Obama tells vets jobs must be created "faster"
August 30th, 2011
02:28 PM ET

Obama tells vets jobs must be created "faster"

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (CNN) - Speaking to vets at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis President Obama again touted his jobs plan set to be unveiled "next week."

"A plan to create jobs and reduce our deficit – a plan I want to see passed in Congress. We need to get this done," the president said.

The president's plan, that will be a mix of old and new ideas is "not fully baked," a senior administration official told CNN. The official explained that there was "still work to be done on the policy."

While it was the president himself who first announced yesterday that the speech would be next week, the White House is still guarding the exact time and date.

"No additional guidance on which day yet," the senior official told CNN.

The White House has driven up expectations by briefing reporters weeks in advance on the process and progress of a plan designed to lower the nation’s high unemployment.

Some Republicans have expressed skepticism.

But in his remarks to the nation’s veterans the president was resolute. "Our economy has to grow faster. We have to create more jobs, and do it faster. Most of all, we have to break the gridlock in Washington that’s been preventing us from taking the action we need to get this economy moving," the president said.


Topics: jobs • President Obama • Veterans

soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. Fiele1stSGT

    This fool of a President should not be talking to our troops. He is a full blown Muslim and I am tired of our government coddling him. They need to impeach him ASAP. He has not worn his jewelery all during the Muslim days of prayere. A dead giveaway to his faith. He went to Hawaii to avoid Christmas going ons in the White house. So many signs, but so little our Congressmen are doing about it. WAKE UP MORONS YOU HAVE A DEVIL IN THE GRADEN WHO INTENDS TO DESTROY AMERICA. I don't understand why his followerers can't see this. Most of them believe in the ACLU so I guess it is understandable.

    August 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • jean2009

      And you are a full blown idiot.

      Obama -Biden 2012

      August 31, 2011 at 10:13 am |
      • Pete

        Obama may not come out and say he is
        But he favors them He backs the Muslum Brotherhood
        and thats a disaster for america
        We should be taking those bastards out

        August 31, 2011 at 11:28 am |
      • Are you serious?

        He cares more about the unions and their campaign contributions than the military. Here's one of his many flubs during a Memorial Day speech: "on this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes - and I see many of them in the audience here today - our sense of patriotism is particularly strong." Did he dig up the bodies or something?

        August 31, 2011 at 7:04 pm |
    • Nippy

      Why don't we impeach you from this country....donkey!!

      August 31, 2011 at 10:42 am |
    • Howard

      SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 ... IF NOT SOONER !!!

      August 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  2. Charles Queen

    So thats why the cuts here in KY huh?

    August 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  3. NV Native

    But Obama forgot to mention that we need to never forget the Repubs with their tax subsidies and broad deregulation – for the benefit of corporations – is what brought down the US economy and our middle-class & small business owners. And that these same policies have been effect for more than ten years as proof of Repub loyalties.
    The current Repub "plan" is more of the same support for corporations at the expense of US citizens.

    We don't need more corporate welfare programs that cost American jobs –
    WHERE ARE THE JOBS BILLS THAT GOP PROMISED??

    August 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • jean2009

      They don't have one...other than just whine...whine...whine, and tax breaks and subsidies for the rich.

      August 31, 2011 at 10:15 am |
      • Pete

        CUT CAP and BALANCE run this Country like A Corporation the only difference is we will fire all the Unions

        September 1, 2011 at 8:26 am |
  4. Marla

    As the spouse of a veteran, and the mother of another, I cheered when I heard our president's speech.
    However, I felt that the audience there was a group of hypocrites. We joined both the American Legion and the AARP to make a judgment as to which one best represented us.
    My mind was made up as soon as I read one of the American Legion's publications, in which they vowed to their members to work toward repealing what they called Obamacare and to support DOMA.
    We support our President's Healthcare program, and we support equal marriage rights for our gay friends.
    We will NOT be renewing our American Legion membership, but we will always remain members of AARP.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Bob in Pa

      You are comparing the American Legion to AARP ?
      I think you might be a tad confused

      August 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
      • C-Lo

        That comparison is not what shows confusion, it's more of the idea that the new battle cry of the left is "No more special interests...No more lobbiests" but then they turn to special interest and lobby groups to represent them...Now THAT's confusion.

