Barry Throws In The Kitchen Sink

In his weekly address to the American People, or at least the segment who can listen to him speak without reflexively gagging, the Resident tried to link jobs to the healthcare debate. This is an old gambit, not the exclusive property of the Dems- linking a failing project to another failing project, in a negative + negative = a positive.

Sorry Mr. Resident, that does not compute- both the stimulus AND the healthcare problem are still bad ideas. Spending money we do not have is always a bad idea, whether for an individual or a person, and that is the bottom line- but it doesn’t stop our Pretender in Chief from trying.

When I took office eight months ago, our nation was in the midst of an economic crisis unlike any we’d seen in generations. While I was confident that our economy would recover, we know that employment is often the last thing to come back after a recession. Our task is to do everything we possibly can to accelerate that process.

And we’ve certainly made progress on this front since the period last winter when we were losing an average of 700,000 jobs each month. But yesterday’s report on September job losses was a sobering reminder that progress comes in fits and starts, and that we will need to grind out this recovery step by step.

That’s why I’m working closely with my economic team to explore additional options to promote job creation. And I won’t let up until those who seek jobs can find them; until businesses that seek capital and credit can thrive; and until all responsible homeowners can stay in their homes.

It won’t be easy. It will require us to lay a new foundation for our economy – one that gives our workers the skills and education they need to compete; that invests in renewable energy and the jobs of the future; and that makes health care affordable for families and businesses – particularly small businesses, many of which have been overwhelmed by rising health care costs.

Blah, blah, blah- and then he tries to say that all will be rosy if we just pass the healthcare bill, which is the furthest thing from reality he could say-

Rising health care costs are undermining our businesses, exploding our deficits, and costing our nation more jobs with each passing month.

So we know that reforming our health insurance system will be a critical step in rebuilding our economy so that our entrepreneurs can pursue the American Dream again, and our small businesses can grow and expand and create new jobs again.

That is precisely what the reform legislation before Congress right now will do. Under these proposals, small businesses will be able to purchase health insurance through an insurance exchange, a marketplace where they can compare the price, quality and services of a wide variety of plans, many of which will provide better coverage at lower costs than the plans they have now.

Really? My visits to the doctor will help my job situation? Not so much– the last time I went to the doctor, I had to pay him- he wasn’t giving me money- so this might help the Doctor, but not so much myself. The Resident’s logic is flawed- but then it seems that is the case for most liberals, or socialists, or whatever they are now calling themselves- I call them deluded.

Case in point- Robert Reich-someone who is supposed to be intelligent, and he comes off sounding like an idiot.

So why is unemployment and underemployment so high, and why is it likely to remain high for some time? Because, as noted, people who are worried about their jobs or have no jobs, and who are also trying to get out from under a pile of debt, are not going do a lot of shopping. And businesses that don’t have customers aren’t going do a lot of new investing. And foreign nations also suffering high unemployment aren’t going to buy a lot of our goods and services.

And without customers, companies won’t hire. They’ll cut payrolls instead.

Which brings us to the obvious question: Who’s going to buy the stuff we make or the services we provide, and therefore bring jobs back? There’s only one buyer left: The government.

Let me say this as clearly and forcefully as I can: The federal government should be spending even more than it already is on roads and bridges and schools and parks and everything else we need. It should make up for cutbacks at the state level, and then some. This is the only way to put Americans back to work. We did it during the Depression. It was called the WPA.

Yes, I know. Our government is already deep in debt. But let me tell you something: When one out of six Americans is unemployed or underemployed, this is no time to worry about the debt.

Uh, yeah, right- What?!  Try saying that, but instead of government, insert the concept of an individual- when an individual is unemployed, now is not the time to worry about the individual’s debt. That doesn’t make sense does it? Neither do his next paragraphs-

When I was a small boy my father told me that I and my kids and my grand-kids would be paying down the debt created by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Depression and World War II. I didn’t even know what a debt was, but it kept me up at night.

My father was right about a lot of things, but he was wrong about this. America paid down FDR’s debt in the 1950s, when Americans went back to work, when the economy was growing again, and when our incomes grew, too. We paid taxes, and in a few years that FDR debt had shrunk to almost nothing.

Read that slowly, because it offers some insight on liberal progressives- they can’t add. If you start with the debt accumulated during the Depression, in, say 1930- and then jump forward to when Robert says we paid down that debt in the fifties- well, that is twenty years- a generation. So it would be true, despite Robert’s words, that his kids would be paying on that debt.

