Today is the 2nd Anniversary of the blog. So let’s look at the last 2 years.
Unemployment: August 2009– 9.7
Current: 9.1 (August figures to be reported on Sept 2nd)
The Unemployment rate since this blog started has been over 9% except for two months (Feb & March 2011 where it hit a low at 8.8%!)
It has been over 8% since Feb 2009. So how’s that focus on Jobs going, Mr Obama? Going to unveil yet another Class warfare/Tax and Spend plan that will fail but keep up with your rigid ideology? And when it fails, it will be someone’s fault, after all.
The president and his political allies have called for an unemployment benefit extension as a form of economic stimulus. Obama recently claimed that such an extension will “put money in people’s pockets and more customers in stores.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed that an extension of unemployment benefits could create up to a million jobs. (Heritage)
The average worker who is unemployed has been searching for a job for 40.4 weeks, or more than nine months, according to new Labor Department figures.
That is if they don’t just give up or are underemployed.
So in 2 Years has Obamanomics “stimulated” anything besides misery?
How could this happen when Washington has thrown trillions of dollars into the pot, including the famous $787 billion in stimulus spending that was supposed to yield $1.50 in growth for every dollar spent? For a start, too much of the money went to transfer payments such as Medicaid, jobless benefits and the like that do nothing for jobs and growth. (WSJ)
The Stimulus money went to states to help pad their pensions for government unions and their budget shortfalls. These were the “saved or created” jobs. They weren’t new. They were his apparatchiks.
And that’s all that really matters in the end. 🙂
Green Jobs, you say?
Sorry they went to China were it’s cheaper… 🙂
Update: Oh Look, MORE SPENDING!
President Barack Obama will make a push for more transportation spending on Wednesday. (“Infrastructure”=Spending!)
The White House says Obama will urge Congress to pass a federal highway bill that he says will protect about 1 million jobs. (Should I laugh now or later? Bet they last just long enough to be useful to his re-election campaign…)
At issue is the renewal of a transportation spending bill that expires Sept. 30. The House is considering a six-year, $230 billion bill paid entirely with current fuel taxes. The Senate proposal would last only two years and cost $109 billion.
2 years ago we were still in the fight. It’s what got me in the fight.
2 years later, we have 10% of all companies saying they will dump their health care plans when ObamaCare is fully implemented. We have 46% of Doctors threatening to retire. We have huge raises in costs.
We have over 1700 waivers to Obama’s friends and supporters in Unions and businesses he deems necessary to him politically.
If you like your health care you can keep it, the President said then. By now you know that was a lie.
And where are the 4 Million Jobs Nancy Pelosi said would be created by ObamaCare?
And how was it going to lower the deficit again?
Ezra Klein, he of recent “the Constitution’s old, and stuff” fame, is one of the great and most persuasive cheerleaders for the belief that Republicans cannot repeal Obamacare and remain fiscally responsible since — as everybody knows! — Obamacare reduces the national debt by $100 billion over the next ten years.
March 2010: In explicit contradiction to the establishment media’s reporting over the past two days, the CBO has in fact reported that the Obamacare bill will result in an increase in the deficit spending of the United States by at least $109 billion over the next 10 years. Instead of reporting this indisputable fact, the media has been pushing the Obama and Democrat line that Obamacare will “save” $138 billion over the next 10 years in deficit spending versus present projections as if it was the gospel truth.
And what about that gleeful approval and wonderment from the masses the Obama Nannies were expecting: 2 years ago the Disapproval was 52% now it’s 61% (with independents like me its 67%)
57% favor repeal.
But, as you should know by know, the Democrats don’t care. They didn’t care then and they don’t care now. They’ve been salivating about this since Woodrow Wilson and now that they have their golden baby they will fight to the very last drop of your blood to keep it.
They don’t care what you think. And isn’t that real problem with Obama and the Democrats? 🙂
There are also many things that Americans don’t want out of health care reform: the loss of their health care plans; reductions in medical innovation; a decline in the quality of care; massive increases in federal spending and debt; the government injecting itself into the doctor-patient relationship; eventual federal rationing. (Guy Benson)
And that’s if you can find a doctor to go to, after all, many,many doctors have said if ObamaCare is fully implemented they’ll just retire. Leaving a massive shortage of doctors with 30 million new patients.