        August 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • Insurance Salesman

      Try some of their supplemental insurance plans while you are there. Just wait till you find out what the AARP sponsered plans don't cover.

      August 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
      • jean2009

        And just imagine you didn't name one?

        August 31, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • Howard

      REPEAL THE CORRUPT, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, PORK LADEN, 'READ IT TO SEE WHAT'S IN IT', TRILLION DOLLAR, OBAMACARE MONSTROSITY NOW !!!

      August 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Pete

      So your a socalist I guess you will be ok waiting 6 months for approval of an operation
      Go to Canada check out thier health care its free you will like that
      Free to you

      September 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  5. Mark from Louisiana

    obama lies again about creating jobs, his plan will kill jobs. President Barack Obama says his administration is considering seven new government regulations that would cost the economy more than $1 billion a year, a tally Republicans will pounce on to argue that Congress needs the power to approve costly government rules.

    In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Obama lists four proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules and three Department of Transportation rules estimated to cost in excess of $1 billion. One of the proposed EPA rules — an update to the health-based standard for smog — is estimated to cost the economy between $19 billion and $90 billion.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  6. s

    The President plans a bunch of new jobs to be stacked upon all the jobs he feels he has produced already, and suggests that those jobs in turn are stacked upon all the jobs that 'would have been lost' except for his efforts. Too bad he doesn't actually hire anybody. He owns no factory. He speaks to whomever will have him.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
  7. Nelson Colorado Springs

    WHEN WILL THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA REALIZE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED OF AMERICA PRESIDENT OBAMA CAN NOT MAKE BUSSINESS HIRE PEOPLE. I'M SICK AND TIRED OF THE 2012 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND OTHER PEOPLE ASKING WERE ARE THE JOBS MR PRESIDENT OR INSTEAD OF ASKING THE COMPANY WHY AREN'T THEY NOT HIRING PEOPLE. THE IS MONEY ,TAX CREDIT THERE AND THE PEOPLE ARE READY TO WORK. PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE ALMOST EVERYTHING HE CAN. QUESTION SHOULD BE, WHAT IS THE REPUBLICAN JOBS PLAN? FINALLY THE PRESIDENT OBAMA CAN"T MAKE COMPANY HIRE WORKER

    August 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
    • Bob in Pa

      Your right Nelson, lets change the question. So why have all your social economic policies failed Mr. President ?

      August 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
      • MTATL67

        Because the Republicans and the fiscal terrorist in Congress follow the "No to Everything" Policy. There are three branches of government that govern not one. We need to hold every single one of our Congressmen up to and under the same scrutiny that we do the President. If I don’t like the way my Senator voted he gets a comment on his web-site or his office gets a phone call. If my Representatives votes for something I don’t like he gets a comment on his web-site or his office gets a phone call. If the President issues a executive order or submits a piece of legislation to Congress I don’t like he gets a comment on the Whitehouse web-site or the Whitehouse gets a phone call. One of these three gets a comment from me at least twice a week sometimes more.

        August 30, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
      • teapub party

        yeah we want our smog! even if the EPA report also shows it would reduce deaths by the thousands. So what. We are talking about our money people ca ching ca ching.

        August 31, 2011 at 8:38 am |
      • Nippy

        If it was not for social economic policies this would be a country worse than a third world country, the rich would thrive, and the middle class and the poor would continue to carry this country on there bent over backs. This is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave...it's the land of, I got mine, you get yours the best way you can.

