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Obama's empty jobs vow: Castles in the sand (pie in the sky, unicorns & rainbows)
Pittsburgh Live ^ | 8/07/11

Posted on 08/07/2011 7:12:16 AM PDT by Libloather

Obama's empty jobs vow: Castles in the sand
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fresh from signing a debt-ceiling increase that provides no shelter from the storm ahead, President Barack Obama stepped before the cameras in the Rose Garden last week and vowed to renew his focus on jobs and the economy.

And where will these jobs come from? Supposedly, from key government "investments." In other words, from the same failed government policies that have stifled economic growth and threaten more damage.

"Obama does not have much presidential persuasion left. He is running out of capital," says James Thurber of American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.

Witness Washington's latest "big deal." It's clear about raising the nation's debt ceiling (spending) by $2.4 trillion in toto. But details get fuzzy on any specific cuts, which are pushed back beyond 2012 -- if they happen at all.

Ditto for any reforms of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which get kicked further down the road despite the trio's trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities.

So, we have a deficit-reduction plan that pays lip service to unsustainable entitlement spending, which is driving up the nation's debt. Add to that burden all the deleterious diktats of ObamaCare.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: castles; jobs; rainbows; unicorns
If you were in this type of hip-deep trouble, the gubmint would be ALL OVER you.
1 posted on 08/07/2011 7:12:22 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Stop giving this man a hard time because he is black. -sarc


2 posted on 08/07/2011 7:15:03 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: Libloather

More importantly, how was his Hip-Hop barbeque?


3 posted on 08/07/2011 7:20:32 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Libloather
"Obama does not have much presidential persuasion left. He is running out of capital,"

I beg to differ. He was just given another $2.4 trillion worth of capital. No strings attached until after the 2012 election. What a country!

4 posted on 08/07/2011 7:21:13 AM PDT by Go Gordon (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Libloather
Where is that video of Obama as a candidate in 2008 saying that if the economy were not fixed in three years he deserved to be thrown out of office? Seems that would be a terrific lead-in to a list of his “accomplishments;” unemployment, skyrocketing deficits, downgrade, regulatory abyss, stagnating economy,....and the list goes on from there.
5 posted on 08/07/2011 7:21:18 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: frogjerk

” Stop giving this man a hard time because he is black. -sarc”

We don’t like his white half either!


6 posted on 08/07/2011 7:22:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Libloather

Taxing a shrinking minority of productive people to pay others to dig holes and fill them back in is not a “jobs program”. It is Soviet economics. What good will it do to build roads, bridges and train tracks when people don’t have jobs to which to commute, or money to buy products being transported to market upon such infrastructure?


7 posted on 08/07/2011 7:24:31 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Libloather
He also predicted his stimulus would get unemployment under 8% in a year.

Republicans don't need many of their own speeches. A Power Point of Obama's own predictions is enough.

8 posted on 08/07/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Libloather
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9 posted on 08/07/2011 7:31:43 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Libloather

Government has invested in the poor, and the poor have doubled. Maybe even tripled! It’s a great investment.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 7:33:28 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan

Obama’s job has been to create more dependency in order to create more demonRat voters.

More people on food stamps = more people who will vote demonRat.


11 posted on 08/07/2011 7:36:48 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The best solution would be to repeal Obamacare and make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Fire all the people that have been hired to implement Obamacare.


12 posted on 08/07/2011 7:39:51 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Libloather

“Obama does not have much presidential persuasion left. He is running out of capital,”

This mindless quote assumes he ever had such capital. The health care debate pretty much exploded that myth. The popularity of the health plan declined in direct proportion to the number of speeches (perhaps “lectures” would be more accurate) Obama gave on the topic. His powers of persuasion always have been vastly overrated by the MSM and professoriate.


13 posted on 08/07/2011 7:53:38 AM PDT by DrC
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14 posted on 08/07/2011 7:53:48 AM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . Fat & Furious - Burger & Fries Queen*s 1700+ calorie lunches . . . . .)
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To: baddog 219
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15 posted on 08/07/2011 7:59:26 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: Libloather

I have not heard anything the carnival barker has said lately but let me guess, we need to “invest in education, invest in infrastructure, invest in job training programs,” etc. Same old tired mantra they use when they want to kick money to their supporters.

Ah, watch out when a democrat politician uses the “investment” word. Such as “Investing in education.” Hold onto your wallets! The teacher’s union coffers must be getting low.

He is going to blow through the new debt ceiling money in record time!


16 posted on 08/07/2011 8:03:54 AM PDT by vlad335 (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: jimbo123

Let NO one on governments assistance vote. When they are a productive citizen again...then they can have the right to vote.


17 posted on 08/07/2011 8:07:18 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: jimbo123

How do we know at the polls if they are on government assistance...easily...put their name in the computer when their name pops up on government rolls receiving assistance...they can’t vote.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 8:10:27 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

How is that going to ever come about? I don’t disagree with you but it’s never going to happen. Can’t even drug test welfare recipients and all the libs I know totally agree that this needs to be done.


19 posted on 08/07/2011 8:12:16 AM PDT by vlad335 (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: devolve
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20 posted on 08/07/2011 8:14:44 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: shield

AMEN!


21 posted on 08/07/2011 8:15:35 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: vlad335

Texas would be a very good start...things are a changin’ ... IF we get the right person in the WH...with the senate and house majority...without enough rinos to stop us...full speed ahead...


22 posted on 08/07/2011 8:19:09 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Libloather

Fool me once - shame on you. Fool me a thousand times, over decades - you must be a politician and I must be hoping for something “free”.


23 posted on 08/07/2011 8:23:35 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Libloather

It all comes to a screaching halt when the goobermint can’t pay the welfare checks. Which is just around the corner at this rate.


24 posted on 08/07/2011 8:08:11 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Please sir, may I have more green shoots and skittles?


25 posted on 08/07/2011 8:12:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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