Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Obama Has A Jobs Plan

• President Obama has released a jobs plan through the press office of The White House:

...Repair and maintenance of our existing roads, bridges and public transportation systems should take priority before we consider investing in new facilities.  This will ensure that our cities are safer and more modern.  But taxpayers shouldn’t have to shoulder the entire burden either.  We also know that America works best when we’re tapping the resources and ingenuity of a vibrant private sector. 
That’s why the President’s infrastructure plan calls for a Rebuild America Partnership that will attract private capital to build the infrastructure our businesses need most.  By acting on the President’s plan, together we can prove that there is no better place to do business and create jobs than right here in the United States of America.  
  • Investing in a “fix-it-first” policy:  The President’s plan will immediately invest $50 billion in our nation’s transportation infrastructure, with $40 billion targeted to the most urgent upgrades and focused on fixing our highways, bridges, transit systems, and airports most in need of repair....

There is plenty more. Check out the entire document at this White House link.

* Do you know how the Republicans are saying that President Obama wanted the sequester? The Republicans wanted it and there is proof.

The Daily Beast's John Avlon digs up this slide from a July 31, 2011 PowerPoint presentation distributed by the office of House Speaker John Boehner to his fellow Republicans:

House Speaker John Boehner pushes sequester to his GOP colleagues
attribution: House Speaker John Boehner (via Daily Beast/John Avlone)
So back in July of 2011, Boehner was sufficiently enthusiastic about the sequester that he was willing to push it to his House Republican colleagues. But now that it's about to kick in, he blames it all on President Obama. His latest effort at the blame game: writing a Wall Street Journal op-ed with the headline "The President Is Raging Against a Budget Crisis He Created" and blaming the president for having "invented" sequestration. Follow me below the fold to examine Boehner's latest installment of the blame game.....
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