Okay, so in June 2010, Obama asked for $50 billion to: fend off "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to prevent a possible double-dip recession.
In September 2011, Obama is asking for $447 billion. In a Monday press conference: "He will be joined at the Rose Garden event by people from across the country who would benefit from the American Jobs Act, including teachers, police officers, firefighters, construction workers, small business owners and veterans," the official said. Additionally the plan is: "an insurance policy against the economy falling back into recession."
Really, it didn't work. Going in at almost nine times the amount you asked for in June 2010 will not work either. Give it up. Seriously.
ETA: I just knew it! The great plan he's sending to Congress today that they are 'supposed to pass as quickly as possible' still doesn't have the important part in it--how it's going to be funded. I think maybe he misunderstood all the brouhaha about talking about passing a nonexistent plan. It has to be a whole plan, not just part of it. Paying for it was actually the part people were interested in. Loser.
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