GaryBaumgarten

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Award winning journalist Gary Baumgarten hosts the News Talk Online show on Paltalk.com. He asks critical questions, and invites people from all around the world to talk directly to his newsmaker guests using Paltalk's voice over IP technology. Gary came to Paltalk as director of news and programming from CNN where he was the radio bureau chief and correspondent in New York for a decade, where he covered, among other things, the 9/11 attacks in New York and Hurricane Katrina. He was previously reporter and assistant news director at CBS all news radio station WWJ in Detroit. Prior to that he was managing editor at Detroit Radio News Service and a reporter for the Jackson (MI) Citizen-Patriot, the Detroit News and a number of weekly newspapers. Paltalk is the largest multimedia interactive program on the Internet with more than 4 million unique users. News Talk Online is also syndicated by CRN Digital Talk Radio to cable systems serving an additional 12 million households.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 9:13AM

Details of Obama's job speech leaking out

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By GARY BAUMGARTEN

President Obama will propose spending a whopping $300 billion in jobs in his address to a joint session of Congress Thursday, Bloomberg is reporting.

In so doing, the president is taking a huge political gamble. The House – the larger of the two bodies – is in control of the Republicans. If they give him a lukewarm response, the proposal may be doomed from the start.

It could also affect his political career.

Obama hasn’t been fairing well in the polls. While his motivation for giving this speech may be altruistic, there are political consequences.

If he is successful in rallying the Congress – and by extension – the nation – around his jobs bill, he could save his presidency. But if he falls flat, he may do more harm to his re-election candidacy than any of the potential Republican challengers.

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I'd rather him risk by going playing long-ball than bunting. r.
Obama's speech will be like everything he has done since since he and his party of 'compromise' shoved socialized medicine down the throats of the Amercian people... bullshit, bullshit and yet again, more bullshit.
The only reasonable “jobs proposal” is a WPA of a size ten times that of the one FDR used to help get us out of the depression. I do hope that is where he is heading…and if the supposed leaks prove to be correct, that is the way he is heading.

They will be temporary…I acknowledge that. But that temporary respite will give everyone time to see that the private sector WILL NEVER AGAIN EVER create enough of the kinds of jobs needed EVER AGAIN. There will be NO substantial, meaningful increase in private sector jobs of the kind needed during the time of the works project.

Fact is, it makes no sense to pay people reasonable wages to do the kinds of work people can do. If people are willing to work for 80 cents an hour, I guess some jobs can be created. But I guarantee that employers of 80 cents per hour workers will immediately be lobbying to lower the minimum wage to 60 cents per hours “in order to keep America competative.”

Only when the president and the congress finally realize that the entire “earn one’s living” dynamic has changed dramatically…will anything finally be done to work on the problem.

Said another way: The problem is not “How do we create enough decent paying jobs?”…but rather, “How do we handle it if the reality is that decent paying jobs will never ever again be available anywhere near the numbers needed?”
This speech is nothing more then a search for a next guilty party. That's the only thing Obama does good - blaming anything and anyone for all the misery he brought to this country. He doesn't risk anything! Obama simple can't take responsibility for anything, and the moment his medical care disaster took place, and billions of dollars wasted on all his other "adventures", he ran out of any ideas he'd never had in the first place. His teachers didn't provide him with the long-run plan. He learned only the basics. And the moment he's out - we'll return to our normal American way. It'll take time. But we were able to do it after the Karter's disaster.