Obama’s Shovel-Ready Promises

Shades of Richard Nixon…during the presidential campaigning season of 1968, it was reported that Tricky Dick had a secret plan to end the war in Vietnam. Forty years later, another president has another secret strategy to end yet another crisis. Barack Obama, the biggest spending politician in American history, will announce shortly after Labor Day his latest scheme to repair an ailing economy which his previous ministrations have made palpably worse. While vacationing on the Vineyard with the rich and famous, Obama has apparently pondered the latest dismal unemployment statistics that have occurred on his watch–9.1%–and decided that what he needs to do to is…spend more of other people’s money. Well, hell. That’s no secret.  That’s what he always wants to do.

“I need you to keep your pressure on your elected representatives for things like the payroll tax cuts or road construction funds or the other steps that will help to put our country back to work,’’ Obama told attendees at an economic forum in Iowa during his recent whistle-stop tour of the Heartland aboard the Bi-Polar Express, the $1.2 million presidential bus that was built by workers in Canada, thereby helping the Canadians keep their own unemployment down. But how is an Administration that believes Food Stamps create prosperity going to create anything except more dependents?

“If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, then someone has to stock it, shelve it, process it, package it, ship it,” said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilseck. “All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times.

With 46 million Americans on the Food Stamp dole, the economy should be booming. However,  as Matt Cover writes (CNSNews.com):

This claim, however, obscures the fact that both saving and investment are also economically productive activities contributing to credit availability and business growth respectively. It also ignores the fact that taxpayers whose money is used to fund food stamp programs may have spent their money on other things, including food, thus also contributing to the economy.

Obama has been promising “shovel-ready” jobs since Inauguration Day, but the only things he’s given us that are shovel-ready are his promises.

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Barack Hussein Obama MUST Go (Texas Fred Blog)

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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20 Responses to Obama’s Shovel-Ready Promises

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  2. Your post and mine go hand in hand today, Bob. This despicable man we call President says one thing, when he knows perfectly well that his department heads are working overtime to do the exact opposite. Lies, deceit and, maybe treason are his hallmark.

    • Bob Mack says:

      He has to lie. If the people knew him for what he is, they’d march on the capitol with pitchforks. At least, I hope they would. God knows, today’s public is not made of the same stuff as the folks that always opposed totalitarians in the past.

  3. TexasFred says:

    There is only one thing to say; OBAMA HAS GOT TO GO… And I am to the point of not giving a damn HOW either… That SOB is destroying America… Didn’t we ALL take an oath to defend against ALL enemies? Foreign and Domestic? The enemy is NOT at the gates folks, the son of a bitch is on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, on OUR dime!

    • Bob Mack says:

      FRED, nobody approves of this guy. From Pajamas Media:

      Gallup: Obama Drops 36 Points…Among Hispanics

      Well, Gallup’s new numbers help explain Obama’s lawless move on deportations yesterday. Not that it’s a great surprise.

      Only 49 percent of Hispanic Americans said last week they approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, according to the Gallup poll. That is down 36 points from the high of 85 percent that Obama’s approval hit among Hispanics in the Gallup pollin the spring of 2009, his first year as president.

      Obama’s approval among Hispanics hit an all-time low of 45 percent in the last week of July, according to Gallup. It has rebounded modestly since then.

      Regarding the deportations policy change, Obama does know that what he’s doing is illegal. He said as much explicitly, in front of La Raza, less than a month ago.

      THE PRESIDENT: … Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. (Applause.) And believe me, right now dealing with Congress –
      AUDIENCE: Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can!

      THE PRESIDENT: Believe me — believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. (Laughter.) I promise you. Not just on immigration reform. (Laughter.) But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works.

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: Change it!

      THE PRESIDENT: That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.

      That was back on July 25, 2011. Unless Congress passed an amendment between then and now without anyone noticing, President Obama has by his own admission violated the Constitution and is ruling by fiat.

  4. AFVET says:

    Bob,…just heard this on the Mark Levin show, before OB left for Marthas Vineyard, he signed an executive order to grant amnesty to illegal aliens that have not committed a crime on our soil.
    Remember the Dream Act did not pass congress.
    Here again is another usurpation of the structure the Founders set up in the Constitution.
    The congress didn’t pass Cap and Trade, so he unleashed the EPA on the country through onerous regulations.
    These actions coupled with an incompetent congress equals a dictator.

  5. Bob Mack says:

    Obama: Never Mind All That Separation-of-Powers Stuff (http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/08/obama-never-min.html)

    Even if you support comprehensive immigration reform, as a majority of my colleagues do … even if you support the DREAM Act, as a majority of my colleagues do … is it possible to support the Obama administration basically saying the nation’s immigration laws are whatever they say they are?

  6. Gubmint spending is like the pit creature Sarlacc, pretty impressive – but it will suck your ass down in a heartbeat. Besides getting sand in your butt, freshly printed handouts from ‘da state’ pays peeps to consume resources instead of produce them. Paper shufflers working for ‘da man’ sit on their bupkiss all week, and on pay-day, shout hurray and embark on a whirlwind spending spree buying crap they did no part to produce. There is no ‘multiplier effect,’ only a ‘multi-liar effect’ – millions of prevaricating parasites telling us that consuming wealth actually produces it.

  7. KingShamus says:

    “Gubmint spending is like the pit creature Sarlacc, pretty impressive – but it will suck your ass down in a heartbeat.”

    Star Wars reference for the win!

  8. Obama may have “a plan” to reveal in September. But you can bet the farm on this: the plan won’t be workable.

    We’ve got to get Obama out of the Oval Office.

  9. roblorinov says:

    “Shovel ready jobs!! Shovel ready jobs!!” I’m so sick of hearing that out of Obama’s big mouth I could puke!! This man is an absolute liar and deceiver. His words mean nothing and his actions prove everything as far as Marxism goes. I agree, in that, the only things that are shovel reading are his promises and I might add all of his BS as well. This president has no plan for jobs otherwise he would have announced and instituted that plan 3 years ago. He’s all worthless talk! He loves drama. He loves keeping people on the edge of their seats. He’s using the jobs deal for just that…drama! Fact is this president couldn’t lead his way out of a paper bag and we expect him to lead our nation? LOL now that’s funny.

    Texas Fred you could not be more correct. The enemy is not at the gates but is presently at Martha’s Vineyard and I suspect all of his cronies in Marxism are along for the free ride at OUR expense….yes again. This guy takes a vacation almost every month and more than any other president I’ve ever seen. Is the job that hard? Doubtful. Obviously he can’t stand the heat so he really needs to get the hell out of the kitchen!

    Good post Bob!! 🙂

  10. conservamind says:

    Constitution Smonstitution, if Obama doesn’t have a problem launching illegal wars or dictating law via “Executive Orders”, why would any one think he would have a problem lying about anything else. Obama has stimulated the economy with the Trillions he has borrowed and spent, too bad its the Chinese economy

  11. bunkerville says:

    I don’t have much hope in the public wakes up. McCarthy is a prime example. Years later we learn that much of what he turned up was in fact true. 40 years this time to find out the truth will be a bit late.

  12. Angel says:

    and now Egypt and Libya exploding..good grief BOB!

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