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More Tough Talk From Obama on America’s Unemployment Crisis

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Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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In a Monday press conference, President Barack Obama threw down once again in his ongoing battle to extend unemployment benefits, making his displeasure with his opponents in Congress eminently clear as he sided with out-of-work Americans. “These leaders in the Senate who are advancing a misguided notion that emergency relief somehow discourages people from looking for a job should talk to these folks.” he said. “That attitude, I think, reflects a lack of faith in the American people.”  —KA

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By sharonsj, July 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm Link to this comment
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Instead of a speech, what we need is for Obama to twist a bunch of arms and pass the bill taxing companies that outsource.  Then he needs to stop giving no-bid contracts to multi-nationals that move their headquarters out of America to such democratic places as Dubai (Halliburton, anyone?).  Finally, have the DoJ go after the banksters, and get the war-profiteering commission to actually indict the fucking company that electrocuted our soldiers.  Until then, the WH and Congress are nothing but corporate lap dogs.

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By Hammond Eggs, July 20, 2010 at 9:47 am Link to this comment

“These leaders in the Senate who are advancing a misguided notion that emergency relief somehow discourages people from looking for a job should talk to these folks.” he said. “That attitude, I think, reflects a lack of faith in the American people.”

That’s “tough talk”?  That’s what you call that?

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