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- September 8, 2011

President Obama’s Latest Rehash Of Failed Proposals Proves That He Is Devoid Of Solutions And Unfit To Lead

OBAMA IS RECYCLING THE SAME TIRED RHETORIC AND THE SAME FAILED POLICIES

Tax Breaks For Hiring Workers

TONIGHT: “Pass This Jobs Bill, And Companies Will Get A $4,000 Tax Credit If They Hire Anyone Who Has Spent More Than Six Months Looking For A Job.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

March 18, 2010: President Barack Obama: “In A Few Moments, I’ll Sign What’s Called The HIRE Act – A Jobs Bill That Will Encourage Businesses To Hire And Help Put Americans Back To Work.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks Before Signing The HIRE Act, Washington, DC, 3/18/10)

  • The HIRE Act Forgave Payroll Taxes For Business That Hired The Long-Term Unemployed. “First, we will forgive payroll taxes for businesses that hire someone who’s been out of work at least two months.”  (President Barack Obama, Remarks Before Signing The HIRE Act, Washington, DC, 3/18/10)

Putting Construction Workers Back To Work

TONIGHT: “It Will Create More Jobs For Construction Workers …” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

September 6, 2010: President Obama Said With Nearly One-In-Five Construction Workers Unemployed That His Second Stimulus Would Put Them To Work Because “There’s So Much Of America That Needs Rebuilding.” “But, you know, the folks here in the trades know what I'm talking about. Nearly one in five construction workers are unemployed—one in five. Nobody's been hit harder than construction workers. And a lot of those folks, they had lost their jobs in manufacturing and went into construction; now they've lost their jobs again. It doesn't do anybody any good when so many hard-working Americans have been idled for months, even years, at a time when there's so much of America that needs rebuilding. So that's why, Milwaukee, today I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America's roads and rails and runways for the long term. I want America to have the best infrastructure in the world. We used to have the best infrastructure in the world; we can have it again. We are going to make it happen.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At LaborFest, Milwaukee, WI, 9/6/10)

Shovel-Ready Projects

TONIGHT: President Obama: “We’re Cutting The Red Tape That Prevents Some Of These Projects From Getting Started As Quickly As Possible.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

December 15, 2008: President-Elect Obama Was Confident That Shovel-Ready Infrastructure Projects Would Lead The Recovery And Create Jobs Immediately. "Now, here's what I'm confident about, that our economic recovery plan, our 21st-century investments will create jobs immediately that would not otherwise be created. We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created." (President-Elect Obama, "Remarks in Chicago Announcing Energy and Environment Team," 12/15/08)

Infrastructure Bank

TONIGHT: President Obama: “And We’ll Set Up An Independent Fund To Attract Private Dollars And Issue Loans Based On Two Criteria:  How Badly A Construction Project Is Needed And How Much Good It Would Do For The Economy.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

September 6, 2010: President Obama: “We Want To Set Up An Infrastructure Bank To Leverage Federal Dollars And Focus On The Smartest Investments.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At LaborFest, Milwaukee, WI, 9/6/10)

Saving Teacher Jobs

TONIGHT: President Obama: “Pass This Jobs Bill, And Thousands Of Teachers In Every State Will Go Back To Work.”  (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

August 8, 2010: President Obama Said That His State Bailout Would “Save The Jobs Of Teachers Like The Ones Who Are Standing With Me Today.” “And that’s why today we’re trying to pass a law that will save hundreds of thousands of additional jobs in the coming year.  It will help states avoid laying off police officers, firefighters, nurses and first responders.  And it will save the jobs of teachers like the ones who are standing with me today.  If we do nothing, these educators won’t be returning to the classroom this fall.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks On Teacher Jobs, Washington, DC, 8/10/10)

Depreciation Of Business Investments

TONIGHT: President Obama: “And All Businesses Will Be Able To Continue Writing Off The Investments They Make In 2012.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

March 18, 2010: President Obama Said The HIRE Act Would Permit Businesses To “Write Off Investments They Make In Equipment This Year.” “The second thing this bill does is to encourage small businesses to grow and to hire by permitting them to write off investments they make in equipment this year.  These kinds of expenses typically take years to depreciate, but under this law, businesses will be able to invest up to $250,000, let’s say, in a piece of factory equipment, and write it off right away.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks Before Signing The HIRE Act, Washington, DC, 3/18/10)

Eliminating Wasteful Projects

TONIGHT: President Obama: “And To Make Sure The Money Is Properly Spent And For Good Purposes, We’re Building On Reforms We’ve Already Put In Place.  No More Earmarks.  No More Boondoggles.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

February 24, 2009: President Obama Put Vice President Joe Biden In Charge Of Policing Waste In The Stimulus “Because Nobody Messes With Joe.” “Here in Washington, we've all seen how quickly good intentions can turn into broken promises and wasteful spending. And with a plan of this scale comes enormous responsibility to get it right. And that's why I've asked Vice President Biden to lead a tough, unprecedented oversight effort; because nobody messes with Joe. I--am I right?” (President Barack Obama, Address Before A Joint Session Of The Congress, Washington, D.C., 2/24/09)

It Has Received Bipartisan Support

TONIGHT: President Obama Says His Jobs Plan “Is The Kind Of Proposal That’s Been Supported By Both Democrats And Republicans.” “There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation.  Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

September 6, 2010: President Obama: “It's A Plan That History Tells Us Can And Should Attract Bipartisan Support.” “But the bottom line is this, Milwaukee: This will not only create jobs immediately, it's also going to make our economy hum over the long haul. It's a plan that history tells us can and should attract bipartisan support.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At LaborFest, Milwaukee, WI, 9/6/10)

Everything Will Be Paid For

TONIGHT: President Obama: “And Everything In This Bill Will Be Paid For. Everything.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

September 6, 2010: President Obama: “This Is A Plan That Will Be Fully Paid For. It Will Not Add To The Deficit Over Time; We're Going To Work With Congress To See To That.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At LaborFest, Milwaukee, WI, 9/6/10)

Americans Work Hard To Meet Their Responsibilities

TONIGHT: President Obama: “The People Of This Country Work Hard To Meet Their Responsibilities.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks To A Joint Session Of Congress On The American Jobs Act, Washington, D.C., 9/8/11)

February 13, 2010: President Obama: “All Across America, People Work Hard To Meet Their Responsibilities.” (President Obama, Weekly Address: President Obama Praises Restoration Of Pay-As-You-Go, Washington, DC, 2/13/10)


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