The White House’s talking points for tonight

posted at 4:05 pm on September 8, 2011 by Tina Korbe

These make me want to say: “Don’t bother watching the president’s speech tonight. You’ve already heard it before.” But, then, we already knew that would be the case, didn’t we?

Apparently, the White House circulated these talking points to lefty groups in advance of the president’s speech tonight.

The American Jobs Act is:

  • Based on bi-partisan ideas;
  • It is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share; and
  • It will have an impact on job and economic growth NOW — just as soon as Congress acts.
  • Every day, people in this country are working hard to meet their responsibilities. The question now is whether Washington will meet theirs.
  • The time for obstruction and gridlock is over. Congress needs to put country ahead of politics.
  • The American people know that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the American middle class has been under attack for decades.
  • That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic mess.
  • The President is rebuilding the economy the American way — based on balance, fairness and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized.
  • It’s an American economy that’s built to last and creates the jobs of the future, by forcing Washington to live within its means so we can invest in small business entrepreneurs, education and making things the world buys, not outsourcing, loopholes and reckless financial deals that put middle class security at risk.
So much there! Where to start?
“The economic security of the middle class has been under attack for decades?” Yep — if the administration is talking about the federal government’s reckless run-up of debt.
“The same set of rules for everyone?” Really? Even Warren Buffett? Even Jeffrey Immelt? Even Tim Geithner? The AJA is finally going to make those guys pay their taxes?
“It’s an American economy that’s built to last and creates the jobs of the future, by forcing Washington to live within its means“? ROFLOL. Does whoever wrote these talking points know the president plans to propose $300 billion in new stimulus spending, what Ed is so perfectly calling Porkulus II: Economic Boogaloo (or, alternatively, Mini-Me Porkulus — equally cute)? In case you missed Ed’s post, recall that the hard-won cuts of the debt ceiling debate for this year amounted to a mere $7 billion — just 2.3 percent of the spending Obama will demand tonight.
Incidentally, the American people get it. The president has tried to divorce the debt and deficit issue from the jobs issue, but the American people understand that the two are connected — that debt destroys jobs. According to a Reinhart-Rogoff study, worldwide, when the debt of a nation is more than 90 percent of GDP, economic growth is reduced by at least a percentage point — and that means a net loss of jobs. In fact, the Council of Economic Advisors has suggested that a 1 percentage point loss of growth translates into 1 million jobs annually.
That’s why the American people want the president to prioritize deficit reduction. A recent WSJ/NBC poll found 56 percent of Americans put reducing the deficit ahead of boosting the economy, even if it means the recovery will take longer, versus 38 percent who say vice versa.
To try to satisfy deficit-conscious constituents, the president will try to convince the American people that $300 billion in new stimulus spending can be paid for by closing tax loopholes, raising taxes on the rich and by a wholesale deficit reduction effort someday down the road. But one need look no further than the president’s midsession budget review to know he’s not serious about paying for his new stimulus spending. That review made no substantive changes to the budget the president submitted in April — a budget that CBO estimated would grow the debt by about $12 trillion and raise taxes by about $2 trillion.

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PrincipleStand on September 8, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I went with the Over 48 line :-)

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Will he ride Marine One over to the building?

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Someone should flash a big cardboard cut out of this in front of the camera while Obama speaks.

andy85719 on September 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM

But, but what if he’s late again. Will football be delayed?

Dhuka on September 8, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Delaying the Packers is a feature of Teh SCOAMF (as he’s a Bears fan), not a bug.

Thankfully, my local NBC affiliate was allowed to shift him to a digital subchannel so the pre-game (both the local starting at 6 and the national starting at 6:30) could be in glorious HD.

Steve Eggleston on September 8, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Pappy Predicts!!!

Jobs

Laser focus

High paying

Good wages

Infrastructure

Roads and bridges

Crumbling

Offset

Rich

Fair share

They don’t it anyway

Middle class

Inner cities

Hardest hit

Rebuild America

Green jobs

State and local governments

BiPartisan

Consensus

Working together

A stronger and more robust economy

Treasury

Growth

Did I cover everything?

