In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


WH Press Corps Goes Seven Weeks Without a Question

President Obama has not taken a serious question from the White House press corps in nearly seven weeks, a remarkable string that points to a campaign-style White House operation that is seeking to insulate the candidate from tough cross examination.

The last substantive question Obama took from a White House reporter was during a June 20 press conference following the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. Obama allowed only six questions during the event, which was nearly guaranteed to keep him out of political hot water as the focus was on foreign policy.

Since then, Obama has held no press conferences, given no interviews to White House reporters, and taken no questions at the White House events he has held where reporters have been present.

After a July 26 Cabinet meeting, Obama actually laughed off the prospect of taking a serious question about gun laws.

From the White House transcript:

Q    Mr. President, can you tell us, if what the Colorado shooter did was entirely legal, how do you do more on this subject without any new laws?

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  I’m sure we’ll have more opportunity to talk about this.

Q    This afternoon is fine.  I’m available.

THE PRESIDENT:  Thanks.  I’ll ask Jay for your number.  (Laughter.)

During his recent trip to Europe and Israel, Mitt Romney’s failure to take many questions from the frustrated reporters traveling with him sparked an uproar in Washington, even though Romney did in fact hold a press availability during the trip.

Obama’s silencing of the White House press corps has drawn no similar protest.

To the contrary, Daily Caller White House reporter Neil Munro was derided by his colleagues when he interrupted Obama’s remarks in the Rose Garden June 15 to try to ask about immigration. Munro said he thought Obama had finished.

It turns out that was one of the last questions any White House reporter has asked the president.

Obama has done some interviews with local TV reporters during the interim. But, though they occasionally yield some news, these sessions tend to be easy home runs for the president. Obama is facing reporters less versed in national issues and politics than the White House press corps. And they are more likely to be intimidated by the trappings of the White House, where they suddenly find themselves sitting down with the president of the United States.

Obama and Michelle also swatted away mainly softballs during a July 12 interview with “CBS The Morning” anchor Charlie Rose.

Obama did get one feeble question from what appeared to be a White House reporter during his June 29 tour of the fire damage in Colorado Springs. Obama was quizzed, “What do you think when you see just this stuff right here?”

487 thoughts on “WH Press Corps Goes Seven Weeks Without a Question”

  1. Keith, isn’t it more efficient to just publish talking points and stop those silly questions? How is a man to do all the fund raising needed if he has to be bothered with minutae? :>)

    1. Or he might not have time for another round of golf. 104 rounds since he took office, but I haven’t heard whether he played yesterday or not, so it could be 105 by now.



    2. “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” ~ Michelle obama

      1. Just an observation…but can anyone really “change…our history” as Michelle claims must be done? It seems to me that rewriting history is one way of attempting to convince the masses that they have always done things in the way that the current powers desire.

        1. You change history by changing the textbooks to read the way you think that history should have been written and convince the children that it is the way it really happened. “Barack Hussein Obama…. mmm mmm mmm…. ” *I think i threw up in my mouth a little bit.*

          1. Oranges and lemons,
            Say the bells of St. Clement’s.

            You owe me five farthings,
            Say the bells of St. Martin’s.

            When will you pay me?
            Say the bells of Old Bailey.

            When I grow rich,
            Say the bells of Shoreditch.

            When will that be?
            Say the bells of Stepney.

            I do not know,
            Says the great bell of Bow.

            Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
            And here comes a chopper to chop off your head![1]

      2. Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” ~ Michelle obama

        And THAT is exactly why this clown has to be defeated in November!

        How did we become so stupid to elect this joker?

          1. Amen!..I didn’t either and apparently those that did are realizing how stupid they are. I won’t vote for him this time either…so when he doesn’t get my vote, he’ll know it was me!

          2. No, there is no regret for the Obamites. They were voting for more taxpayer funded benefits. They knew what they were doing then, and they know what they’re doing now.

