President Barak Obama is on a three-day bus tour with “Motorcoach One”, traveling through Virigina and North Carolina , still trying to convince everyone that his $447 billion “American Jobs Act” bill should be passed–especially after it was defeated in a floor vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate last week.
Unlike his last bus tour through the midwest, this time the President Obama is holding his “speeches” in “smaller” towns–not served by “major airports”–perhaps thinking they may not have never heard or read about one of his famouse “pass this bill” speeches around the country so far.
At the regional airport in Asheville, North Carolina, Obama said that he would push for passage of his bill “in pieces.”
Then, according to a FOXNews article today, Obama took a swipe at Republicans by saying … “Maybe [they] just couldn’t understand the whole thing all at once so we’re going to break it up into bite-sized pieces so they can take a thoughtful approach to this legislation.”
“We saw what happened with the stimulus money. Much of that went to the states. And you know what happened? It sustained some jobs for about a year and then the states were faced with about billions of dollars in debt once that year was over it,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told “Fox News Sunday.”
President Obama has been touting the fact that “Independent economists, not my economists, but independent economists, have said this jobs bill would create nearly 2 million jobs.”
House Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman, Brendan Buck responded to Obama’s claim by stating that the economists the White House likes to cite in support of the president’s plan “a) are the same ones that supported the first stimulus; and b) have said it will provide only a short-term boost, leaving us right back here after the money runs out.” He then added hat Congress has passed just about everything Obama has asked for in the past (without a single Republican vote), and the unemployment rate is still 9.1 percent.
Why would President Obama spend that much taxpayer money on a “short burst” to the economy?
A case could easily be made that Obama wants to use taxpayer money, instead of his own campaign funds, to benefit large, important segments of his voter base before the upcoming November 2012 elections. Read on…
Obama announced Monday that the first piece of the American Jobs Act [that he wants] to go to a vote is the section dealing with aid for teachers and first responders–both members of public sector labor unions, 97% of whose campaign contributions go to Democrats.
The White House says as many as 280,000 teacher jobs across the nation could be at risk the coming year. A provision in the American Jobs Act is aimed at preventing this from happening and allowing states to hire back more teachers–using taxpayer money in this fashion would amount to taxpayer “money laundering” for President Barak Obama and the Democrats.
In a clear attempt at “bribery”, President Obama talked about “much needed” infrastructure spending across that nation, and used the proposed renovation of the regional airport’s sole runway.
That is one project among many that could be addressed [bait] if the president’s proposed $50 billion set aside for infrastructure spending were approved, the White House says.
Unfortunately, as Eric Cantor said, the “shovel-ready” approach attempted in the last [Obama] stimulus [plan] didn’t work.
But, more importantly, look at the “tiny” amount allocated for “job-producing” infrastructure jobs–just $50 billion out of a total of $447 billion–a pultry 11%. And very few of those “construction jobs” would even appear for three years or more.
In stark contrast is the amount allocated in the jobs bill to prevent teacher job losses and re-hire many more, which is $900 million for North Carolina alone. This represents a lot of union dues and campaign contributions for Barak Obama and the Democrats.
Their first $800 million stimulus plan fell flat, with unemployment remaining above 9% and driving up the national debt by $5 trillion to $14.7 trillion–equal the annual GDP of the U.S.–costing the United States its first debt-rating reduction in history.
Consequently, there is no reason to believe that the American Jobs Act is anything but a “fig leaf”, designed to camouflage Barak Obama’s Chicago-style [taxpayer] “money laundering” operation–to leverage financial support for his re-election efforts.
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