you just another snake oil salesman", You mean, like Obama? Hope and Change??

Bluto

A lot of people claim to have all the answers to solving the financial crisis . I believe there can be more then one way out of it , under the right circumstances , but that is the tricky part for those who would take up the reins of the presidency . Promoting an agenda with a congress like the one we currently have would be difficult for any president . And unfortunately , I see this as becoming the norm in the future of politics .

shucks

Darwin's choice is trolling again.

thinkagain

You remind me of FST and his water powered car…

shucks

what's FST mean?

Contango

@ 4shizzle:

Poster who has been MIA for some time. He often wrote about using a hydrogen adaptor to improve the MPG of his vehicles.

http://answers.yahoo.com/questio...

FYI: In principle, it violates the First Law of Thermodynamics and is therefore a scam.

shucks

Thank you for your effort.

Unfamiliar abbreviations, unless previously explained, are a turn-off.

Contango

"Unfamiliar abbreviations, unless previously explained, are a turn-off."

Then why did you ask? SHEESH!

Use Google the next time: "FST Sandusky Register."

shucks

My apologies- now I see.

Contango

Here's one for ya:

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

You woulda liked him.

shucks

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Contango

Better educated and well-read than you. :)

Have a fun day of bitchin' lil' buddy.

shucks

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thinkagain

Long time posters remember FST…short time trolls do not. :)

I followed your link and saw another name from the past…Taxpayer. He could chew up and spit out a liberal crybaby like no one else!

shucks

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Really are you ...

This will challenge the first law of thermodynamics. It will not solve the financial burden imposed upon us by the national debt, completely fix our outdated electrical grid distribution system, or completely reverse global warming (there are other uncontrollable factors involved.). But will start to alleviate those factors and will not pass the buck onto future generations to figure out.

A person can read, listen, watch, and do things and not pay attention to how and why things work the way they do. People can go to college and get tunnel vision, focusing on a particular subject in a certain field. Some people act like they have the answers to everything. As we get older we may get set in our ways, forgetting that we are always learning in life, simply accepting what is happening in life as something that is normal. I do not know everything, but know quite a bit. Skepticism is welcome.

Nor'easter

Just remember that there is a huge number of people who are no longer collecting unemployment benefit and are not being counted in the government statistics. Unemployment is closer to 20% in Ohio. There is a current major effort to terminate people between 50 and 65 in order to not pay their healthcare and retirement benefits, even though this is illegal age discrimination. The unemployed workers are in many cases not collecting unemployment because they were told if they resigned it would look better on their resume than being fired. Major lie that many have found themselves an uninformed victim. Results have been foreclosure of homes, destroyed credit rating, inability to borrow and loss of all assets. And now Obamacare will fine them for not carrying health insurance. Spelled T . r . e . a . s . o . n ! But the Senate will never impeach!

The Big Dog's back

Treason? Really? The American Taliban (Repub tea baggers) are the only ones guilty of treason.

Pete

Progressives are the ones truly guilty of treason. All they want to do is destroy the very principles this country was founded on by demanding others pay their way. Nothing but a bunch of basement dwellers trying to live off other people's labors.

The Big Dog's back

Talk about an old talking point. Leave it to you.

Pete

Kinda like the Bush talking points Daily KOS feeds you?

swiss cheese kat

It is always the Republicans’ fault for stopping Obama's legislation, never the inability of Obama to negotiate with the opposition and lead the country.

arnmcrmn

The caption under the headline says it all....President hopes to convince Americans economy is recovering. Hopes to convince.......is that what you have to do to get people on your side? Shouldn't the numbers speak for themselves.

The recovery has been anything BUT stagnant.

Lets see, his focus has been on gun control......which failed miserably.
Budget cuts..........that lasted for about a month.......fail to see any cuts.
Immigration........which will be his next failing effort.....watch and see.

Jobs Jobs Jobs Obama has been any and everything but Jobs Jobs Jobs. Same old line of BS from this lame duck.