        1. How did we become stupid ? By being black racists and proud of a black man running for president. By being “in on it” and knowing he was not vetted. By being idealistic and stupid enough to buy “Hope & Change” without a hint of what. By being liberal and proud of actually voting for a “Negro”. By chanting “Yes We Can” without knowing what we can. By strict party line voting because Grandpa did it. By folowing the biased fluffput out by the Manure Stream Media.
          Etc. Etc. Etc.
          DON’T DO IT AGAIN !

        2. It came about due to the Democrats creating their voterbase.

          By Democrat voterbase I mean 47% of the population that pays no taxes but takes up the majority of the government’s services while demanding more taxes on those who do pay taxes with their hand ever out and grasping for more and more handouts.

          It’s in the interests of the Democrats to keep people poor and on gov-aid, that is how they keep power and maintain it – that is their voterbase, it is detrimental for the American populace to move up in wealth as they tend to leave the Democrats and vote GOP as the tax burden settles down upon them.

      3. I’ll consider making sacrifices voluntarily when barack & michelle begin to make even the smallest level of sacrifice. Their message of sacrifice is lost on the publich when they, themselves, live like monarchs and treat us like their peasants.
        BTW, michelle, history is history – you can’t change it. You can re-write and induce everyone to pretend that events unfolded the way you dictate but you can’t actually change it.

      4. Or Michelle, you, Obama and Company could leave the country then liberty, freedom and Consitution loving people will save these United States. Of course that is not the goal is it? Just curious, purchased any $6800.00 jackets lately? Will your clothes be a deduction on your tax return–under Obama’s deceased person’s Social Security Number?

    3. Ohbhahma is kleary a kommunistical sloopstick he must be stooped as soohn as posshibel. Your wrohng if youh dount unndeerstand. GOO BHACK!

    4. bill "gettinthescoop" joe

      @RickW — You are truly a silly little goose aren’t you? It’s so funny. Basically, what you have done here is rectify the uneerectable. You have risen the unriserable. You have decomplished the undecomplishable. BRAVO.

    5. I’m sorry – did he ever take questions? Was I asleep that day? The last question I heard the press ask was “What has been the most enchanting part of your first month as president?” I stopped listening after that – completely gave up on Lame Stream Media.

      Seriously Rick, I love your comment – made me laugh out loud. : )

    6. And don’t forget the golf! He’ll have more flexibility in answering tough questions after he’s re-elected. For now those National Security Fnd Raisers and Job Creating Golf Outings must take priority!!

          1. The most beautiful sound will be next January when the plane that takes this clown president, Moochie and the Obamaetts back to Chicago takes off!

          2. Hopefully I will be in DC to see it. The Right to Life march this coming year will be huge, colossal, and fired up. Making plans to watch the new president take the oath, and the new generation of adults take to the streets to bring about an end to Roe v Wade.

  2. My guess is that his handlers are too afraid of what he might say if asked some real tough questions. “the private sector is doing just fine”; “if you have a business, you didn’t build that!”

    When I was in line at Chick-fil-A last Wednesday, I was reminded of Adm Yamamoto’s famous words after the bombing of Pearl Harbor:
    “I’m afraid we’ve awakened a sleeping giant” We can only hope that the election reflects that.

    1. You are correct.
      The sleeping giant is the Tea Party Movement.
      It didn’t exist until after Obama was elected.
      It took an invasion on Hawaii to awake a giant.
      It took Obama’s election to re-awaken it.

      1. Sorry to disappoint you, but the first 2 Tea Parties I went to were in July 08, before the nomination of Body Odor. The “original” Tea Party sprang from the Ron Paul Revolution. We were sick and tired of the spending of Bush with the D’s elected to congress in 06 and you can’t forget No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, The Patriot Act which brought about the “Brown Shirt” TSA,


    1. That, or “now is not the time for debates when the economy is struggling.”

      I’ll be surprised if he actually does the debates.

      1. Think you are right. He can’t handle a debate without being fed the answers. His Friday the 13th off TOTUS “You didn’t build that” speech was supposed to help prepare him for the debates. Seems like any time he is off TOTUS he bares his soul. From the looks of it, his soul is rotten to the core.

