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WASHINGTON - President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.
In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama defended last year's huge economic stimulus package, saying it helped break the economy's freefall, but argued that more spending is urgent and unavoidable. "We must take these emergency measures," he wrote in an appeal aimed primarily at members of hi
"It is essential that we continue to explore additional measures to spur job creation and build momentum toward recovery, even as we establish a path to long-term fiscal discipline," Obama wrote. "At this critical moment, we cannot afford to slide backwards just as our recovery is taking hold."
Originally posted by ugie1028
HEY OBAMA! Can you print me some of those federal papers you keep requesting? I need to stimulate my economy!
"America should have no part of it" is what Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the U.S. Congresswoman for Spokane and Eastern Washington says about the outrageous demand by the International Money Fund that America send billions overseas to bail out socialist Greece with 50 billion dollars. The IMF demand is being supported by our own Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner. But she says "Americans are suffering from bailout fatigue." She is trying to be the cavalry to rescue us from that.
Originally posted by Expat888
Yet he can still fund 2 illegal/immoral wars along with send trillions to isreal for their genocide and crimes against humanity..