Skip to comments.Barry Honey, Letís Do Talk About Jobs
Posted on 11/03/2011 6:56:34 AM PDT by IbJensen
Well, my dear Mr. President, youve been making quite a disagreeable spectacle of yourself lately. Youve been traveling around campaigning on that big, black, foreign-made bus that looks like a harbinger of death come riding into Americas heartland. And on every stop in every hamlet, you say you want to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs, and jobs.
So is this that pivot to jobs weve all been anxiously awaiting since the failed Mother-Load Stimulus to nowhere and the Auto Stimulus to Unions and the Obamacare Stimulus to Kathleen Sebelius queen-hood? Honestly honey, youve done the so-called pivot to jobs so many times over the past three years that we Americans feel like were living in an endless loop of jobs-pivoting déjà vu.
Now, youre out on the campaign trail and you want to talk about your Democrat-stalled jobs bill the Son of Stimulus? Youre serious about that?
Well, bless your heart.
But Barry honey, since you brought it up again, lets do talk about jobs.
Although I must warn you up front, Mr. President, that the word jobs coming from your mouth has become synonymous with the now ubiquitous words unexpected job losses coming from the world of economy watchers. In fact, I would daresay your presidency has now come to be defined as the Obamaville that finally replaced Hooverville in the American political lexicon.
Thats not a good thing, honey.
In fact, if we citizens are to go by the facts as documented by the real number-crunchers rather than the alternate set of facts that keeps issuing forth from your mouth then we must conclude that every time you utter the word jobs, it is a hilarious inside joke among you and your erstwhile Marxist supporters in the Occupy Obamavilles. The rest of us, who actually prefer working to whining, really dont get the joke.
For instance, what was the meaning of the jobs joke hidden in the Mother-Load Stimulus that your Democrat super-majority pushed through in 2009? That bill actually killed a number of good American jobs. Due to poor planning and big-government hiring regulations, some of the road construction projects meant to increase jobs actually ended up nearly destroying formerly thriving businesses.
Next: HOW MUCH did that sign cost?!
The Daily Caller detailed five such job-killing stimulus projects in August of 2010 the same summer which you and your press minions simultaneously hailed as the Summer of Recovery. Well, it wasnt for small businesses in the path of your big-government steamroller in Tennessee or Wisconsin or Utah or California or Ohio. No, Barry honey, recovery summer was an Obummer summer in many states where the incompetent hands of your big-government solutions set up shop.
In every one of the job-killing stimulus projects cited by The Daily Caller, a few union jobs may have been saved or created, but small business owners were paying the price of big-government stupidity. Traffic suddenly rerouted or closed down altogether put real Americans out of jobs while union bosses laughed all the way to the bank.
In reality, many jobs were killed by the stimulus, but the signs were pretty. They should have been. They cost us aggrieved American taxpayers a pretty penny. According to a DOT figure submitted to ABC News upon request, it was estimated that states spent about five million dollars on those signs alone. Five million dollars, honey! On signs that were so reminiscent of your own campaign logo that Republicans were demanding an investigation.
ABC News determined that a single sign touting The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act on improvements to a runway at Dulles International cost $10,000. Ten thousand dollars for a sign. Just a sign. The whole runway-improvement project cost American taxpayers $15 million and created a piddling 17 jobs. Now no one but the village idiot touts that with a ten thousand dollar sign, honey.
The utter waste and stupidity in that Mother-Load Stimulus bill was so egregious that they prompted Senators Coburn and McCain to write a whole detailed report on some of them, which they called Summertime Blues. Now admittedly, Barry honey, Coburn and McCain are Republicans, but the stimulus projects they highlighted ought to cause even an agitating community organizer like you to blush with shame.
My personal favorite taxpayer-gouge from the Summertime Blues report was the one where big-government dupes gave nearly $2 million to the California Academy of Sciences to send researchers (aka government-paid tourists) to the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands and east Africa to photograph and catalog exotic ants, some of which will no doubt be extinct by the time this research stimulates the American economy.
Next: Well, at least theres one job the president is worried about
Of course, looking back, I can fully understand why a besieged president would want to hail a nonexistent recovery in the summer of 2010. That summers propaganda campaign did help divert the citizenrys attention from all the jobs going bye-bye in response to your big bleeping deal, ObamaCare. Even as you hit the links on Marthas Vineyard and your mouthpieces touted Recovery Summer, real health care jobs were already beginning to be choked to death by your ObamaCare kudzu.
