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Obama Jobs Plan

Taxing the Rich, the Obama Way

Robert Reich | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Apparently Obama will propose that people earning more than $1 million a year pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class earners. That's aiming mighty low.

Mayor Bloomberg Is Burned Out

Dan Collins | Posted 11.17.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Mike Bloomberg made headlines by warning that the weakness of the U.S. economy could lead to riots. Mentioning the r-word was a critical error. Mayors of large cities should not say "riot" unless there is one. Period.

Obama To Congress: Pass Jobs Bill Without 'Division Or Delay'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is keeping up his appeal for public support of his $447 billion proposal to boost jobs and consumer spending...

John Boehner: 'Hell No, I'm Not Having Any Fun!'

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- House Speaker John Boehner describes himself as "a pretty simple guy" who sleeps well and doesn't get angry des...

Why the Jobs Plan Falls Short

Tom Donohue | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

Rather than tinker around the edges with temporary tax cuts and more government spending, we should embrace a bolder and more effective plan to open markets and create powerful growth incentives by reforming taxes, regulations and entitlements.

Elise Foley

Democratic Leaders: Jobs Plan Will Receive Support From Caucus | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it was reported that Democrats were abandoning a jobs bill before it was introduced, party leadership insisted that Democrat...

Sam Stein

Boehner Blasts Obama's Jobs Plan, Attacks 'Short-Term Gimmicks' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) threw cold water on the prospect of passing President Obama's jobs bill during a speech on Thursday,...

American Economic Confidence Plummets

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Americans are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the direction of the economy, and they're losing faith in the ability of policymakers to help. ...

House Liberals Propose New Tax Hike For Rich

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nervous that Social Security seems under siege from all sides, congressional liberals on Wednesday proposed raising the payroll tax that...

Why It's Time to Declare War on Unemployment

Marc H. Morial | Posted 11.14.2011 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

Just as Lyndon Johnson would declare War on Poverty, just Nixon would declare War on Drugs, just as Bush would declare War on Terrorism, it is time for this country declare War on Unemployment.

Elise Foley

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012 | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

Urban Centers Tackle Unemployment One Job At A Time

Posted 11.13.2011 | Black Voices

As Obama's American Jobs Act makes its way through Congress and new figures emerge indicating that the country's poverty rate has hit its highest leve...

Obama Takes Jobs Bill Pitch To North Carolina

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students Wednesday to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new ...

Sam Stein

Obama Would Sign Parts Of Jobs Bill, Push For Rest | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama White House is revising its initial unwillingness to negotiate on the president's job creation plan, saying now that if indivi...

Obama Promotes Jobs Plan In Boehner's Home State

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Imploring Congress to follow his lead, President Barack Obama on Tuesday lobbied lawmakers to adopt his nearly $450 billion job...

The Super Committee's Job Just Got Even Harder

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Digging in for a bruising struggle, Republicans on Congress' powerful deficit-fighting "supercommittee" targeted Social Security an...

Social Security Advocates Worry About Obama's Tax Proposal

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some Social Security advocates fear that President Barack Obama's desire to cut taxes supporting the program will undermine its vaunted ...

Voters Prefer Obama Jobs Plan Over GOP Alternatives | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Despite deepening doubts about President Obama’s economic agenda, Americans generally prefer the proposals he offered last week for reviving the eco...

The Oddness of the President's Upcoming Deficit-Reduction Plan

Robert Reich | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

In proposing a huge deficit reduction package, the president continues to reinforce the canard that the budget deficit is our biggest challenge -- indeed, that we're in the fix we're in because government has become too big.

Sam Stein

Jobs Act Aims To Get The Funds Out Fast | 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,"...

Jason Linkins

Dems' Fight For American Jobs Act Will Play Out Exclusively In Battleground States | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

President Obama is embarking on a campaign to promote the new jobs bill and fight for its passage. Will this fight be coming to your state? Well, ask yourself this: are your state's electoral votes up for grabs in 2012? No? Well, probably not then.

Obama Sending Jobs Bill To Congress

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax hikes that Rep...

DNC Ad Campaign Urges Voters To Fight For Obama's Jobs Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- The Democratic National Committee is launching an ad campaign in politically key states to try and rally the pu...

Obama's Jobs Plan Splits State Leaders

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- President Barack Obama's latest jobs plan calls for $130 billion in aid to state and local governments, providing either a welc...