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Obama's 'Mandate for Sacrifice' Costs Thousands of Jobs
American Thinker ^
| William Tate
Posted on 07/20/2010 6:30:44 AM PDT by NMRed
As many as 100,000 Americans who lost their jobs, or will soon, because of GM and Chrysler dealership closings can thank Barack Obama and his "mandate for shared sacrifice," according to a top Obama official.
In a scathing report on the federal auto industry bailout, Special Inspector General Neil M. Barofsky notes that the Obama administration rejected initial automaker plans which would have required relatively minimal dealership closings, insisting instead on far more drastic cuts -- as many as two thousand dealerships between the two corporations. (snip) And Barofsky's report even questions whether the closures would lead to any real savings for GM and Chrysler. "One GM official emphasized this point by telling SIGTARP (Barofsky) that GM would usually save 'not one damn cent' by closing any particular dealership."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: autoindustry; barofsky; chrysler; dealership; dealerships; gm; jobs; mandate; neilbarofsky; neilmbarofsky; obama; sacrifice; shared; sigtarp; unemployment
posted on 07/20/2010 6:30:48 AM PDT
he ordered more closings than necessary so he can ride ro the rescue of many, thus appear to be a jobs savior.
he can abort a bunch of closings, take credit for saving people’s jobs, and still reach his reduction goals.
posted on 07/20/2010 6:33:55 AM PDT
(keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
"mandate for shared sacrifice"
The Kenyan's regime waives the mandate for UAW, SEIU, NFT, and other union parasites.
posted on 07/20/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
Irrelevant. As long as it sounds good, and/or makes people feel a certain way, then it does not matter whether it actually achieves positive results, or accomplishes its stated purpose. This is the Liberal creed.
posted on 07/20/2010 6:35:04 AM PDT
Marxists like Hussain are all about shared sacrifice, for the prols that is, OTOH he and his progressive buddies are partying like it’s Versailles 1789.
posted on 07/20/2010 6:35:22 AM PDT
I suppose this is the ‘sacrifice’ the left was constantly demanding President Bush inflict on Americans.
Hasn’t it been wonderful? Don’t you feel empowered?
posted on 07/20/2010 7:15:12 AM PDT
(For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
Obama needs to be impeached and tried for treason.
Such talk as "shared sacrifice" sounds suspiciously like dialogue from the old war movies, "sacrificing" for Der Fuhrer.
This REGIME is asking you and me to sacifice our homes, our jobs, our 401K/Retirement funds, and our childrens future. But has he sacrificed any vacation time, or golf outings, or giving billions to his "favored nations" so he'll get his 72 virgins from allah?
Speaking of virgins, what's next? Do we "sacrifice" a virgin to the nearest bellowing volcano?
The visions of grandeur that are obviously filling the brain cavity of this kenyan are amazing. He has obviously deemed himself the master of the universe, 2nd to none other. Meanwhile his popularity plummets the world over - except, of course, with the "moocher" segment who are still awaiting all of the glass beads and candy bars from "Captain Promise-Breaker".
Meanwhile, they do his bidding; "Go forth and spew hatred and racism across the land; createth a crisis of conflict and I - your prince - shall ride forth on the ACORN chariot with swords drawn and hate-crime legislation in hand to smite the evil, pale devils." Mellodramatic...yes...but the concept has a ring of truth to it.
I can't speak for anyone but me, but for me - the SACRIFICE IS OVER. I've given all I'm going to give, freely. No more charity donations to any black causes. I cannot bring myself to support any causes to people who support the "killing of cracker babies" and "domestice terrorism" in our election process.
Until there is a "United CAUCASION College Fund", a "WHITE Miss America, and a "CAUCASION CAUCUS" without wails and moans of "racist", then I will only support - how did that USDA lady put it..."My Kind".
Like obama's claims of "jobs saved", there is probably no way to prove how much tax money has gone to civil rights "advantage" causes, affirmative action, and other programs specifically for blacks, with no white equivilents.
So, count my taxes as my "donations" to these causes for now, for my days of volunteering money to black causes, are over.
Another poster said it best, "obama has put civil rights backwards for at least a generation, if not more.". He has greatly empowered those blacks who remain devout racists to act out and start trouble. Obama wants trouble, it's the only path he has to "eternal" power.
But, like the skyrocket showboat that he is, he's fizzling out quickly; he is a one-note johnny and his credibility is shot. He has become kryptonite to his fellow democrats who are sneaking out of D.C. in the dead of night to keep obama from offering to "campaign for them"...the mark of death for their reign.
So, Kenyan, how about you sacrificing a few vacations ~ and flying your dog around on "Bow-Wow-One" to join you in MAINE while the Gulf of Mexico is getting a lube job.
posted on 07/20/2010 8:06:24 AM PDT
(It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
posted on 07/20/2010 8:08:36 AM PDT
And last night Obama was hosting a party with performances by Tony Award-winners at the taxpayers expense, to be broadcast on taxpayer-financed PBS.
posted on 07/20/2010 8:14:50 AM PDT
("Good people drink good beer."- Hunter S. Thompson)
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