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October 12th, 2011
09:58 PM ET

Blackburn: Get government out of the way

CNN's John King and Rep. Blackburn discuss what needs to be done in Washington to create more jobs in the U.S.

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  1. Kim

    I listened to the sound bites you gave from MCCain and Bohner and for the life of me I heard no plan. I heard the same tired criticisms, cliched sound bites that come from Reb forever-since when are cliches–like "the private sector creates jobs" and "growth" synonomous with a plan– I guess as long as you all have been thinking that sound bites are an answer to questions asked by so called journalists. As a journalist myself, I wonder what happened to pointef follow ups– or are those disallowed by corporate media?
    CNN has become such a disappointment since it cozied up and helped create the Tea Party.

    October 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  2. Jerry Neckanoff

    It's very disappointing to see how you really abdicate your responsibility as a reporter. You tried to show that the Republicans actually answered the President's challenge to come up with a plan and instead of actually showing whatever you think their plan was or is, you showed the speaker and the majority leader making generalizations-then you made it seem they had shown an alternative plan. Come on -that's really a disservice to Americans. McCain may have announced a plan today but that's about all-you didn't discuss that either. You'd rather keep it political than really show the true facts.

    Also, don't you think you have an obligation with respect to Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan to learn what it actually means before you get a pro and con analyst just give their views. You just rely on their opinions-if you studied what it describes you might have said it calls for getting rid of social security and medicare, which is why is income shortfall doesn't matter to him. He's not intending for the income to be needed-he states that the states, charities, churches should take care of those things.
    His proposal also says businesses have no deductions other than purchases-also purchases only for US goods. When asked if an Apple computer which has components made overseas would qualify as an allowable deduction, his answer was " I don't know." His plan also doesn't allow for the costs of labor-businesses would go broke with a tax policy like that.
    PLEASE do your homework.

    October 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm |