Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Straight Shooters

When President Barack Obama was first elected , I thought he might be the second coming of Franklin Roosevelt. Unless he can jump start the economy within the next year...He may sadly be the second coming of Jimmy Carter...A nice enough guy, but only a one term President.

President Obama said yesterday that congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs (Good Luck with that!) as he used a boisterous rally to aim a partisan barb at the opposition.

In a preview of the jobs speech he will deliver on Thursday to Congress,President Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them. President Obama spoke on Labor Day, a holiday that celebrates the American worker and marks the traditional end of summer.

Citing massive federal budget deficits, Republicans have expressed opposition to spending vast new sums on jobs programs. But President Obama said that with widespread suffering, "the time for Washington games is over" and lawmakers must move quickly to create jobs.

We have always known this....The truth of the matter is...Most Republicans know this,but their mission has always been to make this president, a one term president and they will gamble with the future of the nation to do it. They won't admit that, but it is the truth!

"The time for Washington games is over..."But we're not going wait for them," he said. "We're going to see if we've got some straight shooters in Congress. We're going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before party."

The President's remarks came as he has been under heavy criticism from Republicans (The party that wrecked the economy in the first place) for presiding over a persistently weak economy and high unemployment. Last Friday's dismal jobs report showed that employers added no jobs in August, the first time since 1945 that the government reported a net job change of zero. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, held steady at 9.1 percent.

Congress returns from its summer recess this week, with the faltering economy and job market promising to be a dominant theme of the session. The economy is all but certain to also be the top issue of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.

Throughout the speech, the pro union crowd kept chanting "four more years." The President also said lawmakers should extend the temporary reduction in the payroll tax that workers pay, a cut that will otherwise expire on Jan. 1. Many Republicans have opposed renewing the payroll tax cut, saying it would increase federal red ink and do little to create jobs.

"You say you're the party of tax cuts," President Obama said of the Republicans argument. "Well, then prove you'll fight just as hard for tax cuts for middle class families as you do oil companies and the most affluent Americans. Show us what you've got."

Way to go Mr. President...Keep pounding that message home to your base and to the American public in general...force the republicans and the tea party to explain why they are voting against putting people back to work and giving middle class and working class families a tax break...then we'll see as you say if we have any straight shooters in that bunch or if they are what I think they are...just shootin off their mouths.


James Perkins said...

You're Preaching to the choir bruh!

James Perkins said...

I'm missing a lot of great posts by you..!


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