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Jackson, Jr: Obama should ‘declare a national emergency,’ add jobs with ‘extra-constitutional

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posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”

Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

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


Another politician out and out saying that the POTUS should ignore the Constitution. While I do agree that Congress is dysfunctional, I think that taking this route is fraught with peril and will only make things worse.


dailycaller.com...




posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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The entire plan seems to revolve around messing this country up SOOOO much, that the people will willing surrender their Constitutional rights because it "just doesn't work"

Ive always wondered why no one seems to get anything done when they are elected, how did we go from Bush to Obama? How could all our elected officials seem dead set on the destruction of our own country, either through greed or stubbornness....

I could only come up with A. Either they are all idiots who only look out for their own pocket, or B. There is some scheme in place to purposefully screw up so bad that the populace will accept anything in the hope of making it better.


I say vote every incumbent out on their ass.
edit on 13-10-2011 by benrl because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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This what happens when "Progressive/Socialists/Marxists" get power. It happened under Wilson and then again under Roosevelt. If the administration tries something like this, he might just get the change he harped about back in '08. The kind of change I am referring to brings out the worst of both sides of the population. Ubber leftists and right wing anarchists. While there is unemployment there are jobs to be had. It is just that today's job seekers want a job that pays $75k or more. That isn't going to happen for most. If you have to work two jobs to pay the bills and put food on the table so be it. I have done as well as a great many of my generation ( That 70's crowd ). Just remember there is no free lunch, dinner, etc. Everything comes at a price if the gov steps in then Freedoms will be lost. Ronald Reagan once said " We are one generation away from losing our freedoms"



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Jesse Jackson is the one who "is completely dysfunctional".



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
From the Article:

Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”

Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

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


Another politician out and out saying that the POTUS should ignore the Constitution. While I do agree that Congress is dysfunctional, I think that taking this route is fraught with peril and will only make things worse.


dailycaller.com...


Well of course he should. The constitution is nothing more than an obstacle keeping America from being fair for all citizens. It’s full of rules that only favor the rich and selfish among us. Besides, it’s old and antiquated. He should just pass an executive order nullifying the constitution today. It doesn’t benefit the 99%.

After the constitution is nullified, Obama should order everyone who has over $200,000 in the bank to immediately turn that money in to the authorities. Then the money should be evenly distributed to everyone at Occupy Wall Street. That would be the fair and just thing to do. After all, the fact that there are Americans who can’t afford a house, a nice car, a flat screen, vacations, etc is unacceptable. If you’re born in America you are entitled to live a comfortable lifestyle.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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J.J.Jr has no idea what is even going on in this country. If he did he would know that we have been in a state of emergency since Sept. 14, 2001.


On September 14, 2001, President George W. Bush put us under a National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks. President Obama most recently renewed this emergency declaration on September 10, 2010. It is the source of legal authority for the military's "stop-loss" policy, among other things. Perhaps it's not on par with Algerian martial law, but these declarations do grant extraordinary powers to the president, and allow the president himself to renew those powers. The USA is under multiple states of emergency at any given time. These potentially give the President emergency powers ranging from controlling industrial production to preventing military personnel from leaving service. Once an emergency is declared, it must be renewed every year.

STATE OF EMERGENCY



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex

Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency”


What kind of jobs should be created?

Perhaps they should get to work on some re-education camps?



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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While I entirely disagree with the President's authority to do such a thing, and I support the opposition of the Job's bill................. at the same time................

At least this would be SOMETHING! If the president followed this advice, and made a bold decision to spend the $2T bailout money on infrastructure projects and hired up a few million people to fix roads and bridges and power grids.......... I would actually be pretty impressed.

I may disagree with someone's policies, but I can appreciate a strong and bold leader, and I can appreciate results.

So, while I don't think he has the aptitude, authority, or cahones for such a thing, if he did pull it off, I would be impressed.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment


The government should hire 100% of the unemployed, and do it without congressional approval under the guise of it being an "emergency". Screw checks and balances. Excellent idea comrade Jackson!



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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I would suggest the National infrastructure.

Doesn't take a college degree to weild a shovel, weld or drive a bulldozer. It takes minimal training.

But of course the unions will moan if they are not included, which leaves out the guy looking for work.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Bwaaahaaahaa! That's classic, wish I could give you more than one star
The constitution is like a giant anchor that's preventing the USS Amerika from sailing the high seas, time to cut the chain!



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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Jr. is irrelevant and his idea simply amounts to govt. controlled and funded work camps. Which of course won't solve any of our nation's problems. Heck, the occupy protesters would never even touch these jobs because they would rather stay in an Academia Universe that is fully funded by the tax payers and where they are surrounded by like and obtuse minds. Hard work? No Way. Physical Labor? Are you kidding. Nope.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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This is not a remark to be taken lightly nor is it one that any member of our federal government should even believe he can make. What about the constitution? You mean that all dusty 18th century document made by a bunch of racist white folk? I am sure that would be his response. Jackson is an anti-white racist, everyone knows this. So why should he care what a document made by white people during slavery era had to say? I promise you that is his argument, whether he says it aloud or not.

