Unemployment Spikes! Obamas Fault!

May 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm (Health Care, Jobs, News, Obama, Opinion, Politics, Unemployment) (, , , , , , , )

Yes, I know this is old news, but I get a tad disturbed when I hear certain talk show hosts and pundits quote Obama’s unfortunate statement that the distribution of the stimulus checks would keep the unemployment rate from going over 8%.  I personally think that from a business standpoint, you should never over-promise things that you simply don’t have control over.  In this case the reasoning for the over-promising was to push the stimulus package.  But really, how stupid are you that you would believe him?  That’s like me saying, if you put my kids through college, then it will never rain when you have a picnic.

Trying to pull wool over the eyes of the public is apparently what this Administration does best. It’s nothing new. We saw it with the Bush Administration as well and they were big ones like the war in Iraq, which I won’t even begin to go into.  And of course, every Administration before it has mastered it to varying degrees.  But with Obama it has a much deeper level of depravity and it just keeps coming.  It’s simply lie after lie after lie and we keep looking down at the ground, sweeping with our feet and murmuring, “Gawrsh, Mr. B. You’re so smart.  Whatever it takes to get to that sweet, sweet change you keep talking about.”

Come on people. Does anyone take the time to think for themselves anymore?  What in the world made you believe that he would be able to control the employment rate?  It’s that same gullibility that allowed him to pass a massive health care reform filled with hundreds and hundreds of stipulations and earmarks that had nothing to do with healthcare.  To make matters worse, you should know that if you make statements like this publicly, it will be the bane of your existence if it doesn’t happen that way, because guys like Sean Hannity are going to make it one of their primary talking points. It makes me crazy when he says that over and over and over again. I can’t even comprehend what it would be like if he were actually referring to me personally. My brains would be scattered about in the Oval Office just so I could make him quit talking.

How could a stimulus affect unemployment?  If anything, it allows a person to stay unemployed longer by giving them an extra month’s rent and utilities.  What’s the rationale? They’ll get the check and then they’ll say, “Wow, I’d like to get more of these. Maybe I should get a job.'”  If you want to reverse unemployment, you funnel funding into the schools that will allow them to expand what Goodwill already does which is provide training to individuals who can’t afford it. That increases their skillset and makes them more valuable in the job market.  It also pulls more qualified teachers off of the streets which even further decreases the unemployment rate. That’s how you put a stop to unemployment.  Not by handing them a check that says, ‘Thanks for breathing. Now go buy yourself a nice TV.”

If Obama could simply stop speaking in such a reactionary way that only gets him in trouble, he’d have a lot less headaches. And by reactionary, I mean saying things like “the police acted stupidly.” and “you take your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed” and “passing the stimulus will keep the unemployment rate from going above 8%”.   I’m sorry, does he even have a speech writer on hand?  Or maybe he should just hire an ankle kicker.  Someone that will kick him hard in the shins when he’s about to say something that sounds only partially intelligent.  If anything, maybe it should be someone from the Harvard admissions department.

Please Obama.  Just stop talking out of personal opinion or from Cloud 8 where things are fruity with rainbows made of candy.  The position of President is a “matter of factual” position.  Time has proven over and over again that the second you utter something of personal opinion it always will bite you in the rear.  Always. No exceptions.


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