Friday, September 9, 2011

POTUS Fights Back

President Barack Obama laid out his jobs plan yesterday and FINALLY signaled that the times for playing nice with the Republicans might actually be over for the White House.

The specifics of his plans weren't as important as the fact that the President finally looked like he was back on his feet.

The President laid out a plan and reminded the Republicans that most of them supported the measures in the program at one point or another. The President was right to do that. He was right to say that the American people didn't have the luxury of waiting for the Republicans to play politics.

The reminder to the Republicans that they signed their Grover Norquist pledges to not raise taxes, especially on the middle class was genius and true leadership.

Now lets see if the measure actually gets passed.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The specifics of his plans weren't as important as the fact that the President finally looked like he was back on his feet."

Really? it is more important that the President is "back on his feet" than we take some specific steps to improve our national economic condition? Party over Country I guess.

Tim Collins

The Lion Star said...

Guess you missed this sentence.

The President laid out a plan and reminded the Republicans that most of them supported the measures in the program at one point or another.

Anonymous said...

The President laid out the objectives not the bill. The funding elements and the Repub poison pills have to be disclosed.

The speech was a trailer to a movie. It's up to Congress to see if it gets released or if goes straight to DVD.

Expect the Repubs to break the Pesident's proposal down into chunks and specific proposals and send them to the Senate with specific funding cuts to pay for the proposals and see them die in the Senate. House will shrug and say "we tried". Anything that gets to the President's desk, with cuts attached, will get vetoed.

In an election year POTUS can't sign on to any Republican bill even if the proposal is roughly the same.

Most likely the energy created by the president will be gone by the time the September jobs numbers come in.

C. D.

Eastside

Anonymous said...

Didn't miss it at all. Your sentence "The specifics of his plans weren't as important as the fact that the President finally looked like he was back on his feet." is pretty explict about what was important.

Tim

Anonymous said...

BHO kicked ASS last night! All you PATHETIC Pubbie putzes in ELP and the rest of the USA are sooooo SCREWED in '12! Might as well practice your wussy whining and wailing, now, so you'll be prepped a day after the election.

Frankie

Anonymous said...

Banks got more than infastructure. Are banks more important? Maybe it is the fact that infastructure doesn't finance campaigns?

Anonymous said...

Fantastic the foppish foolish Franklin has returned with his absurd asinine alliteration!

Related post.

Infrastructure's long term impact is very hard to measure economically. Sometimes there can be too much infrastructure, just sometimes. The cost to maintain demands taxes that make the community less desirable despite the infrastructures benefits.

Let POTUS waive EPA Environmental Impact statements for any similar structure going on any site being dismantled or demolished. The President needs plenty of visible groundbreakings in the next fourteen months.

Say what want about the TARP banks on Wall Street. Save for AIG, they paid back their loans with interest. Bailout implies dad paying your rent. A loan is you paying dad back with 6% plus. It is doubtful we will ever get back anything from AIG or GMAC Finance, or GM unless the stock skyrockets. Of course the President must have the country as minority stakeholder in GM by the election. God forbid if a Repub gets hold of GM's shares.

C. D.
Eastside