OH-IO

If your waiting for a president to get you employed your gravely mistaken about how you should go about it. Presidents in essence only create a few federal jobs. The real issue is outsourcing. You have to be able to make money yourself or sell yourself with an employer. If you think you can't your right and that's the problem.

samiam

Personally, I'd like to see BHO stay in Washington and spend some time actually working instead of galavanting around the country on the taxpayer's dime. After all, he wanted the job but now it seems like he'd rather be anywhere but D.C. Although maybe it's better that he isn't behind his desk. Hopefully if he's flitting from place to place, he's doing less damage to our country.

The Big Dog's back

"our Country"? You mean tea party/Nazi?

swiss cheese kat

The Republicans aren't to blame for Obama's incompetence.

shucks

Who's to blame for the Republicans incompetence?

2cents's picture
2cents

Does his tour end in Beijing or the sweat shops of Bangladesh that produce all the consumer goods that feed the hungry American ego?

arnmcrmn

Heres your LIBERAL IRS and Obamas people abusing their power........
Tea Party groups, Republicans slam IRS for flagging conservative groups

Reaction was swift and harsh after Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups, acknowledged the issue at a conference Friday sponsored by the American Bar Association.
She confirmed that organizations were singled out because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status.
In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, she said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/...

shucks

FOX NEWS is information for idiots.

There you go again

Well, how do explain its #1 rating for, what, 15 years? Have you even watchec Fox? Nope, didn't think so.

KnuckleDragger

He has trouble taking his eyes of Rachel Madcow...looks alot like his ex-boyfriend.

shucks

Using my material, eh? KnuckleHeader?

shucks

@There you go again

#1 among idiots.
I used to watch it all the time until I realized it WASN'T: fair, balanced, rational, true, or mature.

Nope, you're wrong.

shucks

Fox News claims it is #1?
Better get a fact-check on that Always remember: Warning! Republicans speaking !

arnmcrmn

Ratings are calculated by taking the total number of viewers watching and multiplying it by the amount of time they watch. Since people spend bigger stretches of time watching Fox than they do CNN, Fox wins the ratings war and the legitimate claim to be the No. 1 network.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/new...

Fox News Rolls to 11th Year As Number One Cable News Channel

http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-bl...

Doesnt matter what you type in, Fox is number one.......so get over it already.

shucks

It really means nothing and I don't care.
Fox is still a pack of lies and liars.
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/05/...

arnmcrmn

@4....so I prove you wrong after you said fox wasn't #1 and this is what you pop up....some salon site. OH MY....how weak and yet how funny. DERP!!!!!!!!! Did you even read that link....Bahahahah..........Hahaha...try harder troll. I own you on this site chump.

CNN should be so proud........Instead of Apologizing CNN Is Outraged By the Backlash Over Their Pro-Rapist Coverage.
http://www.politicususa.com/cnns...

CNN Drips Obama’s Fake Budget “Leak” a Week Early, Chock-Full of Lieshttp://www.mom4freedom.com/2013/...

BUT THIS ONE IS THE BEST...OPEN AND WATCH.... CNN ANCHORS FAKE SATELLITE INTERVIEW IN THE SAME PARKING LOT..watch the cars in the background. This happened just the other day ago. CNN = FAKE

http://www.infowars.com/cnn-anch...
I OWN YOU!!!!!! lol

shucks

So, Alex Jones's website www.infowars.com is one your news sources?
FAIL !!!
You are a very troubled person.

CNN is not the Democratic Party, but Fox IS the Republican Party.
Read these from your other source ; http://www.politicususa.com/ they're articles about how the GOP is screwing up about Bengahzi and other things.
Mom4freedom?
You are as bumbling and whacked as contango.
YOU FAILED !

arnmcrmn

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3... Its all over the net.....just google chump....you lose. CNN faked the interview. You want to blast Fox News, Ill blast your beloved CNN.

and the mom4freedom site was a spin on how ridiculous your site above was.........

You lose again at an argument....next topic please....I owned you again.

shucks

LiveLeak is as weak as your other news sources.
You are a FAILURE, troubled person.

