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Is Social Security A Ponzi Scheme? 9.9.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Whether it's a "Ponzi Scheme" or not, Social Security has serious systemic problems that must be addressed.
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Comparing Job Plans: No Shortage Of Ideas 9.9.2011 NPR News
In the 2012 election cycle, "Job No. 1" for any political candidate will be to lay out persuasive plans for generating more middle-income jobs. Read a summary of proposals by President Obama, some of his Republican challengers, U.S. businesses groups and labor organizations.
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Devil's Dictionary, Obama Edition 9.9.2011 American Spectator
Devil's Dictionary, Obama Edition
Morning Briefing for September 9, 2011 9.9.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
RedState Morning Briefing For September 9, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. ———————————————————————- Consider, objectively, some of the points of Barack Obama’s plan. He wants to extend unemployment benefits again. He wants to extend a payroll tax holiday. He wants to give tax credits to small businesses to hire people. He wants more government pork for more roads and bridges. These are all things Republicans have gone along with in the past. These are all things Republicans will probably go along with this time. Some of these things just preserve the status quo. The status quo last month created zero jobs. In other words, Barack Obama has largely proposed a plan key portions of which can pass with bipartisan support. And they will pass with bipartisan support. And there will ...
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Conn. road being named in late lawmaker's memory 9.9.2011 Boston Globe: Connecticut
Conn. road being named in late lawmaker's memory
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Obama gets cool response from Republicans, even some Dems 9.9.2011 The Hill

President Obama received a subdued response from Republicans, while Democrats in the chamber warmed up to the president’s speech.

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Text of President Obama's speech 9.9.2011 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Remarks of President Barack Obama in an address to a joint session of Congress
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Too little 9.9.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
Published Sep 8, 2011 06:31PM MDT If every little bit helps, then President Obama’s proposals to boost job creation are better than nothing. But judged in terms of what is truly needed to put Americans back to work, his plan falls far short. The president’s timid initiative is only partly a product of his own failure as a leader. A large part of the blame also lies at the feet of an obstructionist Republican majority in the House of Representatives, which has made clear that it will not pass any economic stimulus that even appr... ...
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Obama Lays Out Jobs Plan, Decries Regulatory Race To The Bottom 9.9.2011 Think Progres
President Obama tonight laid out a $450 billion job creation plan before a joint session of Congress, challenging lawmakers to repeatedly to “pass this jobs bill.” “Regardless of the arguments we’ve had in the past, regardless of the arguments we’ll have in the future, this plan is the right thing to do right now. You [...]
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Text of President Obama's address to Congress 9.9.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Text of President Obama's address to Congress
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Transcript of Obama's jobs speech 9.9.2011 Twincities.com: News
President Barack Obama addressed a Joint Session of Congress tonight.
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New documents detail how officials downplayed Ground Zero health risks 9.9.2011 The Guardian -- World Latest
Documents examined by ProPublica , including White House emails, show how potentially disturbing information was kept from the public In the dark and uncertain days after 11 September 2001, the sight of thousands of shaken New Yorkers returning to their apartments, offices and schools in Lower Manhattan seemed to signal a larger return to normality. Now new documents have emerged showing that federal officials in Washington and New York went further than was previously known to downplay concerns about health risks, misrepresenting or concealing information that ultimately might have protected thousands of people from the contaminated air at Ground Zero. In one instance, a warning that people should not report to work on a busy thoroughfare in the financial district – Water Street – was rewritten and workers instead were urged to return to their offices as soon as the financial district opened on 17 September. In another, federal officials declared that testing showed the area was ...
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Full text of Barack Obama's jobs speech 9.9.2011 The Guardian -- World Latest
President Barack Obama's speech on his plans for the US economy and jobs to a special joint session of Congress Mr Speaker, Mr Vice President, members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse. This past week, reporters have been asking "What will this speech mean for the President? What will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next election?" But the millions of Americans who are watching right now: they don't care about politics. They have real life concerns. Many have spent months looking for work. Others are doing their best just to scrape by – giving up nights out with the family to save on gas or make the mortgage; postponing retirement to send a kid to college. These men and women grew up with faith in an America where hard work and responsibility paid off. They believed in ...
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President Obama's jobs speech #4 9.9.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
4:31 PM PT : Okay, we're back to jobs, and off of deficits. Now he's talking about things the administration can do without Congressional action: reducing regulations ("red tape") on startups and providing help for underwater homeowners. 4:32 PM PT : Next up: free trade. President Obama wants South Koreans to drive Fords. F-350s, perhaps? ...
Virginia court rejects two challenges to Obama's healthcare law 9.9.2011 LA Times: Nation
The appeals court says the dispute over whether the government can require Americans to buy medical insurance should be delayed until the first taxpayers have to pay the penalty for not buying coverage.

A federal appeals court in Virginia rejected two challenges to President Obama's healthcare law, saying the legal dispute over whether the government can require Americans to buy medical insurance should be put off for three years until the first taxpayers are hit with a penalty.


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Bits Blog: Senator Introduces Online Security Bill 9.9.2011 NY Times: Technology
Senator Richard Blumenthal introduced a bill that aims to protect citizens' personal information from online data breaches.

GOP now wants to deal (or so they claim) 9.9.2011 Daily Kos
Socialism in action. And the GOP now wants in. Cantor stressed, "We've got to focus on areas of commonality, try and transcend differences here. I think we need to build consensus and that's going to require us all not to impugn motives or to question patriotism." Three areas in which Cantor indicated the GOP may be able to find some common ground include some infrastructure spending, assistance for jobless Americans and trade. House Republican Conference head Jeb Hensarling : Primarily, [Republicans] will be opposing more stimulus spending, more regulations and a payroll tax extension. But the House Republican Conference, led by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), notes there may be room for cooperation on permitting for construction projects, infrastructure spending, free trade agreements and a jobs program for the unemployed being eyed by the White House. Hmmm.... much depends, of course, on what Republicans demand in exchange for extending unemployment benefits or spending money on ...
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President Obama's jobs speech #1 9.9.2011 Daily Kos
(Jim Young/Reuters) Update: Things are starting get settled in the chamber as we await President Obama's arrival. ...
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Boehner Invites Gibson Guitar Company CEO To President Obama's Jobs Speech To Highlight 'Job-Killing Regulations' 9.9.2011 Crooks Liars
Last week federal marshals raided the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Tennessee. It wasn't the first time. The government appears to be preparing to charge the famous builder of instruments with trafficking in illegally obtained wood. It's a rare collision of music and environmental regulation. [...] The raids at two Nashville facilities and one in Memphis recalled a similar raid in Nashville in November 2009, when agents seized a shipment of ebony from Madagascar. They were enforcing the Lacey Act, a century-old endangered species law that was amended in 2008 to include plants as well as animals. But Juszkiewicz says the government won't tell him exactly how — or if — his company has violated that law. This immediately became a rallying cry for the TeaPublicans to cry about excessive government interference and job-killing federal regulations. Gibson has been raided by the feds before this last one, but no charges have been filed. Yet. The Tennessean : By the time Juszkiewicz ...
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GOP lines up talking points (Politico) 9.9.2011 Yahoo: Politics
Politico - They preview their response ahead of jobs speech.
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