The Morning Briefing: Jobs bill's legislative debut
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September 12th, 2011
09:43 AM ET

The Morning Briefing: Jobs bill's legislative debut

The 1600 Blog's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Although President Obama officially unveiled his jobs proposal last week before a joint session of Congress, at 10:40 this morning he will announce plans to send the plan’s legislative language over to Capitol Hill sometime this evening. That bill will surely be an issue in tonight’s CNN/Tea Party Debate in Tampa…an event the White House is sure to be keeping an eye on.

Here are some other stories the White House is taking a look at this morning:

Obama to Send Congress $447B Jobs Package [Bloomberg]

Stocks set to drop on eurozone fears [CNN Money]

The Most Overlooked (and Important) Proposal in Obama’s Jobs Plan [Time]

Obama, Bush see raw emotions at 9/11 events [Reuters]

New CNN Poll: Perry on top when it comes to electability [CNN Political Unit]

Social Security marks the battle lines for CNN/Tea Party Debate [CNN]


soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Camden Smith

    I agree we need a jobs bill but a jobs bill should make sure to include incentives for companies and this country was built on the backbone of many affluent families who built companies that succeeded and then hired thousands of people and those people and their children then became business owners. But it takes motivation within each of us to be business owners if that is our calling – you can't just create construction where it may or may not be needed to create then temporary jobs.

    The education portion of the bill mentioned helps funding with schools but most local schools are supported by local home taxes and if more people are still in foreclosure then those taxes don't come in. D.C. can't solve that but it seems everyone thinks it will. Congress/President can create grants they provide which is most likely what the bill includes but that doesn't help every community.

    I do agree with Obama that cutting elsewhere to pay for his bill is a good idea – it's a good solid idea but the jobs created have to come from the ideas of business owners and may business owners are still leery big or small in fact big have performed more layoffs.

    I just think this is an issue not just in the President's hands but in all of ours.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  2. Howard

    We don't know what's in Obama's bill (it hasn't been written yet) ... we don't know how much it will cost ... we don't know where the money will come from ... but, Obama is trying to RUSH IT THROUGH. How could anyone allow this thief and con man to get away with this ???

    September 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  3. mgc florida

    Yes Howard we do know what is in the Bill, haven't you been paying attention? It went to the congress today. We do know what it will cost, did you not hear the speech and he has said it will be paid for with cuts from other areas.

    What is it you don't understand?????

    September 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Howard

      Twelve Words to Describe Obama's Jobs Speech

      Presumptuous: He demanded – 17 times – that Congress immediately pass a bill no one has seen.

      Tired: The speech contained little new, just mostly recycled ideas or extensions of current programs that haven’t worked.

      Small: Its proposals, while expensive, offer little hope of really jump-starting the economy.

      Mind-boggling: Mr. Obama wants to drains hundreds of billions from Social Security for another stimulus.

      Slippery: It will all be paid for, the president said, but it’s up to a Congressional committee to figure out how.

      Misleading: These were just GOP ideas. Really? Republicans have proposed another $450 billion stimulus bill, Mr. Obama?

      Arrogant: He refused to consult in advance with anyone on the Hill, even refusing a meeting request from the House Speaker and Majority Leader.

      Self-centered: The only job he’s really concerned about is his own. If he really wanted a bipartisan package, he would have worked with Republicans to come up with one.

      Unnecessary: The president would have been better off traveling the country this week to lay out proposals, surrounded by people he could claim would might benefit.

      Completely political: Before he spoke, Mr. Obama sent supporters an email titled “Before I head to the Capitol” that ended with “You should donate today.”

      Hyper-partisan: This speech – especially its angry tone – was aimed at setting up the Republicans for blame next fall. Then he’ll say the economy would be better if the GOP has just done what I ordered them to do.

      Misguided: Mr. Obama is betting his re-elect on a massive spending bill

      September 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
    • C-Lo

      mgc, here's what I don't understand
      1. It is the job of Congress to write bills, not the President. If he likes to write bills, he should have stayed in Congress.
      2. Just because it went to Congress, doesn't mean we know what's in it. Just like Obamacare.
      3. We don't know what it will cost. I've seen no CBO estimates on it. Have you?
      4. Paid for with cuts from other areas...Yeah, like SS. Yes I read that his "cuts" are primarily from closing tax loopholes (like to those making $250k or more) and corporate jet subsidies. Big deal. Like the amount he is "saving" is robbing Peter to pay Paul.

      This was nothing more than grandstanding and stumping in front of the Joint Session posturing for his 2012 run.

      September 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Grandstanding in front of the Joint Session of Congress? The man has been commissioned by all of you GOPers, Teapartyers, and the nations un-employed to bring a jobs plan to the table and QUICK. The election of those Teapartyers to CONGRESS last year was based on jobs. WHERE ARE THEY? OBAMA has been pressed to stump! Everything he's tried to do has returned to him with a GOP drag hanging on it! That's if it's not a GOP out and out 'NO'! Frankly, he should have 'grand-standed' when he first went into office!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    PRES OBAMA's getting tired of being disrespected by 'THE LITTLE RASCHALS'! They've already called him 'BUCKWHEAT', so get ready 'SPANKY' and 'ALFALFA'! 'BUCKWHEAT' is getting sick of the bull****! Had he and Eric Holder (STYMIE) gone in and went to work on locking up those WAR CRIMINALS, and mongerers, the rest of those beligerent, childish GOP lunatics and DEM pups would've shut up and sat down! We wouldn't have heard a peep out of them! They would've been GLAD to work with and not against the President!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm |