Monday, September 12, 2011

Fast and Loose: Obama Releases American Jobs Bill

The Obama White House released the long awaited American Jobs Bill that Congress must pass - right now. Without subterfuge, bias, or explanatory preface, here is the bill as presented on the White House Blog:

On Thursday September 8, President Obama presented the American Jobs Act in an address to Congress. The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. We've created some fact sheets you can download that explain what the President is asking Congress to do, and what the Jobs Act will mean for you.

Download the highlights of the Jobs Act

Read the complete overview of the Jobs Act

That's it? Highlights? Overview? To paraphrase Pres. George H.W. Bush, "Where's the bill?"

And remember, Obama told us the bill is,
"Fully Paid for as Part of the President’s Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan.

To ensure that the American Jobs Act is fully paid for, the President will call on the Joint Committee to come up with additional deficit reduction necessary to pay for the Act ..."
If it's fully funded, why is the President calling on the Joint Committee to come up with more money to pay for it?

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Always On Watch said...

Even Obama supporters laughed when he said the bill would be paid for. See this.

Indigo Red said...

Obama was probably seeing that night's Senate vote increasing the dept limit by another $500 mil as the was his $450 mil American Jobs Act would be fully finamced.