        1. Obama now wants the suburbs to pay for urban blight caused by
          people leaving the cities and taking their tax dollars with them. The communists has a different solution they billeted the poor in the homes of the wealthy, of course the homes were ruined in the blink of an eye by their new tenants. Did the flight cause the blight in the cities or did the blight cause the flight. Obamas idealogy is not to make the poor producers but to make the producers poor. There must be one or two people in America, besides the super rich, who are happy with their lives but old Barry will fix that, just give him another term.

    2. How many of you honestly think that there is going to be an election? IF there were to be a “Republican Sweep,” on of the first items on the agenda would be a real analysis and probable prosecution of BO, et al, for fraud and conspiracy. Their house of cards for 4 years would be declared null and void, and lots of people would be facing jail time. The libs simply cannot allow that to happen. Better to see a few million American Citizens as casualties…

    1. You can’t say that.

      That would be telling the truth and that is not allowed in this administration.

      To make things fair I think everyone should be given a Nobel Prize too.
      We need to spread the wealth.

  3. Questions? Are they even serious? The Obumbler has golf, vacations, fund raising and lying to the American people to do! The press (LMAO, right) corp should start interviewing the Teleprompter, it is the one with all the answers anyway.

  4. No surprise here… the press corp already knows all they think they need to know about Obama… they feel that Romney is the new enemy and they need to excoriate him at every possible opportunity. Lets keep in mind that the media took no time to vet the current POTUS and look what happened. The country has not recovered because of hope and the change we made was for the worse. With the right choices Romney can steer us out of the hole that Obama expanded… listen… its not all Obama’s fault but he did very little to right the ship and many of his policies pushed us farther into the hole. A new direction that lessens the force of government on us at every turn will help this economy change directions.

  5. 2012 Democratic National Convention Schedule — Charlotte , N.C.
    4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony sponsored by CNN
    4:05 PM Singing of “God **** America ” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
    4:10 PM Pledge of Allegiance to Obama
    4:15 PM Ceremonial ‘I hate America’ speech – Michelle Obama
    4:30 PM Tips on How to keep your man trustworthy and true to you while you travel the world Hillary Clinton
    5:00 PM Great Vacations Ive Taken on the Taxpayers Dime Travel Log – Michelle Obama
    5:30 PM Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite
    5:45 PM Personal tribute to Joe Biden – Joe Biden
    6:00 PM Sen. Harry Reid – 90-minute speech expressing the Democrats appreciation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and to George Soros for sparing no expense to unify the country, improve employment, and boost the economy
    8:30 PM Airing of Grievances – by the Clintons
    9:00 PM Bias in Media How we can make it work for you too Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, and the Washington Post and the New York Times
    9:15 PM Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters incarcerated at GITMO Michael Moore
    9:45 PM Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangel
    10:00 PM Denunciation of gun owners and Bible readers – Charlie Rose
    10:30 PM Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for Iraq and Afghanistan
    11:00 PM Obama Energy Plan Symposium / Tire Gauge Demonstration / How you too can get rich with Green Investment bankruptcies
    11:15 PM Free ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich rally
    11:30 PM Obama Accepts Oscar, Tony, and Latin Grammy Awards
    11:45 PM Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Obama presiding
    12:00 AM Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher and Chris He sends a thrill up my leg Matthews
    12:01 AM Obama Accepts Nomination as our Lord and Savior
    12:05 AM Celestial Choirs Sing

    1. Well done! If I may suggest one little addition to your 9:00 PM schedule. The LA Times deserves honorable mention for hiding that tape of King Kardashian honoring PLO radical Rashid Khalidi. He would lose all his Jewish support if that video was released…

  6. The Wizard of Oz president.
    I am the One. Do Not question Me.
    All talk from a tiny bombastic man.
    Nothing real behind the curtain.

    1. The difference is that Oz, while not great, did offer wisdom and insight to all. He was able to see the inner strength of each and encouraged them to use their strength to gain what they wanted. Obama discourages people from finding their inner strength and using it. Thus he becomes the caretaking and daddy.

