Obama Praises Bipartisan Push On Senate Jobs Bill

President Barack Obama is praising senators from both parties who helped push a bipartisan jobs bill past a Republican filibuster.

After the bill passed a legislative hurdle on Monday, Obama said Americans want to see Washington put aside its partisanship and put the country back to work. Obama says the bill is just part of the administration's efforts to repair the economy. He says creating jobs remains the White House's top priority.

The measure moved forward with the backing of five Republicans, including the chamber's newest member, Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts.

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  • by Anonymous Military Dude on Mar 2, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    Could you please tell me where we would be right now with Iraq if we had not taken Saddam out of power? The same as Iran. The majority of Americans were in favor of the use of military force to remove Saddam, Congress approved the use of force. You can call it a lie but it wasnt a tooth ache that killed thousands of Iraqi Kurds, it wasnt a sprained ankle that killed and tortured Iraqi civilians for entertainment. Saddam and his sons had to be taken out and we are safer today because they are all serving a life sentance in hell.
  • by Collossus 2 Snake Oil Location: SOMEWHERE on Mar 1, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    Here we go with nasty remarks just because we do not agree. Fine, you do not have to have anything in common with me. I am confident with myself as a Chistian, family, stable, employed AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN. Yeah, we may owe China 600 billion to help pay for the LIAR'S WAR in Iraq. Last Year the Dow was around 8000 today 10,400. No, you may not see a difference becuase your man lost. Just like a typical LOSER!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2010 at 04:44 PM
    : Collosus Location: somewhere on Feb 23, 2010 at 01:39 PM, you are definitely, somewhere...Obama had one year to show "change", nope, same ole with a twist toward socialism and you know it. You hear him speak. I am a dem, I have nothing in common with progressives......like you. Do not deny supporting the bill that 17% support to help the poor or suffering, that already is happening and has for years. Drop the compassion statement, you sound like too much sugar in your koolaid. Your mans news of the election was a drop in Wallstreet, why?, you know why, taxes, Jimmy Carter style. By the way, if you watch Fox, you would know we owe them over 600 billion dollars, you gettin this camera guy? This shamwow isn't absorbing the koolaid....hmmm, hmmmm, hmmm. And don't do the race thing with me....you have no idea what color I am....hate for you to find out.
  • by Collosus 2 AMD Location: somewhere NC on Feb 25, 2010 at 05:31 AM
    I was not able to watch the link. But, I read some of the comments. I agree I would hope that it was a company here in the USA or bankroll the start of a company that would manufacture the wind turbines. Another point is that why we should not rush in to things with these stimulus actions, but at the same time we should not demand fast overwhelming results. It has been a year. Things are better than they were last year. And, they did not go bad the day the President Obama took over. IMO it is enough blame on both sides. We in NC have to be even more open minded and not say rely so heavilly on party philosophies and traditions. It sounds like to you are a Repub and I am a Dem but I will bet you that I have more in common with you than differences.
  • by Anonymous Military Dude on Feb 24, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    Here is the link about the jobs going to China. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/green-stimulus-jobs-china-9791516. I dont see how there were that many jobs added and unemployment only changed .3% it also does not tell you the number of people who no longer qualify for unemployment or simply stopped looking for a job because there are none to find. He needs to create jobs and get the economy back on its feet and stop trying to push his healthcare. If some states did not take the money then why should those states have to pay the taxes on it?
  • by Collosus 2 Anonymous Location: somewhere NC on Feb 24, 2010 at 01:49 PM
    Believe it or not I personally am against a government takeover of healthcare. And, I do not see how we could afford to cover each and every citizen. I do believe that there should be reform however. I believe in a tort reform if it still holds health care professionals and institutions accountable for wrong doing. I do not, however, want to see someone suffer and die because they can not afford service. I do believe it is a way to help people that REALLY need help.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 at 01:21 PM
    On the eve of the Obama administration's most aggressive push yet to pass a national health care plan, a 50-year-old audio recording of Ronald Reagan speaking out against "socialized medicine" has become a huge YouTube sensation. Nearly 1 million viewers have watched the video, in which the late president, speaking before he became California governor, warns that government intervention in the health care system creates a slippery slope. "One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project," he said in the recording. But he said most people in America oppose "socialized medicine" when given the choice. "From here, it's a short step to all the rest of socialism," Reagan said.
  • by Collosus to Military Dude on Feb 24, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    Obama's stimulus stopped the downward spiral IMO. It was to save jobs in education, infrastructure and human services in local/state governemnts. Some states especially republican ones did not take the money. This state was able to save some jobs in education. And, some infrastructure projects have begun. Military Dude tell me on a reputable new website where it says that 200 million was given to China. I looked on Fox News I did not see it. However, on the Fox New website I did run across an AP report that said according to the Congressional Budget Office that teh economic stimulus law added 1 to 2.1 million workers to employment rolls. And, that it added 1.5 to 3.5 persentage points to the growth of the economy. In case you do not believe me: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/23/cbo-says-stimulus-created-million-jobs/
  • by Anonymous Military Dude on Feb 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM
    Collossus, what about the 200 million in stimulis that went to China to build windmills? Wasnt the Obama stimulis supposed to create jobs here in America? If Obamas stimulis worked so well, why is unemployment at 9.7% ?
  • by collossus to anon Location: somewhere on Feb 24, 2010 at 09:34 AM
    I would say you could thank President Obama and his stimulus bill aimed for Lowe's current good fortune. What happened in '08 when every one got hit hard? Where are all the other companies that have closed down and let people and jobs go? And, how about the jobs that went over to India, Mexico, & China. Why didn't the Bush tax cuts save those American jobs. I will tell you why. Because, capitalist pigs do not care normal everday people. They care about their bottom line. The small business man can do better with a democrat he is just "conditioned" to think otherwise.
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