Speech Politics, No Jobs
Today President Obama asked for a Sept 7th Joint Session of Congress to address the nation about his Jobs proposals and Speaker Boehner responded:
With the significant amount of time – typically more than three hours – that is required to allow for a security sweep of the House Chamber before receiving a President, it is my recommendation that your address be held on the following evening, when we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks. As such, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership and membership of both the House and Senate, I respectfully invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the House Chamber, at a time that works best for your schedule.
Meanwhile ADP reported “the pace of U.S. private sector job growth slowed in August for the second month in a row with employers adding 91,000 positions”, and forecast that the economy created a net 75,000 jobs in August. After adjusting for population growth, we lost 25K to 50K jobs in August. The past week has been dominated by speculation whether Obama would propose a small ineffectual jobs plan that “may” pass Congress or a big jobs plan that would be dead on arrival. Now Liberals are supposed to be insulted by Boehner’s refusal to grant Obama’s request or get sucked into the small useless jobs plan versus the big DOA jobs plan. Sorry, I’m not playing this idiotic Washington game again. Let me be clear, I expect nothing newsworthy from Obama, and the Sept. 7th GOP debate is much more important and more likely to influence the 2012 election. BTW, Obama can keep the speech and just give us the Jobs plan. It’s clear, this country desperately needs leadership. All I’ll say about Rick Perry v. Barack Obama is at least Perry was once a Democrat. We are screwed!