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
soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. mesamick

    The cons have only ONE job plan...Defeat Pres. Obama at ANY cost...

    October 13, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. portland tony

    Well at least all these "Independent Economist " have a job!

    October 13, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. nyc dem

    It has been been over 9 months sense the GOP took controll of the house. Mr speaker
    WHERE ARE THE JOBS

    October 13, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. Dutch

    They dont have one! Their only plan is to get you out of office!

    October 13, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  5. brian

    Have they even presented one yet? In legislative writing and some realistic way to pay for it?

    October 13, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Republicans have many effective job plan in progress state by state that is called “How to kill jobs”

    October 13, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  7. Terry, VA

    Obummie wouldn't know a jobs plan if it hit him up side the head. He is business ignorant. The fools he has surrounded himself with have never had a job much know anything about how to create jobs. All Obummie knows is more government and taxes. We've had enough of your stimulus Obummie. It doesn't work. Keep your hands out of my pocket !!!

    October 13, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  8. Voice of Reason

    The GOP jobs plan is to block any other jobs plan, blame the President for everything, and then use it as leverage to get him un-elected.

    Sorry America, but GOP comes first, you come in second.

    October 13, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. sterps

    well....given that the Senate just agreed that they haven't seen an effective jobs plan either, I guess all is even.

    October 13, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  10. ITAnalyst

    The first 2 comments are exactly why our goverment doesn't work. The first comment is all "Ideology" the second comment is all "Smartassology". So we end up with nothing. Exactly like now. Losers. And @mesamick your comment explains the thinking of all Republican....I will destroy the country and tear down this goverment at any cost because the guy who has been in office for 3 years is responsible for all of my problems!! Wahhh, Wahh...

    October 13, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  11. Voice of Reason

    They should hurry up and post SOME kind of jobs bill before the upcoming election – i think a lot of these house GOP reps are going to be looking for work...

    October 13, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. Steve- Illinois

    The Republicans haven't spent a trillion dollars on a "jobs plan" that "wasn't quite as shovel ready as I thought", either!!!!
    With unemployment at 9% and not budging, a failed stimulus, the energy department flushing billions down the drain on fantasy solar, and this guy thinks doing the same thing that has already failed is something to be proud of?

    Ya voted for Obama to prove you weren't a racist, who ya gonna vote for to prove you're not an idiot?

    October 13, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  13. Steve- Illinois

    In the words of the great Ronald Reagan, "A recession is when your neighbor looses his job, a depression is when you lose your job, a recovery is when Obama looses his job!!!"

    October 13, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  14. SecedingfromTexas

    We are never going to see anything from the Teapublicans except obstructionism and filibustering.
    What we will see is happening today. Issa & Company's start of the destruction of the Postal System. Not only
    does he want to destroy Holder, and Obama, he wants the postal service to be turned over to his
    private company friends so they can raid the billions of non-taxpayer monies Congress has required them to pay into
    retirement funds. The postal service is run entirely on sales just like any other company, and if Congress would
    lift this obnoxious requirement or at least rework the formula, they would have money to keep their doors open.
    Teapublicans do something reasonable??? I won't hold my breath.

    October 13, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  15. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    American citizenry asks: WHERE ARE THE JOBS???!?!?!?!?!??!?

    GOP answer: ***cricket sounds*****tumbleweed rolling***more cricket sounds*****

    October 13, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. BLKMANinAmerica

    And he won't, clearly the repuks/KKKers/teabaggers CANT/WONT/DO NOT KNOW HOW to help the low-life commoners, they can only DESTRORE, STEAL, and HOLD HOSTAGE progress for middle America. The SOB's need to find new jobs.

    October 13, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. nisha

    They can't point the finger at a president who came into office that was left a mess. Before he can do what he really wants to do, he has to clean up one heck of a mess. When will people get that through their heads?

    October 13, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  18. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    The GOP were demanding, back in August, that the President to cut his vacation short to present a jobs plan, he did and they voted "NO." I would hope that the GOP present their jobs plan by Halloween or at the very last Veterans Day!

    October 13, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  19. Four and The Door

    The Republican House actually passed a bill that would have created more private sector jobs on a permanent basis than the president's $450 billion "jobs" bill. We knew it as Cut, Cap and Balance. It was quickly defeated in the Democratic Senate. Apparently the Senate believed we could wait until 2013 to start addressing unemployment.

    October 13, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  20. JulieMS

    We have not seen a Democratic jobs plan that has"put people back to work..." EITHER! So shut up Obama.

    October 13, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  21. jsmoulder

    It has been three years since Obama went into the White House, So where are the JOBs Obama?

    October 13, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  22. Dean

    If anyone knows what an ineffective plan looks like, it's Obama.

    October 13, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  23. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Dear Mr. President,

    I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it. They don't HAVE a plan. Of course they don't have a clue, either... Just look at their line-up of fools that think they can take over. That provides enough evidence...

    October 13, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. molleja

    Also, Barry, you can't even muster the 60 votes needed in the Senate to further your "brilliant" pathetic attempt at putting Americans back to work.

    October 13, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. PA_outof work

    With all the regulations coming out of the Obama administration, no job plan could be effective. Obama, the Obama administration is the problem with creating jobs in America and he doesn’t even recognize he is the problem!

    October 13, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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