June 8, 2011
I heard that when Sen Reid asked for a higher dollar amount than you did, you criticized him for doing so. DUMB MOVE. This close to the election Republicans always cut too much and Democrats just want to do what is best for their fellow citizens. As it was for a jobs program he was doing you a favor. The deficit is a Republican chimera and you deserve a few tut-tuts for buying into it.
You need to put forth any and every jobs program you can, no matter how big or small or liberal it may be. The Republicans won't let you have any of them but you need to be seen as making the effort, you know, trying. And just to keep the Republicans on their toes, don't forget to declare an end to your sitty little war in Afghanistan and bring all the troops home this year. Mr Karzai will understand.