And that debt is nothing compared to this one- so the Resident wants us to add to the debt by piling on a trillion dollar healthscare plan- once again, I say it- Liberals can’t add, nor apparently should they be entrusted with other people’s money- because they will spend it- extravagantly. Just witness the cost for the “lost” trip to Copenhagen- millions of dollars wasted- and the Resident apparently doesn’t think that is a big deal. What ignorant arrogance.

The Resident could have made a difference- but instead chose to help out his cronies, ACORN, the Unions, and all the rest of the goons that helped him get elected. But he has forgotten one thing- or perhaps it just never occurred to an Ego like his- it is not about him- it is about the people of this country, all the people of this country.

And if the people are pushing back this hard, there is probably a very good reason.

Perhaps he should find out what that reason might be.

I’m just saying.


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16 Responses to “Barry Throws In The Kitchen Sink”

  1. Adam says:

    “Try saying that, but instead of government, insert the concept of an individual- when an individual is unemployed, now is not the time to worry about the individual’s debt. That doesn’t make sense does it?”

    The economic complexity of a country of 300+ million people doesn’t in any way or shape compare with managing a family budget. Pretending otherwise is just silly.
    It’s no doubt why it confuses you.

    • Blake says:

      So you are OK with just going broke? No wonder you are liberal- as I said, you all suck at math.

    • Blake says:

      Money is money- debt is debt, whether it is an individual or 300 million peoiple- the difference is that an individual cannot affect the rest of the world with his unsustainable debt. A nation of our size can and do.

  2. Blake says:

    BTW- glad that you have subscribed- “You love me, you REALLY love me!!”
    Extra points for naming that actor or actress.

  3. Adam says:

    No, my wife put it in a better perspective. If you want to compare our economy to a family budget you can’t simplify it down to just spending money you don’t have.

    It is more like the family saying: “Look, we can’t pay our bills because we’ve fallen on hard times, lost our jobs, etc. Let’s take out a loan on our house to make ends meet. It’s a risk we’re willing to take in order to get through this rough patch on the hopes that down the road we’ll have income again and we can pay back the loan.”

    You borrow too much on your assets and you get risk, I don’t think people deny that. I’m not saying the US is in some great spot going into debt, just that the comparison you’re making is flawed and doesn’t fit at all.

    • Blake says:

      But you have to have a job to make your scenario work- America does nothing but spend anymore- our manufacturing base is now in Sri Lanka, so we have nothing to begin to repay the loan-
      Besides, the bank (China) is not lending- so what do we do now?

      • Adam says:

        Sure, we don’t want to get a loan on our house. But we also don’t want our entire way of life to fall apart, bills piling up, no food on the table, etc.

        When we go to get advice about the loan, our Republican neighbor tells us debt isn’t the answer. It will just make things worse. He says our situation will get better on it’s own, we just need to wait it out. But meanwhile there’s no food on the table. Not even the dog has food left to eat.

        • Blake says:

          Then you didn’t prepare yourself or your family, and you failed in your duty- evolutionarily, you are then a failure, and your family pays the price for your stupidity.
          Stuff happens, and preparedness gets you through a lot- and then hopefully you have brains.
          Brains, preparedness, and opportunity generally constitutes what life is all about.

        • Adam says:

          Like a majority of Americans are ever going to be prepared the way you want them to be. I wish they would, for sure. I just know they won’t. Our economy depends on the financial health of American families which is why there is a stimulus. Simply saying too bad, should have used your brains may sound great to you but it’s bad for recovery.

        • Blake says:

          This is societal evolution- the prepared are able to weather the storms-
          Remember the Ant and the Grasshopper? Those fables are told for a reason. If people do not wish to heed them, they might fall by the wayside.
          I save my compassion for children and animals- they can’t protect themselves- the adults- well, they can fend for themselves- they are all grown up and should make adult decisions- if not, they might suffer the consequences.

        • Adam says:

          Luckily we elected people who understand recessions and recoveries. This conservative nonsense you’re writing doesn’t cut it.

        • Blake says:

          No- you elected Mommy- Someone who can kiss your boo-boos and tell you that you are such a good child- what bull.
          Grow up.

  4. Blake says:

    What???? No extra points? Ah well- I see the Demmie Senators are going to try an end around again on this health bill, folding it into another bill and sneak it by in the dead of the night.
    If they do that, you can kiss a Demmie majority goodbye. I think the American people will not stand for that type of down low behavior.
    Conservatives, when they get back in, can do what the libs have done- roll back any and all lib laws.