Pres. Obama says he will offer an announcement “in the next day or so” on sending trade deals...

Pres. Obama says he will offer an announcement “in the next day or so” on sending trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress after years of delay. The agreements will be considered in tandem with a scaled-back version of the Trade Adjustment Assistance, which provides extended unemployment benefits to workers displaced by globalization.

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  • Stoploss
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    LOL!!! Why not just take any limits on UI, and throw them out the window. If that doesn't get votes, nothing will.
    3 Oct 2011, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    "Pres. Obama says he will offer an announcement “in the next day or so” "


    Oh joy! Another speech from our Dear Leader. I wonder if this will be the speech in which he tells us that he will be sending the agreements to Congress at some point in the future.


    So typical of this Administration that they can't just say we're sending them over or not.
    3 Oct 2011, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • HiSpeed
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    Any president who genuinely cared about trying to get the US economy moving again would be an advocate for such trade agreements. If the TAA program is worthwhile, then it should pass on its own merit. Tying the two together suggests that the latter is of little value while the former is of great value.


    Obama cheerfully and recklessly puts the fate of the nation at risk whenever wise moves conflict with his ignorant agenda. His incompetence is only superseded by his arrogance.
    3 Oct 2011, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • Vertical Spread
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    Oh, I want some "Trade Adjustment Assistance".. I'll take two of whatever they're handing out. I work in software programming, and my trade has been getting adjusted for 10 years. I can't even imagine how to bill for lost opportunity in the career, due to offshoring. Yes, maybe the guy who invents Facebook doesn't worry about globalization. We can't all be that. Some of us have to do big business knob turning with a bullseye painted on our backs. Endless stream of over-spoiled grad school brats standing around us with stopwatches.
    3 Oct 2011, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • catamount
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    I'm not sure where you live or what your skills are (.net/ java?), but that is the opposite of what I'm seeing.


    I guess that's why Google gave a 10% across the board raise at the end of 2010? I'm in the same industry, and right now it is super competitive for talent.
    3 Oct 2011, 08:27 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    A Democrat controlled Congress kept these agreements from passing under Bush, and a Republican controlled Congress will keep these agreements from passing under Obama.
    3 Oct 2011, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Nice of him to get off the golf course and away from campaigning for 10 or 15 minutes for an "announcement". Really helpful. I mean, it's not like there's anything urgent going on in the country or the world.
    3 Oct 2011, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    Well, he doesn't have a ranch to clear brush on, so the golf course will have to do
    3 Oct 2011, 04:22 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    Why not have a trade agreement that brings jobs back to the U.S. Oh, wait, thats not the goal. Unemployed workers don't make campaign contributions.
    3 Oct 2011, 04:32 PM Reply Like
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