How About Delivering Some Jobs?

President Obama boasts about his progressive accomplishments:

"We have been able to deliver the most progressive legislative agenda -- one that helps working families -- not just in one generation, maybe two, maybe three," [President] Obama said.

That's nice. How about "delivering" some jobs? How about stimulating the economy? Are we counting the current economic crisis as delivering a progressive agenda? Gawd, I hope not.

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    Delivering some jobs?? (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Edger on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 08:55:10 AM EST
    Gee, BTD. You used to be a centrist, albeit an extreme centrist. Heh!

    Now you've gone and turned left wing radical on us? Next you'll be wanting to cut the Pentagon budget and use the money for domestic programs.

    You haven't been smoking incense in your spare time have you? ;-)

    Good One! (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by squeaky on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 12:40:21 PM EST
    Extreme centrist...  that's our BTD

    Yeah.... he's not too bad (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Edger on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 02:04:29 PM EST
    for a lawyer, isn't he? ;-)

    Yes (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by squeaky on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 02:34:05 PM EST
    Very convincing...  to say the least.

    Now, now... be nice! ;-) (none / 0) (#15)
    by Edger on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 02:36:22 PM EST
    Gates has already (none / 0) (#17)
    by BackFromOhio on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 03:14:07 PM EST
    made or proposed cuts to the DOD budget.

    I don't think (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by cal1942 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 08:58:35 AM EST
    jobs is a priority with this group.

    I think they're oblivious to what's happened regarding manufacturing, etc. in this country over the past 20 years.

    I believe they are very confused (if they bother to give it any thought) about what must be done.

    Sorry, no jobs. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Left of the Left on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:03:22 AM EST
    Sacrificed to the UnityPony in the name of bipartisanship.

    Which is sure to be paying off anyday now...just wait for it...

    So all I can expect on election day (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by Cream City on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:55:38 AM EST
    is a pile of pony poop.

    Don't hold your breath for the next few months (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by BTAL on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:03:35 AM EST
    From the same article:

    With polls showing Democrats in serious trouble during an anti-incumbent election year, Obama said that helping Democrats get elected in November is his "focus over the next several months."

    My Bold.

    Dang, almost missed the nuanced point he made....

    He's focusing on their jobs.  OK, got it.

    Oh, THOSE working families (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Cream City on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:56:16 AM EST
    of Democratic politicians will get the help.  Got it.

    Long term joblessness (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by MO Blue on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:47:07 AM EST
    can have an impact on not just one generation but maybe two, maybe three.

    High unemployment makes for an employer market driving wages down and helps fill the military enlistment quotas. The corporations and CEOs get richer and the military gets all the bodies it needs. Have to wonder how much change to the current employment situation is really desired by the powers that be.

    We are turning soldiers away now (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 10:36:40 AM EST
    we don't need anymore bodies in the military either.  We had flight school students stacked up around here like wood.  One of my husband's students just graduated from her airframe training.  They told her to pack up and go home, she is part of the reserves now.  That wasn't initially what she was supposed to be doing though.  She was supposed to be active duty getting that fulltime paycheck.  She will now get a National Guard type paycheck.  Most of these kids in flight school buy a pricey car and get their first credit cards, and now they will be screwed too.  She didn't know what she would do for work.  There isn't a huge call for heli pilots right now either, and lots of more experienced veterans to fly for the police and paramedics.

    Gawd, he is so full of it... (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by masslib on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:22:12 AM EST
    Most progressive in two or three generations?  M'kay.

    Key to quote is "working families" (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by coast on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:47:55 AM EST
    Jobs aren't needed by "working families" - in his view, I guess.

    Yeh, that made me laugh. Sadly. (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Cream City on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:59:06 AM EST
    I mean, with all of the whizbang writers for the greatest speechgiver evah, this is what they've got?  More to mock him.

    Obama actually needs to create more joblessness -- among his staff.  Fortunately for him, there are plenty of far more attuned folks looking for work.


    Hard to switch (none / 0) (#16)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 03:02:50 PM EST

    Hard to switch from job killing new murky regulations and tax rate hikes to job creating tax cuts and streamlined regulation on short notice.

    Yep, one could (none / 0) (#18)
    by BTAL on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 05:26:22 PM EST
    pull a muscle or something.