        August 31, 2011 at 10:53 am |
    • Pete

      obama has done nothing Creating more goverment does not increase production in the privite sector
      Goverment only creates debt and more taxes

      August 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
      • lisa2010

        didn't you know that the president cannot do everything by himself(no matter who the president), it has to get passed by congress(u remember the ones that held the american people as hostage during the debt ceiling crisis).. if you're not satisfied with the administration there's a job opening for PRESIDENT. let's see how far YOUR ideas go.. hurry up, before Sarah Palin beats u...go put your papers in...

        August 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • sdf

      No but he can create a hostile business environment that forces jobs overseas.

      August 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm |
    • U.S. Navy Vet

      That can't be. I swear I heard Obama say that all that stuff was Bush's fault, therefore what is happening now is his fault, right? LOL, Bush was bad and this clown is much worse.
      Look, we get it. The Left got behind this guy and put him on a pedestal. Now you don't want to admit that he is a retarded kid peeing all over you. Accept it.. He belongs in the failure bin with Palin, Biden, Frank, Dodd, Pelosi, Boehner and too many more to mention.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:42 am |
    • Howard

      OBAMA HAS TRASHED OUR ECONOMY.
      HE HAS ZERO UNDERSTANDING, OR EXPERIENCE IN ECONOMICS, OR
      JOB CREATION IN THE REAL WORLD. HIS SOCIALISTIC POLICIES ONLY
      WORK UNTIL THE PEOPLE HE'S TAKING THE MONEY FROM, RUN OUT OF MONEY.
      HE'S AN ENEPT LOSER, AND HE'S TAKING AMERICA DOWN WITH HIM.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
      • Pete

        Obama is the shepherd I did not want.
        He leadeth me beside the still factories.
        He restoreth my faith in the Republican party.
        He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party's sake.
        Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
        I shall fear no hunger for his bailouts are with me.
        He has anointed my income with taxes,
        My expenses runneth over.
        Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
        And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.

        August 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  8. Joe

    The title, combined with the picture, combined with actuality makes me think... "Wow, he can read."

    August 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  9. Bob in Pa

    Again Obama the magnific is misguided. Where else does anyone think that for every million the government spends, that it can creat a single 30,000 a year job. Get the Democrats out of Washington, spend have the money saved by giving it directly to the people.

    August 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
    • Nippy

      That's what Bush did remember, gave the money away to his corporate friends that's why were in the shape we're in. He gave the surplus away President Clinton left, cut taxes, cut regulations, lied us into war, that's why we're in the shape we are in...Donkey!

      August 31, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  10. kakaraka

    The republicans' job plan? Cut taxes, cut spending, cut regulations. Really? These people are clueless about the economy. These are the same things they did for the last decade which create this mess. We are facing a serious consumer and business spending crisis. You can lower taxes to zero, if there is no consumption, there would be no demand and no offer/production then, resulting to no jobs and no hiring although taxes are zero. It's amazing how these republicans whose only job plan for everything is cut taxes, cut this cut that are clueless about the economy. Regulations should be in place to prevent Wall Street and big corporations from creating this financial collapse again due their greeds. Anything republicans are saying make any hell sense for me. They're totally out of touch. The Middle class will be better off under President Obama than any of these tea baggers right wing extreme GOP candidates who want to cut everything to seniors, students, workers while protecting the riches, wealthies and big corporations in the same time. What an insanity. Please stop these at the vote pools by voting them out alll. We need people who can build consensus to solve problems in Washington and the last thing we need now is to send these extremist obstructionists to Washinton to prevent economic progress and recovery.

    August 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  11. Ben Dover

    "A plan to create jobs and reduce our deficit". We have been hearing this for 30 months – blah, blah, blah. I quit believing him. Obama is all talk and he does not know what he is doing. We are going backwards until we get new leadership at the top. He might be the smartest guy we have ever had as President but he is the worst leader and dumb as a rock when it comes to igniting our economy. I can tell you this he is not going to win the 2012 election. No one can have enough charisma to placate all the feelings of financial strife and anger who has led during this turbulent period.

