Obama's Weakly Address: Where Congress isn’t acting, I’ll act on my own

Remarks of President Barack Obama

Weekly Address

The White House

January 18, 2014

Hi, everybody.  This week, I visited a company in Raleigh, North Carolina that helps make electric motors that save businesses money on energy costs and cut harmful carbon pollution. 

And I stopped by N.C. State University, where engineers are set to develop the new technology that will make those motors even better.

It’s part of my push not only to make America home to more high-tech manufacturing – but to make America more attractive for the good jobs that a growing middle class requires. 

And increasingly, we are.  Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy, for the first time in nearly two decades, we produce more oil here at home than we buy from the rest of the world.  We generate more renewable energy than ever, and more natural gas than anybody.  Health care costs are growing at their slowest rate in 50 years – due in part to the Affordable Care Act.  And since I took office, we’ve cut our deficits by more than half.

So we are primed to bring back more of the good jobs claimed by the recession, and lost to overseas competition in recent decades.  But that requires a year of action.  And I want to work with Congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like building infrastructure and fixing our broken immigration system.

Where Congress isn’t acting, I’ll act on my own to put opportunity within reach for anyone who’s willing to work for it. That’s what I did in Raleigh by launching America’s second “manufacturing innovation institute.”  It’s a partnership between companies, colleges, and the federal government focused on making sure American businesses and American workers win the race for high-tech manufacturing and the jobs that come with it – jobs that can help people and communities willing to work hard punch their ticket into the middle class. 

I firmly believe that this can be a breakthrough year for America.  But to make that happen, we’re gonna have to act – to create good jobs that pay good wages, and to offer more Americans a fair shot to get ahead.  That’s what I’m focused on every day that I have the privilege of serving as your president. That’s what I’m going to be focused on every single day of this year.

Thanks, and have a great weekend.

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That's the problem...  He's been acting on his own for 6 years and look where it has gotten us.

He is relentless in his destruction of America.

When is Boner going to introduce something in congress to control this Muslim Maggot

Surely you jest.

The Obama administration tried to edit a report on new coal regulations to lower analysts’ estimates of serious job losses, an official investigation has found, backing up reports that the Interior Department pressured a private contractor to change information in order to make the data more acceptable.
The Associated Press and Fox News reported in 2011 that a company claimed the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement asked it to change variables in a calculation that showed new environmental regulations would lead to large job losses.
Several Interior Department officials were called to testify before Congress after the initial reports were released. Now the agency’s inspector general’s office has completed its investigation confirming that department personnel asked for a change.
“After the contractors determined that there would be high costs to the industry and significant job losses, newer OSM employees involved in the project asked the contractors to change a variable in the calculations,” said the report, which was released this month.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/30/government-tried-ch...
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WHAT BULL!

Obama doesn't want us to have jobs!!
There is no other way to explain it. He stopped the pipe line. He will not let us drill & tap our oil. He sent a billion dollar + contract to Brazil to build planes. I guess they need the work. We don't need the jobs I see. And now he's buying choppers from Russia with American dollars! To give to Afghanistan?? GOD forbid this azzhole should buy, MADE IN AMERICA!!

Obama claims to be creating 75 to 80,000 jobs a month. What he won't tell you, is that they are giving out 75,000 green cards a month. He has flat refused to even try to stop the flow of illegals in to the country. There for he's losing ground every month BY DESIGN! America, I do not claim to know what is in his mind, but he is against us, & U.S. He will not allow off shore drilling because it hurts the planet, yet he sends a couple of billion to Brazil for off shore drilling???? I guess the idiot thinks they will be polluting a different planet. How stupid do you have to be, to keep believing him??
He claims to have saved GM thats a joke. They payed off their Tarp loan with Tarp money so they could get a bigger loan at a cheaper rate.
As for Treasury’s equity stake, worth $40 billion-plus, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said the Treasury won’t fully recoup that money. The total automaker bailout, including TARP money given to Chrysler, CBO estimates, will cost taxpayers about $34 billion. Plus most of their cars are not built in this country any more. 70% of GMs cars are now built in other countries. Now since the U.S. owns 70% of GM, do you think Obama would have some pull there. He points at Romney screaming that he is the cause of all the out sourcing. Everything Obama has touched has been out sourced.
If this is GM alive & well, I think somebody should check on Osama!!
That's some pay back!!

