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Obama’s ‘Jobs Bill': about Obama not jobs

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“If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill.”—King Barack

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”—sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein

Another stimulus?

Remember how we had to pass the last stimulus right now, so unemployment would not climb above 8%? It has now been above 9% with the stimulus. Some of Obama’s thralls are denying that Obama made such a claim, but even the leftist magazine Time had to concede: Obama’s Stimulus Plan: Failing by Its Own Measure.

But now Obama wants to do the same thing again, and right now.  Well, as Nancy Pelosi said about Obamacare, we must pass the bill to find out what’s in it.  And this time it will work, he assures us.  And if we don’t, his ally Mike Bloomberg, in the typical liberal mob way, warns of riots if they don’t get their way.

Yet, this has never even worked in history.  Economic historian Burt Folsom writes in The sad story of presidents who think they can spend to create jobs, about two big-spending presidents who prolonged the Depression:

“The first two presidents to challenge this common sense method of creating jobs were Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt, back to back presidents in the 1930s. Hoover sharply expanded government spending for infrastructure improvements. When that failed, FDR expanded government spending to “jump-start” the economy with targeted spending for key voting groups in battleground states he needed to win re-election. Those states enjoyed the infusion of federal cash, but the economy remained in depression because FDR had merely spent money on federal programs by taking it from people who would have spent it on themselves—which would have created new jobs in industry. Hoover and FDR showed that so-called stimulus packages don’t create jobs, and neither do targeted spending programs for key voting groups and businessmen.”

Indeed, there is no reason to believe that it will ever create real jobs.  It might have been different if the money came down like manna from heaven, but it really comes from other taxpayers.  So this is money that can’t be spent on businesses of the taxpayers’ choices, but on the politicians’ choices.

Many conservatives are just naive in thinking that Obama wants to fix the economy.  But the whole point is the tried and proven FDR strategy: bribe voters and never mind the economy.  In this case, Obama is pouring still more money into his union buddies, so they will continue to campaign for him.   No wonder he calls for money to “fix schools” which will more likely end up with the solidly Democratic teachers unions.  But schools are a local responsibility—why else are we gouged with high property taxes?  If the localities can’t budget properly, why should the rest of the country bail them out?

So it should surprise only the most naive that invariably, while we can see jobs created by such “stimuli”, we don’t see the greater number of jobs lost elsewhere in the economy.   Even Obama’s own figures admit that his new plan would cost well over $200,000 per job.  How many more jobs could be created in the private sector for that amount?

Then Leftists throw up their hands in despair that the overall unemployment mysteriously goes up despite their best efforts.  See also my early Patriot column Spendulus Spin.  All they can do is claim, without the slightest evidence, that things would have been even worse without the stimulus: “It’s heads I win and tails you lose,” as economist Thomas Sowell put in his recent Patriot column Obama’s Plan Is Lousy Economics.

Leave things alone!

Sowell points out a far better solution for the government : stay out of the economy!

“What about the track record of doing nothing? For more than the first century and a half of this nation, that was essentially what the federal government did—nothing. None of the downturns in all that time ever lasted as long as the Great Depression.

“An economic downturn in 1920–21 sent unemployment up to 12 percent. President Warren Harding did nothing, except for cutting government spending. The economy quickly rebounded on its own.

“In 1987, when the stock market declined more in one day than it had in any day in 1929, Ronald Reagan did nothing. There were outcries and outrage in the media. But Reagan still did nothing.

“That downturn not only rebounded, it was followed by 20 years of economic growth, marked by low inflation and low unemployment.”

Similarly, Harding’s vice president and successor Calvin Coolidge “did nothing” but slash tax rates and spending.  American debt was reduced by 25%, unemployment plummeted to 2.4%, and there was a huge increase in entrepreneurship that developed Kleenex, scotch tape, the zipper, sliced bread, and especially the radio.  See the Patriot column Remembering Calvin Coolidge: how he rescued America from a Depression.

Short-term fixes don’t work

The late Milton Friedman should be well known to Patriots as a great defender of liberty, as well as a top economics scholar with the ability to explain it lucidly.

But Friedman himself regarded his most important scientific work as the permanent income hypothesis.  That is: what consumers spend is proportional to what they perceive as their long-term income.  Conversely, temporary fluctuations didn’t affect their spending behaviour, at least for those who plan in a rational manner.

This explains why temporary tax holidays have not had the expected (by leftists) boost to employment.  An employer can be considered as a consumer of labor.  A temporary reduction in costs is hardly going to tempt him to take on new staff, because he must consider his long-term costs.  Employers typically need a three- to five-year time horizon for investing and hiring decisions.

A permanent tax cut, and permanent elimination of red tape, would do far more to increase hiring.  A permanent cut of our high corporate tax rate—35%, the highest in the developed world—would encourage growth of companies in this country rather than outsourcing.  It would also encourage repatriation of over a trillion dollars held by American countries overseas, gaining hundreds of billions for the Treasury alone, and helping jobs here, as Michele Bachmann has pointed out:

Why “taxing the rich” will never work.

There is an important lesson from the above: low taxes that are paid bring in more revenue than high taxes that are avoided. Trillions of dollars are staying overseas, out of reach of the IRS, because of our rapacious tax rate. Indeed, high tax rates have never brought in the expected income. Sowell, who is a scholar of the history of economic thought, as well as a top columnist, points out:

“In 1921 — federal income tax policies reached an absurdity that many people today seem to want to repeat. Those who believe in high taxes on ‘the rich’ got their way. The tax rate on people in the top income bracket was 73 percent in 1921. On the other hand, the rich also got their way: They didn’t actually pay those taxes.”

Just as we see now, the wealthy just avoided taxes—legally—and the country’s economy remained stagnant:

“What happened was no mystery to Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon. He pointed out that vast amounts of money that might have been invested in the economy were instead being invested in tax-exempt securities, such as municipal bonds.
“Secretary Mellon estimated that the amount of money invested in tax-exempt securities had nearly tripled in a decade. The amount of this money that the tax collector couldn’t touch was larger than the federal government’s annual budget and nearly half as large as the national debt. Big bucks went into hiding.”

Mellon proposed a cut to the high tax rate. But just like now, the Left were more interested in class warfare than what was best for the economy, and what happens to actual flesh and blood people, not only including the rich. So they similarly demagogued about “tax cuts for the rich”. But fortunately, sanity prevailed under Presidents Harding and Coolidge:

“As for the 1920s, Mellon eventually got his way, getting Congress to bring the top tax rate down from 73 percent to 24 percent. Vast sums of money that had seemingly vanished into thin air suddenly reappeared in the economy, creating far more jobs and far more tax revenue for the government.”

Even if all that were not enough, let’s grant all the premises of the taxophiles: assume that the money would be spent on real improvements to America, rather than to Obama and his friends. Let’s see some simple math about the money involved:

Conclusion

Mark Steyn writes in his brilliant new book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon:

“The United States is still different. In the wake of the economic meltdown, the decadent youth of France rioted over the most modest of proposals to increase their retirement age…. Everywhere from Iceland to Bulgaria angry mobs besieged their parliaments demanding the same thing: Why didn’t you the government do more for me?”

“America was the only nation in the developed world where millions of people took to the streets to tell the state: I can do fine if you control-freak statists would shove your non-stimulating stimulus, your jobless job bills, and your multimillion-dollar pork-athons, and just stay the hell out of my life and my pockets.”

“That’s the American that has a fighting chance ….” [pp. 22–23]

So we need the GOP to get some spine and stand up to Obama’s games—and make sure the country knows that they are not about American jobs, but about Obama’s job.  And if they don’t, the Tea Party  should replace the RINO appeasers with titanium-spined Republicans in the next primaries.

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  • Nathaniel Davidson

    Found this great article by Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, after I wrote this—
    Soaking ‘the rich’ always dries up the middle class
    :

    The question is: Who do we trust to spend the billions of dollars it will take to get our economy moving again?

    The people who create our jobs, or the people who created our national debt?

    • DowgyCO

      The first stimulus, only 85% was spent, htat leaves 15% in whos pockets?

    • daves

      When Herbert Hoover had to face a financial crisis and then unemployment, his strategy was to balance the budget and cut spending, and that made things worse. When Roosevelt came in, unemployment was twenty-five and went to fourteen percent by 1937. With deficits.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      You are wrong. Hoover increased taxes and spending, as documented above. As my previous column showed (Hoover and FDR: big government Presidents who prolonged the Depression), FDR was just Hoover on steroids.

    • daves

      According to this chart spending decreased from 1932 to 1934.

      usgovernmentspending.com/downchart_gs.php?chart=F0-total&view=1&year=1925_1945&state=US&local=b

      And unemployment rose.

      1930 8.7% 1931 15.9% 1932 23.6% 1933 24.9% 1934 21.7%

    • Dusty1

      Ask Obama.

    • http://Facebook Que Dub

      WHY IN THE H3LLL DOES “he” KEEP CALLING IT A “jobs bill” ??????????
      SOUNDS LIKE MORE TAXES TO US & ANOTHER BULLO BADGE FOR nobamma!!!!

    • Yellow Horse

      To DEowgyCO
      Heck thats only 178 BILLION DOLLARS that was put in the democratic party campain funds. And in the pockets of tax cheaters so they can pay their taxes after a warrant is issued, not before!!! After all that just chicken feed to big hero,s like obummer that is saving America, they deserve it !!!

    • daves

      We have the option of reducing the deficit by cutting programs for the elderly and our children or by raising upper income taxes by a measly 2%.

      I can see where your loyalty is.

    • Patti Patriot

      dave, you are so wrong. There are many other ways to cut spending….you have been drinking the koolaid too long!

    • daves

      Well there are other ways but they are not being proposed by the Republicans.

    • http://www.judegoss.com Carol S Key

      Jealousy and envy are such ugly emotions!

    • Dusty1

      Dave, I’ve got a better idea. Let the gov’t start collecting some kind of taxes from the 48% WHO PAY NOTHING!

    • Jackie

      Exactly, make those parasites pay their “fair share” before you even think about asking the rest of us to pay more!

    • daves

      The center found that while 47 percent paid no federal income taxes in 2009, most households did pay Medicare and Social Security payroll taxes. Only about 14 percent paid neither income or payroll taxes. Most of those people are elderly, though about 6 percent of non-elderly Americans pay neither income nor payroll taxes.

    • http://aol C. R.

