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September 8, 2011

It Takes A Lot Of Hutzpa

Barack Hussein Obama's speech tonight before a joint session of Congress was exactly what one would expect from our first affirmative-action President. Empty, naive, self-aggrandizing, fictitious, inaccurate are a few of the words that more than adequately describe the tripe that spewed from Obama's mouth this evening.

Does Obama think we are all as stupid as he is? He wants to hand out another $450 billion dollars that we do not have to somehow reduce unemployment, all the while claiming that this new stimulus package was paid for. Of course, he offered no specifics on where the money was actually coming from. Jesus could work miracles with "five loaves of bread and two fish." I am, however, skeptical of Obama's ability to work miracles with $450 billion considering how well he did with the first stimulus package worth nearly a trillion dollars.

It is interesting that he feels the urgency to pass a new stimulus package "right now" when there is still money from the first stimulus package has not been utilized. Much of the money from the first stimulus was spent protecting union jobs and pensions at the state level, or squandered on green jobs that have since gone overseas or disappeared into the earth's ozone. As for repairing our nation's crumbling infrastructure, there were, he has laughingly admitted, far fewer shovel-ready projects to put people to work than he said there were.

On June 6, 2010, David Barboza wrote in The New York Times:

Last week the Japanese automaker Honda said it had agreed to give about 1,900 workers at one of its plants in southern China raises of 24 to 32 percent, in hopes of ending a two-week strike, according to people briefed on the agreement. The new monthly average would be about $300, not counting overtime.

And last Thursday, Beijing announced that it would raise the city’s minimum monthly wage by 20 percent, to 960 renminbi, or about $140. Many other cities are expected to follow suit.

Obama would be a miracle worker if he could figure a way to compete with Chinese workers who make as much in a month as American workers make in 4 hours. (Note to Obama - You can't walk on water.)

Posted by Rick | September 8, 2011 07:41 PM | Political Science

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