FYI - I dont watch CNN.I dont know what they say or do.
bye,bye

Alex Jones.....Bwaaaahahahahaha!!!

shucks

Nope, you're a FAILURE !

Alex Jones....bwahahahahahah!

shucks

@-arnmcrmn, you are creepy.
Also, I'm a man seeking a woman.

arnmcrmn

salon.com.....your a joke. Huge fail

shucks

It's spelled y-o-u-'-r-e ,YOU'RE...not YOUR.
As used in a sentence: 'arnmcrmn, you're a creep'.

FAILED AGAIN !!!

Alex Jones....bwahahahahahah!

arnmcrmn

thats called an iphone auto correct....oh thats right, you probably know that since you have an Obamaphone. salon.com....getting political advice from a hair site...err wanna be hair site? Talk about ultimate failure. And chump, you are quite the stalker, you always and persistently have to follow up my posts and Contango's with some off topic jab.....typical liberal. Id beat you in a debate and beat you in real life. I'd love to see what you actual look like and what you actually do besides site behind a computer and copy and paste all day long. salon.com......the place to get your political news. Oh and Fox News is still number 1 and CNN faked its interview. Google CNN FAKES SATELLITE INTERVIEW.........ill let you pick one of the millions of sites that come up with the same story. CNN and you = FAKE.

shucks

You started stalking me.
You have been stalking me.
I'd love to beat you too, creep.
Crawl back in your hole.

The Big Dog's back

What it really means is that what I've been saying is true. Right wingers get their marching orders from Fox. It also says those on the left don't need to watch TV to form an opinion and sort out facts from fiction. I believe that's being LIBERAL.

swiss cheese kat

Yeah, but at the end of the day it will be the Republican's fault?

shucks

The Big Dog's back

No doubt-they really dont think.
They let Fox,Rush etc. think for them.
"Together we stand, divided we fall".
The USA is in serious trouble because of the Republicans.
( You already know,but this is for the Repuppetcans)

Really are you ...

Military personnel are on a need to know basis. Your military rank determines how much you know about the current situation, whatever that situation may be. Overall your boss is the commander in chief, the President of the United States. Our voices as citizens can barely make a difference in the political process in DC. The United States Congress is pretty well bought out by special interest groups. Congress needs term limits like the president. The government has control over what the news channels air. Where did Dylan Ratigan from MSNBC go?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHgM8SUA...

arnmcrmn

Why not......lets honor some terrorists......Only in the liberal world would this ever happen.
Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama were killed by an Israeli air strike Nov. 20, 2012 while working for Al-Aqsa Television, a Hamas-funded media outlet designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. Treasury Department. While their supporters consider them to have been journalists, a 2010 report from Treasury said the TV station is “financed and controlled by Hamas,” and “airs programs and music videos designed to recruit children to become Hamas armed fighters and suicide bombers upon reaching adulthood.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/201...

coasterfan

I know it's inconvenient to the Republicans who have posted already, but history does exist further back than 2009. No discussion on the current job situation in America is complete without pointing out a few things: #1 We were losing 800,000 jobs per MONTH during the final few months of the Bush presidency. #2 the situation began to quickly turn around under Obama, and we've had 30+ consecutive months of job growth.

I will choose slow improvement under Democrats any day, over what Republicans have to offer.

Darwin's choice

Coasterfan says "slow improvement under Democrats". Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Koolaid again........
Or, did you mean "slow" as in Obama's response to calls for help from Benghazi?

eriemom

Running for President already. Give it up. Benghazi will not stop Clinton from becoming the next President and it won't get Obama impeached.

swiss cheese kat

If your gonna vote for Clinton, you better vote for somebody else to prove you're not an idiot!

Contango

@ coasterfan:

Those were and are essentially "McJobs."

Thank the Fed Res's QE and ZIRP for just about any and all economic improvements.

In Aug. 2012 at Jackson Hole, WY, Mr. Bernanke said that the Fed was responsible for the creation of 2 million jobs:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/ne...