  7. As if Obama WOULD take a question that WASN’T a softball-like question.

    From the ‘Unexpected, lower than anticipated unemployment numbers..’ for the umpteenth time to, ‘..the President did not elaborate on (insert issue)..’ – the cover for this blowhard is pitiful and quite insulting to those with an I.Q. at/above room temperature, tbh.

    -Independent who drinks no one’s kool-aid.

  8. What a laugh! He’s NEVER had a serious question from his lapdog press. Only Fox News asks him hard questions, you know, the kind EVERY president has received, except Obama. Obama has always shows pure contempt for the press and public. This entitled incompetent needs to go.

  9. And this is exactly why the media continues to lose credibility, viewers and why Americans more and more are turning to other sources. barry, the media and dems will say it’s because evil conservatives just want their ideology reinforced but the reality is I’s and D’s are turning away from the media more and more. If you engage in a debate with friends or colleagues and you’ve been getting your ‘news’ from abc/cbs/cnn/nyt et al YOU HAVE LOST, not only that you hurt your own credibility and integrity.

    It’s only a matter of time before the American people start to hold the media accountable for their treasonous behavior. The utter lack of integrity, the lack of professionalism, the blind adoration… pretending as if you have ‘ethics’ that are somehow hiding your obvious bias is only fooling YOU and the relatively few Americans who are liberal and choose to be ignorant and slaves to their ideology.
    What I don’t get is the giddy willingness of so called ‘journalists’ who seem absolutely oblivious to their waning credibility. You have to look yourself in the mirror – are you honestly able to look right past the fact that you have LIED, DECEIVED and MISINFORMED the American people to our detriment for the sake of a politician and party? Its amazing what passes for integrity in journalism circles. It’ll be interesting to see what happens – I wonder if the intellectual cowards in the media will cover the backlash against them?

  10. Just for the idiot Obama lovers out there, I have a business and if he gets his way and raises my taxes guess what? I am not going to take the hit, I like this life style, I am going to pass it on to the consumer that buys my product. So will every other astute business man or woman.

  11. How astute you are to recognize that Neil Munro’s question was the last. Munro is lying when he says that he thought the President was finished. Anyone can review the tape and see that. The Press Corps should be self-regulating. When they are not; when a right-wing jerk like Munro interrupts the President to push his own agenda, then they certainly deserve the silent treatment until they prove that they can behave in a civil manner.

    1. As per the commenter regarding reporter Munro’s ‘interruption’ – do you TRULY believe this isn’t done on a near-constant basis for YEARS..?

      Take off your blinders, my friend.

      Not to mention we have a CiC who RARELY provides answers to, let alone encourages questions.

      Unless they’re a complacent, lapdog-like press corps.

      -Independent who drinks no one’s kool-aid.

    2. Huckleberry- I hope you don’t believe that. The purpose of Freedom of the Press is to protect the Press while the Press protects us. It wasn’t designed to allow the Press to be free from asking tough questions of the politicians they like. We ALL (Democrats and Republicans) need to step back from our personal ideologies and recognize the threats facing our nation transcend either political party.

    3. It’s amazing how easy it is to blame the Right for everything this president does. So let me see – one conservative press corp member is rude to the president in asking a question so he stops taking ANY questions from ANY press member??? Amazing. Even W just refused to acknowledge that racist Helen Thomas during press conferences, but he still took questions from an obviously hostile press corp.

    4. Attention suburbanites! You’re next on the list. You left the blighted cities
      and now I’m coming after you to pay for you desertion. Pay attention folks it’s getting more and more obvious, just pay attention. The cities are blighted because you left and took your tax dollars with you and ow it’s soon going to be time to pay…Just re elect me and I’ll make it happen.

  12. No reason to get excited over the press corps reaction to the Obama snub.

    It’s not like they would ever abandon their messiah, they have no where else to go.

  13. The Kenyan teleprompter is probably on a multi week coke and male hooker bender. Between that and rounds of golf, watching hoops with NBA players and planing the next exotic vacation, the man is clearly too busy.

