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10-13-2011 09:16 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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Jesse Jackson Jr. Calls for Obama to Take ‘Extraordinary Constitutional’ Action on Unemployment

October 13, 2011 by Billy Hallowell

File this one under “bizarre.” According to the Daily Caller, on Wednesday, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson compared congressional opposition to President Barack Obama’s “American Jobs Act” to the Confederate “states in rebellion.” But this isn‘t the most offsetting portion of Jackson’s commentary, which will likely cause a “fair share” of shock and awe.

In addition to making this oddball comparison, Jackson said that the government should directly employ the 15 million people who are currently without work. The controversial representative said that the president should “declare a national emergency” and take “extraordinary constitutional” action “administratively,” the Daily Caller reports. This, of course, may mean that Congress wouldn’t really be involved in the process.

Interestingly, the Blaze brought you video yesterday from the president in which he said, “We’re not going to wait for Congress.” It seems Obama and Jackson may be in agreement. Watch this president address this issue, below:

Here's the video:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jes...n-unemployment/

Here are Jackson’s comments:

“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past. He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.

President Obama tends to idealize — and rightfully so — Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function.”

And if this seems too quirky to be true, his statements were actually caught on camera. Watch Jackson address these issues, below:

Here's that video:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jes...n-unemployment/

Jackson went on, as stated, to say that he believes in the “direct hiring” of unemployed Americans. But don’t worry, as he has already figured out a price tag in terms of pay for each individual. For the 15 million people in need of work he says the government should offer, “…$40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000.”

Jackson says that this would constitute a $600 billion stimulus. What he doesn’t address is the fact that this would be a $600 billion “investment” per year until jobs in other sectors become available for these unemployed individuals.

In sum, Jackson proposes $804 billion in stimulus funds, with $104 billion going to states and $100 billion going to cities. While he claims that he supports President Obama’s jobs plan, he says America needs something larger that meets “the size and scope of the problem.”

With the president’s jobs bill already defeated in its current form in the Democratic-controlled Senate, there’s no telling what the future holds. But considering the variety of opinion on past stimulus funds, a program as large as the one Jackson is proposing is unlikely to find success.

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10-13-2011 09:36 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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Obama doesn't have to do anything that grand.

My proposal involves Obama, a short pier, and a long walk.

That one act alone would stimulate American businesses.

90% of life is "showing up"

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10-14-2011 12:48 AM  6 years agoPost 3
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let me see if i have this right....if we spend ANOTHER 804 billion dollars everyone unemployed will make 40 grand per year ok so I work my wife works and my 17 year old daughter works you take another family with the same three that are unemployed and together they make 120 k per year ....thats more than the three of us make...yep seems pretty fair really makes me want to get up at 4:30 am and go to work ....good job Mr.president

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10-14-2011 02:36 AM  6 years agoPost 4
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This is why libs are i dots, money has a certain value because of it's scarcity. Think of any collectible item that has value, it has value because it is scarce. If everyone had a mickey mantle rookie it would be worthless. If the gov't just gives everyone $40,000 per year well that just means the definition of poor is now $40,000. It will just drive the cost of everything up and $40K will be the new $18k.

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10-14-2011 03:18 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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Another way of looking at this...

We are only alive for a finite number of hours in our life. We have to trade those hours for money (i.e. work). Some of us trade more, some trade less. But to be asked to trade those precious hours to give to someone who refuses to do the same is just not right.

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10-14-2011 04:55 AM  6 years agoPost 6
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fwiw..

I'm gonna keep this short..

Jessie.....

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10-14-2011 06:33 AM  6 years agoPost 7
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if obama would have given all the trillions and trillions and trillions that he spent, to the people out of work, they could have all retired.

the trillions are gone. they are still out of work, now they need to work and get rich to pay back the trillions and trillions and trillions that obama spent

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10-14-2011 12:57 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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I guess that's why Obama wants to tax the rich, to get back the money he just gave to a bunch of them for their campaign contributions!

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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