      THERE IS NO MIDDLE TO LOW INCOME CLASS ANY LONGER………. IT’S THE WELFARE CLASS, LOW LIFE WHO WOULD RATHER SIT ON THEIR DUFF AND COLLECT WELFARE OR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AS LONG AS YEAR AFTER YEAR!! I AM ALMOST 57 AND HAVE TO SORK TO SURVIVE! I’VE HAD NO HAND OUTS, NO GOVERNMENT CHECKS EVER. I AM TOO PROUD OF BEING AN AMERICAN. BUT THAT’S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE BEACAUSE OF THE CLOWN IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WE ARE GOING DOWN FAST AND THANKS TO THE CLOWN…………. I DID NOT VOTE FOR THE CLOWN WHO IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE!! I JUST PRAY HE DOES NOT GET BACK IN!!!

    • http://aol C. R.

      ERROR, I HIT THE WRONG BUTTON, I AM ALMOST 67!! SORRY ABOUT THAT!

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Talk about false alternatives. What about cutting spendulus programs, foreign aid to despots, ethanol and other subsidies, costly regulations, the lucrative baby-killing business called Planned Parenthood, simplifying the tax code to save enormous compliance costs. DaveS is a typical liberal demagogue trying to scare people, much like Obama and his “Washington Monument Strategy”, the subject of a previous column.

    • daves

      How much will that save?

      Major components of the $3.5 trillion spent in fiscal 2010
      Social Security 20.4%
      National Defense 20.1%
      Medicare 13.1%
      Medicaid/CHIP 8.1%
      Interest 5.7%
      Low-Income Assistance 5.3%
      Unemployment Compensation 4.6%
      Education & Training 3.7%
      Federal Employee Retirement 3.5%
      Veterans 3.1%
      Transportation 2.7%
      Other health care 2.6%
      Parks & natural resources 1.3%
      Space/Science 0.9%
      Foreign aid 0.9%
      Agriculture 0.6%
      Everything else 3.5%

    • ARMYOF69

      We can make life very easy for the feds, just cut 10% off EVERYTHING…..EVERYTHING…..

    • American With A birth Certificate…

      daves,how about we make the people who recieve free handouts from the government do some community service for there free handouts. Say about 30hrs a week. Then we would atleast get the country cleaned up and the streets looking good as well as the praks. We need to get these handout people back into a work mode.I do not want my tax dollars going to those who are lazy and drink beer and do dope all day long. I know daves,not all handout people drink and do dope. But for the 85% that do,drug test them and make them give back in the form of community service.If obama really wanted the rich to pay there fair share,obama would close the tax loop holes that only the rich get to use. Billionaire buffet says raise the income tax because he has no income tax to pay,buffet gets taxed on capitol gains at 155 while income tax is 35%. buffet is a slick dog and why do you think he got so rich… no more obama or obama lies. Its wake up time.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Conclusion: we drastically need to reform entitlements like Social Security. Let’s do as Chile and Australia have done: privatise it, allow people to invest for their own retirement, while grandfathering in current retirees into the current system.

    • Co-opted Confederate

      Hey Daves What have you been smokin under the rock ehere you live. How Bout Quit Speding on Illegal, Welfare cheats, Prisoners, , eliminate waste fraud and abuse in spending, Hpw bout a moritorium on Special interest Pork barrel Projects that only benefit a hand full of campaign contributors, how bout eliminateing ALL foreign aid to ALL foreign countries, how bout we quit building mosques for the islamic heathens every where, how bout, Cutting of the Environmental freaks from the federal purse string, How bout Drilling for oil in Alaska, Montana North Dakota, And every where else in stead of giving the OPEC rag heads $114 a barrel for oil 10 times ever second, 24hura a day 365 days a year.. Huh!

    • Co-opted Confederate

      I get it now DAVES YOU ARE AN ESCAPED LUNATIC. AND YOU QUIT TAKING YOUR MEDS. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY! THE ONLY SOLUTION IS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO QUIT SPENDING MONEY THEY DON’T HAVE ASSETS TO BACK IT UP WITH not by raising taxes or cheating the citizenry out of it’s vested interests. NOW CRAWL BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK

    • daves

      Some predict it would put hundreds of thousands of people back to work next year, mainly because a Social Security tax cut for workers would be deepened and extended to small businesses.

      “Payroll tax cuts are very powerful,” says Allen Sinai, chief economist of Decision Economics. “They provide a boost to direct income and, in turn, spending, which is important to growth.”

      Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, estimates that the president’s plan would boost economic growth by 2 percentage points, add 2 million jobs and reduce unemployment by a full percentage point next year compared with existing law.

      Under his bigger tax cut, an extra $1,550 would go to taxpayers earning $50,000 a year. The Social Security tax is imposed on the first $106,800 of taxable income. That means the maximum savings would be about $3,300 for an individual and $6,600 for a couple.

      Obama would also halve Social Security taxes for businesses on the first $5 million of their payroll. The White House says 98 percent of U.S. businesses have payrolls below that threshold.

      Zandi calls this a “creative” way to help small companies, which have struggled more than larger ones to recover from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. During recoveries, small businesses normally drive job creation.

      “Something like this is much needed” for an economy grappling with 9.1 percent unemployment, Zandi says. “The economy is on the edge of recession.”

