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    Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    White House Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt? - ABC News

    President Obama said today that he is not interested in "taking a wait-and-see approach" when it comes to job creation, as his administration faces unemployment numbers at their worst levels since 1983.

    "What I'm interested in is taking action right now to help businesses create jobs right now, in the near term," the president said at the opening session of the White House jobs summit.

    The summit, announced a week after the Bureau of Labor Statistics said unemployment reached 10.2 percent, is the administration's latest effort to do just that.

    However, some critics dismiss it as little more than a publicity stunt.

    Obama acknowledged the skepticism that the summit would produce tangible results, but said he was confident there would be some progress from the discussions among the 135 leaders from every sector of the economy -- government, labor, academia, non profits and business of all sizes -- gathered at the White House today.

    "I'm confident that people like you -- who built thriving businesses or revolutionized industries or brought cities and communities together and changed the way we look at the world and innovated and created new products -- that you can come up with some additional good ideas on how to create jobs," he said.

    "I need everybody here to bring their 'A game' here today," Obama added, challenging the participants to come up with "fresh perspectives" and "new ideas."

    The president said he was looking for "specific recommendations" that can be implemented to spur job growth "as quickly as possible."

    "I'm going to be asking some tough questions. I will be listening for some good answers. And I don't want to just brainstorm up at 30,000 feet," he said.
    Some observations:

    1. Even ABC sees through it.

    2. "Real Progress or PR Stunt?"

    3. That is, IF obtuse Obama's idiotic summit is indeed a sign of progress---WHAT THE HECK TOOK SO LONG?

    4. We're fast approaching our 12th month under this incompetent president, and he only JUST NOW takes notice?

    5. Of JOBS?

    6. And his answer---today---is: SUMMIT?

    7. LOL!

    8. He's still TALKING?

    9. Trying to BRAINSTORM solutions?

    10. He, as prez, is supposed to have ANSWERS.

    11. And he's supposed to have found them A YEAR AGO.

    12. His SUMMIT is a tacit admission that the STIMULUS didn't work.

    13. His priorities his first year have been way off.

    14. He's focused all his endless energies on social reforms like health care and cap and trade.

    15. He's only now getting around to the single issue that slugs Americans in the gut.

    16. And his social reconstructions actually work to kill job creation---cap and trade, payroll taxes in health care, taxes on small biz and targeted industries...

    17. This morning he locked out of his ivory tower the Chamber of Commerce and the NFIB, according to MSNBC this morning.

    18. Meanwhile, his Fed Chairman Bernanke is besieged in confirmation hearings in the Senate.

    19. Independent/Socialist Sanders of Vermont says he will force the Fed's front-man to face down a filibuster or fail.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders puts hold on Bernanke's 2nd term - Dec. 2, 2009

    20. Bernanke is the bogey blamed for all Obama's bailouts, widely seen to have saved the super rich at the expense of everyone else.

    21. SOCIALIZED were the losses of the megacorps thereby while PRIVATIZED were their gains.

    22. Rasmussen has Bernanke's reappointment at just 21% support.

    Just 21% Favor Bernanke?s Reappointment As Fed Chairman - Rasmussen Reports

    23. Obama SUMMITING at this point to try to create jobs is one of the stupidest political images I believe I may ever have seen.

    24. He's the most inept politician at the national level America has ever produced.

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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Real Progress or PR Stunt?
    Neither! It was comic relief!
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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Neither! It was comic relief!
    I would agree with you but there is nothing funny about what Obama is doing to destroy this country.

    Here's another joke for you;
    Recession is when your neighbor loses their job.
    Depression is when you lose your Job.
    Recovery is when Obama loses his job.

    Obama excluded the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business the two organizations who's members create the most jobs.

    This makes this summit another lie to add to the long list. It's all for show. Obama is a great one for saying he'll do XYand Z the whole time he's saying F.U. to us and his for his idiot worshipers believe every lying word he says because they are all brain dead.

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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Not a shed of objectivity in this thread. I am not surprised though

    The stimulus was weak; however a $700 billion stimulus is better than no stimulus. Consider the psychological factor associated with both fiscal and monetary policy.

    Or are the repubs against quantitative/credit easing?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Not a shed of objectivity in this thread. I am not surprised though

    The stimulus was weak; however a $700 billion stimulus is better than no stimulus. Consider the psychological factor associated with both fiscal and monetary policy.

    Or are the repubs against quantitative/credit easing?
    Don't sweat it. They're talking about another $300 billion stealfromus package. I wonder how many Liberal wet dreams that will fund.
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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Not a shed of objectivity in this thread
    sure, pure subjectivity and partisanship:

    he's responsible for answers

    he's only now starting to brainstorm---according to him

    bernanke is under siege

    obama summits jobs cuz the stimulus worked so well

    absolutely, my impartial friend

    it's all just opinion

    advanced by abc and cnn

    The stimlus was weak
    now, THAT's objectivity

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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The stimulus was weak; however a $700 billion stimulus is better than no stimulus.
    The only thing the stealfromus package funded was more government. Since the Government produces nothing the results were nothing. Unless you count world unease with the US monetary policy as something. Now that the world is actively considering other alternatives to the dollar, we have nothing to worry about, right? So Obama is free to devalue our dollar which will lead to massive inflation.

    Gee, I think the world has seen this before. Remember Germany's economy when Hitler started nationalizing the industries, utilities, banks, etc. Dejavu all over again.

    Maybe he should hire an economist who graduated at least junior high school math classes.

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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    Of course he wants to appear active in fighting unemployment. If he didn't you and I would be complaining about that!

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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    IMHO, government spending during times of economic expansion should be kept within a balanced budget. However, this is not a time of government expansion.

    Quick question: if government can build a bridge, and in order to build a bridge you have to hire laborers, constructions firms, and buy resources; does this not create wealth?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?

    govt transfers creating wealth?

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig]Big Dig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


    a question more pragmatic: where in the first place does the money come from which the govt spends to build that bridge?

    another even less abstract: how many non-summit related jobs are created or saved by brainstorming sessions of bloviation?

    and finally, an inquiry with both feet solidly planted on ground earth: why were the chamber of commerce and nfib locked out of the president's jobs summit?

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