Well, I guess campaigning around in a big black bus in the Midwest for three days isn’t Mr. Obama’s idea of a vacation because he’s just arrived at Martha’s Vineyard for a “real” vacation.
The fact that probably millions of Americans don’t have the means to go on vacation doesn’t seem to bother the President.
Heck, he probably didn’t even check his stock portfolio lately because, if he had, he would’ve seen that the Dow dropped another 419 points (August 18th) because unemployment numbers were higher than they were the week before.
But, he’s probably able to sleep well knowing that he’ll be revealing his new economic plan to create jobs next month. Obviously, he doesn’t believe the situation is at all critical, because he’s choosing to wait another few weeks for the grand unveiling. The man is unbelievable.
I’m sure no one else was amused earlier this year when the President was questioned about his “Recovery Act” and jokingly said, “shovel ready wasn’t as…uh…shovel ready as we expected.” Despite his beliefs, government doesn’t “create jobs.” The private sector does. If he was really concerned about jobs, why didn’t he reveal his so-called plan about two years ago when everyone knew that his stimulus debacle wasn’t working?
I had to shake my head earlier in the week when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was screeching about the dismal unemployment rates among blacks but was still willing to give the President every opportunity to show what he can do. Well, Ms. Waters, you’ve been in Congress for a while now (unfortunately). Aren’t you aware that both houses of Congress were controlled by your buddies and that the President could have done anything he damn well pleased to create jobs since January of 2009?
Instead, he spent a good eighteen months jamming a worthless healthcare plan down the American people’s throats instead of working on the economy and now the Supreme Court is going to have to spend its time determining the constitutionality of this program. (Pardon me, but I can’t ignore the latest un-Presidential-like jab the President gave to the Supremes regarding their ultimate decision. I guess his un-gentlemanly remark at the 2010 SOTU address wasn’t enough.) But I digress.
It shouldn’t surprise me that the thin-skinned President blames everyone and everything for the current state of the economy. He blames the Republicans, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Europe, the Tea Party, and the list goes on and on. When does the economy become his?
He’s now blaming automation and technology for joblessness. “There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers. You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate.”
Has anyone heard anything as stupid as that comment today? According to Mr. Obama’s view of the world, perhaps the Wright brothers should not have been instrumental in inventing the airplane. Or how about the invention of the automobile? Should we all just throw our computers out the window and opt for typewriters or maybe we should throw out typewriters and use stone tablets? Is this President so out of touch that he doesn’t realize that ATMs have to be maintained by real people? Just as airplanes, cars and computers? Maybe we should all go back to traveling in horse-drawn buggies. At least the horses won’t be out of work.
Everyone should be questioning the President’s grasp of the problem particularly when his Agriculture Secretary comes out and says that more people on food stamps, yes, food stamps, means more jobs. I’m dumbfounded.
With the stock market tumbling, our credit rating lowered and joblessness as shaky as ever, why is this President going on vacation? Why is Congress taking a vacation while all this happening? They should all forego their taxpayer paid vacations and get back to work.
Waiting until September for Mr. Obama to reveal his long overdue economic plan is probably code for, “I-don’t-have- a-plan-yet; I’m-waiting-for-the-idiots-
I still remember the President’s interview with Matt Lauer a few days into his term when they discussed the economy and Obama said, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition.” Whoever the Republican nominee is should use this sound bite in every political ad up until Election Day. I sure hope everyone remembers Obama’s own words a year from now because I, as many others, doubt that things will get substantially better. But, hey, that’s just me.
I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.