Unhappy Anniversary: Republicans Have Blocked The American Jobs Act For One Year

  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Sep 08, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Unhappy Anniversary: Republicans Have Blocked The American Jobs Act For One Year

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/07/812251/republicans-blocked-jobs-act-one-year/

    "–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.

    –The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.

    –Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.

    –Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP."
  • musclmed

    Posts: 3280

    Sep 08, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    metta8 saidUnhappy Anniversary: Republicans Have Blocked The American Jobs Act For One Year

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/07/812251/republicans-blocked-jobs-act-one-year/

    "–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.

    –The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.

    –Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.
    –Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP."


    Read Bob Woodward book on how the Obama administration negotiates......
    "the Price of Politics"

    Clearly the reason why Obama has had trouble with legislation is that he has done the EXACT opposite of what he promised before being elected.

    He doesn't meet with House Leadership, he doesn't meet with his own Economic Jobs counsel ( for 6 months)



    "With the president taking charge, though, Obama found that he had little history with members of Congress to draw on. His administration's early decision to forego bipartisanship for the sake of speed around the stimulus bill was encapsulated by his then-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel: "We have the votes. F--- 'em," he's quoted in the book as saying. "

    FYI this media blast by thinkprogress and the democrats is to try to counter Woodwards book. Which is damning.