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Obama Job Creation

Obama Heralds Job Growth, New Overtime Rule In Wisconsin Speech

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, July 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop...

Obama Wants Attention On Job Creation, Not Healthcare Woes

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will try on Friday to shift the national conversation to econo...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Brush Off Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Proposal: What's In It For Us?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders are scoffing at a proposal that President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday tying corporate tax reform to new investments...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Pushes Stimulus Measures That Are Unlikely To Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The unveiling of President Barack Obama's budget on Wednesday morning has restarted the ongoing debate over how best to pursue deficit r...

Small Business Job Creation -- Rhetoric vs. Reality

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 12.28.2012 | Small Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

How many more of these "bipartisan" deals to block new job creation now while raising government spending in the future has Congress made to get rid of Obama?

Bill Clinton Was Right That Dems Create More Jobs Than GOPers -- and Here's the Scoreboard for Good Jobs Making Real Things

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Colin Gordon

Since World War II, Democratic administrations have, on average, added between 160,000 and 250,000 manufacturing jobs each year they have been in office. Republican administrations have lost manufacturing jobs at about the same rate.

FACT CHECK: Michelle Obama's 'Good Jobs' Claim

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

During her speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, first lady Michelle Obama painted her husband as a president who has created jo...

Another Labor Day Passes With Little Progress on Creating Jobs

Bill George | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Bill George

We cannot let political differences to continue to hold us back. Now is the time to get on with the monumental task of ensuring America's economic competitiveness and rebuilding a jobs machine. We did it in the 1990s. What are we waiting for?

On the June Jobs Report (Updates)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Payrolls grew by 80,000 last month and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2% in a jobs report that confirms the slower trend in employment gains that showed up a few months ago.

One Broken Campaign Promise Could Cost Obama Election

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

There are common sense cures for the economy, so why aren't we doing more? And by more, I mean feeding the massive chunk of the economy that creates all the jobs.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The 7 Most Misleading Things Romney Has Told America

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The U.S. economy and job creation has been a central theme of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's attacks on President Barack Obama. The Huffingt...

He'll Be Better For Job Creation, History Says

Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Democrats sure know how to create jobs, if recent history is any indication. Since John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1961, job growth under ...

Don't Equate Wealthy With Job Creators

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

The burning policy question at the center of all this is what effect will an increase in the top individual tax rate have on small business job creation. Democrats say not much. Republicans say a great deal.

Deregulation Won't Lead To Job Growth: Congressional Budget Office

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

The country needs jobs, but cutting back on government regulations may not the best way to get them. Deregulation -- a favorite talking point of c...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Eyes Super Committee As 'Avenue' To Move Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Still searching for mechanisms to pass pieces of the president's jobs bill, senior administration officials returned on Thursday t...

Obama Jobs Council Meets, Urges Action On Key Issue

Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pressing for passage of his full $447 billion jobs package in the f...

Obama Says He's 'Comfortable' With Including Proposed 5.6% Surtax On Millionaires In Jobs Plan (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

At a news conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama said he's "comfortable" with Senate Democrats including a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires ...

Obama Holds Press Conference

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is holding a White House news conference Thursday morning. It's Obama's first news conference since announcing h...

Sam Stein

White House Talks Jobs With Super Committee Members

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress again on Monday to bring his American Jobs Act to a vote, promising to "put as much pressure" as ...

Education Is a Viable Solution to the Jobs Crisis

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

If we fail to work collaboratively and centralize the role of education in conversations about long-lasting job and economic growth, we will continue to be frustrated and our efforts will produce minimal results.

Why People Need Good Jobs

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.20.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Politicians aren't talking about the long term, psychologically devastating effects that linger from high levels of unemployment. They may not be aware of it. That's what makes The Coming Jobs War especially relevant.

A Good Fight

Robert Reich | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president has vowed to veto any plan to tame the debt that doesn't increase taxes on the rich. The Republicans have vowed to oppose any tax increases on the rich. It's a good fight to have.

Jason Linkins

CNN Poll: Respondents Give Lukewarm Favor To Jobs Act That's Full Of Policies They Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

A new CNN/ORC poll admirably focuses on the enduring unemployment crisis. Funny thing, though: Respondents are lukewarm on President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act, but when asked about specific components of that plan, they start having all sorts of opinions -- and the good news for the White House is that they are favorable opinions, at times dramatically so. What does this tell us? I'd argue that these are the wages of the public's constant exposure to horse-race politics by the media, which place too much focus on political personalities, and not enough on policy.

Sam Stein

Jobs Act Aims To Get The Funds Out Fast

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House officially released its American Jobs Act on Monday, setting in motion a critical few months in which budget and spendin...

FULL TEXT: Read Obama's Jobs Plan

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama formally released his administration's plan to boost job creation on Monday. "This is the bill that Congress needs to pass,"...