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Topic - Gene Sperling
The Obama administration on Friday stepped forward and announced millions in grant dollars to give to financially failing Detroit — but even that taxpayer dole-out may not prove acceptable to some of the city's workers, who instead wanted a full-scale bailout.
The Obama bonanza is reserved for the very rich and the very poor
Amid problems in Syria, a stalled immigration reform bill and other challenges, President Obama once again is pivoting to the economy in an effort to convince Americans that, without his policies, the nation would not have emerged from the 2008 financial meltdown.
A key member of President Obama's economic team is set to leave by the end of the year, the White House announced Friday.
Republican lawmakers blasted a proposal by President Obama Tuesday to cut corporate taxes in exchange for higher spending on job-training programs, calling it a revival of a failed plan that would raise taxes initially.
President Obama will travel to the Midwest this week to talk about economic revival, literally bypassing bankrupt Detroit, where he so far has resisted pleas for a federal bailout.
No single labor statistic speaks more loudly, or more painfully, than the announcement that the Obama economy created a puny 88,000 jobs last month.
The head of the Obama White House National Economic Council, Gene Sperling, who is a lawyer, has been claiming that "all economists" agree that sequestration will cost 750,000 jobs. I am an economist with a doctorate from Columbia University, and I don't agree.
President Obama used Washington's elite Gridiron dinner to bring some humor to some pretty tense topics — the sequester, the press and even his own economic team.
I do not know about you, but to me this sequestration imbroglio is getting interesting. Last week I wrote of my surprise that a basic untruth was being repeated over and over again by the White House, to wit, that the Republicans were responsible for the monstrosity of sequestration.
As he approaches his 65th birthday this month, we find former Vice President Al Gore reduced to playing much the same role for the American left that Newt Gingrich serves for our nation's right, that of the intellectual court jester.
Joe Vornehm of Simpsonville, S.C., pulled out his ruler to count the number of column inches his local newspaper, the Gannett-owned Greenville News, had written about the budget impasse in Washington.
They spent the weekend blaming each other for the $85 billion in sequestration cuts that began taking effect Friday — but top Democrats and Republicans were careful Sunday to keep the door open to a breakthrough deal on the federal budget.
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
“Sequestration,” which sounds like an impolite stomach ailment that almost nobody can spell and few understand, now gets really interesting. With the sequestration deadline having passed, the White House is under siege by reality.
Gene Sperling, the outgoing director of the National Economic Council, told reporters Sunday afternoon the president's economic recovery plan has "performed better than virtually anyone at that time predicted" when they were implemented.