Now I can watch the friggin game!!

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM

They don’t NEED it anyway.

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Pappy
some in congress

inherited

RIGHT NOW

strawman

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Seriously, if this guy calls a joint session on the NFL opening day just to announce that he wants Congress to piss away another 1/2 trillion he has well and truly lost.

P.S. Gutfeld had it right tonite. Basically he said unless the ONE(tm) says he plans to nationally legalize dope, hoo-ahs and gambling he shouldn’t bother with the big speech.

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:27 PM

More..

Back from the brink
My administration
My efforts
Shared prosperity
Fairness to all
The American way
Rebuild from the ground up

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM

The new logo is out.

BKeyser on September 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Did I cover everything?

Now I can watch the friggin game!!

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM

What’s the over/under on the number of times we’ll those phrases or words:

You forgot…………..”Let me be clear” so let me be clear!!!!

Socialists Democrats have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited.”
- Margaret Thatcher

VikingGoneWild on September 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM

good ones too

hope to make it back to FL this winter…

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM
cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM
Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM

WOW! Y’all forgot the most important and informing ones:

I, Me, Mine, Uh Uh Uh

I’m sooooo ashamed of y’all…..sheesh! ;)

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM

The new logo is out.

BKeyser on September 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM

yup

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM

d’oh!

got the margaritas chillin’

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Obama must really believe that the majority of Americans are hopelessly stupid.

rplat on September 8, 2011 at 5:06 PM

If they weren’t he wouldn’t be President, would he? Probably even Zero recognizes that.

DarkCurrent on September 8, 2011 at 5:33 PM

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM

I’m on my way buddy! Got the popcorn ready! WOOOOOOOOTTTTTTT!

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:33 PM

The President is rebuilding the economy the American way — based on balance, fairness and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized.

Yeah! Something like Solyindra could NEVER happen under Barry’s watch.

LYING FREAKING HYPOCRITE!

GarandFan on September 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM

OT, are y’all ok with the fires? Anything going on near you?

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

$0.00 is a fair share?

Ronnie on September 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Cue cards or clueless cards???

MeAlice on September 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

we are A-OK here….

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

we are A-OK here….

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Phew, good. I drove to work this morning and the west side of Houston had the smoke coming in and you could see the haze really heavy. My sinuses/allergies are seriously kickin from this. Ouch, quit it!

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Gateway Pundit has some very interesting news:

Someone in the House is reading the blogs. This was suggested here:

Wow! Speaker Boehner Invites Business Leaders – All Who Got Jacked Around By Obama Administration – To Obama’s Speech Tonight

I counted 13 business leaders.

Meanwhile:

Trumka Gets Seat By Michelle Obama Tonight as His Union Goons Attack, Vandalize and Take Hostages at WA Ports

The lines in the sand are drawn.

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I want to know what the definition of “fair” is. The wealthiest need to pay their fair share, but who determines what is fair? Why pay more than the fair share they already pay? Are the wealthy being punished for being smart enough to make more money? The only wealthy person I have a problem with is Obozo’s right-hand man Warren Buffet, who he funnels these emergency loan deals to where Warren pulls in 10% of what he invests….guaranteed. I wish I could get a guaranteed return like that.

stacman on September 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM

sicoit on September 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM

not good…hang in there

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:44 PM

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I heard Marsha Blackburn invited the Gibson Guitar CEO :-)

Blackburn is terrific. If Romney gets the nomination, he should seriously consider her for his Veep. She is smart, savvy, sensible, outspoken, well-spoken and very conservative without being scary. She’s a winner in my book.

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

let’s get ready to rumble!

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

the problem is the camera will show michelle and who is sitting with her, will the camera pan to the invited guests of boehner?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I think Blackburn led the way and gave Boehner the idea. Henry Juszkiewicz of Gibson is one of those in the Speaker’s Box.

