Still Waiting for the 'Recovery Summer'

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    Jun 19, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/06/still-waiting-recovery-summer/735086

    Two years ago today, the White House announced the start of what it called the "Recovery Summer." This initiative was supposed to prove to the American people that stimulus projects were creating jobs.

    If the administration had spent less time trying to justify the failed stimulus and more time on policies that work, the summer of 2012 might be the real recovery summer.

    Instead, millions of Americans are still waiting for the economic rebound they were promised.

    We've had 40 straight months with unemployment over 8 percent. More than 23 million Americans are unemployed or working less than they would like. Unemployed Americans now spend an average of nearly 40 weeks looking for work. That's the equivalent of losing your job on New Year's Day and not working again until October.

    Meanwhile, President Obama recently offered his opinion that the private sector is doing fine. It's only government jobs, he said, that have been lagging. He called on Congress to spend even more taxpayer dollars on unproven programs.

    Americans want the private sector to create good long-term jobs, not the government to create more wasteful Solyndras.

    It's clear who really has been hurt by the Obama economy. We've lost 433,000 manufacturing jobs, 79,000 real estate jobs, 160,000 telecommunications jobs and 932,000 construction jobs.

    Behind all these numbers are people. A homebuilder. A phone salesman in the mall. A real estate agent in the community.

    These are real people who've lost the private-sector jobs that their families rely on to put food on the table, a roof over their heads and their kids through college. Republicans are focused on solutions that make it cheaper and easier for the private sector to create jobs.

    We need to end job-killing overregulation and make our tax code simpler, flatter and fairer for every American. President Obama recently admitted that not every regulation is smart. So why doesn't he get rid of the bad ones?

    We must repeal the president's health care law and its expensive mandates. Small-business owners now face a difficult choice: offer high-cost, government-approved insurance that hampers their growth, or don't offer any coverage at all. That's not a choice Washington should force on Americans. It's time to replace this law with step-by-step reforms that actually reduce costs for businesses and families.

    We should also support energy projects that strengthen our energy security and create good jobs. The first thing the White House could do is approve the Keystone XL pipeline. If President Obama would allow that one private-sector construction project, it would create thousands of jobs almost immediately.
  • jock_1

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    Jun 19, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    O-blame-a just might be hunting down some lost golf balls. The summer of recovery can wait untill next year
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    Keep waiting !!! because the Party of no was successful in blocking any and all hope of a "RECOVERY SUMMER". How did you Conservaposse miss placing the blame where it belongs, its really quite obvious.
  • jock_1

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    Jun 19, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    No budget, no money, plain and simple. We have seen what he has blown it on in the past. NoBama, no thanks
  • jock_1

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    Jul 19, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    More great "recovery summer" news from Obama....unemployment claims rise again, now 40 month in a row that unemployment has been over 8% and closer to 15% "real" unemployment. Its tough to create jobs when you are against business Mr. Obama.

    And this just in....Obama hasnt met with his jobs council in 6 months !! His aids say he was too busy. Too busy practice putting and chipping around the greens.
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    Jul 19, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Instead, millions of Americans are still waiting for the economic rebound


    Join the club. The global financial crisis is not exclusive to the USA.
  • DalTX

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    Jul 19, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    I know how y'all feel. I waited for Bush to "get" Bin Laden "dead or alive."
    Oh well, it's been taken care of....
  • jock_1

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    Jul 19, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    DalTX saidI know how y'all feel. I waited for Bush to "get" Bin Laden "dead or alive."
    Oh well, it's been taken care of....


    The navy seals killing bin laden has to do with the Obama recovery how? Nice way to change the subject.
  • DalTX

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    Jul 19, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    jock_1 said
    DalTX saidI know how y'all feel. I waited for Bush to "get" Bin Laden "dead or alive."
    Oh well, it's been taken care of....


    The navy seals killing bin laden has to do with the Obama recovery how? Nice way to change the subject.



    Hey Einstein, I was commenting on the "waiting" part.
    I realize that went over your head.
    Carry on!
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    I'm still waiting for all those jobs we were promised from tax cuts for the Wealthiest, you know !! thosejob creators that still haven't created jobs !! LOL


    WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?


    I seem to remember 2010 when TBaggers swept into power and were bragging about the jobs they were going to work on.

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?


    I also remember the Party of No blocking every initiative they could from the Dems by insisting on no agreements unless more tax cuts for the wealthy 'job creators' were included What's the point in more tax cuts when they have yet to create jobs ?

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS FROM REPUBLICANS ?



    Its also quite obvious that Obama's policies in just his first 2 years created more jobs than in all 8 years of bush's tax cuts to 'create jobs'.



    Guess we'll be waiting for 'recovery summer' until the repubs lose in their efforts to block progress on jobs when Obama is re-elected, maybe then repubs will cooperate because their tactics to make 'obama a one term president failed.


    AGAIN, ITS THE REPUBLICANS CAUSING THE PROBLEM THEN ACCUSING AND BLAMING THEIR VICTIMS FOR IT.
  • jock_1

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    Jul 19, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    realifedad saidI'm still waiting for all those jobs we were promised from tax cuts for the Wealthiest, you know !! thosejob creators that still haven't created jobs !! LOL


    WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?


    I seem to remember 2010 when TBaggers swept into power and were bragging about the jobs they were going to work on.

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?


    I also remember the Party of No blocking every initiative they could from the Dems by insisting on no agreements unless more tax cuts for the wealthy 'job creators' were included What's the point in more tax cuts when they have yet to create jobs ?

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS FROM REPUBLICANS ?



    Its also quite obvious that Obama's policies in just his first 2 years created more jobs than in all 8 years of bush's tax cuts to 'create jobs'.



    Guess we'll be waiting for 'recovery summer' until the repubs lose in their efforts to block progress on jobs when Obama is re-elected, maybe then repubs will cooperate because their tactics to make 'obama a one term president failed.


    AGAIN, ITS THE REPUBLICANS CAUSING THE PROBLEM THEN ACCUSING AND BLAMING THEIR VICTIMS FOR IT.


    TOOL ALERT !! TOOL ALERT!!
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    Jul 20, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    jock_1 said
    realifedad saidI'm still waiting for all those jobs we were promised from tax cuts for the Wealthiest, you know !! thosejob creators that still haven't created jobs !! LOL


    WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?


    I seem to remember 2010 when TBaggers swept into power and were bragging about the jobs they were going to work on.

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?


    I also remember the Party of No blocking every initiative they could from the Dems by insisting on no agreements unless more tax cuts for the wealthy 'job creators' were included What's the point in more tax cuts when they have yet to create jobs ?

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS FROM REPUBLICANS ?



    Its also quite obvious that Obama's policies in just his first 2 years created more jobs than in all 8 years of bush's tax cuts to 'create jobs'.



    Guess we'll be waiting for 'recovery summer' until the repubs lose in their efforts to block progress on jobs when Obama is re-elected, maybe then repubs will cooperate because their tactics to make 'obama a one term president failed.


    AGAIN, ITS THE REPUBLICANS CAUSING THE PROBLEM THEN ACCUSING AND BLAMING THEIR VICTIMS FOR IT.


    TOOL ALERT !! TOOL ALERT!!





    Would you mind explaining yourself a bit better ? Tell us what you really think ?
  • Webster666

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    Jul 20, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    A) The Republicans in Congress have come up with ZERO jobs bills.
    B) The Republicans in Congress consistently vote "NO" on every single jobs bill that the Democrats introduce, without even reading them.