    • Patriot and an American

      Hey daves: What we are fighting against here is an evil administration and many evil doers. If you want to give him more defense, don’t bother because it won’t increase his popularity ratings here! Solyndra just got $500,000+ and went bankrupt, oh but it had to be hurried through so they could get the money fast and them dump the company into bankruptcy, 1100 people losing jobs, while the owners ran away with the $500,000. Now you feed us all the BS that you think is going to solve the problems. You want to take money away from the senior citizens, tossing them aside to support illegals, with food stamps, affordable housing, free education, and more. These people have fed the social security all their life. Now if you have some sound solutions, OK, but your batting average here is …. well let me put it this way, take another swing at it … you having been striking out time.

    • Patriot and an American

      and time again.

    • Retired Marine MSgt

      Patriot and an American,

      That would actually be $500,000,000 for Solyndra. That’s half a billion.

      “But don’t worry Mr. zerobama we trust that for the next stimulus you will make even better deals. We are sure that you will also come up with lots and lots of “shovel ready” jobs. Just like the last time!”

      Just get to the polls in November 2012 and VOTE HIS MICKEY MOUSE ASS OUT OF OFFICE.

    • daves

      Did you know that President Bush was trying to speed up the Solyndra loan before President Obama took office?

    • Retired Marine MSgt

      Daves,

      Yes I did realize that President Bush was deceived by Solyndra, nobody is saying that the Bush administration was without fault.

      It has been almost three years since zero-bama and his administration have taken over culpability for ALL of the good decisions and all of the screw ups of the previous administration. Assuming culpability also means assuming the responsibility for going forward with the good, and for repairing the bad. It also means that you own up to the fact that the responsibility is now entirely yours.

      This present administration has denied responsibility and tried to blame all of their shortcomings on the Bush administration. Their “stimulus” packages have done nothing to improve the financial and diplomatic creditability of the USA. Their handling of the economy has resulted in the first lowering of the USA’s credit rating in over seventy years.

      We don’t need, nor can we afford, any more bungled economic decisions based upon this totally inept idiot’s concept of a socialist utopia.

      The only remedy that we, as responsible American citizens, have is to get out to the polls in November 2012 and VOTE HIS COMMUNIST ASS OUT OF OFFICE.

    • Co-opted Confederate

      Let me Spell it out for you T-H-E- F-E-D-R-A-L G-O-V-E-R-N-M-E-N-T- M-U-S-T- –S-T-O-P- S-P-E-N-D-I-N-G- M-O-N-E-Y- T-H-E-Y- D-O- -N-O-T- H-A-V-E.,O-N- T-H-I-N-G-S- T-H-A-T- -W-E- T-H-E- P-E-O-P-L-E D-O-N-‘T- N-E-E-D-, W-A-N-T- O-R- D-E-S-I-R-E. I could give you a list of at least 1,000 things the government is spending money on illegally. our money, and it has to stop!

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Quite an admission from a liberal: letting people keep more of their own money is good for the economy! We should go further, and allow people to invest their “social security” tax in a private retirement account.

    • daves

      Would they still get retirement if the investments went belly up?

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Let them make the choice. Over the long-term, the stockmarket has enormously outperformed Social Security. Question for you: would they still get their retirement if there is no money any more because Congress squandered their “contributions”?

    • daves

      If the Federal Government defaults on their debt then people will definitely not get their SS payments.

    • http://Yahoo Anne Crickenberger

      If we tax the rich and powerful more, how will this create jobs? These people are the ones who own and run businesses, manufacturing firms, small business and they are the ones who give jobs to the middle and lower class. Yes this is a class question because some of us cannot be fortunate enough to own businesses and have to work for others. Obama. is nuts!

  • http://juan-gilberto@hotmail.com El Lobo Solo

    Everybody check out the Joe Pags Show on YouTube, parody song “Pass the Bill”.

  • http://rightwingamerica.com ACEMAN

    “At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? — Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the Ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! — All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln -1838
    This not just applies to terrorism or any homegrown threat, but to finances as well.
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    • Dusty1

      Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

      If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the contintent their fathers conquered.”

    • daves

      So lets stop giving these bankers the extra 2% tax cuts and have them contribute for their good fortune.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      You mean, have the government confiscate even more of their hard-earned income than they already do? From a recent article, Fact check: The wealthy already pay more taxes:

      This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average 29.1% of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes and other taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank.
      Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay an average of 15% of their income in federal taxes.
      Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5% of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7%.
      The latest IRS figures are a few years older — and limited to federal income taxes — but show much the same thing. In 2009, taxpayers who made $1 million or more paid on average 24.4% of their income in federal income taxes, according to the IRS.

    • daves

      So despite the quotes saying how evil these institutions are you prefer to keep their taxes at 29%? P.S. the effective rate for them is about 35%.

    • Patriot and an American

      the bankers are a bunch of elitists that belong to the most exclusive country clubs ever signed. Do a web search on Jekkyl Island. You will find out the Federal Reserve System was scammed into existence. Find out who the Rothschild Zionists are, several of whom are in the current administration and have been in previous administrations. The Zionists control world finance, government(s), Hollywood, the movie industry, the media … doesn’t that look like you don’t have much to say let alone any control. Read the Bible, study ancient history, you will ready yourself for what is going on today. People have been the same since time began, greedy to comit whatever evil manipulating they can to accomplish their goals; stealing from the poor to become rich and it is still going on today. The rich want to be richer and they have the control … at least for now … but they can’t keep that control. Oh how diligently they have been up to now doing it, and are probably enjoying is, just like Soros, he has fun destroying nations. He destroyed Russia’s economy, and his biggest goal is the USA. Now how comfy do you feel supporting evil. Stand up and be a man. Being one of truth is special in itself and if you feel you stand alone, don’t you think it is worth it?

