FIAF- #ATTACKWATCH edition
If you’re thinking about reporting me to #attackwatch, don’t bother. I’ve reported myself.
Obama’s PASS THIS Jobs Bill doesn’t actually … “create” jobs. At least not according to the White House. Instead, it’s going to “have a positive impact on GDP and job growth.” It doesn’t “create” jobs, it “supports” them.
For instance, the official said Mr. Obama’s proposal to create infrastructure projects would support construction jobs, while a separate proposal would put low-income youth and adults in temporary jobs that may or may not lead to full-time employment.
The White House released a factsheet just ahead of Mr. Obama’s visit this week to a school in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio factsheet shows his jobs plan includes $986 million to support revitalizing schools and has “the potential to support” as many as 12,800 jobs.
That way, if unemployment doesn’t move a fraction of a percentage point, no one can make Obama eat his words. Because, he’s already got a lot of words to eat.
hile running for president Mr. Obama promised “pay as you go budgeting,” and in February 2009 during his “fiscal responsibility summit” he sounded like Ronald Reagan when he said that “this is the rule that families across this country follow every single day, and there’s no reason why their government shouldn’t do the same.” But the Obama government isn’t doing the same. It is doing the opposite.
Here’s another Obama promise that sounds like a whopper today. In 2008 he pledged he would “go through our federal budget—page by page, line by line—eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.” That hasn’t happened.
Hello? Has he done any of this stuff? Hope and Change!
CEOs are stupid. Case in point, Boeing and the NLRB. The NLRB has told Boeing they can’t build planes in South Carolina, and Obama is claiming that the NLRB is an independent agency and there is nothing he can do.
As for Mr. Obama, he’s said he favors the free movement of capital but that the NLRB is an independent agency and so he won’t take a position. He thus gets to please labor by staying silent without offending CEOs, who he is trying court for his re-election campaign. Now that the legislation is moving he may have to show what he really thinks, and whether he wants to force a great U.S. manufacturer like Boeing to build aircraft only with union labor in America—and perhaps have to send more jobs overseas as a result.
CEOs who buy this bullshit are stupid. The NLBR is “dominated” by Mr Obama’s appointees.
Fay Vincent has an article in the WSJ explaining how eliminating the tax benefits of charitable giving hurts the less fortunate. The simple math of the Obama plan.
The way this will work is that individuals making a gift to a college, for example, will only be able to reduce their taxes by 28% of the gift, even if they are in the 33% or 35% tax bracket.
The effect is as follows. Under the current law, if an individual donates $1,000 and is in the highest, 35%, bracket, his taxes would be reduced by $350. Under the president’s proposal, his tax savings will be capped at $280.
Of course, according to socialists, like Obama an many liberals today, the needy should be helped by the government, and not private charity.
’cause that works so well.
And, HA, someone else echos what I wrote yesterday about the electoral college.
certainly agree with Jonathan that it’s amusing to see Democratic pundits up in arms over a “nefarious” attempt by the Republicans to glom onto some of next year’s electoral votes in Pennsylvania. But I’m always amazed at how many people who write about politics have memories whose span can apparently be measured in nanoseconds. In 2004, Pennsylvania Democrats were touting an initiative to have the state’s electoral votes allocated according to the popular vote. Kerry ended up carrying the state narrowly, so they were lucky their bright idea went nowhere, and he ended up with all the votes.
And now, for a bit of reflection. Has Obama Learned Anything after having been president for over 2 and a half years?
But Obama was different; the self-assurance, the arrogance, the sense that he viewed himself as a world-historical figure was almost palpable. “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” Obama told congressional Democrats during the 2008 campaign. A convention speech wasn’t enough; Greek columns needed to be added. “Generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment,” Obama said – a moment when, among other achievements, “the rise of the oceans began to slow.” And during the campaign, while still a one-term senator, Obama decided he wanted to give a speech in Germany– and he wanted to deliver it at the Brandenburg Gate.
Some of us (those who didn’t vote for him) saw this as unbridled arrogance worthy of ridicule since he has absolutely NOTHING of record to back it up.
And, 32 months into his presidency …
Democrats lose a special election in a congressional district they have controlled since the 1920s and which was framed as a referendum on the president. There’s a possible scandal brewing over the White House’s effort to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion dollar loan to a solar-panel manufacturer, Solyndra. The most recent Census Report shows median household earnings fell for the third consecutive year, back to 1996 levels. A record number of Americans are in poverty. In Afghanistan, the Taliban mounted a fierce assault on the U.S. embassy and NATO military headquarters in Kabul. A new CNN/ORC poll shows Obama’s disapproval rating has reached a new high while the number of Americans who think he is a strong leader has dropped to a new low.
Reports say Obama’s depressed. Who wouldn’t be?
I NEVER WANNA DIE I NEVER WANNA DIE