Skip to comments.Obama's Promise of More "Shovel Ready" Jobs
Posted on 05/17/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
When Barack Obama was first elected President he took to the podium along with his smiling V.P. and announced that America would be brought back with shovel ready jobs.
In other words the construction business would be aboomin. Unfortunately like many of the Presidents promises, too many to mention, it turned out to be just another illusion. A few years later, when both the President and Vice President were taking questions about the lack of jobs, and their shovel ready promises, they looked at each other, laughed and said Right.
Unless we go down the road of the Chinese and build million people cities without residents, shopping malls without shoppers and office buildings without workers the construction business as we once new it will be dead.
Technology in the form of online shopping has methodically eliminated the need for big box video stores, bookstores, and even electronic stores. Government regulation and taxes continue to depress the startup of small businesses and even their continued existance. Town after town and city after city have empty storefronts that stand as monuments to another era.
Now we learn that housing permits have surged to a six year high. Unfortunately, the make up of the permits is primarily multifamily. It reinforces the fact that we continue to be a nation of renters. All this to the chagrin of the nations home builders who continue to see the writing on the wall. Thus the expanding blight of vacant house after house.
The President, unknowingly, had the right idea for the expansion of jobs. Unfortunately he misspelled the word. It should be destruction not construction.
The amount of excessive brick and mortar retail space is growing daily and stores like Family Dollar and Staples have announced multiple store closings. Tear them down.
In small towns, all across the country, the empty storefront continues to grow. Tear them down.
Finally, leaving a house empty, year after year, does nothing for the community, the neighborhood, or the house itself. Tear them down.
Mr. President, your policies are creating jobs. These jobs can be filled by the millions who have dropped out of the participation pool. Much like the Roosevelt agenda, that you so obviously worship, the Civilian CONservation Corps (CCC) could be resurrected and called the Civilian DEstruction Corps (CDC).
This program would not only create jobs, enhance America, but give you and Joe a reason to smile again.
Its simply a matter of learning to spell.
This could be the Hussein legacy — government paying people to literally demolish America.
As if the porkulus was not enough.
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
An expensive illusion.
"I reached for my wallet, and shook hands with the Kingfish."
Its simply a matter of learning to spell.
I couldn't resist.
The only shovel-ready job he created with the last trillion dollar spending spree was Jay Carney’s.
The combination of obamacare with the Veterans Administration innovations in health care will create an explosive growth in the number of grave diggers. Hence, the term “shovel ready jobs”.
Meanwhile, Canada wants to build a new bridge over the Detroit river but rather than releasing the $250 million for preparing our side of the river, Obama wants to give it to the unions.
More shovel ready manure from Obama.
Great article. Needs to be three S time.
You read my mind.
And if the VA and zerocare aren’t enough, there is always the multi billion rounds of ammo being hoarded for use by the federal alphabet agencies to (try) keep us in line.
The only question is whether our relatives will be billed for the ammo used.
FEMA didn’t buy all them coffins for giggles!
Doubling down on stupid...
Yeah, wasting a Trillion bucks is really funny, dude.
“...and you won’t have to tell them, “I shoveled shiite in Louisiana.” —apologies to George Patton
The VA is doing their part in providing “shovel ready” jobs.
Following around behind him is about the only shovel ready job Obama has produced.
Obama’s Promise should come with a warning sign.
The image that comes to mind is people digging graves.