    August 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
    • Nippy

      Ben Dover...Straighten-Up, and Put the Shut to the Up. Go and live with VP Liar Cheney, oops I'm sorry, he always tell the truth according to those that live in a world where everybody else is wrong, and the Republicans are never wrong...

      August 31, 2011 at 11:06 am |
  12. Steve

    A business hires and employee when that business needs an employee. Corporations operate facilities where it makes the most economic sense for the bottom line. These two facts elude many in government.

    In "his" plan, Obama offers the same empty tricks and hoops. Tax break this, tax break that.

    Tilt the board back toward the US. Making the playing field level will only stop further shift at best. We need lost manufacturing to return. Cut the corporate tax rate to beat the competition and you'll get manufacturing back. Otherwise, corporations will continue the trend that has gone on for decades which is to shift manufacturing overseas.

    Businesses that matter answer to shareholders – for the most part, they don't exist for any other reason. As long as businesses are treated as enemies or sources of govt revenue, they will continue to move to more accommodating places.

    August 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    Obama needs to stop talking, and start DOING!

    August 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
    • Nippy

      Shut-Up Idiot. know your Political History, the President does not write laws or certain legislation. He has the power to persuade congress to do things for the country, but then again, how will we know what he wants to do if he don't speak about it. Know what you're talking about before you type anything that is a part of an adult conversation, the President can't do no more that what he's been doing.

      August 31, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  14. MTATL67

    Recovery would have been well on its way if the Republicans in congress did not follow that ever so damaging "No to everything" policy and Speaker Boehner would have controlled those members of Congress that belong to that extremist/fiscal terrorist group called the Tea party. I know 8 people that voted republican in the last Presidential election but they made very clear they will not be voting for a Republican/Extremist this election. I as an independent will not give my vote to extremist either. Considering who (fiscal terrorists and extremists) President Obama has had to deal with he has done an outstanding job and has earned my vote.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
    • U.S. Navy Vet

      Really? Well under way? With what indicators are you looking at? Don't you think Obummer needs to figure out how to pass a budget first? Thank goodness people go in the way of his spending.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:35 am |
  15. Dale

    The so-called small businesses creating jobs for American people, how is that when small businesses are installing robots and terminating longtime employees.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Why haven't the Republican Governors confided in Rick Perry if they think he's so great in job creation. That's a slap in the face to Americans for Republicans to tout Rick Perry's success but never asked or there is no proof Perry offered to help in job creation in other States. Regardless of who the President is, we are all Americans and we have a responsibility to help and not wait until campaign time and ask Americans to help you. Think about it.

    August 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
    • U.S. Navy Vet

      Wait, what? Obama is the president and for the first two years he had Dems in control of the house and senate. Unemployment was at 8-9%. The question is, if it has not gone down in 3 years, shouldn't this guy move on?

      Reagan showed us the blueprint when he cleaned up Jimmy Carter's mess. The difference is, we are not going to be spending our way out of this one so we need people who make the Fed accountable to the people and step 1 is to start making cuts to redundant and inefficient government agencies. (ha.. notice I used redundant and inefficient government together–that in itself is redundant.)

      August 31, 2011 at 12:34 am |
      • jean2009

        http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/135/reagan.html

        Who cleaned up what mess?
        Read: "Reagan's Legacy Homelessness In America."

        Reagan & George W. Bush worst presidents of my 76 years.

