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Obama Pushes for More American Jobs

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U.S. President Barack Obama says he is prepared to act when Congress will not to create jobs and opportunities for Americans.

In his weekly address Saturday, Obama spoke of three things he says his administration is doing right now to increase employment.

The president says he is working to help "more businesses bring jobs to America from overseas."  Secondly, Obama says he will boost tourism by making it "easier for more foreign visitors to visit and spend money at America's attractions" and national parks.  Finally, the president said he will push to improve the country's infrastructure.

In the Republican address, Senator John McCain, who ran against Obama for the presidency in 2008, said delays in care for the country's military veterans are "unconscionable," and that the Department of Veterans Affairs needs a complete overhaul.

Arizona Senator John McCain delivers the weekly Republican address
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May 17, 2014 12:19 PM
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by: Not Again from: Canada
May 18, 2014 2:30 PM
The President has it right, more jobs need to be brought back from overseas,essentially more of the US consumption should be produced in the US; and the infrastructure needs to be upgraded, maintained, re-structured...., but above all it needs to be made acessible at a very competitive rate; essentially all projects need to be carried out efficiently and effectively- waste must be cut out, it is a big negative for gvmt projects.
The other issue, that is not ganing due care/traction, is that the labor force needs to be profoundly upgraded. Essentially education, skills, and craftsmanship need to be positively addressed. Most of the un/under -employed just do not have the required attributes to gain meaningfull well paying employment- ie they need to be able/capable to/of producing high value goods and services. The US is not the only Western country with this very crucial deficit = large numbers of people not having the required attributes to be part of/grow the economy. It will cost a great deal to upgrade the workforce, so that it can be competitive and contibute to the economy positively.
Notwithstanding, that the small economic recovery has arrived, in terms of product output, the national economic efficiency, labor+production means + capital, overall is down, because fewer people are producing the high value outputs; consequently poverty will continue to increase, less people will have good jobs.
A positive national recovery, is not likely to be achieved/will not be reached, until such time as more high value output is being produced by each worker, and more workers are actually producing more high value outputs; such a state will remove people from the ranks of the poor, especially the working poor. Workers without the attributes required to produce high value outputs, will just continue in low value jobs and poverty.
Without upgrading labor/worker attributes no possibility of reducing poverty exists; unfortunately, the will to improve worker attributes is not demonstrated to the required level; one of the basics, good/progressive/high value job attribute related education, is becoming ever more out of the reach of the people, because of cost and the fact that education standards do not match the high value attributes required.
Education for the sole sake of education, is no longer affordable, nor should it be supported!


by: NuVoc from: USA
May 17, 2014 11:25 AM
This article is a SHAM, because the FACTS dictate that AGENDA 21 will have everyone out of work and living in crammed quarters. DO YOUR HOMEWORK, YOU FOOLS WHOM ARE IN DENIAL OF AGENDA 21...................................AGENDA 21!!!

EXPOSE AGENDA 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


by: Donald Fraser Miles from: Elliot Lake, Canada
May 17, 2014 8:47 AM
President Obama is wrongly criticized in the same way a radical Marxist would be. It is not Marxism but common logic to tax those who can afford to pay more than those who cannot. Naturally, there is an optimization point for taxation which means that taxing more does not serve to benefit the economy. However, in principle, taxes by necessity and common sense will fall more upon those with income and assets than those without.


by: Bearman from: U.S.A.
May 17, 2014 7:58 AM
Seems like instead of flapping his gums, Obama would do well to sign off on the Keystone Pipeline agreement

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