  14. The MSM doesn’t mind though,their busy keeping an eye on Romney just waiting for him to make a slip up no matter how small so they can go 24/7 on him.After all protecting Obama is the MSM’s main function right now.

  15. So he isnt talking to the press now, just as well he never said anything anyway except lies. At least now i don’t have to hear that nauseating voice

  16. His sycophants among the White House Press ‘Corpse’ have become as lazy as the President himself. Hypocrisy is now the norm.

  17. “… if what the Colorado shooter did was entirely legal, how do you do more on this subject without any new laws?”

    What an incredibly stupid question. Murder is illegal, as well as bringing a gun into a “gun-free” zone, let alone shooting it.

      1. Um, kids, nutjobs and criminals have something in common: they really don’t care about ‘laws.’ That’s why law-abiding citizens always suffer.

  18. I really don’t want a President whose actions spark questions that he runs from or doesn’t have the balls to answer. I still want to know why Obama tries to redirect any criticism of Obamacare that Republicans have by telling them they need to focus on jobs, when his capricious decision to allow amnesty for 800,000 illegals increased unemployment, and ushered in what Obama believes to be 800,000 votes in the coming election.
    Seriously, what kind of snake in the grass who would sacrifice anything sacred and has no allegiances to our country or the people in it?

  19. Ha-ha-ha. What a joke. The clown in chief has never taken any questions that were not planted by Valarie or Axey with some toady so called reporter.
    Typical: Mr President, how does it feel to wake up in the morning knowing that you are the most wonderful President ever?

  20. Good grief, someone might ask him to name the capital of Israel, or to explain how his “you didn’t build that” was quoted out of context, or to affirm his former Chief of Staff Emanuael’s claim that Chicago has “values”.
    So many word mines could explode at a non-teleprompter event that avoiding a meeting with the WH press corp should be avoided at any cost.

    The opposition gets plenty of information from MrO’s campaign speeches and even from the bunny-puff interviews by friendly newspeople. He just can’t help himself from revealing his true agenda and his actions are just as bad.

  21. Why should he take a question? No one is supposed to question the King! Obama may have to answer or dodge a question about his birth, his education, his religion, etc. For the “Most Transparent Administration in History”, the current one has been the most secretive, dodging, untruthful gang of crooks that we have ever seen. We are getting a true picture of the corruptness of the “Chicago Way”. Unfortunately, the voters of this country believed the lies in 2008 and gave the White House to an unprepared, immoral, unethical, conceited, bunch of Chicago thugs. The Media is responsible for never vetting Obama….and giving him such positive press that the masses believed they were voting for a true leader, not the empty suit that Obama is.

  22. As long as Obama doesn’t open his mouth he won’t show his hateful and racist true self. Folks this man admitted to smoking and snorting cocaine and pot only he inhaled.

  23. Barry will get a chance to (try) answering all sorts of questions in the debates. I can’t wait — no teleprompter, no Jay Carney to run interference, just Barry “deer-in-the-headlights” Odrama and his brain, all alone. It should be as entertaining as it is edifying.

    1. Sorry to disappoint you J.D. The debates will be tailored by the Media, the questions will be scripted in Barry’s favor and the moderator will enforce a “stick to the script” rule. That is if there ever are any debates.

  24. The only purpose of the daily press get togethers is to allow the MSM reporters to worship and adore their beloved President. God forbid they would ever ask him or his press secretary anything that could be difficult or embarrassing.

    They want to be the first person on their block to be officially declared a slave of the People’s Regime.

    1. Why even run this charade of Carney’s WH Pressers,… just Email the talking points to the stenographic press corps, like Jarrett does bright and early every morning to Bimbo Meeeeka at AM Joe.

  25. I’d noticed that over the past few months, the press corps was getting increasingly hostile and frustrated with Press Secretary Jay Carney. He’s given strict talking points and is not allowed to deviate from them one inch. Ask him a tough question and he changes the subject to a talking point. Makes him look like a fool and a shill.

