Obama says he hasn't seen effective GOP jobs plan
October 13th, 2011
01:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama says he hasn't seen effective GOP jobs plan

(CNN) - President Obama said Thursday he has not seen a Republican jobs plan that independent economists say will "put people back to work."

"I'm hoping that eventually they put forward some proposals that indicate they feel some sense of urgency about the need to put people back to work right now," he said.


Filed under: Jobs • President Obama
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  1. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    What Obama means is that he "hasn't seen effective GOP jobs plan" that results in his re-election, results in punishing productive people, and results in wasting billions of dollars. Those are his only real objectives.

    October 13, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. wayne

    GOP do not want people to go back to work right now. It's a gamble. If a majority see them as obstructing job growth for political gain the GOP will pay the price. If a majority see the problem is Obama leadership and NOT GOP obstruction than Obama MIGHT pay the price provided the GOP can produce a viable alternative to Obama.

    October 13, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    Neither he, nor the rest of us. But the same old abortion bans, day in and day out. Will someone please tell the Republicans in congress that federal money cannot be used for abortions for crying out loud, so they can get on with the jobs bills? Ok, that was a joke. There are no jobs bills coming. The GOP wants us to blame Obama for this economy so they can win back Congress and the White House in 2012. Are they overplaying it, destroying the rest of us just to destroy our President. Who knows? Are enough of us paying attention to how they're terrorizing us, taking away our rights to vote, stopping any progress? Probably not.

    October 13, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. PA_outof work

    You can thank Obama for no jobs and the Democrats in Congress for:
    The current economy, unemployment increase of 50 % since 2007
    More home foreclosure, home foreclosures rise by 75 percent since 2007
    Higher price of gasoline, increase of 50 % since 2008
    Poor Home sales, sales have fallen in four of the past five years, the worst showing in 13 years
    The Down Grade of Americas Credit Rating for the first time
    Poverty in America Hits 52-year High as Economy Worsens, 47 Million Americans On Food Stamps, increase of 74 percent since 2007
    More Debt Increased By $35,835 Per Household.

    October 13, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  5. New Age Independent

    If Obama's policies hadn't been such a colossal failure, then he might have room to criticize. He had his shot, wasted billions to create a few paltry jobs, and then tried to redefine it as jobs created or saved, so he wouldn't be held accountable. Then he didn't learn his lesson and recently tried to define green jobs as anyone who uses mass transit! These are the actions of a con artist, not a leader. I'm more inclined to believe the GOP at this point as their estimates for Obama's policies were much more accurate than Obama's.

    October 13, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Actually, it's not the responsibility of the federal government to create a "jobs plan." Read the Constitution.

    That being said, the best possible federal "jobs plan" is to quit over-taxing and over-regulating the country and quit scaring the jobs creators with unbelievable levels of debt and deficit. The GOP keeps suggesting this, but Obama and the Left don't want to hear it.

    October 13, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Who will tell the right wingnuts that a republican abortion bill is not a jobs bill?

    October 13, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Ed 1

    I don't see where you are on the right track either.

    All you can do is spend money we don't have and say that's what we need to do. You don't have a clue how a business works first of all they don't have any faith in the leadership this Country has right and that means you Mr. Obama.

    October 13, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. duckbutter

    both sides make me sick enough to puke.... its all about the money.... unions , teachers and lawyers .. against big corporations who dont give a damn about there workers.. just higher stock prices... so pick your poison.. and puke..

    October 13, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Sandy

    Republicans are voting on an abortion bill today! LMAO!

    October 13, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. enough of lies

    well the real American Patriots saw yours and you see it DIDNT pass, thats what we think of you too. Obama Sucks!

    October 13, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. Dave Harris

    The GOP "plan" is to keep as many people out of work as possible, then try to get them to blame Obama.

    October 13, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. no1atall

    2012: the time of the 'LOUDMOUTH BLOWHARD PARTY' (republican cons) comes to an end, and the work of restoring the country under President Obama(God how you right wing racists must hate those two words as a phrase) continues. President Obama raised more money than all of the republican losers COMBINED. Read it and weep losers.