    • daves

      I see in the near future a crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. The money powers prey upon the nation in times of adversity. It is more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the financial institutions at the rear, the latter is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.
      Abraham Lincoln, letter to William Elkins, Nov. 21, 1864. (After the passage of the debt causing National Bank Act [June 3, 1864]).

  • slapjack

    I pray everyday America can survive until we get the Kenyan half breed out of the WhiteHouse. This buffoon and his sicko Czar friends don’t deserve their citizenship and all should be sent to Afiganistan as rear gurd as our Outstanding Military forces leave that outhouse country.

  • Eric Nisula

    This “If you love me” by Obama smacks
    an awful lot of the “Dear leader” crap
    in North Korea. Sends chills up my
    spine

    • daves

      Whatever – he was responding to someone who had shouted that they love him.

    • Patriot and an American

      And it makes me want to throw up!

    • http://PatriotUpdate JNJRSNAP

      Thank you for expressing my thoughts. I cannot imagine anyone loving a person who has no honorable character traits. It is a disgusting suggestion from a dishonorable person.

  • http://rebelforiam.com m. sharpe

    Obama is a little problem that can be solved. The thin line that He walks is not exposing to the American People that we are already a full blown Socialist Country.He has to continue the deception that America is free and citizen can address or petition the Reps.. The Executive Branch is quietly taking the power-Not Obama’s doing.

    • daves

      Socialist? Why, how much of the wealth and property in this country is owned by the Government?

      I think if you check you will see that the government has invested in less than 2% of private industry when the bailouts happened and much of that has gone back to the private sector already.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Yes, socialist, when government spending is an ever-increasing percentage of our GDP.

    • daves

      Socialism play /ˈsoʊʃəlɪzəm/ is an economic system in which the means of production are either state owned or commonly owned and controlled cooperatively; or a political philosophy advocating such a system.[1] As a form of social organization, socialism is based on co-operative social relations and self-management; relatively equal power-relations and the reduction or elimination of hierarchy in the management of economic and political affairs.[2][3]

    • Patriot and an American

      Our government has grow too big for its britches. Time to put some of these obozos on the unemployment lines, without severence pay. Let them stand in line oh they are probably exempt from paying unemployment TAX. How swwet it is …

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      As Dennis Prager pointed out, Obama is not the problem, but the symptom of a problem. Obama did not seize power by force; we voted for him of our own free will. For sure, we need to clean the (White) house, but this is a short-term fix for a long-term problem: too many Americans are addicted to treats that the government takes by force from other Americans.

    • Dusty1

      Nate, I really think the ’08 election was rigged.

    • Anthony San Diego

      Was it really an election or was it an appointment?

    • Dusty1

      I’m sure Obama viewed it as a coronation!

    • daves

      “No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

      “You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.

      “Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

  • spxz

    It is clear that we have a President who has no clue as to what is going on. If that is not true, then he and his administration are intentionally trying to destroy America. Either way, the American disaster continues. Having just returned from several weeks in a number of different European countries, universally I was asked how Americans could be so stupid as to elect this Administration. That’s not something that is easy to answer. And it puts American business attempting to deal globally, at a huge disadvantage.

    • http://PatriotUpdate JNJRSNAP

      Thank you for writing your experienced view. We are in a frightening historical time. Our youth as a country has permitted a small percentage of our population that occurred out of the Viet Nam Era to gain power. The result will be a third world country run by the types they emulate.

  • Dave

    What an irony that Our Dear Leader promises the Libyans freedom from the tyrant when he will not ensure the same for his own citizenry!!
    His policies will invariably end in state sponsored enslavement by converting all “private” to “public(government controlled)” employment.

  • distressed

    Thumbs up. Very good common sense article. It should be sitting on the desks of all Congressmen and Senators right now.

    • DowgyCO

      70 in congress are marxis and right behind obama.

  • ARMYOF69

    Every time he opens his mouth , it’s about jobs for ” INFRASTRUCTURE, TEACHERS, POLICE , FIREMEN” ……ALL UNION WORK…….
    What’s in it for the rest of us?…..TAXES, and more TAXES,and more TAXES…..

    • The Thistle Patch

      Bingo Army. The next Question is since its the WE THE PEOPLES MONEY$$$$$$$. Who gets the most value out of OUR money spent, The consumer or the Government. I Own several hammers and have two baths both both with toilet seats. It never cost me as much money for ALL OF them as it cost the Government for any one of the above. Let me KEEP my MONEY$$$$$ I will buy things I need and so will others. Government is the THIEF who’s only interest is in what best helps “EXPAND Government and BUY Votes Career Politicians.”

    • Anthony San Diego

      It’s not the government, rather it is those who control the government. Our politicians are nothing more than high priced prostitutes willing to bend over ’cause they lack the guts to stand up to their overlords.

