BLITZER'S BLOG: Obama needs to deliver on jobs speech
September 7th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Obama needs to deliver on jobs speech

(CNN) - President Obama really needs to deliver Thursday night when he addresses a joint session of Congress. I'm not just talking about the politics of the big speech. I am talking about really delivering for the American people.

He needs to come with an understandable and doable plan that will help turn things around for millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans. That means getting some package through Congress; otherwise, the words won't have any practical job creation benefit.

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  1. Bill

    He will and the GOP will obstruct. Then he goes into the general stumping on how GOP does not practice what it preaches and is not interested in jobs or the economy – – only seeing him fail. Result: Obama wins in 2012.

    September 7, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. 2012liberal

    You said it all. 'package through congress'. With gop wanting a failed president. And counrty with it. It doesnt matter about the people. Up 2 congress 2 write and pass. Not pres. He has the ideas that will work. Gop doesnt want success of any kind for obama, period. End of conversation.

    September 7, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. vic , nashville ,tn

    Underemployed Americans thanks Wolf many don’t talk about underemployed Americans
    Underemployed Americans facing huge problems because they are stuck in the middle

    “Right now, so many Americans have lost confidence in his ability to govern” yes I am one of them in 2000 supreme court decided our president. 2008 super delegates decide our president. Starting was problem

    Politicians don’t know how to fix the problem in side the field. Politicians who can fix the problem out side the field they couldn’t get in

    September 7, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The only thing he is going to deliver is more wasteful spending, that will be of minimal benefit, and too temporary to be of any real help.

    Obama HAS TO stop trying to spend his way to prosperity.........that simply DOES NOT work!

    September 7, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    He needs to deliver alright and I don't think 300 billion is gonna cut it. Just as Dubya was given a blank check for all of his wreckless spending, the same should be applied here to get us out of this mess. WHERE IS THE MIDDLE CLASS BAILOUT????

    September 7, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. patNY

    Anything short of across the board tax cuts to the rich and corporations, and elimination of all social and entitlement programs, including the EPA and Dept. of Ed., the Republicans won't sign on, and it will be blocked in the House.

    September 7, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Hammerer

    Obama will only offer more handouts for the freeloaders, more freebies for the lazy, more take from the haves and give to the "the government owes me" group.
    If you remember he promised to spread the wealth. That means for those that won't provide for themselves he will take from the working class and give to the lazy.

    September 7, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If Hoover was alive today, he would be telling tea baggers to keep saying "no". He would also say that republican caused depressions are not that bad, they only last 12 – 15 years.

    September 7, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    Oh Boy! Another Obama speech on jobs. Blah blah blah blah blah...and then there goes another few hundred billion more wasted dollars onto our downgraded debt. Is it 2012 yet?

    September 7, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Any congressman who boycotts the president's address should resign. After coming off an undeserved 5 week vacation, and campaigning for 'jobs, jobs, jobs' in 2012, they refuse to listen to the only adult who has a plan. Tea baggers like Broun from GA, and Joe Walsh, deadbeat republican dad from Illinois, are not the solution to government, they are the problem.

    September 7, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Ed Texas

    Obama needs to focus on getting his message to the American public. The GOP/Tea Baggers have already made their mind up and are only interested in making Obama a one term President. GOP = Greedy Old People! The GOP economic policies created the "Me Generation" and culture of greed.

    September 7, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |