- Jul 1, 2011
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Obama: could add 1 million new jobs | Reuters
Here we go again with the made up job numbers.The White House says details of the job creation proposals Obama will unveil next week are still being worked out and it has yet to announce an exact date or location for his speech, although Obama hinted at some of the ideas he would put forth.
"There is no doubt that we can take steps that would mean the economy was growing a percent or a percentage and a half faster. That could mean half a million to a million additional jobs," Obama said.
And there's the 'It's Bush's fault!'The White House blames the sluggish economic performance on fallout from the worst recession since the Great Depression that Democrat Obama inherited when he took office. His Republican opponents reject this as a lame excuse.
And there's a two-fer... A 'we presented these already', and another 'It's all Bush's fault!' for good measure."All these ideas are ones that have been presented to Congress. We'll be putting out several other additional ideas. We've got to do it, unfortunately, at a time when money is tight. George Bush left us (a) $1 trillion deficit," he said, referring to the former Republican president.
He has apparently not seen the most recent poll numbers... the 'approve' vs.'disapprove' is at 43/53.2 on the RCP average... a spread of -10.2. I think America is already speaking as to how they feel about his 'vision of America'."My attitude is that my job is to present the best plans possible. Congress needs to act," Obama said. "If Congress does not act, then I'm going to be going on the road and talking to folks, and this next election very well may end up being a referendum on whose vision of America is better."