KnuckleDragger

LOL, still blaming Bush I see. What a loser.

TrollingRageind...

Obama, and every other bed wetting socialist liberals should be kicked out of office. Their views (excluding some ethics) are unconstitutional. American's that vote have failed their responsibility to vote for the best candidate, instead they vote for the "brotha" that is going to give them more on their welfare or give them a phone or computer.
Conservatives are no better but this is about Obama.
Hopefully a good capitalist president will be elected in 2016, or that's it.
Integrating government and private enterprise, what are they thinking? No business should be able to receive a bailout payed by tax dollars. You even have businesses helping push bills such as CISPA.
Socialism DOES NOT WORK people, it's time we finally embrace real capitalism, and set an example for the rest of the world. If you work you should be proud, whether you are a garbage man, a CEO, working at McDonalds, or even cleaning enema bags.
People receiving government assistant, whether it be food stamps, welfare, or Social Security, should not be able to vote. Countries should be sending goods to each other, not soldiers. I take a yellow bubbly leak on Obama and all he does is look back at me with a yellow smile. Down with socialism, down with the totalitarianism that is soon to come, down with feminism, and down with ignorance. Do some research next time you vote.

Pterocarya frax...

Trollin, trollin, trollin......keep that hate a rollin...!!!

HaHaHaHa...best comment of the week pal! You make my day by condemning socialist liberals for being unconstitutional, and then advocating taking constitutional rights (voting) away from Americans. The funniest part is you don't even see the disconnect.

Oh, and thank you for the little bit of gratuitous racism as well.

KnuckleDragger

^^typical lib, when you can't win an argument claim racism. Another white guilter stuck on the Obama train.

TrollingRageind...

You can't expect anything else from them.

swiss cheese kat

The pro-obamaphiles are scratching around for anything that might work. Hillary in 2016? What idiot do you have to be to think she will win in 2016?

Its like asking a lazy idiot why wouldn't they want a stick shift?

The Big Dog's back

Sieg Heil trolling. You and winnie have a lot in common.

Contango

DERP!

eriemom

Our country's form of government is a Constitutional Republic. Capitalism is our type of economics. Do not confuse the two. We have moved away from a pure form of capitalism (Libertarian), because it causes collusion and monopolies.

Contango

"We have moved away from a pure form of capitalism (Libertarian), because it causes collusion and monopolies."

WRONG.

We have a "mixed" economy leaning more towards socialism.

Monopolies can ONLY occur with governmental support.

They cannot exist in a free market and an open society.

TrollingRageind...

Thanks Contango, unfortunately these people vote yet they do not educate themselves on the issues they are voting on. If these fools would read up about capitalism themselves instead of listening to the socialist and communist's idea of capitalism, more of them would embrace it.

The Big Dog's back

Funny how you try to demonize Socialism for Capitalism's big failure winnie.

The Big Dog's back

Ever notice how winnie and his fellow Repubs always try to demonize anyone who disagrees with them? They made Liberal a dirty word. Lincoln was a liberal. Same with Socialism. Dirty word.

Contango

@ The Big Dog's back:

So which of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto do you disagree with?

The Big Dog's back

Why do you continue to confuse Communism with Socialism? Still trying to demonize it yet.

Contango

@ The Big Dog's back:

Marx and Engles used the terms communism and socialism synonymously.

How are they different?

The Big Dog's back

People like Socialism when it comes to Social Security, Military, Police and fire, Water, Co-Ops, Medicare.

Contango

The Big Dog's back writes:

"People like Socialism,"

WHO are these "people"?

Answer the question:

"So which of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto do you disagree with?"

Bonus question:

Which planks of FDR's "Second Bill of Rights" do you disagree with?

The Big Dog's back

Socialism, not Communism winnie. Get it right.

Contango

@ The Big Dog's back:

So for you, socialism is ALWAYS preferable over free market capitalism?

What do you dislike about communism?