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:45 PM

In more ways than one. In some areas, people may have to go to the polls in groups next year for safety. That’s what this Chicago adm. has brought us to.

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Barack Obama’s American Homes of the Future!

hope to make it back to FL this winter…

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM

When you come down, lets see if we can get some Florida peeps to do a meetup!

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Car

Ditch

Slurpee

Socialist Mop

BOGU

ajacksonian on September 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM

yepper…black panthers/union member at every polling station…

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:49 PM

My scanner tells me that Rep. Joe Wilson is experiencing car problems.

BobMbx on September 8, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM

sounds like a plan :)

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Considering the union riot is news, the MSM will have to work hard not to mention it. I know they might, but still it’s newsworthy that MO has a thug next to her whose minions are rioting.

As for Boehner, that’s a lot of people to ignore. 13 of them. It’s also newsworthy.

This is also a pretty dramatic throwing down of the gauntlet. I hope the MSM won’t be able to resist it.

Not saying they won’t spin it, but how long will they ignore the chum?

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

For every time Obozo utters “infrastructure spending” he needs to be reminded of his under-his-breath comments after the last stimulus “I guess the shovel-ready jobs weren’t as shovel-ready as we thought.”, which is why the money was redirected to other worthless projects.

stacman on September 8, 2011 at 5:51 PM

the problem is the camera will show michelle and who is sitting with her, will the camera pan to the invited guests of boehner?

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Words out she’s sporting a new nose and some chin work. A gift to her. From the Taxpayers.

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

That was in the stimulus bill.

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Here’s something we all need to listen for, because IMHO this is the most dangerous thing that this man could get away with implementing.

Infrastructure Bank

That’s code for = Bank of Obama slush fund for deh Union Goonies.

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

I meant say as one of those shovel ready projects.

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

yepper…black panthers/union member at every polling station…

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I hope so! I’m a proud CCW member…

stacman on September 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM
I meant say as one of those shovel ready projects.

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

LOL, I was wondering…

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

ThePlumLineGS Greg Sargent
by philipaklein
Good: Liberal economist Jared Bernstein, who’s been briefed on speech, says liberals will like what they hear: wapo.st/oKuHBp

You know what this means? Epic stinker!!

andy85719 on September 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

good question….as long as they can but they look like idiots…

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

That was in the stimulus bill.

MJBrutus on September 8, 2011 at 5:53 PM

lolol

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM

stacman on September 8, 2011 at 5:54 PM

be prepared

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM

price tag $450 billion but with no specifics of how he’s going to pay for it

RIGHT NOW

via ed henry

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Pappy, you forgot a key phrase: “Blame Republicans.” Other than that you are on target….

chai on September 8, 2011 at 6:03 PM

price tag $450 billion but with no specifics of how he’s going to pay for it

RIGHT NOW

via ed henry

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:02 PM

This guy just doesn’t get it – either that or he is the most stubborn, obtuse, evil man this country as ever seen.

gophergirl on September 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM

But he says it is paid for. We have to believe him, right?

andy85719 on September 8, 2011 at 6:05 PM

But he says it is paid for. We have to believe him, right?

andy85719 on September 8, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Yeah by taxing the “wealthiest” Americans. Right now that’s anyone lucky enough to have a job….

sandee on September 8, 2011 at 6:07 PM

gophergirl on September 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM

door #2 monty :)

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:07 PM

how can folks seriously believe him when he says country before politics when we see the antics of his cronies…

the most partisan president evah…

i truly despise him…

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:09 PM

ot: fox news alert—-possible credible threat around 9/11 in the ny/dc area

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Too bad there can’t be a screen above his head that can flash the images of the same quotes, phrases and slogans he’s been using for the past 3 years with dates…. and each time he uses on a loud “PING” sound chimes (like hitting a golf ball off the tee)

That would be hilarious.

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

lol…indeed

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:19 PM

I hope, he fails.

hawkdriver on September 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I hope, he fails.

hawkdriver on September 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM

He already has.

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM

He already has.

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:27 PM

You are of course, correct again. Let me restate my hope for the president. I hope his speech sucks pond water.

hawkdriver on September 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Mark Levin will be doing live color commentary. Put the TV on mute and tune in. I cannot recommend this method of watching an obama speech highly enough!

http://www.wabcradio.com/article.asp?id=531472

Naturally Curly on September 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Based on bi-partisan ideas;

If it were bi-partisan, it would include a balanced budget, corporate tax cuts and deregulation. (This needs to be the start of our negotiating position.)

elfman on September 8, 2011 at 6:32 PM

BTW, how did the number grow by 50% since yesterday? $300 billion to $450 billion overnight??? Maybe he is a messiah.

Naturally Curly on September 8, 2011 at 6:35 PM

One more question…..

Will this be the night he brings out the new term “Federal Family”?

“Together we can strengthen members of our Federal Family. Those members that just need a “hand up”, that need job skills, that need a financial break, that need tax credits, and shelter and nutrition.”

maybe tonight?

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM

#rightnow

Connie on September 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Maybe there won’t be an open thread for this latest speechifyin’ session. If not, it would be quite fitting to the occasion.

Bring on the NFL and Geaux Saints!

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Federal Family = Your drunken Uncle Fester that shows up at every family gathering and screws everything up.

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:39 PM

INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

A/ K/A….. Union Leadership Checking account.

PappyD61 on September 8, 2011 at 6:40 PM

carney talking with bret baier now….bleh

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:40 PM

dippity do in green

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Meanwhile:

Trumka Gets Seat By Michelle Obama Tonight as His Union Goons Attack, Vandalize and Take Hostages at WA Ports

The lines in the sand are drawn.

INC on September 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

The fat pig Trumpka will need two seats, one for each cheek.

slickwillie2001 on September 8, 2011 at 6:44 PM

I do wonder if Hopey has the guts to suggest,

Employer of last resort
************************

From Wikipedia,
Employers of last resort are employers in an economy which workers go to for jobs when no other jobs are available; the term is by analogy with “lender of last resort”. The phrase is used in two sense:

undesirable jobs, often private sector, which are only taken as a last resort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employer_of_last_resort

canopfor on September 8, 2011 at 6:46 PM

dippity do in green

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:41 PM

cmsinaz:True dat,man the shovels(sarc):)
=============================================

Heres the WH Live Feed,for da speech.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

canopfor on September 8, 2011 at 6:48 PM

PSD’s 60 SECOND MARKET SUMMARY FOR POLICYMAKERS
************************************************

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: President Obama to Release $300 Billion Jobs Plan – Will
Lawmakers and White House Work Together? … Asia and Eurozone Recovering …
Equities and Sovereigns Volatile … Yahoo and Microsoft News … BankAmerica …
Federal Reserve Releases “Beige Book” … Wall Street Watching Republican
Presidential Debate
AT THE OPEN: SPX 1185 US10Y 2.02% Gold $ 1819 Oil $ 87.66
Wednesday – September 7, 2011

OBAMA’S $300 BILLION JOBS PLAN – Initial reaction from our Wall Street sources
indicate that $300 billion is a small amount to turn around this wounded battleship.

More
than anything, Wall Street is interested in Congressional reaction. If Republicans (or
Democrats) pounce on this plan, it could cause markets to fall. If reaction is somewhat
positive or considered an acceptable starting point, then it could have a positive market
effect. Question – will lawmakers and White House work together or play
==============

http://www.potomacstrategic.com/NewsFiles/PSDCMR09711.pdf

canopfor on September 8, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Key West Reader on September 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM

:)

Great idea!

INC on September 8, 2011 at 6:53 PM

canopfor on September 8, 2011 at 6:48 PM

thanks buddy :)

cmsinaz on September 8, 2011 at 6:54 PM

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