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Does anyone else feel like Obama should have dealt with job creation before he took up health care?



Asked by kiansmom0423 at 1:15 PM on Oct. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Absolutely!! Obama SHOULD have focused on JOB CREATION before Stimulus/Bail Out, Health Care and Cap and Trade bills!! If he had focused on his PROMISE to generate JOBS in THIS country, he MIGHT have been able to garner support for the rest of his agenda--as people would have been pleased to be working again...just like Clinton did...and no one paid attention when he borrowed social security money to pay for Medicare, balance the budget and other "pet projects!"

    But, alas, that is not the case, and both he and Dems have proven once again, that they care ONLY about their little special interest groups, unions, and themselves, and NOT their constituents.

    Live and learn, and learn!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:12 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • "I don't understand how he can create jobs..."

    Uh, in his campaign didn't he say he would??!?! Not because he can't (big shocker there) you all say there was no way.. pa-leeze.

    And people are STILL blaming Bush?!? Geezz... Last I remember the economy was NOT as bad as it is now and there WERE jobs when Bush was in office, just sayin.

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 3:59 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • And the WAY in which a president "generates jobs" is by setting in place a culture by which business and industry keep more of their profits, are then allowed to expand their product lines and distribution areas, establish a global presence (if they so choose), and HIRE more people to process, implement, and help distribute goods to consumers!

    When times are tough and everything slows or comes to a halt--companies fire/lay-off the people they no longer need to carry out a particular function, those employees have less disposable income, consumer spending decreases sharply, production decreases sharply--as people hold on to the money they need to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, and the economy sits in limbo, until which time as SOMEONE get's the ball rolling, by ACTUALLY stimulating the economy!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:24 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • He took up healthcare first because it was supposed to make the country solvent by creating jobs.
    Well, THAT didn't work. It also didn't hold true that health care cost wouldnt' increase. My elderly neighbor who has a fixed income recently recieved a letter that her insurance cost would be doubling.

    While health care DOES need reform, I think caps on healthcare cost should have been dealt with first. There is NO WAY a hospital should be allowed to charge $10.00 for ONE tylenol. And a pharmacuetical company should not be allowed to charge $5.00 for ONE pill that only cost them pennies to make.

    Answer by layh41407 at 1:33 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • And why do people Blame Bush for 'the mess' This country has been in a 'mess' since it's creation. It has never been perfect. It has never been completely with out fault. There is only so much you can 'fix' in a 4 year term and while you are 'fixing' those things more things fall apart.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • If *anyone* in the White House or Congress want to actually "create" jobs they need to figure out that spending money we don't have and taxing the heck out of the rich (who pass that bill right along to us consumers and take jobs OUT of the country to compensate) isn't the answer. The health care debacle has already hurt more than it's helped and will continue to hurt families and individuals as long as it continues on. Letting Government fix everything is like using scotch tape to fix a leaky dam. It's going to cause more trouble in the end. I admit I dont' have all the answers but I do know two things --digging a hole doesn't make the hole smaller and if you keep choosing the same answer with a slight difference, you arent going to get a new result. R's and D's are pretty much one and the same, folks. Very few of them are going to do things differently. It's time to look in a new direction.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 3:33 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • ANd yes, Jobs before healthcare...

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 4:00 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • HOW would the President go about "creating jobs"??? HOW??


    Now THAT, would have been a GREAT QUESTION to ask, then Senator Obama!!! Dontchathink?!?!?

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:45 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • And why do people Blame Bush for 'the mess' This country has been in a 'mess' since it's creation.

    I don't recall having these kinds of problems when Clinton was in office and the shit didn't hit the fan til Bush was in office, so yeah it's Bush's fault. The dumbass. lol

    Answer by GinNTonic at 2:06 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • depends on your place on the continuum and perspective at the moment. If you have a sick child or a pre-existing condition requiring lifelong care, I'm sure you'd say health care reform was a huge priority. If you happen to be without a job, the economy would likely be your #1 concern. The economy should be our #1 concern-Yes, even over fighting for commodities in the ME- and using the COTUS as justification.


    Answer by Sisteract at 2:10 PM on Oct. 10, 2010