  26. After this? I wouldn’t take any questions even from the “stripper” media . . .


    “You didn’t build that . . .”

    – President Obama

    July 27, 2012

    Dear Mr. Obama,

    Normally when you utter something so colossally idiotic I tend to see what everyone else does and if its all been done I’m not going to throw out my opinion on the matter. The “Obama Depression” is about to claim the last bit of my 401K and I’m trying to get this new idea off the ground so I’m a bit busy. This little letter writing gig is a voluntary effort, with all due respect to those who seem to think I’m a some famous writer grand standing their true self, or some rich guy doing this because I need to vent. I’m none of that. If I did make that claim I would be as bad as you. Because through out these reactions to that utterance I realized something.

    You, Sir, did not build you. Please allow me to explain. Every step of your life has been prepared for you. Every moment you were pampered and buffed for the next phase like some kind of imaginary character in a television program. From your mother to your girlfriends to your job history and your lack of real world skills. It’s frankly miraculous that you kept the facade up for so long. To repeat; you did not build you, someone else did that.

    Well, us common folk “Joe Doakes’s” out in the hinterland don’t have that option. We don’t have the safety net of a group of rich socialist friends that are going to protect us at every turn. We are on our own. And for every improvement we make in our lives there is someone out there, thanks to all of your class rhetoric, that thinks they have a legitimate claim on my labor or my dwindling wealth.

    You never felt blame. You never had to stare back at your wife and explain why that second mortgage isn’t getting paid. You never had to live with less so others could have more. You never had to sacrifice what you wanted so someone else could have a shot. You never built a life on merit and exposure to risk nor attempted to serve the public good in the vain of politicians like Henry Clay. You never did that.

    There’s this guy running for office. His name is Mitt Romney. He has done nothing but that. No one told him when to “zig” or “zag.” No one told him to do what when. He just did it. Mr. Romney is a “Do the right thing” machine. That’s what he does. He’s like one of those perpetual motion machines that you could buy. You can just count on it. That’s what America needs, someone it can count on to relieve it from the madness that is Washington D.C. by any means necessary. Because if you haven’t noticed you didn’t build that city.

    We did.


    Joe Doakes

    1. Well said, Joe. Hope you are keeping a journal of your letters. They tell the story of America’s four year ordeal with tyranny. After we quash this socialist revolution in November, you should publish your letters as a warning and inspiration for future generations.

        1. I’d love to make Obama and Michele have to live for a month on what the average family of four do if they are still employed. He’s not
          only never made a payroll both Obama’s couldn’t do it they’ve had
          everything handed to them so to try and pay bills, buy food sorry
          Michelle can’t afford organic or budget for a month. No trips no
          pricey private schools maybe only one non hybrid car uses gas you
          have to pump it yourself Barry and Michelle the next trip to Target
          won’t be for a photo op it will be the place you get the entire families
          clothes that means yours I doubt they have a $7000 top but you
          can’t afford to go out anyway.

    1. There is a lot more behind this than just not being questioned. No one questioned Stalin and fewer questioned Hitler, who had the nerve to question Saddam or Omar Quadaffy. See where I’m going with this?

  27. “If what the Colorado did was entirely legal.”? Are all “journalists” idiots? What a muddled question and per usual BHO gets a pass from our “Watch Dog” Press. Is it to much to ask that the Washington Press Corps take it’s role seriously of holding ALL elected officials accountable.

  28. That’s cause when he opens his mouth in an uncontrolled forum, he says stuff like “you didn’t build that” or “lets spread around the wealth.” The liberal controlled media has made this guy out to be some articulate, intellectual heavy weight, when in fact he’s nothing more than a affirmative action Harvard grad who was poised for a career in community organization. But as luck would have it, he became a US senator and now POTUS. Hopefully he will be forced to retire from his current position in Nov.

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  30. Puppet in Chief with puppet media. No self respect, integrity with any of them, just empty headed marionettes performing their meaningless roles. No one trusts them or takes them seriously except the mirror.

