Skip to comments.Obama showcases his own failure
Posted on 08/25/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
SCRANTON, PA - This city has been combating hard economic times for a very long time.
When President Barack Obama stepped on the ground here Friday, he visited a city that has been managing decline for more than 70 years. None of his policies of the past four-plus years has done a thing to point Scranton back in the right direction.
Even the nearly $60 million in federal stimulus funds provided to the city by the Obama administration failed to create more than 34 jobs, as of 2012.
As history shows, Obama is not the first politician to try to fix Scranton. But, like any Democrat-machine-run city, Scranton did its part to provide a hardscrabble backdrop to make him look good for the TV cameras.
Scranton is an emblem for our time, an era of economic calamity in America.
So perhaps it is fitting that the president perceived an opportunity in placing himself center stage here as he pivots once again for the little guy, praising himself as the savior of the middle class.
Who better to showcase the failure of our economic stability than the man who has been given ample time to revitalize it but has only mismanaged it?
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$60 Million for 34 jobs.
If I was a paid Repubican consultant, I would hang the decline of this country not only on the Democrats but on the complicit media.
If they did their jobs, only competent polticians would be elected.
It’s a success in his mind.
His goal is to destroy every bit of economic vitality and any remaining elements of traditional America.
He wants the whole country to be like Scranton, or better yet, like Detroit. It is much easier to rule as king over the “unwashed masses” that way.
Perhaps we should start telephoning DAILY all the newspapers in all 57 states & demand they report the truth.
Phone calls to every newspaper editor in every state until they report the TRUTH.
get on their facebook and twitter pages as well...coordinated efforts would catch them by surprise...
Cry me a river...
Even a strong, capitalistic, pro-business media would have a hard time overcoming the years of communist indoctrination at public schools.
What is the over-under on him staying around? The guy in Tenn was fired after being critical of the Pres on his visit there.
Not only is this an appalling waste of tax dollars, and all too typical; but the economic destruction is larger. These dollars come from tax payers, who now cannot spend this money; and you can damn well bet they would spend their own dollars more wisely. These dollars have been confiscated by government and are now used for the purpose of political pull. This sort of squandering of economic capital, multiplied thousands of times over with every politically motivated handout, is destroying the country.
It is stunning how we are now ruled by a political elite bent on decline so as to empower themselves. They will one day kneel before God to explain why they destroyed entire cities and families for their pathetic desire for power.
Best reporter out there...Fox should pick her up...
30,000 pounds of Bananas:
Obama’s vice-president is a proud native of Scranton. Why in all the saloons in town all he has to do is walk in and be recognized as ‘Scranton Joe’.
Why hasn’t the GOP mounted an ad campaign exposing all this?
Because the GOPe, which is the majority of the GOP in power, is aligned with Obama and the Dems on this.
Plenty of fodder for commercials in here...Please share
The politicians had to skim off their portion, didn’t they?