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Posted by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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 "I just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the -- at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for Obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the American people. It has killed jobs."

 --Mitt Romney, Oct 3 Presidential Debate

This statement resonates.

 

 

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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I don't think Obama even really was part of crafting the health care legislation.  The 2000+ pages legislation was written before he took the oath of office.  He just lended his name, face and approval to the project.  

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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 It is a great soundbite.  It isn't exactly true.  It indicates that he did that at the exclusion of jobs.  He did try to create jobs.  It's just that the "shovel ready" jobs are only now coming to fruition.  All of us that have a lot of road construction going on in our states right now?  That's where those jobs came from.  They took a lot longer to go through the local and state bureaucracies than we were led to believe.  This is going to be a long slog.  Anyone who thinks that Romney has some secret magic wand that he is going to wave and *poof* there will suddenly be all of these jobs is fooling herself.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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Obama has "had" his chance..and after seeing the debate he basically has a different level of priorities than what it takes to be president..

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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The "shovel ready jobs" basically don't exist; at the most those are very short temporary jobs.

Fours years is quite long enough to make a difference; now the liberals say he is just now getting to it sometime in the quite distant future maybe.

Giving billions to bankrupt companies is not a smart move at all and created absolutely NO JOB at all.

Now companies are laying off in great numbers. The only jobs to be found right now are part time Christmas help; those will be very temporary too since predictions  are that Christmas gift sales will be low this year because of the fiscal cliff we are facing.

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 It is a great soundbite.  It isn't exactly true.  It indicates that he did that at the exclusion of jobs.  He did try to create jobs.  It's just that the "shovel ready" jobs are only now coming to fruition.  All of us that have a lot of road construction going on in our states right now?  That's where those jobs came from.  They took a lot longer to go through the local and state bureaucracies than we were led to believe.  This is going to be a long slog.  Anyone who thinks that Romney has some secret magic wand that he is going to wave and *poof* there will suddenly be all of these jobs is fooling herself.


Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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I agree that while HC reform is/was totally necessary- our payment system is broken. Much like the education system, too much money circulating but not going to the right places- too much HC (and ed) dollar spent on admin costs.

We need to open our eyes, ears and minds to other systems and options- it is the only way.

Wrong priority at the wrong time. Further, if MR is elected, nothing will be done about the ACA- nothing.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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Has there been more than 1 debate?

Which debates are you referencing here?

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Obama has "had" his chance..and after seeing the debates he basically has a different level of priorities than what it takes to be president..


Separation of church and state is for the protection of BOTH church and state.
Leading with hate and intolerance only leads to MORE hate and intolerance.
Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:19 PM


Quoting Sisteract:

Has there been more than 1 debate?

Which debates are you referencing here?

Quoting Ednarooni160:

Obama has "had" his chance..and after seeing the debate he basically has a different level of priorities than what it takes to be president..


Woops..meant debate..thanks for catching that.  I'll correct it..

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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 They exist in my state.  I can think of four major highway projects that are going on right now that are a result of that bill.

Construction jobs are always temporary.  I wouldn't say that they are very short.  One that started last year is still going on.

Quoting gsprofval:

The "shovel ready jobs" basically don't exist; at the most those are very short temporary jobs.

Fours years is quite long enough to make a difference; now the liberals say he is just now getting to it sometime in the quite distant future maybe.

Giving billions to bankrupt companies is not a smart move at all and created absolutely NO JOB at all.

Now companies are laying off in great numbers. The only jobs to be found right now are part time Christmas help; those will be very temporary too since predictions  are that Christmas gift sales will be low this year because of the fiscal cliff we are facing.

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 It is a great soundbite.  It isn't exactly true.  It indicates that he did that at the exclusion of jobs.  He did try to create jobs.  It's just that the "shovel ready" jobs are only now coming to fruition.  All of us that have a lot of road construction going on in our states right now?  That's where those jobs came from.  They took a lot longer to go through the local and state bureaucracies than we were led to believe.  This is going to be a long slog.  Anyone who thinks that Romney has some secret magic wand that he is going to wave and *poof* there will suddenly be all of these jobs is fooling herself.

 

 

Meadowchik
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 It is a great soundbite.  It isn't exactly true.  It indicates that he did that at the exclusion of jobs.  He did try to create jobs.  It's just that the "shovel ready" jobs are only now coming to fruition.  All of us that have a lot of road construction going on in our states right now?  That's where those jobs came from.  They took a lot longer to go through the local and state bureaucracies than we were led to believe.  This is going to be a long slog.  Anyone who thinks that Romney has some secret magic wand that he is going to wave and *poof* there will suddenly be all of these jobs is fooling herself.

Romney gave concrete reasons for why the ACA ran counter to jobs: it hindered job growth, he discussed business uncertain about their abilities to pay under the new law, for instance. 

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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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And he will do nothing about it if elected.  It will not be a priority-

Quoting Meadowchik:

 

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 It is a great soundbite.  It isn't exactly true.  It indicates that he did that at the exclusion of jobs.  He did try to create jobs.  It's just that the "shovel ready" jobs are only now coming to fruition.  All of us that have a lot of road construction going on in our states right now?  That's where those jobs came from.  They took a lot longer to go through the local and state bureaucracies than we were led to believe.  This is going to be a long slog.  Anyone who thinks that Romney has some secret magic wand that he is going to wave and *poof* there will suddenly be all of these jobs is fooling herself.

Romney gave concrete reasons for why the ACA ran counter to jobs: it hindered job growth, he discussed business uncertain about their abilities to pay under the new law, for instance. 


Separation of church and state is for the protection of BOTH church and state.
Leading with hate and intolerance only leads to MORE hate and intolerance.
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