Today I asked for a joint session of Congress where I will lay out a clear plan to get Americans back to work. Next week, I will deliver the details of the plan and call on lawmakers to pass it.
Note he basically is repeating himself here promising a detailed or clear plan twice. I guess he really means it this time as he is not known for providing detailed plans to anyone. Obamacare was mostly written by the Democratic Congress, same with the pork-laden failed stimulus. More recently, remember the "budget framework" Obama talked about to compete with the Ryan plan that apparently would save $4 trillion over 12 years? Neither do I. But apparently it does exist though when the CBO was asked about it and its true effect on the budget, all they could say was "we don't estimate speeches". And finally, we recently had to deal with Obama's secret plan for deficit reduction that nobody would ever provide details of (which came right after a speech where he actually said they he was too busy to deal with the debt ceiling). Based on his track record, I wouldn't hold my breath on too many details. He will probably rely on Senate Democrats for that.
Whether they will do the job they were elected to do is ultimately up to them.
Well, the House was elected last year to sabotage your plans so you can't do much more damage to the economy than you already have. I'm pretty sure they are ready willing and able to do that.
But both you and I can pressure them to do the right thing.
So much for civil bipartisan negotiations. He hasn't even released his plan yet and he is pretty much saying he is going to focus on pressure tactics. I don't think there is a bipartisan bone in this guy's body. This is just further proof that this speech is more about politics than creating jobs. If he was interested in a jobs program that actually would get passed, he wouldn't have started the discussion with an attempt to sabotage the GOP debate and talk about initiating pressure tactics. By the way, wasn't HE elected to bring people together? He seems to be failing miserably on that one.
It's been a long time since Congress was focused on what the American people need them to be focused on.
Besides his golf swing and vacationing with his family on the public dime, what exactly has he been focused on? Even golfer Paul Azinger thinks he is playing too much golf writing on Twitter, "Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has". Oh, I forgot, he has been busy fundraising for his 2012 campaign. Also, for the two years ending January 20, 2011, Obama had full control of both houses of Congress. So wouldn't it be his fault that "it's been a long time since Congress focused" on jobs?
That's why I'm putting forward a set of bipartisan proposals to help grow the economy and create jobs—that means strengthening our small businesses, giving needed breaks to middle-class families, while taking responsible steps to bring down our deficit.
I'm sorry, how are they bipartisan? They aren't bipartisan just because you say so, they actually need support from elected Republican officials. Based on the details so far they probably will be nothing better than expensive bandaids for the economy coupled with tax increases, which will be horrible for the economy. It will probably be cheaper and more beneficial if he just scrapped Obamacare and all the job killing regulations his minions keep throwing at businesses. And none of it will have to be paid for with tax increases!
I'm asking lawmakers to look past short-term politics and take action on that plan. But we've got to do this together.
If he is so much against short term politics, maybe he shouldn't have acted like an uncivil thug by demanding time for a speech at the same time as the GOP debate. Also it's unclear why he needs a joint session of Congress for this speech. If it's so time sensitive and imperative why not give it today? I guess if he gives it today at a press conference, he will have to deal with pesky questions from reporters that might show everyone that there is not much to his plan.