Skip to comments.Obama's Flimsy Jobs Prop
Posted on 10/24/2012 10:45:55 PM PDT by morethanright
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
When President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress drew their plan to take over American medicine, the dictatorial Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) comprised some 2,700 pages. It was so enormous Nancy Pelosi - then Speaker of the House - urged her Democratic members to pass the bill "so that you can find out what is in it."
Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, made the most of his three presidential debates by offering a clear economic plan of across-the-board tax cuts to grow the American economy. With Romney surging in the polls, a desperate Obama unveiled his alternative economic plan on Wednesday: a flimsy 20-page Kinkos, hot-off-the-press, special he calls "A Plan for Jobs & Middle Class Security."
What first strikes the reader is that there isn't all that much to read. In fact, the little brochure is packed with lots of slick photos of the president posing with those still lucky enough to have jobs - and feigning interest in every word they say ... especially those wearing hardhats.
And here is where the disconnect occurs. The "jobs" the president highlights in his thin missive concern "recruiting and preparing 100,000 math and science teachers" and to "train 2 million workers for good jobs that actually exist through partnerships between businesses and community colleges."
In short, Obama's plan is to turn America into a nation of teachers who prepare those who do not teach for jobs that service the needs of, well, teachers.
What was surprising about the feeble jobs plan is that Obama unveiled it at a campaign rally and not on Comedy Central, where Obama-friendly audiences enjoy a good joke. Here in the real world, 23 million Americans are hopelessly unemployed ... and they aren't laughing.
"Four years ago," concludes the pamphlet, "our country faced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The President took bold action to stem the crisis and stimulate our economy ..."
Yes, and with four more years, Obama will "stimulate" our economy of teachers and teacher's assistants to prepare our children for a bright Solyndra future.
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Gotta love it - all he has to do is give every out of the job market person in the country a government job and full salary.
Unemployment problem solved! Why hasn’t he done it already?
Free food. Free rent. Free Obamabucks. What do we need jobs for?
Man, you mean they could have divided the TARP among us? What a concept.
I can picture Mitt or maybe even better, Ryan at the next campaign stop, holding up Obama’s “Jobs Plan”...”This isn’t a jobs plan, it’s a photo album. There’s less words in here than in one paragraph of the ObamaCare disaster which is his real plan and it has nothing to do with creating jobs or middle class security.”
“recruiting and preparing 100,000 math and science teachers”
I want to know what Obama thinks we should do with the public school teachers currently pretending to teach these subjects now. To mention this during the debate, at a time when taxpayers are being crushed by the costs of their schools, simply illustrates how the Democratic Party is simply the political action arm of the teachers’ unions.
We’ve laid off thousands of them here in NJ, and will continue to do so until people can afford to live in this state under the “new normal” wage structure.
IT'S A COOKBOOK!
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