Obama renews push for 'common-sense' job creation plan
September 12th, 2011
06:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama renews push for 'common-sense' job creation plan

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama stepped up the push for his $447 billion job creation plan Monday, calling it a "common-sense" blueprint for economic recovery at risk of being blocked by short-term political calculations.

"This is a bill that will put people back to work all across the country," Obama told a crowd of teachers, veterans, small-business owners and others at the White House. "This is a bill that will help our economy in a moment of national crisis. This is a bill that is based on ideas from both Democrats and Republicans, and this is the bill that Congress needs to pass."

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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    2009 – "Near a Depression" = STOPPED by President Obama
    2010 – Republicans campaigned on JOBS = FAILED to come up with Jobs Plan
    2011 – January, 2011 to DATE, All HELL broke loose because of Republicans = FAILURE on Republicans part

    Three strikes and the Republicans will be OUT in 2012!!!

    September 12, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  2. YouIdiot!

    Since Cantor is so willing to find cuts, let's cut the millions (billions by now) we give to Israel. Why give it to foreigners, when Americans are hurting financially? Does he prefer Israelis over Americans? Is that his priority? Did Americans vote him in or did the Israelis? Let's see who contributed to his campaign shall we?

    Start decreasing aid we give to countries by 10% and let's start in the next fiscal calendar. Time to wean them off, no more suckling! Let muslims start helping muslims. How come more christian organizations give more aid than muslim countries?

    Let's give aid for natural disasters, not man made. And even then, those countries need to have a reserve of money, food, and medicine for a rainy day. No more depending on outside help to survive.

    Why do we have to give them money? To be friends with us? That's not a friend.

    Start charging these off-shore companies an import fee (cannot pass it on to consumers). No more subsidies if they off shore.

    Just with a little common sense, millions can be cut from the deficit. If only they were PRO-AMERICAN!

    September 12, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. bill

    'Common sense' and 'obama' should never be used in the same sentence.

    September 12, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  4. Canuck

    America spends a ridiculous amount of money on defence. Case-in-point ... the cold war ended years ago , so why are there still thousands of troops in Germany?? It is strange, as seen from Canada, that the American people do not howl about how much their government spends on defence – instead they whine about spending on social safety nets.
    The government has you right where they want you – ignorant and ill-informed.

    September 12, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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