Skip to comments.Administration eyes ways to help laid-off workers (Stimulus II 'on the table' and horizon?)
Posted on 10/03/2009 11:17:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON The Obama administration is considering steps to ease the burdens of laid-off workers, including possible extensions of unemployment and health benefits, officials said Saturday.
The administration has stopped short of calling for a second economic stimulus package to augment the $787 billion measure approved this year. But with the jobless rate continuing to climb, President Barack Obama said Saturday he is exploring "additional options to promote job creation."
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US President Barack Obama speaks during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama said his health care reform was key to ensuring growth of small businesses in the United States and their ability to create new jobs. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks about stimulus funding being used for biomedical research during his visit to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
I think we would better laying Congre$$ and Obama off myself. That would stimulate me to no end. :-)
here come more taxes...they squandered tax dollars on everything but real job creation and we are about to get screwed again with subsidized green jobs
Just put a turbocharger on the printing presses and get it over with. Zimbabwe, here we come.
Isn’t BRIBERY against the law?
But I forgot, 0bama is “above” the law.
All their proposed programs scare the hell out of small business.
Cap N Tax
Bad policy is like pouring gas on the recessionary fire.
The Only help Govt can give people, is to STOP trying to help them.
it may be their goal...bring us down , declare martial law, confiscate property and then on to communism.
1. Renew the Bush tax cuts to encourage businesses to expand include the tax reform package an elimination of the capital gains tax. "Pay for it" by a 2 year freeze on Goverment spending and a reimposition on the 1995 "Pay as you go" Congressional budget rules with none of the current loopholes
2. Offer a $1500 per new employee tax credit to business to cover the hiring and training costs.
3. Kill cap and trade, health care reform and all the other boodgoggle anti capitalism bills currently being considered in the Congress. Have 0 vow to veto any legislation that will cost real current US jobs with vague promises about imaginary Green job in the future.
4. Pass the Developing Americas Resources act to remove all bottlenecks and obstacles in Government regulation that is blocking development all US energy resources and commit the US Government to exploiting any and all US energy sources to end our dependency on imported energy.
What all this current govt intervention in the Economy is doing is causing business, and capital, to hunker down in a bunker mentality wondering what new Govt boondoggle they are going to be told to pay for.
The problem is lack of jobs, the solution is to incentives the 10s of thousands of businesses around the country to hire a few people and create new jobs by eliminating Govt regulations that prevent us from doing things to develop our own energy resources.
These are long term solution that also provides immediate short term gains.
How many more times will this moron be allowed to experiment in a job he is simply unfit to hold?
In the real world, he would have been fired a long time ago... as well as the idiots in the democratic run congress.
A complete ~full on depression~ would have been easier to deal with, and done less harm than these criminals... at least we could work on rebuilding.
IMPEACH THE BASTARD NOW.
Okay my blood pressure just shot up.
By the time they give laid off workers money the dim wit dems and Rahm will spend 797 million first to decide who gets it. (New 0bama hip hop slush funds and ACORN)
No real laid off worker will get but maybe $200 IF anything at all and that will be redirected to pay for their ludicrous government wasteful programs.
They need impeached quickly!
p.s. are they mother freaking insane?
ObamaCare = RomneyCare
Just change of the name of the ****ing country to the Soviet States of America and be done with it.
We’re spending trillions we don’t have, and not one person in the MSM will say so.
I second that! These radicals think they are running some massive commune instead of a country, and a free one at that.
A Stimulus II will ultimately create lots more new jobless claims. Someone has to pay for it - businesses are trimmed to the gills - they’ll close and/or full-time jobs will become part-time (with NO benefits). The pretty package with the fancy ribbon and bow that promisies more unemployment benefits and healthcare will contain an asp that delivers a fatal bite.
Raise taxes on them?
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