(NPR) What Should Be In Obama's Jobs Plan? Six Ideas That Could Make The List

When President Obama unveils his jobs plan to Congress next week, he’ll have to balance his desire for spending on programs that might stimulate the economy against the nation’s current appetite for cost cutting. We examine the pros, cons and politics of six proposals that might make Obama’s list….

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11 comments on “(NPR) What Should Be In Obama's Jobs Plan? Six Ideas That Could Make The List

  1. Jim the Puritan says:

    I honestly don’t see anyone hiring with Obamacare lurking in the background. That’s one of the major factors behind what’s going on. No employer is going to hire when the marginal risk of a new hire exceeds the benefits. And that is clearly the perceived situation now, whether with increased costs if you provide health insurance, or the assessment of fines and penalties if you don’t provide coverage.

  2. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) says:

    The big problem with Obamacare’s effect on jobs is that if we hire someone we don’t really know what that person is costing us … until 2014.

    Another big drag on jobs is that this administration imposes over 600 new regulations per month, has done so for the last 30 months, and shows no sign of backing off.

  3. clarin says:

    “What Should Be In Obama’s Jobs Plan? Six Ideas That Could Make The List”
    1. His resignation.
    2. Uh, that’s it.

  4. Br. Michael says:

    4, and rooting out all his executive agency appointments and the people they appointed.

  5. Paul PA says:

    We have laid off one person in the last 2 years. We pay about 13 1/2% of the first $8500 someone earns in unemployment tax. At this time of year the only people that the tax is paid on are NEW hires. Everyone else has already made more than the $8500. You want to encourage people to hire – stop the tax for the rest of the year. Stop companies filling out the forms – stop paying government employees to process the paper work. And if people actually are hired the government gets to stop paying them unemployment. The savings will offset the lsot tax….and then some. Everyone wins. That extra $1100 that would go out the door this year is a pretty strong reason to wait till next year – when the $1100 would get paid all over again

  6. Cennydd13 says:

    And even if new jobs [b]are[/b] somehow created, it’s a lead pipe cinch that we won’t see [b]any[/b] of them in Merced County, California……one of the poorest in the state! We think it’s time for companies to stop ignoring us……and yes, that’s [b]exactly[/b] what they’re doing!

  7. jkc1945 says:

    Clarin, I have one thought I would like to offer, regarding your suggestion that President Obama resign.

    It is this – – – – President Biden.

  8. libraryjim says:

    #7, except Biden knows how the Congressional system works, and he might be more willing to work WITH them and listen to them instead of expecting them to cave to HIS ideas in the name of “compromise” as The Current Occupant does now.

  9. Cennydd13 says:

    Y’know, Vice President Biden might’ve been a much better President than Obama, after all. He does know Congress. Obama certainly doesn’t, and that’s why we’re at an impasse right now. Do I think Obama will be reelected? No, I don’t.

  10. jkc1945 says:

    I see Joe Biden as the “Jerry Lewis” of the comedy team of Obama and Biden. He’s the one who, no matter how ridiculous Dean Martin looked, was always there to remind us that it could be worse, and usually got worse. Jerry could take over.

  11. Robert Dedmon says: