Posts tagged ‘Jobs Bill’

February 7, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Obama & Job Creation

Today, the Daily Scoop has two job creation information resources for your perusal. The first is an interactive Job Creation graph from 2007-Present. It’s worth exploring as it illustrates the timing of particular policy inception and unemployment trends. The second is an article about President Obama’s National Economic Council Director, Gene Sperling and how he and the White House managed a precarious economic balancing act throughout these difficult years.

Click here for the interactive graph: Job Creation 2007-Present

Gene B. Sperling: Obama’s jobs creator

Just before 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, a frustrated President Obama gathered Gene B. Sperling and the economic team in the White House and told them to design a jobs package he could offer the American public.

Obama had spent much of the year locked in negotiations with Republicans over the national debt, with little to show for the effort but a sagging approval rating. He had wanted to argue publicly for ideas to create jobs, but hesitated in the midst of negotiations. Liberal critics reprised a familiar critique of the Obama White House: that it too often bows to political constraints and forfeits what’s right for what’s possible or easy.
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November 4, 2011

The Forgotten 15: Job Creation through Deregulation

Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling, in this past Republican weekly address, introduced into the current political lexicon, The Forgotten 15, a reference to 15 pieces of House legislation awaiting perusal in the Senate. Offered as a counter to the President’s criticism of the GOP’s inaction on his Jobs Bill, Schilling and other Republicans throughout the week, touted this legislation as job creation through deregulation.

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October 30, 2011

The Daily Scoop “FACT CHECK: GOP lawmakers spin funding tall tales”

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s an outrageous tale: The federal government spends one out of every $10 in transportation aid on wasteful projects such as refurbishing a giant roadside coffee pot and constructing turtle tunnels.

But it’s not exactly true.
To make their case, lawmakers have exaggerated and misrepresented some projects that have received aid. Read More….