  • WILLIAM H JOYNER

    WHY IS EVERYBODY THINKING THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE CARES ONE BIT ABOUT CREATING JOBS. HE IS A STINKING MUSLUM COMMUNIST. AND HIS AMBITION IS TO PULL THIS COUNTRY DOWN. IF YOU CAN!T SEE THIS THEN WE ARE ALL IN TROUBLE. IF IT WASENT FOR THE TEA PARTY WE WOULD BE A LOT WORSE OFF THAN WE ARE NOW. EMPEACH EMPEACH EMPEACH NOW BEFORE THIS SCUM DOES ANY MORE DAMAGE. EVERYBODY IS TREATING THIS GUY LIKE HE CARES. THIS GUY HATES THIS COUNTRY AND EVERYTHING IT STANDS FOR. IT IS NOT WHAT HE SAYS IT IS WHAT HE DOES. WJ

    • http://PatriotUpdate JNJRSNAP

      We watch and watch. We have to save our beloved U.S. I do want to clarify one thought process that the media has implemented. That is, Social Security was established as a trust fund, not an entitlement. Congress spent the trust fund. They should be responsible for their errors.

  • Dusty1

    Another unwritten bill, more scare tactics and another excuse to raise taxes. Same old stuff, different day.

  • Merlin

    This is an excellent article and I doubt that I could add anything to it except that I don’t think that it is actully a jobs plan in the first place. It seems only to be a plan to spend more money and raise taxes.

  • BILL FROGUE

    OBUMMER IS NOT THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY AT THIS TIME. GEORGE SOROS AND HIS BUDDIES (SOCIALISTS) ARE THE THE TRUE LEADERS AT THIS TIME. OBUMMER WAKES UP EVERY MORNING AND GETS HIS MARCHING ORDERS FROM THESE GUYS.OBUMMER IS JUST A FIGUREHEAD DOING WHAT HE IS TOLD TO DO BY HIS TELEPROMPTER AND HIS LEFTIST SPPECH WRITERS. I REALLY DONT THINK HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS SAYING WHEN HE READS HIS SPEECHES.

    • DowgyCO

      obama is a member of the Bilderberger bunch. Along with Gov. Perry, Bill clinton and others in this admin.

    • Patti Patriot

      DowgyCO…..wrong… Perry is NOT a member. He made a speech at a meeting several years ago, but that does not make him a member.

    • DowgyCO

      Search BILDERBERGER and you will find that Perry is in the eyes for them to back him for president!!!!

    • am2sweet

      I have researched the Bilderberg group and found that there are a number of our officials involved who don’t want their names listed as members. That reason being that they knew the public would sooner or later find out about Bilderbergs existance and what they were up to and knew they couldn’t do the work for Bilderberg if they weren’t elected because of belong to that organization. I suspect Perry since they are fronting his campaign. There was an article about them paying a big bunch of money for him to run. And they mentioned at how the Bilderberg group financed Bill Clinton when he decided to run for president and that was before he was a member. Only now he is listed as a member. I suspect they promise things if these guys run and become members. When your country is going to heck most people put themselves first rather then everyone else. Don’t trust every politician just because they sound good. It’s easy to talk but hard to follow through once elected.

    • Patriot and an American

      That’s right. When I was reading an article about the Rothschild Zionist activities, I clicked on “the list” and the “this page cannot be found” came up on my screen.

      These are the real elitists, many of them are from very very wealthy family historical background, that have been able to protect their fortunes for the next 5 plus generations, i.e., Kennedy, Rockefeller etc

      Now there are some that have been doers of manipulation and/or corruption, whether using a prop such as global warming, lobby for someone that will scratch my back, this is the kind of crap that goes with evil. But the amusing thing about this game plan, is what will it net them? Something that they don’t have time to connect to, and that is … the Lord whose gift is salvation. And all the money in the world won’t buy it!

    • http://PatriotUpdate JNJRSNAP

      This is curious. If one had an organizational chart, where would Soros be in relation to the Berg. group? Above, or unilaterally?

  • Gloria Wedemeyer

    If Obama loved me, he would resign

    • Colleen

      Please don’t hold your breath! You will be a very ugly shade of purple/blue!
      Obama loves no one but himself.

    • johnf1234

      If You Love me then Pass the Bill!!
      Quote unquote by Barry..

      We have to pass the bill to find out whats in it!!! Quote unquote by nancy Pelosi..

      Sound familiar???????

      There probably is more corrupt legislation in there, then they care to talk about…. Items that are NOT related to job creation.
      Just like Obamacare>>> they are finding out whats in it no doubt….. Taxes in home sells, and many other items that are not related to healthcare…….
      Its more of the same old screw the tax payers scam………

  • Big Ugly, Wyoming

    The only “job” that Obama is qualified for is a pendulum weight at the end of 6 yards of hemp terminated by 13 turns and a loop.

    • Dusty1

      Now, that’s a thought!

  • John

    Bill ? What Bill? Who has seen in writing any ” bill ” that Obama has proposed ? This is just another speech. The trouble with Obama is that this is S.O.S.R.= Same Old $hit Recycled. Obama has never run so much as a lemonade stand, and we are supposed to trust him wit the U.S. economy ? Give me a break ! Jobs are responses to needs that arise from opportunities, desires for liberty, property, and security. Government does not ” produce ” anything; it just takes, and what it takes, it takes from the people( especially those who WORK for a living). The more you tax something, the less you get from it. The Federal Government, by excessive borrowing, taxing, spending, and regulating is doing the OPPOSITE of what should be done to help our economy to grow and thrive. The Government needs to get out of the way of the private sector, the REAL PROVIDER FOR MEANINGFUL JOBS ! The one job I want to see Obama ” create ” is when he leaves the White House and I see a real president move in !