Three Catholic hospitals in Pennsylvania were put up for sale due in large part to new ObamaCare regulations. Then there was that ObamaCare Section 6001, which effectively banned physician-owned hospitals and keeps new ones from starting up in the first place. By January of this year, when that little reg went into effect, construction on 45 doctor-owned small hospitals completely came to a halt, as recounted by the Weekly Standard.
Oh, how many jobs have been killed by ObamaCare alone, Barry honey?
Its not quite been the job-creating extravaganza that the former Madame Speaker Pelosi claimed it would be, now has it? Ms. Pelosis claim, as Im sure you well remember from your own health care summit in February 2010, was that the healthcare overhaul would create 400,000 jobs well, almost immediately.
Well, here we are, Barry honey, a year and a half later and were still waiting for all those jobs promised. And waiting for the next scene in your never ending pivot to jobs play-acting.
Heres the bottom line, darlin. From where were sitting out here in the real heartland, nearly everything youve actually done as president as opposed to what youve said as president indicates that your one and only job concern is with your own.
And why should you not want to keep that cushy job of yours at our expense? Vacations on the Vineyard among the millionaires and billionaires, the same people you harp on out the other side of your mouth. Riding the waves in posh style in your beloved Hawaii. Sending your lovely bride off to see the sights in Marbella Spain. From the Taj Mahal to Big Ben to the Champs Elysee, you seem to be having the time of your life and living the dream, all while logging in more links and hoops than a man three times your age. Your wild gadabouting and vacationing have made the entire idea of a presidency seem almost obsolete.
Work? No, not here.
Its no wonder, Barry honey, youve had such difficulty creating an economic policy that spurs job creation.
You, apparently, dont even know the meaning of the word job. If you did, then you would be doing yours.
Until we talk again, I remain your dissatisfied constituent.
This simple-minded, know-nothing, nobody, socialist-muslim is hell-bent on completing his destruction of America before his term ends.
What a tragic mistake has been wrought on our nation thanks to the Republicrat Party putting up asshats for president! Meanwhile, greater candidates like Issa, DeMint and FLAKE stand in the background.
It would be hard to fail as miserably as Obama has failed, at least by accident. I’m surprised that Obama has the talent to do it even on purpose. With an extra $5T in debt though, and the huge increase to unemployment that followed that massive waste, he has definitely failed spectacularly.
The delusional moron is going to ramp-up his destructive policies in his last year as Chief Resident. He does his damage then takes off on AF1 for his next adventure while he lets his drones do his dirty work.
The narcissist won’t admit he’s failed but history will show he’s the worst president. Carter was and is an idiot, but he can rest easy, Obama has taken first place.
” - - - Oh, how many jobs have been killed by ObamaCare alone, Barry honey?”
Ibjensen, you must be VERY intelligent, because you agree with ME!
I take that as a great compliment!
Is that graph simply the change from year to year?
Very telling in any case...ping for later retrieval.
It is the total for each year. Lots of charts here:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2451468/posts?q=1&;page=201
Point of order: Your Chart is misleading.
The “Deficit” is the ANNUAL difference between what was approved to be spent, and what was actually spent. It is the record of the ANNUAL loss by the sorriest bunch of money managers in the world.
The National Debt is the TOTAL of all the profits and losses from the birth of our Nation. I believe Van Buren was President the last time the US Federal Government showed a positive balance.
Hence, if you agree please add a FYI in your reply to the effect that the chart you used should read “United States Annual Deficit.”
1. “The Deficit is the ANNUAL difference between what was approved to be spent, and what was actually spent.” You might want to re think that.
2. The chart shows annual DEFICITS just like the chart’s title says.
3. What does the total National Debt have to do with anything I posted?
” - - - 2. The chart shows annual DEFICITS just like the charts title says. - - - “
The chart is labeled “NATIONAL” not “Annual” deficits. The data, shown by year is shown in an annual manner. Thus, the title should not include the word “National.”
Hm. Doesn’t seem right, but I need to mull it over. Thanks for the link, though, great resource!
If it said Federal you wouldn’t object. I think the author assumed most people knew the difference between debt and deficit. If you don’t like the chart post one you do like.