        August 31, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  17. cold

    Obama is shutting down coal oil and nuclear power as fast as he can. Praise Allah he is going after the guitar making business too, lets not forget how well he has used the EPA to shut down farming and now with amnesty we can have more people unemployed. yippee Barack, nancy and harry all tell us how good unemployment stimulates the economy anc creates good paying jobs doling out those tax payer dollars

    August 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  18. MTATL67

    I am a Vet that has service my country and I have great respect for President Obama. The people I do not have respect for are the extremist and fiscal terrorist that did not show any concern for the people that they hurt because of their action and lack of action during the debt ceiling debate. This Congress with the House under the control of the Republicans and the Extremist has done nothing and I mean nothing (I know government cannot create jobs) to stimulate the economy or promote job growth in fact they have done the opposite. I have been watching politics for 25 years and I have never seen a Congress deliberately and willing to do damage to the country as this one has done and is doing. Sometimes I look at this Congress and think “That is what I sacrificed part of my life and the life of my family for, what a waste.”

    August 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
    • maikl

      Yes, we waste 3 years under Obama. It's for sure.

      August 30, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
      • Russell Brown

        bring back the liberals

        August 31, 2011 at 1:58 am |
      • Russell Brown

        if by a libreal they mean someone who look ahead and not behind some one
        who welcome new ideas without rigid reaction someone who care about
        the welfare of the people their health their housing their schools their jobs
        the civil rights and their liberties someone who belives we can
        break through the stale mate and suspicions that grip us in our polices
        abroad if that is what they mean by a libreal then i am proud to say I am liberal.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:12 am |
    • U.S. Navy Vet

      Yes, you respect people like FDR who puts in greater reliability on an oligarchy because dependence is slavery, not liberty. You have great respect for dorks like Jimmy Carter who initiated our latest set of problems with the Community Reinvestment Act which forced banks into risky loans. You worship lefties like George Soros who masterminds a derivative market. You worship Lefty statists like Frank and Dodd who buy up crappy packaged risky forced loans with Fannie and Freddie. Finally, when the deck of cards falls to the table you worship Obama after 3 years of saying it was Bush's failed economic policies. LOL You lefties are too much. I don't do drugs but I may have to try what you are smoking.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:29 am |
    • jean2009

      Thank you.

      August 31, 2011 at 10:25 am |
      • Pete

        the olny Difference between Carter and obama is that Carter was the worst president in the 20th Century

        August 31, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  19. TAM/otlset

    Listen we have no money you liberal idiots. How are more government jobs going to be paid for? We are broke, DEEPLY in debt, and Obama's idiotic answer to that is to go DEEPER in debt, and GROW this monstrous inefficient government even more! Only the Republicans (inspired by the Taxed Enough Already Party folks) have the guts to do the right thing and say NO to this irresponsible overspending.

    We have to CUT costs and programs people, not add more debt. Don't listen to Obama, he's in over his head, is economically illiterate, and just plain doesn't know what he's doing. He's a community organizer for God's sake! What were those who voted for him thinking?

    August 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
    • Emmy Skaddittle

      so of course the millions out of work can just fukc off, thanks a lot republicns

      August 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
      • Sonnie2

        If thats all they know how to do so be it. Other wise go into business for yourself. You will have to start at the bottom and work up. That is the way America became great. It was not because of entitlemnt that the libs want to tax us to death on. Their is untold opportunity in America like not other place on G O D green earth. Pull up you boot straps and use your head and figure it out.Don't wait for Uncle Sam to seed you a check or find you a job. Your on your own and so move on.

        August 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
      • U.S. Navy Vet

        This clown had 3 years to do something about it but what has he done other than waste our money? Seriously, this kid has no business being in this position. He had a Dem controlled congress for 2 years and he still can't pass a budget. Good grief!

        August 31, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  20. Liz Carter in Geirgia

    @MTATL67; Posts from an honorable VETERAN folks! Ones from a Veteran who still understands and respects the chain of command. Thankyou for your beautifully worded, thoughtful, intelligently discerned posted comments. Thank you for your service to THIS country. I can only continue to hope and pray that it was NOT in vain, SIR!

    August 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  21. maikl

    To Obama lovers: where is change ? where is YES WE CAN. In my a.... Just bla-bla-bla. It worse than before. Show one thing, that Obama achieve. H.C. going to break USA, illegal more and more and no reform, debt up to my a..., war not see the end.

