He wants to be the new NFL Commissioner or something…

11 07 2011

I figure Obama’s next job after the U.S. Presidency will be the Olympics or United Nations…something where he can have a great title doing nothing, especially nothing for America. I mean, already he has demonstrated his interest in doing nothing for America.

But this? Shocker today when discussing raising the debt ceiling. Obama wants a higher credit card limit so he can pay the bills for those crazy stimulus spends..like million dollar stimulus logos and fancy roadside construction projects …those important stimulus projects.

So in trying to apply his mayo spread of guilt around everyone who wants a sandwich…he says this:

We are not out here trying to use this as a means of doing all these really tough political things. I would rather be talking about stuff that everybody welcomes like new programs or the NFL season getting resolved. Unfortunately, this is what’s on our plate. It’s before us right now and we’ve got to deal with it. What you are right about, I think, is that the leaders in the room here, at a certain point, have to step up and do the right thing regardless of the voices in our respective parties that are trying to undermine that effort

Obviously he is more comfortable talking sports. I’m REALLY, REALLY okay if he justs watch ESPN 24-7 and leave the heavy lifting to others in the room….Anyone with a brain knew someone else was going to have to come behind Mr. Obama-spend and clean up this mess. Step up and do the right thing dude: get out of the room.


Team Obama: You can borrow my calculator…

25 01 2010

Apparently Team Obama, spending so much money on stimulus street signs and other wasteful things, can’t afford a decent calculator.

Today, making the Sunday news shows, three Team Obama members gave wildly different numerical totals for how many jobs the stimulus has created.

Valerie Jarrett: “thousands and thousands”

David Axelrod: “saved or created more than 2 million”

Robert Gibbs: “saved or created 1.5 million”

So – does anyone know where my money has gone and how many jobs my tax money has saved or created???

Happy 6th Month Anniversary, Trillion Dollar Stimulus

17 08 2009

From House Minority Leader Boehner, some items to remember as you mark this celebratory occasion:

  • Despite the Administration’s promise that the “stimulus” would provide an immediate “jolt” to the economy and create jobs “immediately,” more than 2.8 million jobs have been lost since it was enacted on February 17, 2009.
  • On the day the “stimulus” was enacted, the national unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.  Today it is 9.4 percent.
  • On May 13, Vice President Biden issued a reporton the stimulus’ first 100 days asserting that it had “saved or created” 150,000 jobs, and that “an additional 600,000 jobs are expected to be created or saved under the Recovery Act in the next 100 days” for a total of 750,000 jobs.  But the Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner told Congress earlier this year that it’s “very difficult for anyone to substantiate” the Administration’s claims – especially since Secretary Geithner recently said that unemployment won’t come down until late in 2010 and that the economy has shed 2.8 million jobs since February. 
  • A total of 15 states now have unemployment rates higher than 10 percent, including Alabama (10.1 percent), California (11.6 percent), Georgia (10.1 percent), Illinois (10.3 percent), Florida (10.6 percent), Indiana (10.7 percent), Kentucky (10.9 percent), Michigan (15.2 percent), Nevada (12 percent), North Carolina (11 percent), Ohio (11.1 percent), Oregon (12.2 percent), Rhode Island (12.4 percent), South Carolina (12.1 percent), and Tennessee (10.8 percent).
  • The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) is now five million, up from 2.6 million when the “stimulus” was signed into law.
  • Since the “stimulus” was enacted, Democrats have added $869 billion in new debt that will be paid for by our children and grandchildren.
  • A $255 million program using stimulus funds designed to help struggling small business by providing them with 10,000 loans of up to $35,000 each, has only given out 1,127 loans, totaling $36.8 million, according to the New York Times.
  • An analysis last week by the Washington Times found that stimulus money “spending has slowed to a trickle, despite President Obama’s June order to his Cabinet to speed it up.  The average stimulus spending per week has dropped severely, to just $4.2 billion over the past month from $9.7 billion during the prior four months.”
  • According to the Associated Press, “Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges carrying 100 million drivers a day must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on spans that are already in good shape or on easier projects like repaving roads.”
  • Stimulus funds are not getting to those areas that need it most, according to a detailed analysis by ProPublica that found that there’s “no relationship between where the money is going and unemployment and poverty” and that, “…spending is uneven and sometimes runs contrary to measures of need.”
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    Breaking News: The Stimulus Has Stimulated 2 Construction Jobs in My Town

    12 08 2009

    There is no better fun than to surf the recovery.gov site.

    I found there have been two construction projects awarded in my city. One for $906,740 to redesign two new 7th floor judges chambers (awesome – I needed to go into debt for that!) and the second for $9,021,314 for “repair asphalt adj. to concrete so apron”.

    Nine million dollars to repair asphalt adj to concrete so apron – and so I am wondering – where does 9 million dollars of asphalt  “adj to concrete so apron” go? Are they building me a new mall or something? A new airport? I can’t find this out on the website. But I do see the 9 million dollar job went to a company in Anchorage. I live in Florida.

    I hope the 9 million wasn’t in trucking costs to move concrete from Alaska to Florida. But heck, with the Federal Government in charge – you never know.

    And I’m even more relieved to know I have gone into debt to fund $9 million asphalt adj to concrete so apron. At least I am among good company: you have gone into the same debt too.


    3 Year Cop Jobs: Coming To A City Near You

    29 07 2009

    Good news – your town may get an extra police man (or two) for 3 whole years! Biden announced today the cities that will receive a piece of the $1 billion award to law enforcement agencies to hire police officers – with money coming from the Stimulus bill. The positions are 3 year jobs – (can you get vested in a retirement plan in three years?)- and cities like New York City didn’t receive anything – when Anchorage, Alaska got 9! My city, sadly, won’t benefit from one extra policeman for three years. The story is here.

    So in three years, after ONE BILLION DOLLARS is spent with money we don’t have…then what do we do?


    When Is A Stimulus NOT A Stimulus?

    18 07 2009

    Answer: When the White House decides stimulus has become an unpopular term. So now they are calling it “stabilize” – the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is really meant to stabilize the downturn – according to the White House spokesman.

    Meanwhile you have Joe Biden telling the AARP that “we have to do spend money to keep from going bankrupt”.

    Stimulus. Stabilize. Spend.


    Hurray to Texas, Florida and Virginia

    13 07 2009

    Did you know Texas, Florida and Virgina have told the Federal Government that they will not use taxpayer money to pay for the Federal Government’s official “Recovery” road signs? Bravo to them. ABC news reported that these signs are costing states millions, from $500 to $3,000 each in New Jersey, just to put by the road next to projects that are paid for with stimulus money. New York is spending $1 MILLION on signs alone.

    REPEATABLE: If the economy is so bad, why not use that money to HELP people, not worry about promoting your political stimulus plan.