Shocker: Obama Will Ask To Spend More Money In Big Jobs Speech
Labor Day, 2011 and Barack Obama made a campaign speech in Detroit in front of a friendly crowd at an AFL-CIO rally. With an economy going backwards and zero job growth, where else can Obama get cheers but in front of a crowd of his rapidly shrinking supporters.
Naturally the “mob” needed to be fired up first with an incendiary speech by Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr.,
“We gotta keep an eye on the battle that we face, a war on workers, and you see it everywhere in the tea party, and, there’s only one way to win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight, and you know, what, they got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner, it’s going to be the workers up in Michigan and America. We’re going to win that war. President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.“
A few facts that are ignored by Barack Obama, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., Richard Trumka and Linda Solis; the unemployment rate in Michigan is 10.9%, and in Detroit it’s 12.5%.
That didn’t stop Barack from saying his usual class warfare ad hominems, “We’ve gone through a decade where wealth was valued over work, and greed was valued over responsibility. And the decks were too often stacked against ordinary folks in favor of the special interests.”
What got me screaming back at my television and Barack Obama, was his patent campaign rhetoric of blaming others and his refusal to accept responsibility for his disastrous economic policies during the last two and a half years.
“But I’m not satisfied just to get back to where we were before the recession; we’ve got to fully restore the middle class in America. And America cannot have a strong, growing economy without a strong, growing middle class and without a strong labor movement. That’s the central challenge that we face in our country today. That’s at the core of why I ran for President. That’s what I’ve been fighting for since I’ve been President. Everything we’ve done, it’s been thinking about you.“
Obama then launched in to his “achievements” that have strangled job growth, bankrupted our treasury and caused misery all over this nation. The crowd still applauded.
“On Thursday, we’re going to lay out a new way forward on jobs to grow the economy and put more Americans back to work right now. We’ve got roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. We’ve got private companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building. We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now. There is work to be done and there are workers ready to do it. Labor is on board. Business is on board. We just need Congress to get on board.” (Full text here)
So there you have it, the President with the worst economic record in the last 50 years is about to make what he calls an important speech on jobs to a joint Session of Congress on Thursday. All he is going to ask for is more spending, more “investment” and more time to fix his broken and washed out road “forward”.
Here are a few hints of what’s in this time-waster of a speech; a call for more education spending specifically new federal funding for school construction. Obama to Call for Washington-Built Schools in Thursday ‘Jobs Speech’
More “Green Jobs” from the mythical green manufacturing industry. Extension of the “Payroll tax holiday” and give backs to employers for new hires.
Forgotten by Obama’s economic brain-trust is that there needs to be a reason to hire new employees. That’s not going to change unless Obama rolls back thousands of pages of new regulations and starts to get the government’s foot off the neck of corporations.
Michael A. Walsh of the New York Post, in “Obama’s Big Chance” says, “The fact is, this administration is as bankrupt as Solyndra. Its Keynesian bromides have failed, and it’s pretty much run through the available supply of academic eggheads that will give it the economic advice it wants to hear.
If the president really wants to jump-start the economy, he should also lift his de facto ban on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which would put thousands back to work from Florida to Texas. Indeed, if he’s serious about jobs, he’ll promise to halt all new regulation.
Oh, and stop holding up those free-trade treaties because the labor unions don’t like ’em.
And if he really wants to kick-start the economy, he should call for a radical revision of the tax system: Flatten the rates for everybody (including corporations), eliminate all or most deductions and tax credits and make everyone pay at least something, and Americans will move billions of dollars from less-productive tax shelters to job-creating investments.
In short, this is Barack Obama’s moment. For once, one of his big speeches actually needs to have specific proposals leading to practical, beneficial results.”
Of course Obama will stick to his failed policies as well as throw as much blame as he can on the Tea Party, Republicans and even George Bush.
I thought Presidents were supposed to unite the nation and lead by example. Not Barack Obama, he’s a thug and a classless one at that.