Obama to promote job creation in Wednesday's St. Paul visit

  • Article by: Anthony Lonetree , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2014 - 2:39 AM

Tickets for his St. Paul stop are available on Monday morning.

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bgronniFeb. 23, 14 7:14 PM

Is he kidding? Just checked the calendar, not April 1 yet. Promoting jobs? he has been good at reducing them.

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mexironFeb. 23, 14 7:15 PM

He can talk about Solyndra, or Abound Solar, or Beacon, or Fisker, or Ener 1, or well , you know. I hope he finishes by explaining how he "saved" GM and all it cost was 10.5 billion tax dollars, the bond holders who got screwed, and how he saved Detroit....well, maybe not mention Detroit since Detroit is bankrupt. No wonder the tickets are free. Who would pay for his economic views.

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WaterBunkerFeb. 23, 14 7:22 PM

Obama is going to promote job growth in St. Paul while promoting higher taxes, more give aways, more federal regulation, centralized healthcare, more deficit spending, more illegal immigration, etc. In DC. He will be campaigning in St. Paul. Talk is cheap.

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mexironFeb. 23, 14 7:30 PM

We have 17 million unemployed Americans and our labor participation figures are at 30 year lows. Please Obama, tell us how you have achieved these awesome numbers. Tell us about your "job creation" vision. Five years ago, you could have signed off on the Keystone pipeline. That would have been a no brainer, but here we are five plus years into your "job creation ideology" and one thing is for certain; You have NO IDEA what the hell you are doing. Here are 3 quick examples of what someone would do if they wanted to negatively affect the job market; 1-Raise the minimum wage. 2-Reward people here ILLEGALLY by paving a clear path to citizenship. 3- Medical device tax that is in YOUR signature legislation.

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dflleftFeb. 23, 14 7:33 PM

WHEN Norm Coleman was Senator, he went to Detroit twice to keep the Ford plant open, Franken never bothered and now it is closed; I doubt no auto manufacturer would even consider St Paul [or MN]for a new plant...perhaps obama will promote "right to work" while he is here.

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boozlesFeb. 23, 14 7:49 PM

President Obama will be addressing Americans on Wednesday about job creation, while Republicans will wring the hands and hope that the economy gets worse so that they can blame him and try and win the White House back. It's a pretty sad country we've turned into. I'm proud to be a Progressive who cares about ALL Americans regardless of party affiliation.

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boozlesFeb. 23, 14 7:50 PM

President Obama will be addressing Americans on Wednesday about job creation, while Republicans will wring the hands and hope that the economy gets worse so that they can blame him and try and win the White House back. It's a pretty sad country we've turned into. I'm proud to be a Progressive who cares about ALL Americans regardless of party affiliation.

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yardboyFeb. 23, 14 7:53 PM

"Promoting job growth?"+++ He must be kidding, he and his administration have been talking about this for 5 years now and where have we had any real growth? Part time service level jobs, check. Federal Government jobs, check. Our country can't afford any more of this administrations help in growing jobs.

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mexironFeb. 23, 14 7:56 PM

Here is Obama's "job creation" policies at work!------------------------------- Group says tax on medical device makers has cost jobs Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune Updated: February 19, 2014 - 10:33 AM Association says survey points to 14,000 job cuts and 19,000 delayed hirings, but others say 38-firm sample is too small. After becoming a negotiating point in budget and deficit negotiations earlier this year, the tax on medical devices is again an issue on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON – The medical device industry’s major trade group says that a new tax on revenue cost the industry 33,000 med-tech jobs in 2013. The Advanced Medical Technology Association — AdvaMed — based its conclusion on a survey of members conducted late last year. Thirty-eight companies — about 15 percent of AdvaMed’s membership — responded to the survey, and AdvaMed “generalized” those results across the entire industry to determine that approximately 14,000 industry jobs were cut and companies deferred hiring of another 19,000 workers. A dozen companies that responded to the survey said they had cut spending on research and development as a result of the new 2.3 percent tax on gross revenue, and four said they had expanded overseas operations as a result of the tax. Congress approved the tax to help pay for national health care reform. It is expected to raise $29 billion over the next decade, but device makers were projected to recoup part of the tax in the form of increased business generated by patients who are newly insured by the Affordable Care Act.

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boozlesFeb. 23, 14 7:59 PM

President Obama will be addressing Americans on Wednesday about job creation, while Republicans will wring the hands and hope that the economy gets worse so that they can blame him and try and win the White House back. It's a pretty sad country we've turned into. I'm proud to be a Progressive who cares about ALL Americans regardless of party affiliation.

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