And you like you’re health care and want to keep it–Good Luck, you’ll need it!
Sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it! 🙂
But that’s what Obamacare will bring and has already in many cases.
Hope and Change, everyone, Yes He Can! 🙂
The scandal itself hadn’t broken yet but two years later the broken movement is still trying to convince you. And, Like Al Gore, recently has decided to take the Democrats tactics on board. Now, if you don’t believe in “Climate Change” you’re a racist!
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 69% say it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data in order to support their own theories and beliefs, including 40% who say this is Very Likely. Twenty-two percent (22%) don’t think it’s likely some scientists have falsified global warming data, including just six percent (6%) say it’s Not At All Likely. Another 10% are undecided.
The number of adults who say it’s likely scientists have falsified data is up 10 points from December 2009 .
Now that’s progress! 🙂
2011: Experiments performed by a European nuclear research group indicate that the sun, not man, determines Earth’s temperature.
Its magnetic field acts as a gateway for cosmic rays, which play a large role in cloud formation.
Consequently, when the sun’s magnetic field allows cosmic rays to seed cloud cover, temperatures are cooler. When it restricts cloud formation by deflecting cosmic rays away from Earth, temperatures go up.
Or, as the London Telegraph’s James Delingpole delicately put it:
“It’s the sun, stupid.”
This new finding of 63 scientists from 17 European and U.S. institutes from an experiment that’s been ongoing since 2009 is, if we may paraphrase Vice President Joe Biden, a big deal. Which is exactly why the mainstream media, with so much invested in global warming hysteria, is letting last week’s announcement from CERN pass like a brief summer shower, ignoring it. (IBD)
Of course the mainstream media is going to ignore it, it doesn’t fit the propaganda and that’s all we have left with the mainstream media.
The truth doesn’t matter to Liberals. Control matters.
The silent killer. Been to the grocery store lately?
Looked at your insurance bill? power bill? cable bill?
And just think, Obama and The Fed want to devalue your dollar even more! It fits with their ideology.
Here’s a Fascinating Website from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm
If you plug in say, $100 in today cost $94.96 in 2009 (in 2001 it would be 78.39 by the way).
So 5% inflation in your real costs in 2 years.
But don’t worry, Obama will solve it!
He’s the man with the plan. At least the latest Keynesian Tax and Spend plan that will have to be disguised as something else to hide it in plain sight and have the media push it 24/7/365 as the new shade of lipstick for this rotting pig of economics.
Watch for new Orwellian euphemisms.
2009: The President said then that comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make legal status possible for an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, would be a priority in his first year in office. Latino voters turned out strongly for Mr. Obama in the election.
“He intends to start the debate this year,” Ms. Muñoz (deputy assistant) said.
2 years later, unable to convince anyone and not really trying all that hard, he grants de-facto amnesty to millions by executive fiat and a Justice Department that refuses to do anything about Illegals in reality.
But the president has had two cousins arrested in this country as illegals though, so it’s not like he’s immune to the problem. 🙂
He’s too busy pandering for votes to care.
So you have a President when he doesn’t get his way tries to figure out how he can use his own power to get it done regardless of the people or the legislative process.
P.s. The Obama administration is considering unveiling new plans next week to revive the ailing housing market and reduce foreclosures, including an effort to help troubled borrowers refinance their mortgages.
The refinancing initiative would allow certain borrowers to refinance loans that are backed by government-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or the Federal Housing Administration, the sources said.
You know, the guys who keep borrowing billions of dollars because they are so bankrupt already and are in large part part of the problem not part of the solution.
The White House has kept the specifics of the refinancing plan closely guarded as it attempts to work out the details.
Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid!
Oh, and it’s going to cost taxpayers even more money.
So MORE SPENDING.
I guess this leopard will never change his spots, but he will come up with ways to spin it so all YOU see IS spots! 🙂