    October 13, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. Greg

    The 9-9-9 plan is a hoax, unfortunately. Cain said he had a samll study done on it to show it has a chance at being legitimate, but he has refused to make that study available to anyone. The reason is because it doesn't work. It's fun to believe in Santa Clause as well. I like Herman personally, but he has never had to try to pass legislation in his life. He is a pizza company CEO and radio talk show host, and he has never won an election before. He wouldn't know whatto do if he was the nominee. He doesn't even have an organization in the early voting states. There is really no jobs plan, no economic plan, no trade plan, no foreign policy plan – just a gimmicky tax plan that can't work.

    October 13, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    PA_outof work wrote:

    You can thank Obama for no jobs and the Democrats in Congress for:
    The current economy, unemployment increase of 50 % since 2007
    More home foreclosure, home foreclosures rise by 75 percent since 2007
    Higher price of gasoline, increase of 50 % since 2008
    Poor Home sales, sales have fallen in four of the past five years, the worst showing in 13 years
    The Down Grade of Americas Credit Rating for the first time
    Poverty in America Hits 52-year High as Economy Worsens, 47 Million Americans On Food Stamps, increase of 74 percent since 2007
    More Debt Increased By $35,835 Per Household.
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    -you forgot to add a thank-you to the Senate Republicans who filibuster every budget and jobs bill
    -unemployment today is only 1.2% higher than the week Obama was sworn in.
    -correct, home foreclosures is a problem that began under the Republican controlled Congress
    -We had gas over $4.50 in 2008. Prices fell when the demand dropped during global financial crisis.
    -home selling prices were disconnected from actual home values. We saw decades of price increase in the span of one.
    -mission accomplished on the credit down grade, kudos to the Tea Party on that one. They predicted it.
    -poverty is high and conservatives don't care. they seem to believe it is your fault if you are poor.
    -George W Bush set us on this road, now how do we get off. IF we turn before we reach a corner, we crash again.

    October 13, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  16. fixingstupid

    He wouldn't recognize an effective jobs plan if he saw one. He claimed that the jobs bill he is pushing is largely Republican ideas, but we all know it is just another stimulus to pay off people to vote for him. HIS POLICIES have bankrupted America with RECORD DEBT, RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT and a DISMAL ECONOMY. He will pay at the next election – he is worst than CARTER.

    October 13, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  17. AlaskaPalin

    He blamed bush. He is blaming the present republicans. That's not what he was made president to do. He should have fought like he is fighting now but he compromised and this jobless economy is the result. We knew it was to much for any one man to correct in four years so we thank you for your work even as we seek another leader with other economic policies to continue the work of fast tracking growth and jobs. Bet anyone, that a republican president will have americans working again.

    October 13, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  18. jeffromac

    you know calling the rich job creaters is a joke the are wealth creaters and I meen their own wealth the real job creaters are the middle class and they just want to destroy them

    October 13, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    The GOBPbaggin's death cult has no jobs plan for a few simple reasons. First, they have no intention of doing anything that might improve the economy, as that would harm their chances to beat President Obama (in their eyes). Second, and perhaps even more importantly, the GOBP cares only about the greedy and not the needy. They have no natural instinct to care whether people are working or not. Employment is merely a variable they consider when calculating how to seize even more power.

    October 13, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  20. Greg in Arkansas

    Haven't seen the GOP jobs plan????
    It's right next to the GOP Health Care plan, between the GOP Tax Reform plan and the GOP Wall Street Regulation plan and under the GOP Banking Regulation plan.........they call it the GOP Tax Cuts for the Rich plan......just have to know where to look.

    October 13, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  21. Rudy NYC

    Ed 1 wrote:
    I don't see where you are on the right track either.

    All you can do is spend money we don't have and say that's what we need to do. You don't have a clue how a business works first of all they don't have any faith in the leadership this Country has right and that means you Mr. Obama.
    --------------
    It is called taking risk and investing in the business. I don't know anyone who grows their business by cutting back on investing in it. That is what you do to reduce costs and increase profits. Cutting down on investment and advertising is the worse possible course of action during a period of reduced revenue due to slumping sales, not if you want the business to grow.

    If you want the business to grow, then you invest in it. If you want the business to stagnate and fester, then you take money out of it *and* do not put anything back in to replace it. That last is what the unfunded tax cuts have done to our economy.

    October 13, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  22. beeg487

    Even if the Rs put forth a plan, Harry Reid wouldn't allow a vote on it so it's always DOA. How much legislation has been killed by Reid without even voting on it because he doesn't agree with the Rs. Obstructionism is running rampant on both sides of the aisle.

    October 13, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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