On 5th Anniversary, Stimulus Results Were Not What Obama Promised…Period

February 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
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Related: The Failed Stimulus Promise That Became An Obama Punch Line

Also see Andrew Malcolm’s Obama marks 5th birthday of his shovel-ready spending hoax; How will you celebrate?

Hopey Changey Recovery! America’s 2nd Largest Employer A Temp Agency, Part Time & Temp Jobs At All Time High

July 9, 2013 at 11:55 am
Hooray for the Obama recovery!

Hooray for the ObamaCare economic stimulus! Wait…what?

(Washington Examiner) –Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider.

Friday’s disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time. The report also showed another disturbing fact: There are now a record number of Americans with temporary jobs.

Approximately 2.7 million, in fact. And the trend has been growing.

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It’s a sad state of affairs for our country. While part-time and temp jobs reached highs last month, full-time jobs decreased by another 240,000. The recovery, or lack thereof, is being fueled by a shift from full-time to part-time work.

Image source: Zero Hedge

Those Who Forget History Are Doomed To Repeat It

January 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

FDR’s New Deal ‘Planned economy or planned destruction?’ political cartoon published in the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 1934.

On Wednesday [June 10, 2009] the Trib reprinted the cartoon with the caption “This is a 1934 Chicago Tribune political cartoon that many say rings true in today’s political and economic climate. What do you think?”

Beware America There Are ‘Pinkos’ Among U.S.

Plan of action for U.S.

Spend! Spend! Spend!

Under the guise of ‘recovery

Bust the government.

Blame the ‘capitalists‘ for the failure.

Junk the ‘constitution‘.

Declare a dictatorship.

Ring any bells? From where I sit the din is deafening.

“Pinkies” predated the term ‘pinkos‘. Cast of characters and more at News Busters.

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis:

“The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.” >>>

Related: Obama Nation Fundamental Transformation

Video: SNL Ridicules Obama ‘Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago’?

September 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Jay Pharaoh’s portrayal of Obama as a bullshit artist extraordinaire is satirically delicious.
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(Mediaite) –In the second installment [Sept. 27, 2012] of SNL‘s special Thursday night shows, Jay Pharaoh‘s President Obama got a chance to speak to a big crowd of supporters in Ohio, with his tradition of rolling up his sleeves “like a weatherman on Friday.” Obama took questions from the crowd, and although the people in the audience complained about their current economic situation, the president spun all of them as truly American success stories.

Obama was awkwardly confronted by a woman who doesn’t like Romney, but kind of expected more in the past four years. The president said that real change takes time, so it’s possible he “might be long dead” before anything actually changes. Obama was bullish about the economy, paraphrasing The Sixth Sense to say “I see employed people.” [...]

Collection Of Charts & Graphics When Taken As A Whole Should Ensure Obama Is Sent Packing

August 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Obama Fail visual aids:

US unemployment rate with and without Obama's stimulus recovery plan

US jobs by quarter GOP Congress vs Democrat Congress

Tax Plan Current vs Obama Proposal

Obama 'Food Stamp President' 16 Million more Americans on food stamps under Obama

National Debt rose from 9 trillion to 15.5 trillion under Obama

Records set on Obama's watch

Drilling permits approved Clinton, Bush, Obama

Via PJ Media’s Roger Kimball here and here.

But wait, there’s more!

Revisiting a couple Obama damning charts previously posted at Ironic Surrealism:

Skyrocketing gas prices under Obama

Obama Recovery? What Obama Recovery?

Two more charts via the NY Times (more at link):

Across the country, in almost every demographic, Americans earn less today than they did in June 2009, when the [Obama]recovery technically started.

Also see:
Since the so-called recovery began in June 2009, the median household income has fallen by 4.8 percent. That’s more than it fell during the recession (2.6 percent). “Almost every group is worse off than it was three years ago.”

 

Caught On Tape! Legislators, Union Bosses Agree To Help Fake Company Seek Taxpayer Funding For ‘”Bullsh*t” Green Jobs’

July 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

“It almost is exactly the same as where we were with Green Jobs, Green New York,” said [Laborers' International Union of North America] LIUNA Director John Hutchings. “Between us, a lot of it is bullsh–.”

Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe and his crafty band of video sting artists have held onto this blockbuster video since 2009. And now have released it from the vault just in time for election 2012.

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(Project Veritas) — Undercover reporters posing as “Earth Supply and Renewal” — group dedicated to digging holes and filling them back in, meet with Labor Bosses, NY Legislator, and former NY Assemblyman, who tell them how to secure funding for “Bullshit” Green jobs. John Hutchings, member of the Broome County legislature, told the undercover reporters posing as “Earth Supply and Renewal” his opinion on taxpayer-funded grant contracts; “You know the Green Jobs — Green NY, between us, a lot of it is bullsh*t”. Anthony Tocci, business manager for [Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) ]-Local 601, tells Earth Supply and Renewal “You just wanna(sic) get the money. Then you figure out afterwards” Former NY assemblyman Ron Tocci is also featured laughing about the irony of the company’s services: “One thing about it, it’s shovel ready.”

See the raw un-edited version of the video here. A must read!: Meet John Hutchings: Lining Union Pockets with Your Money As mentioned in the video: WeDigJobs.com BTW: LIUNA is a union affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

Recovery? What Recovery? The So-Called Recovery In One Dismal Chart

July 7, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Via Greg Mankiw H/T Doug Ross

Linked at Freedom is Just Another Word…thanks!

