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  • Latest Action: Sep 14, 2011 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 165.

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    • This is the Obama jobs bill as announced before a joint session of Congress on September 8th. It would extend several stimulus measure that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2011, including the employee payroll tax holiday, extended unemployment insurance, and accelerated expensing for businesses. It also includes several new measures designed to prevent layoffs and encourage businesses to hire new workers. These include $35 billion in aid to local governments to help slow job losses in the public sector, about $100 billion in various infrastructure improvement programs, tax credits for businesses that hire long-term unemployed workers, and reductions in the level of payroll taxes that businesses have to pay. The stimulus provisions would add $447 billion to the deficit over the next ten years, although it suggests offsetting the costs by raising taxes on wealthy Americans and by closing corporate tax loopholes.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the Obama jobs bill as announced before a joint session of Congress on September 8th. It would extend several stimulus measure that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2011, including the employee payroll tax holiday, extended unemployment insurance, and accelerated expensing for businesses. It also includes several new measures designed to prevent layoffs and encourage businesses to hire new workers. These include $35 billion in aid to local governments to help slow job losses in the public sector, about $100 billion in various infrastructure improvement programs, tax credits for businesses that hire long-term unemployed workers, and reductions in the level of payroll taxes that businesses have to pay. The stimulus provisions would add $447 billion to the deficit over the next ten years, although it suggests offsetting the costs by raising taxes on wealthy Americans and by closing corporate tax loopholes.

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    • Alliance for American Manufacturing

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 11, 2011, by fiscalsocial - The solution to create jobs for the prolonged future is through private enterprise, not temporary jobs that improve part of our infrastructure contracted by government. In the 1930's our country was in a dire situation, similar, with a very high unemployment rate. The new deal resulted in temporary jobs that improved the infrastructure of our nation, not creating prolonged economic growth; World War II jump started that growth. Currently businesses (of all sizes) are hesitant to expand operations because they don't know how PPACA will affect the bottom line of their business. Increased jobs in the private sector are the solution to our current problem, which will only happen when public policy leads organizations to do so. Businesses want to expand their operations as much as the unemployed want jobs. Don't forget corporations and our government are made up of people just like you and me. Don't dehumanize these people because of issues and policy.

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      As noted by fiscalsocial, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 11, 2011, "The solution to create jobs for the prolonged future is through private enterprise, not temporary jobs that improve part of our infrastructure contracted by government. In the 1930's our country was in a dire situation, similar, with a very high unemployment rate. The new deal resulted in temporary jobs that improved the infrastructure of our nation, not creating prolonged economic growth; World War II jump started that growth. Currently businesses (of all sizes) are hesitant to expand operations because they don't know how PPACA will affect the bottom line of their business. Increased jobs in the private sector are the solution to our current problem, which will only happen when public policy leads organizations to do so. Businesses want to expand their operations as much as the unemployed want jobs. Don't forget corporations and our government are made up of people just like you and me. Don't dehumanize these people because of issues and policy."
    • On September 17, 2011, by MNVoice - I just wrote the following message to my representative Erik Paulsen and I encourage all Minnesotans and in fact all Americans, both in and outside government, to support this bill: Please pass the American Jobs Act. It's an important effort, one that all Americans can feel proud supporting, to improve the conditions of our country. For those who scoff at the government's presence in the economy sector, remember that it was the government's absence which allowed businesses and banks to drag us into this situation. The economy can't grow if people aren't working, and this bill extends that opportunity to people who need it. Please represent more American voices than just our small corner of Eden Prairie- not everyone is so fortunate nor nearly as prosperous.

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      As noted by MNVoice, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 17, 2011, "I just wrote the following message to my representative Erik Paulsen and I encourage all Minnesotans and in fact all Americans, both in and outside government, to support this bill: Please pass the American Jobs Act. It's an important effort, one that all Americans can feel proud supporting, to improve the conditions of our country. For those who scoff at the government's presence in the economy sector, remember that it was the government's absence which allowed businesses and banks to drag us into this situation. The economy can't grow if people aren't working, and this bill extends that opportunity to people who need it. Please represent more American voices than just our small corner of Eden Prairie- not everyone is so fortunate nor nearly as prosperous."
    • On November 16, 2011, by Ajscott123 - Isn't that unrelated to this bill?

