December 3rd, 2009
08:33 AM ET
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. well, it is true

    we need jobs

    it is going to take a lot of work and patience to get through this Bush/Cheney mess (oh boo hoo the GOPers are going to say 'how can we still be invoking his name?'; listen dummies: you are still invoking Carter and Clinton for goodness sake)

    The fact is: Bush was a disaster and he created this mess; how can you talk about this mess without talking about who as the sole and complete reason for it

    December 3, 2009 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  2. Enough

    What jobs? Obama is clueless when it comes to jobs, he never had a real one or worked for a real business, how can this man understand small business needs? Hint #1-It ISN'T Unions, #2 We don't need loans, we need business. How about cutting out the typical Democrat job and spend, taxing the crap out any business for all your entitlement programs, placing extra burden in the form of higher taxes, forcing employers to provide employee health care. It's not rocket science folks, if the government takes every penny of our operating capital, we can't afford to expand and hire.........simple common sense, that Democrats don't understand. Their incentive is to make 249,999.00 and keep your small business really small. Hardly a way to create jobs.

    December 3, 2009 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  3. munchmom

    It's about time they step up and take blame for this fiasco we now call "recovery". He's been in long enough to start taking blame for something in his administration.

    December 3, 2009 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  4. jim

    Obama said in his campaign that he would do something regarding NAFTA and the millions of jobs lost overseas. Now that he's president, I've heard not one word about it. Figures. Now he's having a job summit with business leaders. I wonder how many of these businesses that are to meet with Obama send jobs overseas? I wonder if Obama will say to them, "we need to stop sending jobs overseas, out unemployment rate is 10%". So far this does not seem to be part of the plan, sounds like they just forgot about it. What a joke!!! So sad for the American people! The middle class is doomed – HELLO??!!???!!??!!!!!

    December 3, 2009 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  5. historian

    Help! The state of Arizona is in such a mess. Our appointed governor has decided to lay off many, many state workers who are really essential. Phoenix is thinking layoffs, unemployment is only $280 a week, foreclosures are horrific, streets are showing cracks an inch deep, and people are hungry, cold and uninsured. Will it ever get better in Arizona?

    December 3, 2009 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  6. not alone

    It's very easy to bring back these jobs, GET OUT of some of there so called free(profits for corperations) trade agreements we have with countrys who don't let us import as much as we let them import to us.It's a two way street.Yes that includes the mighty east and mid-east that we gave all our money too.Rather bite the bullet now(china and indea selling off all our notes) and work on getting jobs in our strong suit wich if manufactering and development.Sorry CEO's but you need to put hard working americans to work so we can buy your stuff instead of gettiing 5 forien workers to take one americans job. They have for to long using lean managment as a way to take away work from americans.Saw haynes brand do that to NC so they could make cheaper cloth(not better mind you) in china and honduras.

    December 3, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Democrats need to UNITE and meet with the President and all pertinent staff to come up with a Democratic solution to the unemployment situation. There is no need to go on a march on Washington. That should be a LAST resort if the CIC turns a deaf ear to their suggestions.

    December 3, 2009 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  8. All the news that's fit to omit

    Are these the FAKE jobs in PHONY districts that they are taking heat for?

    Or is it for spending almost a trillion dollars to GET 3 MILLION jobs that are not happening or to keep unemployment under 8 percent, oopsy, it is well over 10 as of today......

    Remember "Nobody messes with Joe" Biden was in charge of that whole process, all makes sense now doesn't it.

    Palin was actually better than this nitwit and how do I know that, she has run a business, city and state and Biden has only run his mouth.

    He is also a military expert but has been wrong on every military decision for DECADES and Obama went against him this time as well.

    One and done, this experiment brutally failed.

    December 3, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  9. JK Ashburn, VA

    Obama could easily reduce the unemployment rate by simply creating a few more czar roles on the White House staff.

    December 3, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  10. Richp the Poconos

    What has EITHER party done during the past 18 years to retain jobs here in the US, NOTHING, in fact their legislation has had the exact opposite effect. Maybe we are putting the wrong 'terrorists' on trial in NYC.

    December 3, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    This is where Obama showed total lack of priorities. While he was pushing for healthcare, he was ignoring the main need in this country, that of jobs. While he was doling out stimulus money, it primarily went to fat cats, who promptly spent it outside the country.

    He is certainly no FDR.

    December 3, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  12. Silence Dogoode

    How about this:
    1. Hire people to be a part of ICE
    2. Have them locate and remove every illegal alien
    3.After that the ICE people can build a huge wall around the country.

    Don't like that option? Join the military!

    December 3, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  13. America Shrugged

    Well, lets see. Newt's answer is little to no taxes for the rich and business owners, little to no payroll taxes, eliminate capital gains and gut gov spending. Sounds like the sad tired GOP platform to me. Since the hyper wealthy got a trillion or so in tax cuts back in 2002 that were not paid for, we have not seen any increase in jobs, only more outsourcing. Now with Obama doing it the GOP way by not repealing tax cuts of 2002, reduced taxes to the middle class, overseeing the 2nd half of Bush's TARP, bailing out Auto industry, there still aren't many jobs being created. Seems to me that private corps don't have the will nor inclination to create anything here and use taxes, which we all know they get away with paying as little as possible, unions
    (only 16% or so of work force belong to them) and healthcare as the reasons for going overseas. What's next, repealing minimum wage before they start thinking about creating jobs? The only answer for Obama is to go rogue and do an FDR and create the dang jobs himself so we can all listen to AM RW radio what a socialist, marxist, blah blah blah he is.

    December 3, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  14. Scott, Tucson

    Employers are worried about what obama and his party is going to do as far has raising their cost of doing business through ever higher taxes and shelling out more money to cover his obamacare plan. This slow down may continue until the community organizer is out of office and a more business friendly president installed.

    December 3, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  15. mark

    please do not create new burdensome taxes to pay for healthcare, the war or cap and trade obama, they don't work and will prolong your economic disaster.

    December 3, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |