About Obama’s big economics speech

The president gave a speech today in Cleveland about his economic plans and policies. Here’s one reaction (via The Hill):

“President Obama and others in Washington need to realize that we cannot spend our way to prosperity and that to in order to create jobs, we need to address unfair trade deals that ship jobs overseas and enact policies that allow us to take advantage of our vast natural resources such as coal and natural gas in a safe and responsible manner which will lower energy costs and create jobs. Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline would be a good first step.”

And that’s from a Democrat — Pennsylvania congressman Mark Critz.

When Obama said today he would “work with anyone of any party” to improve the economy, I guess he didn’t mean Critz. Or the entire GOP caucus, which has been saying the same thing as Critz for a couple of years now.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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ByteMe

June 14th, 2012
5:22 pm

And that’s from a Democrat — Pennsylvania congressman Mark Critz.

A Democrat running in a district that Obama lost by 8. And, of course, Republicans wouldn’t give Critz credit for it.

And did he really respond to Obama’s speech or just went off on what he wanted to talk about?

Michael H. Smith

June 14th, 2012
5:23 pm

When Obama said today he would “work with anyone of any party” to improve the economy,

Man, what a liar.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

June 14th, 2012
5:30 pm

So who did obozo blame today?

saywhat?

June 14th, 2012
5:31 pm

Because approving the Keystone pipeline prematurely and destroying a major aquifer will do wonders for the economy.

Eyes The President!

June 14th, 2012
5:32 pm

Don’t you mean THE TELEPROMPTER gave the speech?

Michael H. Smith

June 14th, 2012
5:39 pm

obumer blames everyone and everything but rightfully himself for anything that puts him in a negative light.

He has signed every spending bill that was sent to him and yet he didn’t cause deficit spending while he has been in office.

Once again… what a liar!

Road Scholar

June 14th, 2012
5:45 pm

saywhat?: And they suffer from the unrealistic belief that the oil won’t be sold on the world market at the prevailing price syndrome!

MHS and others: So why is Romney blaming President Obama for everything???? Can you see a pattern here??

“When Obama said today he would “work with anyone of any party” to improve the economy,”
Just like Boehmer and McConnell ?

Dusty

June 14th, 2012
5:47 pm

So President Obama made a speech in Cleveland about his economic policies. Very stimulating I am sure. (Did everybody get the free bumper sticker “BARACK THE BESTEST”?)

Maybe he should make a speech in the US Congress so they know he has a policy. Yes, he SAID he had a policy. And right after the next election, he is going to tell us what it is, rain or shine.

Dusty

June 14th, 2012
5:48 pm

Enter your comments here

MarkV

June 14th, 2012
6:10 pm

Is Kyle serious, writing a blog article about what one Congfressman said and entitle it “About Obama’s big economics speech ?”

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

June 14th, 2012
6:40 pm

Obozo: Follower. Blamer. Weakling.

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

June 14th, 2012
6:43 pm

One Congressman, no big deal huh?

But you were sportin’ wood over the comments of one Jeb Bush, eh Mary?

Hypocrite.

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June 14th, 2012
6:57 pm

And that’s from a Democrat — Pennsylvania congressman Mark Critz.

Adding Critz to the list.

Corey Booker
Ed Rendell
Deval Patrick
Bill Clinton
Harold Ford, Jr.
James Carville
MARK CRITZ

It’s getting l-o-n-g-e-r.

That’s not counting those too afraid to speak up. The Obama campaign can be vicious!

Oops! Forgot about Lanny Davis

Lanny Davis: ‘You Have Vicious People Who Are Working For The President’

Add Lanny to that list.

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June 14th, 2012
7:07 pm

Oh! And Paul Begala.

PAUL BEGALA: Of course. And he owed it to Tom Barrett. Barrett was the mayor of Milwaukee, he came out in the primaries, endorsed then Senator Obama against Senator Clinton. He also owes it to himself and to everybody else he’s going to have to deal with.
This was a mistake I have to say. The president should have been out there. I don’t think it would have made a difference, okay? We be clear about that but it’s kind of like Thanksgiving at your in-laws. If you go it doesn’t guarantee it’s gonna be fun but if you don’t go then there’s hell to pay. And that’s the situation of President Obama

I’ve been wonderin’ bout ^^^ that myself.

Hell hath no fury like a union scorned.

schnirt

md

June 14th, 2012
7:09 pm

“And they suffer from the unrealistic belief that the oil won’t be sold on the world market at the prevailing price syndrome!”

Who cares where it’s sold……the jobs are still needed to get it there…..and those jobs help the local economy……and so on and so on and so on……

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

June 14th, 2012
7:35 pm

Road

Romney blames Oblamer because it is at his feet the problem lies. He said if he couldn’t get it turned around in 3 years, we would be looking at a one term proposition. Time to pay up and take responsibility, a word “not my fault” Oblamer is unfamiliar with.

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June 14th, 2012
7:44 pm

What is histrionic personality disorder?

The trial of Jerry Sandusky has begun

Histrionic personality disorder is part of a class of conditions called dramatic personality disorders, which are marked by unstable emotions and distorted self-images, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

For these people, self-esteem doesn’t come from true feelings of self worth, but rather from the approval from other people, and those suffering from this disorder will often engage in dramatic or inappropriate behaviors to call attention to themselves.

“People develop this disorder because they have a need to be appreciated and to feel valued and worthwhile and special,” said Nadine Kaslow, psychologist at Emory University School of Medicine, who has not treated Sandusky.–CNN

Now I’m not saying that our leftist friends can be compared to Sandusky, but the disorder?

Well……

O-bimbo, The Financial Advisor

June 14th, 2012
7:52 pm

Client – I have no money.

O-bimbo – Then you need to spend more.

Client WTF is wrong with you, man? I need a job.

O-bimbo – Jobs are a Bush economic policy and the reason why we are stuck in this ditch. They created a bunch of jobs and then just up and left the table and we were like, uh, what do we do now? They just left without paying the bill. And I said, duh, who will wash the dishes. And Hairy Reed was like, ew, I don’t do dishes. And I was like, let’s blame Bush for the dirty dishes. And the Nasty Pelosi came with a bunch of dirty dishes, I’m talking about a bunch more dirty dishes. Freaking dishes on top of dishes on top of dirty dishes. And I was like, Nasty, where’d you get all those dishes? And she was like, dude, Bush did it. And I was like, wow, Bush really ate alot but didn’t pay for it. Bad bushie!! And Nasty was like, wait, there’s still more dirty dishes out on the tables and I got some in my car and I believe there might be some in the bathrooms too. Don’t know where they came from. And I was like, wow, that Bush is really a dirty dish creator, bad bushie!! And then a truckload of dirty dishes showed up and I was like, where’d these come from Nasty? The truck logo says Nasty Pelosi’s SPEND-ALL-YOUR-MONEY-LIKE-CRAZY on it. And Nasty was like, that’s Bushie’s company. And I was like, whoa, what did we inherit? And Nasty was like wait, I can sense another big truck coming. And one after that too. And I was like, it’s 2015, when will Bushie quit eating? If bushie would only go away, I’d fix this. That ain’t no sheet. bwa

Client – Dude, can I get some of what you’re smokin?

mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

allah akbar!

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June 14th, 2012
7:52 pm

hmmmmm

Based on Intrade, there is a 69.9% chance that the Supreme Court will strike down the individual mandate in the national healthcare reform act.

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

June 14th, 2012
7:56 pm

Oblamer talking about the economy is like listening to Michael Vick explain the theory of relativity.

Road Scholar

June 14th, 2012
8:02 pm

Rafe: so you can turn the “Ship” that is the US economy on a dime with a hostile congress and recessions in Europe and elsewhere? Even the Chinese awash in US dollars has slowed their spending spree! Could the situation have been worse than all the” wheel chair” economists make it out to be? The economy was dropping like a rock. Where was superman?

O-bimbo, The Financial Advisor

June 14th, 2012
8:03 pm

We were like smokin some hash with all these dudes and then like the Repugs showed up and took all the hash!!! And they were like that’s our hash!! And we were like, And we were like, if it wasn’t for you, we’d still be smokin that hash. So we were like, let’s go get some more hash. And then they like got the car stuck in the ditch so we couldn’t go get like some more hash. And they were standing there like smoking our hash and they like wanted the keys to the car back. We were pushin and they were smokin. Even though they got the car stuck. Yeah. That’s how it was. duh. And then the fairy godmother showed up with a big sack-o-hash and the Repugs were like, ew, we don’t like fairies. Especially in the military. And we were like, but we like hash. Don’t we?

Yes we do!

ragnar danneskjold

June 14th, 2012
8:11 pm

Dear Dusty @ 5:47, your post sounds like an understated reference to the Drudge link
http://politicker.com/2012/06/president-obamas-speech-gets-a-thumbs-down-from-political-press-corps/

Funny comments. Really, Chauncey delivering an economics speech! The guy hasn’t passed a math class since the 10th grade, much less anything that requires any real analytical ability.

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June 14th, 2012
8:31 pm

President Obama’s Speech Gets A Thumbs Down From Political Press Corps

Like a guppy in a fishbowl. He’s swimming in circles for all to see. Somebody get a net!

JohnnyReb

June 14th, 2012
8:36 pm

“…Obama said today he would “work with anyone of any party”

What a liar. Please be reminded of the infamous meeting of congressmen and Obama where he reminded them, especially McCain that he had won the election. That’s Barry’s idea of working with someone – they do what he says.

Obama chose the healthcare bill over fixing the economy. He had two years of complete control, has spent 5 trillion, and we are no better off than if the money had not been spent (Lefties will disagree with that).

No, Obama is an arrogant SOB who is more interested in his legacy than fixing the economy.

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

June 14th, 2012
8:39 pm

Road, I will give you that he inherited a mess, but his solutions were as the elite would say “counter intuitive”.

Time for him to admit his mistakes and move on to solutions that work, or get out of the way, so someone else can lead us out of this miasma.

sircharles

June 14th, 2012
8:45 pm

Regardless what the President did or did not do for anyone of us..we remain steadfast on our own. When we all witness the banking and housing issues that was our confirmation that we were in deep, deep trouble. With that came a big raise in everything, gas, food, cars, normal daily operations of business taking advanage of the consumers raising their prices on goods immediately. I don’t know aobut you, but I stayed away from the advertisements that draws you in and then put you in debt for the next 5 to 6 years. Don’t be fooled by all of theses businesses wanting your credit card, they want their money first, putting you deeper in debt while paying the bare minimum on your monthly credit card statement which takes you almost 5 to 6 years to pay off! Next time you see adds or avertisements; watch the first thing they asked for is “have you credit card” ready to make your purchase. This is a time when a consumer(s) really needs to realize that tomorrow you might not have a job, or get fired from one that you have; all bill collectors will be calling or sending you belated notices..and what are you going to do. I have already seen what we are up against; I am not buying any of the things taht put me behind or oweing someone else. If you look at it, you have already paid your credit card debts when your tax dollars bailed out those banks in the first place. Why do you still have their credit cards in your possession? I don’t advertise anyone business, it is up to them, I don’t follow them and if I can live without things…..I do! Anyone and anybody can talk about the economy, don’t blame the President for what it is at present. Remember, you too are at fault; purchasing the items at higher prices to make them rich while you are forking over your last dollars to keep them in business while you now are suffering. I dare you all to think about that before you pull out that credit card again.

weetamoe

June 14th, 2012
8:49 pm

The Obama campaign claimed it was going to be a major speech.. Jonathan Alter said worst speech ever. If you have read Alter’s continuing paeans to Obama in the New Yorker this year you might think that if he’s lost Alter….sputter..sputter..whimper. . .Politico was also less than enchanted. On the other hand, Mittens spoke without a teleprompter.

dabir dalton

June 14th, 2012
9:06 pm

Unfortunately Kyle there is a disconnect in what the GOP preaches and their actual actions.

For instance GOP politicians and conservative pundits preach personal responsibility to the voters while actively aiding and abetting the financial sector in the looting of the American Citizen.

In public GOP politicians and conservative pundits promote the moral lifestyle while forcing the American Taxpayer payer to accept the moral hazard of socializing the risk taken by the financial sector {wall street} with the laws they pass that the average voter doesn’t understand enough to realize how they will be affected when the resulting boom cycle on wall street goes bust as it always does.

Consequently if Mitt Rommey is elected he won’t stop American jobs from going overseas but will speed up the loss of American jobs; on the orders of those in the finance sector who donated to his election campaign instead of serving the American People.

What I’m wondering Kyle is when are you going to stop lying to your readers and stop covering up for the two faced GOP politicians by telling the truth? Or are you too invested in the lies that fund your own lifestyle?

Bill Holland

June 14th, 2012
9:11 pm

To dabir dalton to answer your question about Kyle – the simple answer is NEVER. He is a partisan hack, has no love for our country, only loves partisan politics and is simply not interested in improving where we are (i.e. too much spending and too little revenue). What a shame, I expected more from the AJC.

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June 14th, 2012
9:14 pm

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June 14th, 2012
9:22 pm

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June 14th, 2012
9:30 pm

Now I know where Obama got his “left us with the bill” story.

White House Forgets to Pay Obama’s BBQ Lunch Tab

http://www.masoncountydailynews.com/news/national-news/32376-white-house-forgets-to-pay-obamas-bbq-lunch-tab

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June 14th, 2012
9:40 pm

Everyone in Washington is waiting for Godot.

