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Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:36 PM on j-body.org
President Obama will call on Americans to look to the future with a "renewed confidence that a better day will come," in his second prime time news conference tonight. Obama, seeking to rally support for his economic plan, will tell the country that his administration has put in place "a comprehensive strategy designed to attack this crisis on all fronts."
CNN.com

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Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:47 PM on j-body.org
ones
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millions
billions
trillions
whats next?


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Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:51 PM on j-body.org
Revaluation....



Chris





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"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775) Patrick Henry


Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 6:05 PM on j-body.org
An Obama news conference couldn't be explained better than a quote by Marla Singer: "Oh God, here comes an avalanche of bullsh!t!"






Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 6:10 PM on j-body.org
What I don't get is this.

All the disdain with him, and he still got "voted" in?


strange right?



Chris




"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775) Patrick Henry


Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 6:41 PM on j-body.org
Well the people that voted him in is slowly realizing that he is full of crap and his "Change" BS has no meaning. He has no experience in doing anything except "Good Talk". His psychotic agenda is coming out and people is not liking it. Just I really really really hope I am wrong and he does get things back in good standings. Although from all the stuff he is doing shows otherwise.




Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 6:46 PM on j-body.org
You're not wrong.

He is wrong. Wrong for change. Wrong for hope. Wrong for our country.

53% of Americans were duped in November. I was not one of them. I am furious at the direction this country is being taken, and it is being done so far worse than I thought it would.

This is a time when people have the chance to make a difference. Don't be silent about it.







Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:07 PM on j-body.org
CNN.com


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President Obama said Tuesday "there are no quick fixes" to pull the economy out of recession, but he insisted the country will recover.


President Obama says the country "will recover from this recession."

In his second prime time news conference, Obama called on Americans to look to the future with a "renewed confidence that a better day will come."

"We will recover from this recession," the president said.

"But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have toward each other -- that's when we succeed." Watch Obama's opening remarks »

Despite criticism from Republicans who have called his proposed budget -- expected to drive up the deficit over the next decade -- "irresponsible," the president pledged that his administration will cut the deficit in half over the next five years. Watch Obama promise to halve the deficit »

"I suspect some Republican critics have a short-term memory," Obama told reporters. "Because, as I recall, I am inheriting a $1.3 trillion annual deficit from them." Watch what iReporters would ask the president »

Obama said the budget he has proposed is "inseparable" from the overall strategy for economic recovery.

Obama told the country that his administration has put in place "a comprehensive strategy designed to attack this crisis on all fronts."

"It's a strategy to create jobs, to help responsible homeowners, to restart lending, and to grow our economy over the long term. And we are beginning to see signs of progress," he said. Watch: Obama says he sees progress »


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"The budget I submitted to Congress will build our economic recovery on a stronger foundation, so that we don't face another crisis like this 10 or 20 years from now," he said.

Asked whether he would sign a budget that doesn't include a middle-class tax cut, Obama said he has "emphasized repeatedly" what his expectations are.

"I haven't seen yet what provisions are in there," Obama said. "The bottom line is that I want to see health care, energy, education and serious efforts to reduce our budget deficit. And there are going to be details that still need to be worked out."

Obama's appearance comes on the heels of the unveiling of the Treasury Department's new bank rescue plan.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday announced a plan to remove troubled assets from banks' books by partnering with private investors.

The goal is to buy up at least $500 billion of existing assets and loans, such as subprime mortgages that are now in danger of default.

Following the announcement of the plan, the stock market rallied, posting the biggest gains in months.

Obama said he supports Geithner's push to seize financial institutions whose failure would pose serious risks to the U.S. financial system.

"Keep in mind that it is precisely because of the lack of this authority that the AIG situation has gotten worse," Obama said, referring to the troubled insurance giant.

It was revealed last week that AIG doled out massive bonuses to executives after receiving more than $170 billion in bailout funds.

Pressed about why he waited three days to publicly speak out against AIG paying out the bonuses, Obama told reporters, "It took us a couple of days because I like to think about what I'm talking about before I speak."

Obama's prime time news conference marks the second of his administration. The president made the rounds on television this past week, with an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes."

On the morning of the news conference, Obama reached out to citizens of the world in an op-ed piece that ran in 31 newspapers around the world.

In the op-ed, Obama said there is an urgent need for worldwide economic cooperation and spoke about the upcoming G-20 meeting.

The G-20 meeting, in which leaders of the world's richest nations will discuss the global economic downturn, takes place next week in London, England.


In his first prime time news conference, the president used the national platform to make the case for his economic stimulus plan, which has since been passed by Congress and signed into law.

Obama took questions from 13 different reporters at the February news conference. Eight questions were about the economy, three were about foreign policy and one was about creating a truth and reconciliation committee to investigate the Bush administration


Foxnews.com

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President Obama went on the defensive Tuesday night over his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, dismissing criticism of the plan and insisting that historic investments be made in education, health care and energy in order to ensure an economic recovery.

The president, in his second prime-time press conference, faced tough questions about recent projections that his budget would create trillions of dollars in deficits over the next decade and potentially double the national debt.

