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Black Caucus turning on Obama

Posted in Congressional Black Caucus, Obama with tags , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by saynsumthn

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According to the Detroit News: Congressional lawmakers brought a job fair and town hall tour to Detroit on Tuesday, calling for more local hiring and pushing for legislation creating positions nationwide.

“Our people are hurting,” said Rep. Maxine Waters of the Congressional Black Caucus, which led the town hall at the Wayne County Community College District’s downtown campus. “The unemployment rate is unconscionable.”

Close to 100 people filled the town hall meeting Tuesday evening to address concerns about job growth in a state mired in a recession and an unemployment rate of 10.5 percent.

The meeting turned heated at times as some residents debated government spending, bank lending, bipartisan bickering and the disproportionate effects of the economy on minorities.

The caucus estimates the unemployment rate for African-Americans in the U.S. hovers around 16.2 percent.

Residents were “expressing frustration over what’s been happening, and they want something done,” said Clarabelle Harris, a longtime Detroiter, explaining the tone at times of the meeting. “I’m hoping we’ll be able to create jobs and make the city better.”

Other lawmakers attending were Michigan Democratic U.S. Reps. John Conyers and Hansen Clarke; and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; and Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York.

Jan 20: Breaking News : Obama says Seat Senator Brown before Health Care Vote

Posted in Health Care, Obama, Outrage, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by saynsumthn

Just in on Fox News: While waiting for White House Press Secretary Gibbs, the newswires are stating that President Obama told the Senate to seat Senator Scott Brown before “Cramming” the Health Care Bill Through.

Just Posted by USA Today:

President Obama just told ABC News that Congress should not “jam” through a health care bill until newly elected Sen. Scott Brown is seated.

“Here’s one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn’t try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated,” Obama said. “The people of Massachusetts spoke. He’s got to be part of that process.”

In his first public comments since the special Senate election, Obama said voters swept Brown into office Tuesday for the same reason they elected him president in 2008.

“People are angry; they are frustrated,” Obama told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

Back to Press Conference:

Press Secretary Gibbs called the vote last night ” Anger” by the voters.

Gibbs noted that the “Anger and Frustration” of the American People are what brought Obama to Washington (BLAH BLAH BLAH) But he vows that the President will continue to move forward with the same agenda ! ( Obama – Can’t you hear us now? )

Gibbs, “The President was not expecting to loose that Senate race – we certainly weren’t expecting that” (DUH? Weren’t you listening? Oh Yeah- to busy calling Tea Parties and Town Halls Racist and having them investigated by Homeland Security !)

Gibbs, “Obama will address the results and what they mean in the State of the Union”

Gibbs, “We certainly have a lot of work to do to get our economy back on track”

Gibbs, “We’ve got as a lot of work to do…”

Gibbs, ” The President works each and every day on making our economy stronger…” ( Wow)

Gibbs, “That anger is rightly focused on us [ Democrats] because we’re in charge”

Reporters are asking Gibbs why Obama expressed so much concern for the economic standard of the American People in 2009 during election campaign- but them focused so much on Health Care Takeover during the last year ! ( YOU GOT IT !)