Republicans continue to show their true colors. All they care about is regaining power and opposing any and all things the President supports, regardless of whether or not what he supports is good for the country.

This jobs bill could be better. No doubt about it. But it starts us down the right path, and yet Republicans oppose it. And the only alternative Republicans offer are the same old tired policies that got us into this mess in the first place. No thanks.

More than one source has said in no uncertain terms that implementation of the Presiden’t jobs bill would stave off a double-dip recession, save hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs, and put nearly 2 million people to work who currently are unemployed.

Here is a brief from Politico on what Moody’s says about the jobs bill:

Moody’s: Obama plan will add 1.9M jobs

Mark Zandi also said the plan would grow the economy by 2 percent. | AP Photo Close

by Mackenzie Weinger

A top economist says President Barack Obama’s job plan will likely add 1.9 million jobs and grow the economy by 2 percent.

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, also said Obama’s $447-billion plan would likely cut the unemployment rate by a percentage point, United Press International reported on Friday

Unemployment stands now at 9.1 percent and there are 14 million Americans currently out of work.

In his Thursday night jobs speech, Obama laid out the details of his proposed American Jobs Act and called on Congress to pass it right away.

“There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation,” he said. “Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything.”

The package offers a mix of tax cuts, state aid, jobs programs and construction projects.

Obama promised he would take his message around the country to build support for the plan, and he kicks off his tour at Virginia’s University of Richmond today.

The president will release a detailed deficit reduction plan a week from Monday.

Original post on Politico

30 Responses to “American Jobs Act”

  1. javiramsey sak says:

    Obama getting this one wrong as usual! Seems Air Force always gets kicked! So dont waste ur vote next year!

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  3. Conservative students at Scotland’s oldest university are to write a letter of apology to Barack Obama after members of their society burned an effigy of the US President.

  4. ~~~^~^Were you told “It’s a business decision sir” when you asked your bank why the interest rate on your credit card had been doubled? That was back during the Republican Bush administration. Now it’s your turn to make a “business decision” of your own.. DON’T USE YOUR CREDIT CARDS THIS CHRISTMAS. IF YOU CAN’T PAY CASH FOR IT, DON’T BUY IT! YOU HAVE THE POWER!! Show the BANKSTERS, WALLSTREET & their REPUBLICAN enablers that YOU matter.~~~^^^^ After all CHRISTMAS is about the of JESUS.

  5. selochmant says:

    Tune in to 7am est! We’ve got a line of special guests and an interview with first lady Michelle Obama!!

  6. well whetchcy says:

    just drove past an impeach obama stand in san anselmo, complete w/ hitler ‘stash drawn on obama’s face. ma yelled out the window at them.

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  10. Eyeopening stat from that oped: “In MS & AL, 88% of whites voted for McCain, while 98% of blacks voted for Obama.”

  11. let me get this str8t….u can’t be w/ me on my bday cuz u going 2 c OBAMA? ya’ll got a meeting or u going 2 b a groupie & get a hand shake?

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  13. So Elle McPherson, Are you voting for Obama? “Of coarse, I live in London I’m a socialist”… least she’s honest Barry.

  14. vermill newton says:

    What am I missing on Raw? Nothing? Right on. Back to seeing an arena full of Obama masks…..people, Timmy doesn’t care

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  16. kahidah says:

    European leaders will meet this week to try and jump the economy, a of truck drivers is driving up freight rates and delaying some deliveries, and a bank rate survey shows 49 percent of Americans don’t have enough emergency savings. Ashley Morrison

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  23. oko kroeff says:

    According to holding the office of for 4 years, he is less powerful than ex-POTUS W. “I’m weak” as election slogan?

  24. I’m talking about George McGovern, who died today. Not Barack Obama, who I still think is the favorite to win, Just to …

  25. guazinstei korbatel says:

    RT “President Obama is either an idiot or He is purposely trying to destroy the American economy”

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  30. would be a 9/11 truther if Obama were president on that day. Get past the politics and clue in on the many coincidences.

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