    August 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  22. GozieBoy

    I can predict this future with a 95% probability of outcome. Within 2 months, a no name liberal will announce he is challenging for the Dem nomination. This could either be of his own volition or, if no one pops up, as a plant from the Hillary group. Call it what you will, a Trojan horse, a canary in the coal mine, an ice breaker, what have you. The no namer will certainly fail, but the reaction to the challenge will tell Hillary whether she can run or not and, if so, it will also set the stage for her entrance since she CANNOT be seen as the first challenger to an incumbent Dem. But, after the canary does his thing, she will then enter dramatically at that time, saying that her party and the nation has now called upon her to do so.

    This is almost as predictable as the sun rising. Hillary has been actively and quietly pursuing this strategery for the past two years ... and, by the way, Obama knows this even better than I do!

    August 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  23. Bilbo

    What a maroon. A statement like this PROVES the stupidity of this clown. If he HAD a jobs plan, what possible reason would there be for not having it revealed and pushed for MONTHS ago? There's only one answer...there IS no plan.

    August 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  24. Jay in NC

    Pssst, CNN, You have the headline wrong, it should read "Vets tell Obama jobs must be created 'faster' ."

    August 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • U.S. Navy Vet

      LOL Exactly! No Vet needed Obama to speak for that epiphany. Poor BO... he really felt his plans would work. All the popular Marxist books he read told him so. All that statist ideology with no proven historic track record of success and he still bought into it.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  25. Not Chicken Little

    Even the dullest of the Obama kool-aid drinkers are now waking up to the fact that this President is clueless.

    Policies "not fully baked" – as in, half-baked. Half-baked policies formed by the President and his administration, by people who have no real-world knowledge and certainly know nothing about business and the economy.

    What have they been doing since January 2009? They've been trying to control the economy like good socialists, instead of letting the free market work. They think all they need is more government control, more government spending, that's the ticket! And things keep getting worse.

    August 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
    • J.V.Hodgson

      Enough of the same old Republican "Not Chicken Little" "half baked" QED tasteless, meaningless and non-constructive missives like this one.
      I do not want "half baked" or even "not fully baked" Plans.
      I and most of us want a plan that has even half a chance, Better still 90% chance of working from someone, and the Presidents place is a good place to start. In there he has more knowledgeable people as economists and Business people than any of our politicians in either party.
      You have a short memory. The Republican style free market got us into this mess, and the Obama administration is not socialist. Saying so just shows you have no idea what a real socialist government is really like.
      Saying No to everything and creating a fictitious debt crisis were really helpful to solving this nations problems.
      Regards,
      Hodgson.

      August 31, 2011 at 1:40 am |
  26. Emmy Skaddittle

    I think we are all getting tired of waiting for the job the tea party promised when we voted those idiots into congress

    August 30, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
    • U.S. Navy Vet

      They did well putting the breaks on the Obamanaught spending machine. If we can't slow the growth of government, at least electing constant opposition will cause gridlock and stop them from the horrible legislation and spending.
      Our federal government needs dismantled and power needs to be at the states. If Libtards want to run Californian into the ground, let them. If Right Wing nutcases want to take Alabama back to the 1800's, let them. Stop collectively extorting money out of the American people and spreading it all around to cover up mistakes. Let the states take control and be responsible for their decisions.

      August 31, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  27. Sonnie2

    government can not create jobs, but however if they would cut the red tape and let the people be free of all the stupid job killing law we have, then and only then will we prosper. Government IS THE PROBLEM.
    The GDP does not turn to the good with government jobs. It hurts it. Time for leaders with a little COMMON SENSE

    August 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  28. Sonnie2

    OUR POTUS WILL PRESENT A PLAN WITH ANOTHER USLESS STIMULUS OR QUANTITATIVE EASING OR MONETIZING THE DEBT OR SOME STUPID THING. DAMM JUST LET GOVERNMENT GET OUT OF THE WAY INSTEAD OF THE PATH BLOCKING ADGENDA THEY ARE ON.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  29. chicagojfr

    As an business owner of 6 companies in Illinois, ranked 49 out of 50 states for fiscal responsibility, and employer to 500 employees, many of whom are Union, I can tell you that Obama does nothing for small business. His policies do not foster growth, and hiring. We need certainty, and it is not provided. More regulation and taxes does none of us any good. The jobs that I do and have offered are high paying positions. That stimulates the economy. If you want the opinion of small business, we believe that Obama hates business. Government can do better. Well, it can't.

