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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 09:16 AM
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Congressional Black Caucus statement on the President's jobs proposal
Chairman Cleavers Statement on President Obamas Address to Congress on Job Creation

Washington, DC Today, Chairman Emanuel Cleaver released the following statement on President Obamas address to Congress on job creation:

Today, the Congressional Black Caucus submitted our job creation proposal to the Obama Administration: Congressional Black Caucus Job Creation Recommendations: Create, Protect, Rebuild. After hearing President Obamas speech this evening, we are pleased that he is taking a step in the right direction. We are especially pleased about the synergy between the proposal presented by us and the proposal he submitted to Congress for consideration this evening. President Obama presented a bipartisan solutionsomething we can all support regardless of political affiliation. The Presidents Suggestion of modernizing schools by installing science labs and high speed internet in classrooms, not only ensures our long term global competitiveness as described in our job creation recommendations, it also ensures that future generations learn in the best possible environments. We are, however, concerned about proposing additional cuts to an already hard-hit budget. Any additional cuts must come from defense spending, which exceeded $685.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2010. Additionally, we should proceed with great caution in any proposed reform to Medicare and Medicaid as people of color overwhelmingly rely on these programs. Our proposal provides nine, targeted solutions for America and are as follows:

CREATE

  • Create and Maintain an Infrastructure Bank to Invest in Our Nations Aging Infrastructure

  • Pass a Surface Transportation Bill to Create Millions of Jobs for Our Nations Citizens

  • Establish and Revitalize Critical Programs with Tangible Results for Our Nations Local Communities
PROTECT

  • Protect Our Nations Most Vital Programs to Preserve Our Economic Security

  • Provide Tax Protections for Our Nations Citizens to Spur Economic Growth

  • Eliminate Barriers for Small and Medium Business to Ensure Better Economic Opportunity
REBUILD

  • Rebuild, Strengthen, and Retrain Our Nations Workforce

  • Reestablish Manufacturing Industry in US to Create More Jobs

  • Revive the Educational Pipeline to Ensure Critical Training for Long Term Global Competitiveness
The Congressional Black Caucus looks forward to working with President Obama and our colleagues in Congress to immediately remedy the jobs crisis and regain Americas competitive edge.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 11:08 AM
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1. Thanks!
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 02:43 PM
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2. Let it
rise!

Thanks.

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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:00 PM
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3. I like their "create, protect, rebuild" idea. nm
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 07:05 PM
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4. A fair, intelligent, well-written response
Hardly the "Blacks are disappointed in him too!one!1" angle touted by a few here, but that could be said of alot of stuff written by the folks with clear agendas who post here.
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