  • dago dave

    First of all the problem is not about tax dollars. We have to pay taxes or we don’t have a country. What we need is proper control of what those taxes are spent on.Rember the 150 dollar hammers (plural)our govt. bought in the sixties. That is what needs to be controlled.Foolish covered up spending.The president taking monies that belonged to the sss and paying for wars with it,and lining his own pockets with it. Thats what needs to be controlled. And when they pull this kind of crap they need to be brought up on charges the same as in the private sector its called embezzlement(Stealing) or misapropiation of funds(not for the intended use,Dishonestly).He will retire a very ,very rich ex president,with our tax dollars!

    • http://PatriotUpdate JNJRSNAP

      The media causes so much disruption by twisting information. The $150 hammer is now a $150 million lie. We have to keep Congress honest, and vote corrupt people out.

  • Delores Smith

    OBAMA,
    I don’t even like you…and others do not. How can you be so egotistical as to think someone might LOVE you. Your Jobs’ Bill is not about jobs for Americans. It is all about gathering FUNDS for the NEW WORLD DISORDER. (increase in debt ceiling – $2.4T, increase in taxes for people over $250,000, the Warren Buffett rule…he paid the same amount as his secretary, because he cheated on his taxes…bringing his net income to the amount of secretary, etc.) Who will be handling all of this money for Soros and Obama? Of course, it is Timothy Geithner, unless we get him to “talk” to save himself. Why do you want to redistribute the wealth of the “not so rich”? You Marxists need the money, so that the “VERY RICH” can rule the New World Disorder. Soros & Obama, you will not complete your EVIL agenda. Count on it.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • http://patriotupdate.com/videos/ingraham-on-the-obamas-working-vacations Chess Game

    DAH! what else is new???????

  • Colorado Mom

    The ONLY thing that produces more jobs is commerce. Manufacturing in this country is the lowest that it’s been since it’s inception. Bring companies back to this country and the jobs will follow!

  • dago dave

    Well ,the justice dept. is reviewing a proposal on the 528 million dollars that obummer gave to a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy ,and after less than a year of recieving the money did just that laying off 1100 people. So lets see if they will look into what happened to the bucks,other than they reportidly gave a donation to obummers re election war chest!

  • Wayne937

    I agree with the contents of the information provided above in this website. Obama is a narccisstis peron that loves attention. I think he is a dangerous man. He has basically the same mind set as Hitler did. Watch some of world war 2 movies on the military channel and see if you don’t agree with me. They each love power, and the attention they get.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      I’ve argued that Narcissus had mild Obamistic Personality Disorder.

  • johnf1234

    the title of the article says it all!!!!

    JOBS BILL IS ABOUT OBAMA >> NOT JOBS

    Obama does NOT care about Your job nor mine, he is only thinking about November 2012 to save his own job….. All this stimulus money is not for job creation, it is for Political Payoffs to funnel the money through his supporters to funnel the money back into his campaign, and its at Our expense, the TAX PAYER, most of the people who no longer support this CORRUPT SOB…
    Its nothing more than a MONEY LAUNDERING SCANDAL at its best…..
    The prrof is in the pudding about, Government does NOT create JOBS, only the private sector creates JOBS….
    There are onl a couple places where he wanted the money to go, and they are to the NEA “The Corrupt Teachers Union”…
    and to repair roads….
    First of all, that money has always come for the roads. And also he already enacted this on the first stimulus, “American Investment and Recovery Act” remember all the signs you see on the highways..
    And the other NEA, WHY DO WE NEED A FEDERAL LEVEL OF EDUCATION?????? Don’t we have education at the local and state levels? Plus not to mention, the TAx payers already are burdened in their own local communities with property taxes that pay for school districts in their area…. So WHY do we need it at the Federal level??? The answer is, WE DONT NEED IT!!! Only the CORRUPT DEMOCRATS DO, for their political advantage, political payoff under the table Corruption, and MONEY LAUNDERING with tax payers money..
    This is what got Obama in trouble with the Solyndra scandal…. Its the same occurance with a different group of THUGS involved….

    I have a question…. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE EXTRA MONEY THAT WAS NOT SPENT FROM ALL THE PREVIOUS STIMULUS’S? AND TO ADD TO THAT THE BLANK CHECK FOR 2.5 TRILLION THAT OBAMA JUST GOT FOR THE DEBT CEILING…. WHERE IS THAT MONEY AT?????

  • Dodi

    Really??? Anyone with an ounce of brain knew long before his reading of the teleprompter knew damn well it was about obummer. I hope the gang of twelve will see the light of day and rule out most of it if not all of it.

    • Dodi

      Really another all day moderation. What don’t you like this time around. This is getting more ridiculous everyday. Why don’t you pick on someone else for a change in the weather??

    • ARMYOF69

      I cannot believe it….I am now being moderated again……crap on hussein

    • Dodi

      4 Xs for me today, and I was nicer than usual.

  • WASP

    Jewish money and power will re-elect Obama.

  • http://yahoo Joanne

    Seems everyone knows OBAMA doesn’t care about anyone’s job but his own. Otherwise he would have been working on it since his election. He doesn’t want to give up his throne in the White House!

    • Dodi

      He didn’t have time. Remember he was busy shoving obummercare down our throats.