Second request for an answer:

What's the difference between socialism and communism?

Centauri

Russia Today provides decent news that the American news media refuses to disclose.

http://rt.com/usa/

shucks

Why don't you move to Russia if you don't trust the USA?
Yeah,the Boston Bombing was a government undercover operation and Sandy Hook never happened. It's all a conspiracy, right?

arnmcrmn

thats what most liberals think.

shucks

No, that's what most Right-wing-nuts believe.

KURTje

4shizzle..oudda da park on that 1! (listen for the noise)

Contango

Speakin' of spreadin' lies and falsehoods:

"They'll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices."

- Pres. Obama

"IRS Apologizes For Inappropriately Targeting Conservative Political Groups In 2012 Election"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...

FORWARD SOVIET!

The Big Dog's back

They should target them any any other group that doesn't pay taxes but advocates for political purposes.

Contango

The Big Dog's back writes:

"They should target them any any other group..."

What the h*ll is an "any any group"?

The IRS originally lied about it and then admitted that they did it.

Later, Press Sec'y Carney blamed Bush!!! ROFLMAO!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d...

The Big Dog's back

So what?

Contango

The Big Dog's back writes:

"So what?"

So the Nixon Admin. using the IRS against their political enemies was OK huh?

The Big Dog's back

So what?

shucks

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Off-topic comments.

The Big Dog's back

He hates it when someone outwits and outlasts him.

shucks

Absolutely true !!!

shucks

.

Contango

“The IRS apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was 'inappropriate' targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

The agency blamed low-level employees, saying NO HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIALS WERE AWARE (emphasis mine).”

And AG Holder wasn't aware of "Fast and Furious"?

Pres. Obama and Sec'y State Clinton weren't aware of terrorist threats on the Benghazi consulate?

Who the h*ll in this Administration is AWARE?

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/i...

BTW: Tres'y Sec. Geithner oversaw the IRS. For PS Carney to say that it's "an independent agency" is a LIE.

The Big Dog's back

IRS is independent. Wow. More Fox news unsubstantiated claims.

Contango

The Big Dog's back writes:

"IRS is independent. Wow. More Fox news unsubstantiated claims."

ROFLMAO!!! You've got "Fox News" on the brain.

Press Sec'y Carney said it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d...

So you're admitting that Carney is a dope?

"The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury,"

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_ov...

arnmcrmn

Big Dog doesn't know what to think or how to respond. He pops in and out like a bad case of herpes.

Contango

Sometimes I just like playing with the lil' ignorant troll - sometimes not.

Take him off his talking points, ask him questions and try to make him ACTUALLY think and he folds like an accordion.

H*ll, he doesn’t even live in OH.

The Big Dog's back

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Off-topic comments.

shucks

contango tries to lure people into his crazy world.

Contango

If you ain't readin' ZeroHedge - you should be!

"IRS Conservative Witchhunt Started In 2011 With High-Level Officials Involved":

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/20...

Waitin' for some left-wing politico to pull a "Hillary" on this scandal too:

"What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"

Centauri

"President hopes to convince Americans economy is recovering"

True facts should speak for themselves. Perhaps a time clock needs to be installed in the Whitehouse to keep track of Obama staying home and solving the nation's problems instead of going on vacation. Is he going to try for a third term? What has Obama accomplished so far for the good of the nation? He has broken many of his campaign promises including closing down Gitmo.

Former Marine R. Lee Ermey doesn't give Obama much credit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p...

Contango

JOBS?

And what did Pres. Obama use his "Weekly Address" to talk about?

Homeownership????

Tough to own a home without a job. First things first eh?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefi...

KURTje

Boy sure miss Nixon & Agnew. Those pdb's got US into China, help set up that butcher/dictator Pinochet (Chile), who also was liked by Margret Thatcher. Those right-wingers take da cake. HABAbbhabh

Minuteman

We are surrounded by people out of work, or out of a good job hanging on to a part time job. So, if we believe there are more jobs, well, that's our fault for not opening our eyes.

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