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Will $300 billion fix the economy? President Obama hopes so. According to early reports from the White House – the President’s job creation plan set to be unveiled Thursday night will come with a price tag of $300 billion – a number that is likely too high for Republicans to support – given they likely can’t support a $20 dollar job creation package – and also a number far too low for many progressives hoping the Presiden
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Thom Hartmann: Lee Fang is with us right now, with the Center for American Progress, ThinkProgress.org is their website. And Lee’s Twitter is @LHFang, Fang is spelled F-A-N-G. Lee, welcome back to the program.
Lee Fang: Hey Thom, good to be with you.
Republicans are very crafty in the ways they want to get rid of Social Security and Medicare.
Falling behind in the polls – Mitt Romney is expected to lay out his plan for job creation today at an event in Nevada. And like all the other plans put forward by his colleagues on the right – Romney’s job creation plan sounds more like a Christmas list for millionaires, billionaires and transnational corporations, and less like an effective way to get Americans back to work.
My note to President Obama.
Mr. President - you are running out of time.
Thom Hartmann: First of all, let me give you the list of the polls. I’m going to run through all the names and then I’m going to run through the percentages, very quickly. Because it’s just like this blinding list. This is, I believe I originally saw this at DailyKos and the list itself is posted over at CapitalGainsAndGames.com on Bruce Bartlett’s blog.
Fox News doesn’t know jack about economics.
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