  • proslice56

    For the first time in history we have a president the sides with the haters of America. having been born in Kenya to a muslim, American hating parents. obama is very well aware of what he is doing. Obama grew up his whole life being told how America is the problem in the world. He was raised to believe that capitalist free societies are bad. obama has surrounded himself with people that are like minded. everyone associated with obama hate this country and want to change to a Government that the rest of the world will like better! the beliefs that were instilled in obama are the destruction of america. he wouldn’t say it in a public forum but his actions speak louder than words. Barack Hussein Obama knows exactly what he’s doing. another stimulus is what he wants to to bolster his position with the unions. it is nothing more than buying votes from otherwise failing followers.

  • ARMYOF69

    During Bill Clinton’s days , I got a headache every time he spoke, NOW, how I wish he was in that seat instead of this moronic muslim.

    • Patriot and an American

      You’ve got to be kidding! The Clintons are just as socialistic in their game plan. A socialistic system … is that what you want?

  • Kalev

    D.C. and Obama;
    Leave us alone!
    We don’t need either.

  • AliveStillKickin

    Everything Obama does is about one thing….Obama
    The jobs bill is about his keeping HIS job…..(like that’s gonna’ happen)
    Millions of Americans will get jobs when Obama loses his.
    Let’s fire the bastard!!

  • Bob Devich

    Obama jobs bill is about Obuma hoodwinking the uninformed people. It’s about making people THINK it’s a jobs bill, when it’s to get him re-elected and giving $$$ to union bosses and special interests, who inturn give him campaign donations.

  • Larry Owens

    Duh, ole odumbo/ovomit/oblammer is pathetic and simple minded. He is just using this for re-election points and if the stimulus was passed his union thugs friends would take care of him and help get him re-elected. He is a Failed president but of course if you are a liberal/communist/ then you would think he is the greatest that ever was. It is all a communist plan and he has really taken it farther than any one lately.

    Makes me sick the whole bunch of communist liberal ELITIST.

  • Thistle

    I’m 48 & I have never seen a more arrogant narcissistic public figure in my lifetime.Whether Politician,Actor/Actress,Musician,Athlete,Author,Talk Show Host – NONE of those crave attention like our man-child “president’ does.EVERYTHING is about HIM,its all ME ME ME.

  • Bob Hocks

    Every one that owns a Twitter , you more and likely have had amessage from your beloved King Big Daddy. Explaining how to , an who you should vote for. He has already given all the Illegal Aliens a free twitter. An a raise in pay.

    Now for his jobs bill , at a cost of $235,263 per job . He has promised the Illegal Aliens that , to come to Illinois for his rally.

    He also gave Acorn another $350,000 an also they are Eligible for $15 Billion in Tax Payer Money.

    Where did the 20 Billion go from BP. ?

    Who said , Hoffa’s thugs . Well you may be correct. Along with where is the Gold from FT> KNOX> , you will find out in 2032, when the Kings book is realeased.

    So strech an Yawn , enjoy life , things will get better some day. We hope. an say thanks to the Democrats for this was the best they HAD TO OFFER. King Big Daddy the 3rd.

  • http://www.americagonestupid.com nvrpc

    The very first cut would be to the 192 countries we give aid to, second cut would be the UN, off my soil, buildings destroyed and all member put in prison prosecuted for war crimes, third cut all NASA except military satalite, forth cut all funds to US troops all over the world, pull back all troop and put them on the all borders and all points of entry with the same orders they have in war, shoot to kill. fifth all funding to IANSA, all funding to illegal aliens and non US citizen along with deportation of them their children and cease all assets. This should all be done by and EO in the next 24 hours. This is just the beginning, folks. I’m sure I can come up with a lot more.

  • http://www.judegoss.com Carol S Key

    Mantra of a liberal: “Don’t confuse me with history or facts!”

  • Dodi

    Really, anyone with an ounce of brain knew long before his reading it from the telepromter knew damn well it was all about obummer. I hope the gang of 12 will see the light of day and rule out most, it not all of it.

    • Dodi

      At least I’m in good company! and agree, crap on hussein!

  • Joseph

    Does it matter now?
    Taken individually, perhaps his handlers can explain away and/or dismiss each of these points. But, when looked at in their totality, it’s hard to draw any conclusion other than that he’s a fraud; and, that does matter!!!!

    WHEN he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan and Mummar Kadaffi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN his voting record in the Illinois senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he refused to wear a flag lapel pin, and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he surrounded himself in the White house with advisers who were pro-gun control, pro- abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech
    to silence the opposition people said it didn’t matter..

    WHEN he aired his views on abortion, homosexuality and a host of other issues, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he said he favors sex education in Kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco–a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the
    purchase of his home– people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist/Communist, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without family consent, and allowing animals to
    be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual, and organizer of a group called gay, lesbian, straight, education network as Safe School Czar and it became known
    that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed Mark Lloyd, as Diversity Czar, who believes in curtailing free speech; taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth; who supports
    Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN Valerie Jarrett was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Adviser and she is an avowed Socialist, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher– and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said
    it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed Carol Browner as Global Warming Czar, and her being a well known socialist working on Cap and Trade as the nations largest tax, people said it
    didn’t matter.

    WHEN he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for health and human services secretary could not be confirmed, because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN as President of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised
    a Muslim; was educated as a Muslim; and that he is still a Muslim– people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.

    WHEN he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people finally woke up— but it was too late.

  • Bill

    So let’s see, if we hate your policies then do we get in your face and remind you what a total failure you are to America?

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