Friday, September 9, 2011

Obama Jobs Plan Speech is More of Campaign Speech

One of a few things Obama can do fairly decent is giving a nice campaign speech. The only question from last night jobs speech Obama forgot to mention is who is going to pay for it. The president said that his jobs plan will be paid in full. Of course, it will! It will fall on the lap of the American taxpayer. In other words, Obama wants more spend, spend, spend. The jobs bill is another stimulus bill, which won't work. It is bunch of empty promises right before the election.

(RealClearPolitics) This is one question that the White House and a number of Democrats clearly don’t want to answer. That’s why some of them are out there coaching people not to use the word Stimulus when describing the President’s plan. Others are accusing anybody who criticizes it of being unpatriotic or playing politics. Well, as I’ve said, there’s a much simpler reason to oppose the President’s economic policies that has nothing whatsoever to do with politics: they don’t work. Yet, by all accounts, the President’s so-called jobs plan is to try those very same policies again, and then accuse anyone who doesn’t support them this time around of being political or overly partisan, of not doing what’s needed in this moment of crisis.

“This isn’t a jobs plan. It’s a re-election plan. That’s why Republicans will continue to press for policies that empower job creators, not Washington.

“According to The Wall Street Journal, nearly a third of the unemployed have been out of work for more than a year. The average length of unemployment is now greater than 40 weeks, higher than it was even during the Great Depression. As we know, the longer you’re out of a job the harder it is to find one. That means for millions of Americans, this crisis is getting harder every day. It’s getting worse and worse."