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Waste And Abuse - Government Loan for Business - July 01, 2012 by tycon8000 - 90 Second Summaries: Season 2, Episode 23 S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011 Introduced 9/13/2011 Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of President ... Tags: oversight.house.gov, public.resource.org. This entry ...

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      As noted by tycon8000 on July 01, 2012, "90 Second Summaries: Season 2, Episode 23 S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011 Introduced 9/13/2011 Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of President ... Tags: oversight.house.gov, public.resource.org. This entry ..." (/url?q=http://www.governmentloanforbusiness.com/waste-and-abuse-the-refuse-of-the-federal-spending-binge-part-2-of-2/&sa=U&ei=68n3T5vlOaiI2gWh2N3rBg&ved=0CDgQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNEyGAQ8b6_tuthDJqMmkYvgMHsSDQ)
    • Waste And Abuse - Government Loan for Business - June 30, 2012 by tycon8000 - 90 Second Summaries: Season 2, Episode 23 S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011 Introduced 9/13/2011 Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of President ... Tags: oversight.house.gov, public.resource.org. This entry ...

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      As noted by tycon8000 on June 30, 2012, "90 Second Summaries: Season 2, Episode 23 S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011 Introduced 9/13/2011 Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of President ... Tags: oversight.house.gov, public.resource.org. This entry ..." (/url?q=http://www.governmentloanforbusiness.com/waste-and-abuse-the-refuse-of-the-federal-spending-binge-part-2-of-2/&sa=U&ei=JRb_T-2pMKWW2AWLxejCBA&ved=0CEMQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNH1vyKBEdnB5rjgeRibRg_nyFMv_Q)
    • Waste And Abuse - Government Loan for Business - June 30, 2012 by tycon8000 - 90 Second Summaries: Season 2, Episode 23 S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011 Introduced 9/13/2011 Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of President ... Tags: oversight.house.gov, public.resource.org. This entry ...

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      As noted by tycon8000 on June 30, 2012, "90 Second Summaries: Season 2, Episode 23 S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011 Introduced 9/13/2011 Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on behalf of President ... Tags: oversight.house.gov, public.resource.org. This entry ..." (/url?q=http://www.governmentloanforbusiness.com/waste-and-abuse-the-refuse-of-the-federal-spending-binge-part-2-of-2/&sa=U&ei=4Mv9T_eOEqeS2AW0o8nFDA&ved=0CEIQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNG62ptKwdp0nDcLemo9uAX0SfBk5g)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Tractor Supply Company Reports Second Quarter Results - July 25, 2012 by Marketwatch - BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) , the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended June 30 ...

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      As noted by Marketwatch on July 25, 2012, "BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) , the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended June 30 ..." (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tractor-supply-company-reports-second-quarter-results-2012-07-25)
    • With Southwest aboard, airfare hike expected to stick - July 24, 2012 by Las Vegas Review Journal - Just over half of Southwest's 1,549 flights a week out of McCarran International Airport head to cities in neighboring states or Reno, with about a third going to California. With 6.5 million passengers in the first five months of this year, Southwest has

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      As noted by Las Vegas Review Journal on July 24, 2012, "Just over half of Southwest's 1,549 flights a week out of McCarran International Airport head to cities in neighboring states or Reno, with about a third going to California. With 6.5 million passengers in the first five months of this year, Southwest has " (http://www.lvrj.com/business/with-southwest-aboard-airfare-hike-expected-to-stick-163516766.html)
    • Top Ten returning running backs in Mountain West - June 29, 2012 by Examiner - Rouse’s 1,549 yards last year are the third most in Fresno State history and his 329 carries are a Bulldog record. As a sophomore in 2010 he became the first true sophomore to ever surpass 1,000 yards rushing in Fresno State history.

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      As noted by Examiner on June 29, 2012, "Rouse’s 1,549 yards last year are the third most in Fresno State history and his 329 carries are a Bulldog record. As a sophomore in 2010 he became the first true sophomore to ever surpass 1,000 yards rushing in Fresno State history." (http://www.examiner.com/article/top-ten-returning-running-backs-mountain-west)
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