    August 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  30. dex

    the army is out of work? oh ya he just pulled them back all to the states...hmmm go figure.

    August 31, 2011 at 12:05 am |
    • dex

      "Your comment is awaiting moderation." <-- what the hell is that all about CNN

      August 31, 2011 at 12:06 am |
  31. U.S. Navy Vet

    Obama tells vets jobs must be created "faster"

    To which vets say, "way to catch up there skippy." Seriously, this clown is Commander in Chief? Wow! Bush sucked but this guy is making Bush look intelligent.

    August 31, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  32. J.V.Hodgson

    I just hope the President takes his courage and committment into hand with full effect. Demand that congress get together and put ideology aside and
    1) Taxes, income limit $250k single and $400k family. Capital gains so called interest based taxable as income and capital gains taxes to 25% For the next 2 budget years
    2) Taxes again all tax loopholes, breaks closed and certainly Tax give backs like the oil company types. Again 2 budget years
    3) Taxes again, ( excluding 1&2 above which are necessary now) a promise to review ( 1&2 above) and all tax rates and overall tax policy via a Bi partisan commission to propose legislation by 2014 budget preparation time i. e. March 2014.
    4) Spending cuts to be negotiated On Military spending, Medicare and Medicaid but not social welfare.
    5) The above to be conditional on achieving at least $2.5 trillion over 10 years and $100bn to go to education and infrastructure per annum 10 years
    The total package CBO verified to give $4.5 trillion Over 10 years without considering 3 above.
    The Trade pacts, payroll tax etc and other previous employment spending to go ahead and be renewed as needed.
    Regards.
    Hodgson.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:59 am |
  33. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @MTATL67; Yes Dear Sir. That's what you put your life on the line for. A 'Just say NO' Congress whose full of nothing else but biggots, treasonists, obstructionists, and Obama-haters. BTW, count the ones of them who put their lives on the line! Their only agenda, goal and mission for this country is to make President Obama a 'one term' President! And they've been trying to do it by throwing out any nasty, sabatoging, demeaning antic they could conjure up! They hate this man more than they love this nation!

    August 31, 2011 at 7:35 am |
  34. no to pork obama

    obama you think you are smart, NOT. What you need is a lesson in economics, job creation and business. Real life is coming to smack you in the face and I hope I'm around to see it. Government doesnt make jobs so get the hell outa the way and let get it done without this muslim in office. Its time obama felt what its like to be UNEMPLOYED.

    August 31, 2011 at 7:42 am |
    • Natrldiver

      Unfortunately, he is set for life. I sure wish we could suck at our job and still get a six figure pension for the rest of our lives plus get loads of cash just for opening our mouth. Every time he speaks on job creation (every couple months), he keeps saying that he has a plan. Well Mr. President, we have been waiting three years for your grand plan. Oh yeah, you don't have one because you refuse to work with the other side who has worked their tail off trying to fix what you have broke.

