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  •  Exactly what do people expect "DC" (3+ / 0-)
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    to do about jobs, Jobs, JOBS?  Short of creating a new WPA and CCC (and the Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats would pitch a fit if anyone suggested that), neither the administration nor congress can create jobs out of thin air.  They have passed a stimulus bill that conservatives of both parties managed to water down with tax cuts, and now the usual suspects are bitching about that.  Economists are saying another stimulus is necessary, and conservatives are screaming about the deficit, so that idea is dead in the water.

    Congress is working on a bill to give tax breaks to businesses to hire new workers, but without demand, tax credits won't get businesses to add workers they don't need.

    We're fresh out of miracles designed to correct the economic mess left by the Bush administration, unless increasing taxes on the rich counts as a miracle, and that won't create jobs either, although over the next few years it might lessen the pressure on the deficit if the congressional finance committees can see fit to turn off the money spigot to the Wall Street theives.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 09:53:01 AM PST

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    •  I would say Obama has to start being more like (2+ / 0-)
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      FDR, and stop trying to work so nicely with the Wall Street crowd.

      Tax, tax, tax the rich, and yes, create jobs programs right out of DC.

      Now I don't have all the answers, but I can tell you this administration is perceived as being in bed with the big bank/corporate players by quite a few potential voters. And that ain't going to motivate the base, or independents. And I think it's taking the Party down with it.

      Suddenly it's Christmas The longest holiday. When they say 'Season's Greetings, They mean just what they say It's a season, it's a marathon Retail eternity

      by Pescadero Bill on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 10:02:33 AM PST

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      •  I agree (1+ / 0-)
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        but good luck with that. The Republicans saw what happened to them the last time that happened and they're not about to let that happen again.

        When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix -6.0 -5.33

        by Cali Techie on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 10:24:09 AM PST

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        •  And that's a damn good point. (1+ / 0-)
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          And would require a real mastermind of politics to make the FDR like moves and turn all obstructionist Republican antics against them.

          For what it's worth, I think it's the only way to both save the country and crush the destructive conservative (republican) stranglehold on the engines of our economy.

          Suddenly it's Christmas The longest holiday. When they say 'Season's Greetings, They mean just what they say It's a season, it's a marathon Retail eternity

          by Pescadero Bill on Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 11:09:25 AM PST

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    •  There are many ways to put money into the hands (1+ / 0-)
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      of consumers and to boost jobs.  To this point, most of the money has gone to bailout Wall Street with only a very small pittance to bail out Main Street, workers and consumers.  I believe that the Congress would go along with further increases for infrastructure improvements and freeing up affordable credit for consumers and small business, if the the Admisistration wanted to, but they don't seem to be all that concerned at this point.

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