But Obama argued that his budget proposal is a critical peg in a comprehensive plan to attack the economic crisis "on all fronts," and prevent another comparable crisis one or two decades from now.

"Let's make the investments that ensure that we meet our growth targets that put us on a pathway to growth as opposed to a situation in which we're not making those investments and we still have trillion-dollar deficits," he said. Obama said the biggest cause of long-term deficits is "huge health care costs," which his budget seeks to address.

And he said his budget, even by the most conservative estimates, would still cut the annual deficit in half in five years.

Despite growing concern that the proposed $3.6 trillion in spending is a recipe for financial instability, Obama took to the airwaves Tuesday to try to convince the public that his budget is an engine, not a hindrance, for economic growth.

"This budget is inseparable from this recovery because it is what lays the foundation for a secure and lasting prosperity," Obama said.

Senate Democrats have reportedly already begun paring down the budget, by cutting domestic spending and allowing tax cuts to expire after 2010.

But the president signaled Tuesday he was not concerned that his proposed investments in health care, education and energy could be threatened.

"We never expected when we printed out our budget that they would simply Xerox it and vote on it. We assume that it has to go through the legislative process," Obama said. "I am confident that the budget we put forward will have those principles in place."

The president, continuing to put a positive spin on the economic outlook, urged the public to have faith in an eventual turnaround.

"We will recover from this recession," Obama said. "But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other -- that's when we succeed."

The president said his economic agenda is already yielding "signs of progress."

He also accused his detractors of slamming his proposals without putting any alternatives of their own on the table.

Republicans have been especially critical of Obama's budget plan over the last few days, after a fresh estimate over the weekend found the plan would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade -- or $2.3 trillion more than the administration anticipated.

"They are taking the United States down the road of destruction with the debt and the interest on the debt that our children and our grandchildren are going to have to pay," Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said Tuesday.

The administration's political capital was also threatened in recent days as public outrage, as well as partisan finger-pointing, grew following revelations that bailed-out American International Group paid out $165 million in bonuses. The controversy distracted Washington for more than a week from the president's budget push.

Obama said Tuesday that he shares the outrage at AIG but that the public should not, going forward, "demonize" investors trying to make a profit.

He used the controversy over AIG, though, to push for new authority for the administration to seize struggling non-bank firms that could pose a threat to the rest of the economy.

Obama said such authority could have lessened the problems at AIG and that he anticipates "strong support" from the public and Congress for the new regulators powers.

Asked why he was initially slow to respond to the AIG bonus controversy, Obama quickly answered: "It took us a couple days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak."

Obama, whose press conference was part of an intense public campaign to build support for his budget, has also planned an online town hall meeting for Thursday. The president also plans to meet with top bank CEO's Friday morning to discuss his economic recovery proposals.


We'll see how the stock market reacts tomorrow
Today it sucked
Dow -115.65 (-1.49
Nasdaq -39.25 (-2.25
S&P -16.67 (-2.03

In general I think the economy started crashing when Gas prices kept going up $4.00 dollars a gallon

looking at howstuffworks.com I still don't know why they went up so high over night?

gross domestic product decreased

I think they decreased because of high gas prices?

The mortgage crisis. flexible rates went up sky high and people started losing their homes

People bought a home they could not afford, or they bought a home that they could afford at that time but later on they lost their job because of the economy and lack of consumer spending.

And then we had another problem and I think it was because of the high gas prices and unemployment


so...:
Quote:

Obama told the country that his administration has put in place "a comprehensive strategy designed to attack this crisis on all fronts."

"It's a strategy to create jobs, to help responsible homeowners, to restart lending, and to grow our economy over the long term. And we are beginning to see signs of progress," he said. Watch: Obama says he sees progress »


We'll see
Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:18 PM on j-body.org
Spoiler, if I didn't know any better, I'd think you were starting to see this man for what he really is.










Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:30 PM on j-body.org
He looks like he just baked out the presidential limo.



Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 8:08 PM on j-body.org
No, he's mad that he missed out on getting to the mosk in time.

Chris




"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775) Patrick Henry



Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:36 PM on j-body.org
/\ It's mosque you ignorant tool.






Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:40 PM on j-body.org
Quiklilcav wrote:

Spoiler, if I didn't know any better, I'd think you were starting to see this man for what he really is.






I do not agree with everything obama says, I think he needs to tax everyone at the same tax rate 15 percent maybe 12 percent regardless of income but he said it flat out that he's not going to do that.
Anyways,
I'm goinna let the stock market do the talking tomorrow and the day after next because tonight's prime time was to renew confidence.

Quote:

President Obama will call on Americans to look to the future with a "renewed confidence that a better day will come,"


We'll see how confidence the stock market is going to be tomorrow.