Jobs, jobs, & jobs. Take your tax cuts or whatever, & put them where the sun don't shine. PUT PEOPLE TO WORK, WE'LL AURGUE ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN GIG'EM FOR LATER!!

Look at these figures published yesterday:

"The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report was released this morning for last week. The 326,000 new claims number was a 2,000 decline from the previous week's 328,000, a downward revision from 330,000. The less volatile and closely watched four-week moving average, which is usually a better indicator of the trend, fell by 13,500 to 335,000.

"Here is the opening of the official statement from the Department of Labor:

"In the week ending January 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 326,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 328,000. The 4-week moving average was 335,000, a decrease of 13,500 from the previous week's revised average of 348,500." -- from www.advisorperspectives.com

If we are seeing 335,000 unemployment claims PER WEEK and 75,000 new jobs created PER MONTH, the numbers don't look very good.  They seem to indicate that, if we are "on the road to recovery", we are headed in the wrong direction.

 

These are BLS data - 12/2013

The 1997/2008 BLS 66.54% workforce-population ratio applied to 12/2013 BLS 246,745,000 population says average workforce  pre-Obama math is 164,174,000 and jobless including those who lost benefits was 19,588,000 jobless (11.93% - not 6.7% @144,586,000 employed.   BLS's 34.4 hour/week says only 124,344,000 full time 40 hr. jobs existed out of the 144,586,000 reported employment... adding 20,242,000 unemployed (no job for them) for a theoretical 39,830,000 which is 24.26%.   Apply the BLS average wage numbers to the economic effects... and the try Obama & Holder for sedition & treason logic gets real urgent!

This parody is based of 12/2012 BLS wage data & conservative average tax data consistent with Wikipedia & others.

Bottom line, a $36,545/yr* government subsidized tax evading criminal alien is paid another $6/hr. tax free $12,480/yr. by a very happy criminal tax evading employer that replaces a $49,462/yr citizen to save $36,982 in wages and criminally avoid $14,838 employer tax & regulation ($51,820 total saved); which puts the jobless citizen on $36,545 of endless federal, state, and local welfare programs, which is real good because he was working 34.4/hr/wk at $42,537 taking home $31,903 (25% taxed); which was $4,642 less than welfare! Government is happy because they raise taxes, skim the pot, borrow, & print money to devalue citizen currency & savings… which makes citizens indentured slaves to government “officials”!    Sheep led to the slaughter isn't funny at all!

Cold blooded SOBs

The only photo that is missing is Jimmy Carter.  Look at the so called leaders of the free world! If there was ever photo's of the worst presidents ever, add Carter, this is it.  I wish I could lie with a straight face like Obozo doe's. Recovery, what recovery? Healthcare cost are down, because of Obozocare, everyone's lost theirs. Jobs, what jobs?, they are still going overseas, been to a store lately, try and find anything that says, "Made In The U.S.A." Good luck with that one.  More American name plates with foreign address's of manufacture.  High taxes, government regulations, and unions have destroyed the industrial base of this country and Obozo claims he and he alone has brought us back. What a liar! He and his party have destroyed any natural recovery we might have had. He is worried about the middle class? Hell, he and his party have done more to destroy the middle class than any regime in history.  Notice the so called 1% seem to be doing just fine. Seen the property values around D.C. lately? Now we know where the 1% live! And it ain't Detroit!!!!!

I am tired of so-called conservatives lumping Nixon in with these sleaze balls, Nixon was a victim of the sick left just as all conservatives are the targets today.  Nixon was above all a patriot who refused to try to create a crisis by contesting the stolen election by Kennedy, remember Gore 2000 and their lies ever since? Many "conservatives" today are obviously victims of a liberal education.

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Lemma, an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a first term sheriff who is running for re-election, said this about whether or not he would enforce such a law.

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