Comments on: What happens after Obama’s jobs bill dies? Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Checksbalances Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:48:27 +0000 After the disaster of GWB he had the right plans to deal with the problems, but he was to nice, he tried to find consensus, he should not have…..In his road towards the next election he should include a lot of the principles behind the occupy movement, in my opinion that will strike home with a hell of a lot of American people. And he should go back to his initial plans for job creation and push them hard, after all he can now straight forward GOP and right wing democrats for the failure to do just that. May-be he could also bring forward the idea of doing away with lobbying, which after all is legal corruption.

By: Chrome_hawk Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:13:51 +0000 “But if he were to win in November he will have been granted a popular mandate to try to show once and for all that governments can command an economy to improve. ”

If he were to run on that platform — possibly yes.

But the President’s real re-election campaign is “Yea I know I suck … but THOSE guys are crazy, inbred, homophobic, racists!”

All being re-elected will mean is he doesn’t stink as bad as the other guy.
That is it.

Nope for a mandate he needs to regain the House and actually increase the Senate majority.
Hell just holding on to the Senate would be a miracle considering the 23-10 split for defending.

By: Al100 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:30:13 +0000 Rewarding the rich brings little benefit to the middle class. There is no “trickle down” when smart money leaves the country to seek easy profit where labor is cheap and demand is high.
Hayekian economics is a thoughtless, bleak, dark, unconfirmed nihilistic philosophy whose advocates would gladly lead us into prolonged misery without empiric evidence that we would recover.
Deriding and impeding Keynesian attempts to aid the economy will ensure that the economy will have a less than satisfactory recovery and aid the hapless Republican party (they hope) in the next election.

By: Al100 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 02:09:16 +0000 Rewarding the rich will have no US “trickle down” benefit. With globalization, money will seek profit elsewhere in the world. Preventing a Keynesian solution will guarantee a failure of a US recovery, and thus secure a victory for the Republicans. Politics has no business interfering with rationality.

By: EQReynolds Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:24:09 +0000 Fools are they who try to rewrite history for their own ends. Bigger fools are those who believe them. Speak to anyone old enough to remember, and words filled with a feeling of deep and meaningful respect, gratitude, and appreciation will pour from their lips for FDR, based in large measure (prior to WWII) on the WPA. As a kid, my parents and grandparents would take great pride in pointing out those things built by the WPA, and some remain to this day.

Conservatives are quick to whinge about “confidence” for the business sector. And that is precisely, if nothing else, the WPA did for Americans. Gave the average American confidence. But silly Americans, conservatives don’t care about people, they only care about corporations.

You don’t win landslides like FDR did without reason, and the WPA was a good sized chunk of it. It is no wonder why the GOP and their loyalists would try to prevent a recurrence in 2011 of that kind of gratitude that kind of approach would bring.

Equally unsurprising is that the conservative loyalists would try to rewrite it’s history now. Most of the people who have first hand experience of it are gone, and can’t prove otherwise. What a perfect time for the hacks to bring out the history hatchets!