      August 31, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  35. JJ

    So much hate for the President in these blog. If we are really honest the Republicans is responsible for the condition of
    our country overall. That is very clear and any fool should know that. Obama have been trying. But he cannot do it
    alone. He made a fatal error in the first 2 years when he had a majority congress by wanting to bi-partisan. He did not
    realiaze how hard hearted these people were in playing politics. The Repubs will prefer to see the country colapse than help Obama put people back to work. Another critical carelessness of the right is that for the 8 year they were in power they did not take care of the Infrasture, the schools, the healthcare... For you people who are not too smart, those are the things that make a country number 1 on the world stage. Obama is smart and he has been saying that for years. Bush let everyting ran down. They really leave the country in a devastative state. You cannot keep blaming Obama for that. Lets us all try to put our hatred aside and speak to the people the same people who cause the problem and are refusing to help work with the President to get the country back on track. Obama cannot do it alone. He just cannot with not having a majority congress anymore.

    August 31, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  36. Liz Carter in Georgia

    No! All of you 'BRING THE BOYS HOME' RIGHT NOW!! Squealers are the ones who didn't think it through! You're the ones who didn't think about the lack of preparation that our soldiers and marines would have to face when they GOT home! NO JOBS! They'd have come out better staying 'in'; at least the government could've continued to pay them and their families a little something! Your BUSH 'tax cuts recipients' aren't hiring anyone; thanks to the fearmongering of the conservative GOP/TEAPARTYERS! Stop the drama!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      They will have jobs, helping protect our southern border, rebuilding after disasters, or how about this ... go on humanitarian missions to protect starving people around the world. Many African countries are at civil war. Our people could go and stabilize so the people can eat.

      August 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  37. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Pete,...You're speculating yet again, for the lack of a more suitable word! ...'he favors them He backs the Muslum Brotherhood'? AND?!? What if he does? What do you mean by 'he backs' them? Are you ensenuating that he 'supports' monetarily? I don't believe you, but if he does, so what? Don't most AMERICANS, ones who're able to, 'back' organizations that they sign on to or believe in? How many Americans 'back' the TEAPARTY? How many 'back' the KKK, SKINHEADS and the ARYAN NATION? Other SUPREMASTS groups?!?

    August 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Are you saying that because someone else does something wrong, like support KKK, it is OK if Barry does something wrong? Wow, you really do love this guy unconditionally. I feel sorry for your husband. He must be hurting for affection.

      August 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  38. Liz Carter in Georgia

    'We should be taking these bastards out'? OK...Mr Military Man. From where I sit, I believe you've stretched it too far! Now if a liberal 'vet' or even an active duty troop had made such a statement out loud or on the blog about your beloved ex-president, George W Bush, the one who INSTIGATED and AUTHORIZED the initial onset of the demize of the AMERICAN economical system, as well as her international standing in the world..you 'sheep' would be after their heads! That's a threat Pete and you're dangerous!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
  39. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Howard, I see you're still at it, huh? Just more brutal lies, unsubstantiated rhetorical bull$#!t, smokescreened half-truths, and plain old warmed-over crap! Keep up the good work, Howard! LOL!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  40. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, that's exactly what the military, and many American organizations have already been doing. We are GOOD for showing an Angel of Mercy face to the world. We just loathe the very idea of engaging or participating in the humanitarian efforts and needs of our OWN! Oh, but when it's time to go to war, we send everybody to secure/defend these ill-percieved policies; especially of the middle-class and the poor! Black, White or Other! How long do you think this nation can ask us to 'put our differences aside'?

    September 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  41. Liz Carter in Georgia

    In answer to your biased question, and when I say biased, I mean just that because I haven't heard you or anyone else accusing or calling out others who support what groups they like!..Yes OBAMA can agree to the righteous ideology of ISLAM, just like I do. Why? Because even as President, he's still a citizen of the UNITED STATES. It's his choice and his right, just like it is for all other AMERICANS! Up until now, seems there's never been a 'WRONG' line drawn in the sand on WHO can support WHICH groups!

    September 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  42. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ....And as for as my husband, who you claim to feel so sorry for..don't worry Jay!... Michelle and I know how to take care of our husbands!...Most of us do! They aren't missing a thing! Furthermore, I hope your wife is getting what she needs, if you have one, because from the posts I've read from you, you hate women! LOL!

    September 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm |