“The problem is, is that spending [stimulus money] out takes a long time, because there’s really nothing–there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.”
Who said that? A Republican senator? A Tea Party activist? A think tank conservative? If you guessed one of those…..you are wrong. The answer is, None of the above. It was President Obama, in an interview with the New York Times.
For quite a while now, we have heard from Obama about “shovel ready projects” that were in the process of creating jobs for the people. There were some in Colorado that he said had the “shovels ready and the jobs were being created”. Uh huh. You know, for once I would like to hear this man say something that would turn out to be true. But I have all but given up on that hope.
With Tom Brokaw on “Meet the Press” in December 2008, Obama said, “When I met with the governors, all of them have projects that are shovel-ready.”
Also in December of 2008, he said, “My economic team … is helping to shape what is going to be a bold agenda to create 2.5 million new jobs, to start helping states and local governments with shovel-ready projects.”
In March of 2009, Biden spoke about the global economic crisis at the Progressive Governance Conference in Chile. He said, “The Recovery Act … provides a necessary jolt to our economy to implement what we refer [to] as ‘shovel-ready’ projects.” Three months later, Biden told Californians that the administration wants “to get shovel-ready projects out the door as quickly as we can.”
There is more folks. February of 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said, “With wise investments in shovel-ready conservation projects across the country, we can immediately put people back to work.” To which I say to you all…..WE ARE STILL WAITING!!!
But wait is all we will do, because there are no shovel ready projects. The one in Colorado that Obama said was on the ground and all set to put people to work……Doesn’t exist! The meeting with the governors where they all had shovel ready projects ready to put people to work……probably didn’t happen. What we have to remember here folks, is when Obama started saying this crap, unemployment was at 4.7% Now all my life, I have heard that there are those who will be always unemployed. Children, *while kids* sick people unable to work…….so a number under 5% is pretty much full employment.
Now that we have had the stimulus, that was to slow down unemployment, what has happened to the unemployment numbers? Now that we have had all these “fake” shovel ready jobs……where does the unemployment rate sit at now? hmmm? Close to 10% in Conservative guesses. In real guesses, around 17%.
In other words here folks, again, Obama lied to us. Again, Obama doesn’t think we are smart enough to catch that. Again, we are catching his lies. I sure as heck cannot wait until next month. My hand is itching for the chance to pull that lever to vote these idiots out of office. This country needs leaders with brains. The ones that are in Washington following Obama haven’t shown any since he took office. God help this nation. God help us to get these traitors out of office. God help us to realize, that America cannot exist safely with the democrats in control.
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