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In Ohio, Obama Calls for 'Bold Action' to Revive Economy

By Michael A. Fletcher
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Faced with a deteriorating business climate and dogged Republican criticism of his measures to stem the decline, President Obama told 25 police recruits here whose layoffs were reversed by his stimulus plan that "bold action" is needed to revive the economy.

"This country has never responded to a crisis by sitting on the sidelines and hoping for the best," Obama said at a graduation ceremony for the recruits. "We have a responsibility to act, and that's what I intend to do."

The 25 recruits here were given layoff notices in late January after declining revenue caused the city to determine that it could not afford to hire them as police officers. But the jobs were salvaged by $1.25 million included in the $787 billion stimulus package enacted last month.

"There is no longer any doubt you will be employed as officers of the law when you leave here today," Obama said.

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"nodebris":

Is that "No debris" as in, "We'll take care of this guy and not leave a trace"??

Just wondering if the good guys on the inside were thinking the same thing.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 8, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

nodebris:

The uniformed cops aren't the problem...

It's the vigilante yahoos who being programmed and equipped by secret fed programs to do an extrajudicial end run around the courts to become an American Gestapo that's the problem.

Sorry you can't distinguish between the two.

Who's the wingnut?

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 7, 2009 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Ah, the wingnuts have found themselves a tiny quiet corner to stew in. The President speaking to police recruits. Nice thing to stand up and take a stand against. We can see why conservatism is so pressingly relevant.

Keep it up, gentlemen.

Posted by: nodebris | March 6, 2009 11:23 PM | Report abuse

"We are in an economic crisis, right? Why isn't Obama staying in D.C., cutting back costs, rather than wasting over $2 BILLION per year flying all over the country?
"

prima donna's don't do video conferences... and those 25 new cops ?
they make less than obama's plane trip cost

Posted by: newagent99 | March 6, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

President "Messiah" needs to take a ride with ME!

I'll show him a QUICK and PROFITABLE way to create Jobs for Americans!

Using HIS authority as a Federal Law Enforcer, we'll go to a large Construction Site, and check Worker ID's! :-)

He'll need a Fine Book-or two! By the end of one day, we'll have made several tens of Thousands of Dollars in Fines;

And created many Job Opportunities for LEGAL Workers!

The Illegals working for the CRIMINAL Employers?

LOL! :-D

Let's HOPE the foolish Employers have them again TOMORROW!

Mas Dinero! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | March 6, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

POTUS TALKED OF MORE MILLIONS FOR COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS...

THE VERY PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBVERTED BY IDEOLOGUES TO SPAWN THE 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK' ENGINEERED BY BUSH-CHENEY.

***

THE BUSH TORTURE MEMOS WERE NOT JUST WORDS ON PAPER.

THE PROGRAMS THEY AUTHORIZED REMAIN IN FORCE...

INCLUDING DOMESTIC TORTURE, COMMUNITY GANG STALKING, AND 'PROGRAMS OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL DESTRUCTION' THAT HELPED SINK THE ECONOMY:


* Silent, covert microwave radiation weapons assaults on innocent but "targeted" U.S. citizens;

* Terroristic vigilante community gang stalking, surreptitious home entry, police-tolerated vandalism;

* Secret federal "programs of personal financial destruction."


NOW IT'S HAPPENING ON THE OBAMA WATCH.

WHEN WILL THIS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, INHUMANE VIGILANTE 'POLICE STATE' NETWORK BE DISMANTLED?


http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-targets-terrorizes-u-s-citizens
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

http://www.NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 6, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

IIRC your side (including Code Pink and MoveOn.com) didn't "shut up". Rep. Bohner published an actual STIMULUS bill before the midnight release of the Dem conference report.

Posted by: JakeD | March 6, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

" Faced with a deteriorating business climate and dogged Republican criticism of his measures to stem the decline, "

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Unless as I hear one original and worthy idea from them besides "no you can't" (not to be misconstrued as a worthy idea) then I will just repeat what the radio Buddah said: "Until you win an election, just shut up!!!!"

Posted by: JRM2 | March 6, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Video conferencing with these 25 recruits would have been much cheaper. We are in an economic crisis, right? Why isn't Obama staying in D.C., cutting back costs, rather than wasting over $2 BILLION per year flying all over the country?

Posted by: JakeD | March 6, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

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