Also
Obama is setting Up an Online Town Hall Meeting

Quote:

The White House says Obama will answer questions about the economy and other topics at WhiteHouse.gov on Thursday.


go to
http://www.whitehouse.gov/OpenForQuestions/

You have to sign in order to participate!!!

so everyone go and ask a question, I'm going to ask to tax everyone at the same rate to end the rich Vs poor tax rate war
Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:54 PM on j-body.org
Done! Seems fun I think
Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:20 AM on j-body.org
Jay T wrote:

Well the people that voted him in is slowly realizing that he is full of crap and his "Change" BS has no meaning. He has no experience in doing anything except "Good Talk". His psychotic agenda is coming out and people is not liking it. Just I really really really hope I am wrong and he does get things back in good standings. Although from all the stuff he is doing shows otherwise.


Unfortunately, I'm not so sure I agree. At least here in super left liberal NY, people are actually backng all this @!#$, and still look at me like I was recently released from the psych ward. I have a few "friends" I can't even talk to anymore. When i hear people happy about this whole AIG thing, the bus tours, the threats to these people, it makes me sick and shows the true colors of people.






Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:41 AM on j-body.org
interesting!

Quote:

SOURCE: Reporters were told in advance if president was going to call on them. Senior Administration Officials notified reporters from Stars & Stripes, Univision and other news outlets that they should have question ready. Several reporters moved up in assigned seats as result...


taken from Drudge Report



Desert Tuners

“When you come across a big kettle of crazy, it’s best not to stir it.”


Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:51 AM on j-body.org
Taetsch Z-24 wrote:

No, he's mad that he missed out on getting to the mosk in time.

Chris


Congratulations, I am now completely convinced you have no @!#$ clue what you're talking about...at all. I don't care what you're opinion is on the subject, but please try and at least bring something constructive....hell even coherent...to the table or just don't speak.

Comments like this are the reason "people like you" are looked at the way you are. (trying to put that as broad as possible as not to offend you and your kin.




Brian


Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:37 PM on j-body.org
Taetsch Z-24 wrote:

No, he's mad that he missed out on getting to the mosk in time.

Chris


Jackass.
You must the grandson of the dumb bitch.


All of you have sandy vaginas because the conference took over American Idol.


THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT ONE.

Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:48 PM on j-body.org
Quiklilcav wrote:








This kind of thing cracks me up. How did the US actually pull it's self out of the great depression? I can bet you it wasn't a result of decreasing government spending and "fiscal responsibility". I was MASSIVE government spending during WWII. Granted you have to fix all the loop holes and underling problems that created the housing market problems first, but no matter how you shake it, to come out of the second great depression, there will, at some point, have to be massive government spending weather it be military spending, public works projects or both.


KevinP (Stabby McShankyou) wrote:


and I'm NOT a pedo. everyone knows i've got a wheelchair fetish.


Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:01 PM on j-body.org
Harrington (Fiber Faber) wrote:

Quiklilcav wrote:








This kind of thing cracks me up. How did the US actually pull it's self out of the great depression? I can bet you it wasn't a result of decreasing government spending and "fiscal responsibility". I was MASSIVE government spending during WWII. Granted you have to fix all the loop holes and underling problems that created the housing market problems first, but no matter how you shake it, to come out of the second great depression, there will, at some point, have to be massive government spending weather it be military spending, public works projects or both.


there is a difference between spending and printing money like it's going out of style.






Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:04 PM on j-body.org
J03Y wrote:

Harrington (Fiber Faber) wrote:

Quiklilcav wrote:








This kind of thing cracks me up. How did the US actually pull it's self out of the great depression? I can bet you it wasn't a result of decreasing government spending and "fiscal responsibility". I was MASSIVE government spending during WWII. Granted you have to fix all the loop holes and underling problems that created the housing market problems first, but no matter how you shake it, to come out of the second great depression, there will, at some point, have to be massive government spending weather it be military spending, public works projects or both.


there is a difference between spending and printing money like it's going out of style.


That is true my friend, like I said in the thread about the printing of the 1 trillion dollars, out of control inflation.


KevinP (Stabby McShankyou) wrote:


and I'm NOT a pedo. everyone knows i've got a wheelchair fetish.



Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:20 PM on j-body.org
Not to mention the fact that it was spending exactly like what we're seeing right now that made the depression last as long as it did. Also, we are in a position where fiscal responsibility and lower taxes can make a difference. If the stimulus bill was just infrastructure spending, that would have had a very noticeable effect. However it was not, and nothing being proposed right now has any of that type of spending.

Another important matter of fact, is that the new bank bailout plan for toxic assets is exactly a repeat of what caused the housing crisis.
It didn't work then, why the hell should anyone believe that it will work now?






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Re: Obama to make economic case in prime time
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:24 PM on j-body.org
Quiklilcav wrote:

Not to mention the fact that it was spending exactly like what we're seeing right now that made the depression last as long as it did. Also, we are in a position where fiscal responsibility and lower taxes. If the stimulus bill was just infrastructure spending, that would have had a very noticeable effect. However it was not, and nothing being proposed right now has any of that type of spending.

Another important matter of fact, is that the new bank bailout plan for toxic assets is exactly a repeat of what caused the housing crisis.
It didn't work then, why the hell should anyone believe that it will work now?


Because Obama says so.






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