Thursday, January 19, 2012

Obama: Extending Unemployment Benefits Will Create Jobs

Obama killed the Keystone Pipeline bill, which would make American less dependent on foreign oil and it would create jobs. Instead, he blames on Republican. Obama says that more jobs would be created by extending the payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment benefits. I would like to see how paying people not to work will create jobs! Our president is out of touch with reality.

(Washington Examiner) President Obama said that he will delay his vacation and keep Congress in session until the passage of his desired payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits extension -- two proposals that Obama said would create more jobs than the Keystone XL pipeline that his administration recently delayed.

"I would not ask anyone to do something I'm not willing to do myself," Obama said when asked if he would go on vacation while keeping Congress in Washington D.C. "We are going to stay here as long as it takes [to get unemployment extended and pass the payroll tax cut]."

As Obama called for passage of those bills, he also responded to a recent Republican push to require him to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. "However many jobs might be generated by a Keystone pipeline," he said, "they're going to be a lot fewer than the jobs that are created by extending the payroll tax cut and extending unemployment insurance."