  31. “What do you think when you see just this stuff right here?”

    Where do these “folks” get their journalism degrees? From a Cracker Jack box? Critical thinking certainly isn’t one of the subjects taught. No wonder the LSM has gone to the dogs…


    The health reform bill is now owned by the administration and congressional democrats. It’s provisions and the subsequent national analysis will occupy debate and produce controversey for months to come even with the Supreme Court’s decision.. This bill’s efficacy, function and control of one sixth’s of the nation’s economy is not the real issue. The true issue is the subject that has been effectively shoved from the American political stage, the jobs debacle. Millions of unemployed or underemployed workers, the loss of their income, hope, vision, and individual loss of self esteem . An administration unwilling to confront this disaster in a direct or substantial way, now focuses on other issues like health care.

    For an example, currently, between the state of Iowa’s tax levy and that of the federal rate, businesses must pay 41.6 percent to government. This type of excessive business taxation has given the U.S. the dubious distinction of being the world’s leader in corporate taxes and regulations. This “jobs killer” has yet to be dealt with to improve the competitiveness of America.

    The administration provides no incentives at all for corporations to retain or create jobs in this country. Ireland’s overall rate on companies is 12.5 percent, Singapore has just introduced a program for start up businesses with the first three years almost tax free, China at 25 percent features special districts minimizing rates even further. We are in an economic trade war for the jobs provided by our companies. With two hands tied behind our back we passively surrender our American workers pay to other countries by failing to provide our companies with freedom from burdensome tax rates.

    This must be stopped now and American jobs must come first.
    Past proposals, from various members of Congress of a five or ten percent cut on federal taxes have not make a difference for companies in this competition for jobs with foreign countries. We need to take action to bring the jobs back for the 18 million jobless or underemployed workers. Specifically,

    Corporate round tables to meet with the new President after the 2012 elections on federal and state tax reductions for businesses, and to establish monthly goals for corporate job restoration-creation in the U.S.
    In the interim period between now and then, I would strongly insist that both presidential nominees recognize that the they must make job restoration-creation a 24/7 number one priority. Its not too late for any program to be examined. Programs that increase the deficit and are unnecessary should be immediately curtailed, that also includes propsed healthcare non-essentials.

    The Federal government should make initial cuts in the corporate tax rate to 10 or 15 percent prior to any state’s review of their taxes for reduction.

    There is a need for fiscal studies to determine how increased job growth would through the normal payroll tax, prevent deficit growth due to tax reductions at the federal and state levels.

    Years past, the tax foundation stated: “The key to improving America’s tax competitiveness is a partnership between federal and state law makers to work toward the common goal of lowering the overall business tax burden in the U.S. Otherwise, America, will continue to fall behind in the global tax race simply by standing still.”

    In summary, the above plan, albeit simple in thrust, will work if the nation has the resolve to put it into action. We simply cannot wait much longer to start down the path to real economic recovery. Although, I have written and published this concept for months, I have yet to experience any interest from the administration in Washington. Hopefully, many meaningful ideas will be considered in the weeks ahead, unless the jobs summit is once again merely a manufactured photo op or public relations ploy; if that’s the case the employment problem will worsen and the nation could plunge into a full fledged depression.

    We await the plans of both candidates to address these matters in the coming Presidential debates. To date Obama has let almost four years pass without advocating a plan. Hopefully Governor Romney will do so.

    Alan G Phillips, Sr

    1. You make a great deal of sense. This President doesn’t care about job growth. Romney had a 59 point plan that covers most of these points plus others that are necessary to turn our job creation machine around after the damage done to it by this president. The only answer is to elect Romney.

  33. Our president is a black racist and ex drug addict. His comments when he doesn’t have a pre-programmed script on his teleprompter shows how racist and hateful he truly is. He has proven himself a liar and his sweet heart deals he gives his handlers proves he’s a crook. My only hope is we can change this in Nov.

    1. Jeffery: Please cite your source that Obama is an “ex” drug addict! I have never seen or heard that! Is there any proof?

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