The US House of Representatives should move to censure him for this which strips him of any committee chair he holds and is used for public denunciation and humiliation.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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Sounds suspiciously like another "sanctioned jobs program" that was once in America. That one had the "employers" providing food, clothing and shelter for the "workers". In fact I think they imported these workers from Africa and that was under a guy that had sole discretionary power over other government officials. If memory serves there were a couple pretty big wars fought to end those sorts of practices.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Jr. is merely parroting the efforts of Obama his mentor. We have a president that continually seeks to circumvent congress and the powers granted to them by our constitution. If I follow that logic, Jr. is spot on.

Obama, the self proclaimed constitutional scholar, apparently only studied it enough to recognize what he wanted to ignore.

Recent case in point as it relates to Obama's panic push to approve and pay for his stimulus projects

"Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done," President Obama said today to a "Jobs Council" meeting.

www.realclearpolitics.com... rization.html

I'm losing track of it all...

Side note. Jr. was never fully investigated for his involvement in Blago's pay to play trial. He still holds a proud place on Judicial Watch's "top 10 most corrupt politicians" list
www.judicialwatch.org...

Jackson got a free pass on that case because only 1 charge stuck against Blago.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by seabag

Well of course he should. The constitution is nothing more than an obstacle keeping America from being fair for all citizens. It’s full of rules that only favor the rich and selfish among us. Besides, it’s old and antiquated. He should just pass an executive order nullifying the constitution today. It doesn’t benefit the 99%.

After the constitution is nullified, Obama should order everyone who has over $200,000 in the bank to immediately turn that money in to the authorities. Then the money should be evenly distributed to everyone at Occupy Wall Street. That would be the fair and just thing to do. After all, the fact that there are Americans who can’t afford a house, a nice car, a flat screen, vacations, etc is unacceptable. If you’re born in America you are entitled to live a comfortable lifestyle.


cant tell if youre an excellent troll or frighteningly delusional.....

and jesse jackson jr is a sr idiot. seriously, the crap that comes out of that guys mouth is so awful he should be jailed for it. just plain disgusting.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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I would say he is being sarcastic.

I could be wrong though, it has happened a couple of times before.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Republicans squashed our rights and constitution just as much as the dems, its not a party problem, its systemic, they are all corrupt, everyone of them is bought and paid for.

When you need millions just to get office of course your gonna listen to the people that paid for your election run, its why the system is so screwed up.

Blame them all, and most importantly blame ourselves we've let them do it for far to long.



posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by pngxp

Originally posted by seabag



cant tell if youre an excellent troll or frighteningly delusional.....

and jesse jackson jr is a sr idiot. seriously, the crap that comes out of that guys mouth is so awful he should be jailed for it. just plain disgusting.


I was just saying what the Jessie Jackson crowd wants to hear. I was curious how many would agree with my ridiculous response. Got a few takers! Pretty sad, huh? My signature below should have been a dead giveaway.



posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Russh50
This what happens when "Progressive/Socialists/Marxists" get power. It happened under Wilson and then again under Roosevelt. If the administration tries something like this, he might just get the change he harped about back in '08. The kind of change I am referring to brings out the worst of both sides of the population. Ubber leftists and right wing anarchists. While there is unemployment there are jobs to be had. It is just that today's job seekers want a job that pays $75k or more. That isn't going to happen for most. If you have to work two jobs to pay the bills and put food on the table so be it. I have done as well as a great many of my generation ( That 70's crowd ). Just remember there is no free lunch, dinner, etc. Everything comes at a price if the gov steps in then Freedoms will be lost. Ronald Reagan once said " We are one generation away from losing our freedoms"


I see this as the George Soros - Big Switch -.

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We tried free Free Market Capitalism and it's just not working.

Lets throw it out and try the Iron Fist of Socialism and see what happens.

This Jesse Jackson Jr. free candy idea looks tempting. I wonder if it has a down side???
You too can have the wonderful world of Marxism for the low, low, low cost of only $600 Billion.

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In the past George Soros has done this same trick in 5 other nations.

He is probably sitting in a Four Season Hotel somewhere and watching this all on TV.
He is laughing and saying " This is too easy!"


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The communists have come out of the bushes.
This high unemployment rate has turned into a great - tool - for George Soros.
The communists are making their move right now.
- It's now or never! Take the $40,000 free candy today! -


If you take the free candy i just might throw in a - sign on bonus -! $$$

Golly! That sure looks good! I don't know. Maybe...........

Wake up you bunch of useful idiots! - Pawns on the Soros chess board.
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