(There was a brief respite while everyone waited for Obama’s 54-minute economic speech to end. The man could use a good editor. We have some at The Daily Beast who specialize in pruning prose.)–Howard Kurtz

justiceday

June 14th, 2012
10:59 pm

Critz knows Obama has no chance of winning western PA. Critz is all about Critz. He would never have won his old district and knows the republicans can take him.
See how he ignored a rape victim
www citizensagainstmarkcritz com
www theusmarinesrape com

Old Timer

June 15th, 2012
12:23 am

Obama is a very eloquent speaker and as a presdient a total loser.He “changed” nothing just added to the pile. I feel sorry for our kids, grandkids and future generations if we stay on the same course. There are no free lunches.

independent

June 15th, 2012
6:07 am

Old Timer… I think this younger generation ( alot of whom voted for Obama )… now recognizes ” Hope and Change ” Speech was just a good speech… like you said just a talker… we middle class, women and minorities see the light !! this election should be a land slide

R.J.

June 15th, 2012
6:33 am

I have never heard more nonsense than what I have read above ! Do you not understand information that is presented to you night after night. You have lost 40% of your net worth, because the Repubs want the rich to get richer. If this nonsense was true there would be no unemployment, because the so call job creaters who continue to get rich would be creating jobs ! From day #1 these UnAmerican Repubs have voted no and refuse to be apart of the solution, rather can cause gridlock ! AS a nation, we must put America first and drive these Repubs from the Stae House to the Out House !

Terrence

June 15th, 2012
6:45 am

R.J. needs to pick up the slack. Go out and create some jobs for the 99%. We await with bated breath. NOT!

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
7:29 am

“unfair trade deals that ship jobs overseas”

Big Business makes the decisions that send jobs overseas. Their lackeys, mainly Republican politicians, must approve or lose their election and re-election funding. Kyle, how many people do you think are such fools as to believe that sending jobs overseas is somehow Obama’s fault?

killerj

June 15th, 2012
7:30 am

Get some more money my sly little man,Ro-boy hot on your ass!

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
7:32 am

Channel 11 started off this morning with “music” from B.o.B. Later on, Justin Bieber will give a free concert on The Today Show. LORD GOD!!!!
Is this what passes for talent these days?

Tiberius - Banned from Bookman's and proud of it!

June 15th, 2012
7:36 am

carlos, you’ve obviously never run a business.

Business makes decisions everyday based on a any number of issues, one of them being whether it is advantageous to do business where they are today. What goes into those decisions are the GOVERNMENT POLICIES that apply to their location and industry.

If the policies make it too expensive to continue to do business here, they leave.

So, yes, the FACT that Obama hasn’t done squat in reducing the regulatory load on businesses, and has in FACT added billions of new dollars to their regulatory bottom-line, proves it is certainly partially his fault for them sending their jobs overseas.

GT

June 15th, 2012
7:37 am

One of the problems with the Bush administration is he worked to closely to his own party. Bush is considered and will continued to be considered one of the 10 worse presidents ever. A lot of that is his selection of advisors, and a lot of those advisors were the same people who now want to help Obama. Most Republicans want to win so badly they ignore the short falls of the previous administration and are so lacking of talent they can’t come up with a new plan. What usually happens with the Republicans are the Democrats fix it and the Republicans claim credit and then break it and the cycle is repeated.

GT

June 15th, 2012
7:40 am

Well said dabir dalton

tiredofIT

June 15th, 2012
7:42 am

“proves it is certainly partially his fault for them sending their jobs overseas.” Job having be going overseas for 30+ years, how is that President Obama fault?

the red herring

June 15th, 2012
7:42 am

President Obama has left a trail of lies and deceit that the press (and i’m sure the romney campaign) will document more and more of the closer we get to election. He makes grand speeches and thinks if he smiles while he spins his story that intelligent people will fall for it. That is the key intelligent people will not. However there are many people who will still vote for him as they feel he holds the checkbook that writes their government checks. Here’s a link to a story that pretty much blows his claim to being a fiscally responsible president out of the water….
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/14/president-obama-is-not-innocent-in-rapidly-exploding-debt/

iggy

June 15th, 2012
7:47 am

“People develop this disorder because they have a need to be appreciated and to feel valued and worthwhile and special,” said Nadine Kaslow, psychologist at Emory University School of Medicine, who has not treated Sandusky.–CNN”

That seems to be a problem most prevalent in the democratic voting base.

Love me, feed me, hug me, you need me!!!

iggy

June 15th, 2012
7:48 am

“What usually happens with the Republicans are the Democrats fix it and the Republicans claim credit and then break it and the cycle is repeated.”

You are very ill-informed my friend!

carlosgvv

June 15th, 2012
7:48 am

Tiberius – 7:36

You clearly know nothing about American history. There was a time in America when laissez faire was the policy. This caused 6 day work weeks, 12 to 16 hour work days, very low pay, no insurance and child labor, just to name some of what Business did. Government regulates Business to protect the people.

Business can make a profit and keep all the jobs here. It’s just that they can make MORE of a profit by shipping jobs overseas. This shows no concern whatsoever for American workers and a complete lack of patriotism.