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Obama's Promise of More "Shovel Ready" Jobs
Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Bill Tatro

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 President’s 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 nation’s 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.

It’s simply a matter of learning to spell.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; election2014; election2016; obamarecession; obamataxcut

1 posted on 05/17/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; mhking

Just d_mn

This could be the Hussein legacy — government paying people to literally demolish America.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin

As if the porkulus was not enough.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:22:04 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Kaslin

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:23:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Kaslin
it turned out to be just another illusion

An expensive illusion.

"I reached for my wallet, and shook hands with the Kingfish."

5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:24:29 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Kaslin
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.

It’s simply a matter of learning to spell.

I couldn't resist.

6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:25:48 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Kaslin

The only shovel-ready job he created with the last trillion dollar spending spree was Jay Carney’s.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 7:29:33 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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”.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 7:30:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

More shovel ready manure from Obama.

10 posted on 05/17/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

Great article. Needs to be three S time.

Shoot.
Shovel.
Shut up.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:25 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Holdem Or Foldem

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.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Holdem Or Foldem

FEMA didn’t buy all them coffins for giggles!


13 posted on 05/17/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Kaslin

Doubling down on stupid...


14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:50:46 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Kaslin
And then we get have another smirking Obama moment where he laughs that perhaps those ,and I quote Obama, “shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected” - after squandering about a TRILLION Dollars of taxpayer money with little or nothing to show for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p4-vPrcDBo

Yeah, wasting a Trillion bucks is really funny, dude.

15 posted on 05/17/2014 7:53:11 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Obama excels at shoveling huge steaming piles of dung. He is the DC Dung Beadle. He is constantly pushing his piles of shit from one end of the country to the other.
16 posted on 05/17/2014 7:55:28 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Kaslin

“...and you won’t have to tell them, “I shoveled shiite in Louisiana.” —apologies to George Patton


17 posted on 05/17/2014 8:20:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

The VA is doing their part in providing “shovel ready” jobs.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 8:49:29 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Kaslin
Ramirez at his best:

and


19 posted on 05/17/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Kaslin

Following around behind him is about the only shovel ready job Obama has produced.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s Promise should come with a warning sign.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

The image that comes to mind is people digging graves.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 1:16:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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