Barack Obama took his campaign on the road this week with a three state tour billed as a jobs tour. So hearing that one would expect that the President would be out on the stump laying out a plan to create jobs. Well nothing could be farther from the truth and most of what Barack is spewing on this bus tour is not the truth either. Let’s look at his speech in Decorah, Iowa
Here is his first shot at a fact.
But having said that, we have to acknowledge we’ve got some big challenges. Now, some of the challenges are not of our own making. We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, got the economy moving again, created 2 million private sector jobs over the last 17 months
Let’s take this fact and move it a little bit less to the left. Austan Goolsbee defended this number this way.
“I would just emphasize, the president’s plan is putting us on the right track,” Goolsbee told Amanpour. “Over the last 15 months, we’ve added more than 2 million jobs in the private sector. That’s far in excess of what it was in the comparable period after the last recession.”
Goolsbee has a point but let’s take baseline for these numbers. Even at the height of the recession following 9/11 the total people unemployed was 8.7 million people. That number was not exceeded and in fact it went down to only 7 Million before the 2008 collapse. It peaked during Bush at almost 9 million. What is the official number right now how about 14 trillion unemployed. So ask yourself one question, How could 2 million jobs be added when the rate has jumped and stayed at over 14 million for the last three years. Lie number one on the tax payer funded bus campaign.
Now we move on to economic growth and trade deals. The President said the following
Look, we’ve got a whole bunch of Kias and Hyundais here in the United States of America on our roads, and that’s fine and good. But I want some Chryslers and some GMs and some Fords on the roads of the South Korea as well. We should go ahead and get those trade deals done.
Let’s see Chrysler was sold to Fiat and GM is pretty much Government owned. So where is the benefit to private industry in the US from sales of these cars. BTW Kudos to Ford for pulling yourself through this mess. No real benefit to this agreement for you and I.
How about this doozy
Now, we do have to be thinking about how we invest in education and how we invest in infrastructure and how we invest in basic research, but still do it while the government is living within its means. And neither party is blameless on this. The truth is we had a balanced budget in 2000 — the last time we had a Democratic President
You speak the truth but you did not finish the sentence Barry. Bill Clinton had a Republican Congress who he had to deal with. SO I will say this. In terms of keeping Barack Hussein Obama a one term President the best thing that could have happened was the Senate staying under the hand of the dark lord of the underworld, Harry Reid. Had the congress gone completely over to the Republicans as it has with Clinton in office Barack would have had to modulate his position. But since he has a Reid buffer he does not have to do anything. And believe me he is not.
While he stands in Iowa and stumps for his election in 2012 the stock market is doing a rollercoaster and debt services are downgrading the ratings for the US. SO what sense of urgency does Barack bring to the table? What plan does he present on his campaign… Oh Sorry Jobs tour?
I’ll be putting forward, when they come back in September, a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs, and to control our deficit. And my attitude is, get it done. (Applause.) And if they don’t get it done, then we’ll be running against a Congress that’s not doing anything for the American people, and the choice will be very stark and will be very clear.
September? Mr President you have them back home in their districts. What better time to lay out a plan and put pressure on the Republicans? But you choose to not play your cards (which from the last few debacles we know you have nothing) too early. You may be the worst bluffer in history sir. I have some friends who would love to play you in poker. Now, just for good measure let’s cover the last sentence. If this were not a campaign speech why would he talk about it like it was? Running against a congress that’s not doing anything for the people? I prefer a congress doing nothing that one spending us into oblivion Barry. Get off the stump and do something.
Folks we know he won’t he will politic and blame. It’s not my fault everyone else screwed this up and in fact this is the biggest truth he ever spoke. Because his inaction has caused much of this mess. Our President is voting present while in the White House. He is letting Reid be the foil and presenting no solutions. Remember he promised the press to release his debt plan and never did.
Vote this man out of office in 2012 and continue to pressure congress to work for ALL Americans. Not just their rich buddies. Fair taxation and less government spending would be a good start.
DO you doubt this is a Campaign Trip? Well you are paying for it.B