Also see:

Obama’s Campaign Hits A BUMP In The Road

Obama 2004: Bush’s 310,000 Jobs & 5.6% Unemployment Rate Not Good Enough’ [Video]

Obama’s Jobs Report Broken Record: “Important Not To Read Too Much Into Any One Monthly Report” –Replayed 30 times in 32 months!

Obama’s ‘Pivot’ To Jobs The Deja Vu Reel

Obama 2004: Bush’s 310,000 Jobs & 5.6% Unemployment Rate Not Good Enough’ [Video]

July 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

In May 2004 Obama attacked Bush by dismissing the 310,000 jobs added that month, which was accompanied by an unemployment rate of 5.6%.

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(Real Clear Politics) –“For the past few weeks, President Bush and members of his administration have traveled the nation to celebrate recent improved economic statistics. Well, I’ve been traveling too, all over this large and diverse state. In cities and suburbs, downstate and upstate, I’ve heard from people who say it’s way too early to claim victory when it comes to our economy,” Obama says in the Democrats’ radio address from June 26, 2004.

“After three dismal years of job-loss, we all welcome encouraging statistics,” Obama acknowledges in the 2004 address. “But for most Americans, the health of our economy is measured in a different and more personal way: If I lose my job, where will I find one that pays as well and offers real benefits? Can I afford health-care coverage on my own, or the cost of sending my children to college? Will I ever be able to save and retire with dignity and security? These are the questions I hear hardworking people asking. For them, the basic rewards of a middle-class life, rewards that we once took for granted, have become an elusive dream.”

If that was the case, then yesterday’s jobs report reflecting a paltry 80,000 jobs gain in June under Obama’s watch must be –ABYSMAL! Not to mention an unemployment rate that remains stagnant at 8.2%.

One would think anyways. But not the Obama; the most blame free POTUS evah!

That’s a step in the right direction.”

Oops!:

Back in 2009, Team Obama predicted that if Congress passed its $800 billion stimulus plan, the unemployment rate would be around 5.6% today.

In November try ‘Betting on America’ by sending the economic disaster Obama packing.

Geothermal Co. [Still] Struggling After $98.5 MILLION Taxpayer Bailout

July 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

Nevada Dem Senator Harry Reid’s 2010 prediction that Nevada Geothermal Power will “put Nevadans to work” by becoming the “Saudi Arabia of geothermal energy” fell flat. Not…one…single…job…was…created.

(Washington Times) –A geothermal energy company with a $98.5 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration for an alternative energy project in Nevada — which received hearty endorsements from Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — faces financial problems, and the company’s auditors have questioned whether it can stay in business.

Much like Solyndra LLC, a California solar-panel manufacturer with a $535 million federal loan guarantee that went bankrupt, Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) has incurred $98 million in net losses over the past several years, has substantial debts and does not generate enough cash from its current operations after debt-service costs, an internal audit said.
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NPG was rated BB+, which is considered speculative or junk and a step below investment grade.
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Mr. Reid, a Nevada Democrat who led passage of the $814 billion stimulus bill and worked to include the loan guarantee program to help finance clean-energy projects, predicted in 2010 that NGP would “put Nevadans to work” and declared that Nevada was the “Saudi Arabia of geothermal energy.”

Mr. Chu celebrated NGP’s potential in his June 2010 announcement of the loan guarantee, saying the federal government’s support of the company demonstrated its commitment to geothermal power to achieve the nation’s clean-energy goals.
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A committee report said the loan did not finance any new construction and “did not help to create a single job.”
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Mr. Fairbank [president and CEO of NGP] denied knowing or lobbying Mr. Reid, but the House Oversight Committee said Ormat Inc., which was paid $80 million to build NGP’s Blue Mountain plant, has “strong ties” to the senator. It said two former Reid staffers, Kai Anderson and Paul Thomsen, work for Ormat.

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How cozy…

1994 Axelrod Flashback: ‘If you claim [economic] progress you frustrate alienated middle class more’

June 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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(BuzzFeed) –The White House is struggling to talk about a weak recovery in terms Americans — who may not feel the recovery — can identify with, and veterans of the Clinton Administration criticized President Obama’s political team yesterday for failing to present a more aggressive plan to improve life for the middle class.

In 1994, Democrats faced a similar challenge, and a C-SPAN roundtable mulled the issue.

One of its members, Democratic consultant David Axelrod, sounded then a bit like the Clintonites do today.

“One of the interesting things about this is that as you cite these statistics that say the economy is improving, you almost do political damage to yourself. If you stand up and claim great progress you’re only frustrating this alienated middle class more,” Axelrod said.

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O is squeezed between that rock and this hard place:

–> Polls: Independents starting to bail on Obama over the economy

In the latest Post-ABC poll, 43 percent of voters express favorable opinions about Obama’s economic agenda, while 40 percent say the same of Romney…

Go slightly deeper into the numbers, and Obama’s economic issues are even more acute. Among electorally critical independent voters, nearly three times as many have intensely negative impressions of Obama’s plan than positive ones…

What is clear — and virtually impossible to dispute — is that the American public broadly dislikes Obama’s handling of the economy. In the most recent Post-ABC poll, 55 percent disapproved of the way the president is dealing with the economy, and he has been underwater on issue No. 1 for nearly two years.

Much MORE here >>>

What a crying shame…

Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

Hope & Change!

More than 7 in 10 US teens jobless this summer — And that means bored teens with empty pockets roaming the streets. Not to mention the hardship it places on middle class parents.

US unemployment aid applications rise to 386K