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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:01 AM
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Congressional Progressive Caucus statement on the President's jobs proposal
Co-Chairs React to Obama Jobs Speech

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Reps. Ral M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison today released the following statement on the presidents jobs speech:

The President has delivered a good start for putting Americans back to work that includes elements we as progressives have been calling for. Our country will finally make essential repairs to Americas roads and bridges. Wall Street and multi-millionaires will start to pay their fair share and support the country that has helped them prosper. The long-term unemployed, who have been hit hardest by the recession, will have the support they need while they find jobs.

For eight months, the Republicans have successfully paralyzed the national conversation by holding the peoples business hostage. They have shown no interest in putting the livelihoods of millions of working families ahead of their own narrow political goals. They have refused to take job creation seriously. As a result, we have seen record numbers of laid-off teachers, returning veterans struggling to find work, and firefighters and first respondershurting for funding.

The crisis is so severe that we must do morethan the president has proposed. Thats why next week the Congressional Progressive Caucus will unveil our Framework to Rebuild the American Dream. It offers a bold, comprehensive progressive vision for America based on what we can do, not the Tea Party vision of what America cant do. As we showed with the Peoples Budget, we can create millions of jobs and eliminate the deficit within ten yearsif we choose the right priorities and make good decisions.

We join the President in calling on Congressional Republicans to put the national interest ahead of partisan stonewalling. We stand ready to move forward and put American families back to work.




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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:44 AM
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1. Good for them!
Hope he absorbs their ideas.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 02:21 PM
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2. No other comments? n/t
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DFab420 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 02:32 PM
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3. It's interesting isn't it. How anything positive sinks like a rock these days...
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 02:40 PM
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4. I've noticed that.
But, they'll eventually wander in here after they've thought up something negative. I'm sure if we do the math, PS would actually have at least double the recs.

Other that, sorry, ProSense...I got nothin'. Good news? Yep. But, I really don't pay much attention to what they think. I'm sure it's confused some folks here.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 03:54 PM
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5. "We join the President in calling on the Congressional
Republicans to put the national interest ahead of partisan stonewalling."

Amen to that!

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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:56 PM
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6. K&R
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