President Obama just did something that was out of character yesterday. When he met with some business leaders, he told them that business was the solution to the problem. Sounding like Ronald Reagan, he said this:
In the end! The answer to our economic troubles rests less in my hands or in the hands of our legislators than it does with America’s workers and the businesses that employ them. They are the ones whose efforts and ideas will determine our economic destiny just as they always have, for in the end it’s businesses — large and small — that generate the jobs, provide the salaries, and serve as the foundation on which the American people’s lives and dreams depend. All we can do, those of us here in Washington, is to help create a favorable climate in which workers can prosper, businesses can thrive, and our economy can grow.
Now this is a stark contrast to what he told the people at George Mason University three weeks ago: Only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe. Only government can break the cycle that are (sic — is) crippling our economy. That’s why we need to act boldly and act now, to reverse these cycles. That’s why we need to restart the flow of credit and restore the rules of the road that will ensure a crisis like this never happens again.
What’s this? We don’t just have one Obama but two Obamas! But which one is the real one? One Obama yesterday said that business is the solution. The other Obama three weeks ago said that government is the solution. Here is the answer. The second one is the real Obama. The stunt that he pulled yesterday was to try to persuade the Republicans to vote for his stimulus bill….er, um….porkulus bill (excuse me!). In order to do this, he used their lingo and imitated Reagan. There is further proof to this answer when you look at the porkulus bill.
There’s nothing stimulating about this bill. It’s filled to the brim, oozing with pork. There’s nothing in it to help businesses! Here are a few of the useless items in this bill: $1 billion for Amtrak, $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for the National Endowment of the Arts; $400 million for global warming research (Wait! Hasn’t global warming been disproved by 650 of the world’s leading climatologists?) ; $2.4 billion for clean coal; $650 million for even more digital TV conversion coupons; $600 million for new government cars; $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings; $150 million for the Smithsonian; and $54 billion for Economic Development Office and Small Business Administration programs that the OMB or GAO have already analyzed to be “ineffective.” And let’s not forget the $4.19 billion that will be going to support Obama’s army for his next election (I covered this yesterday).
So much pork in this bill, and nothing to help the private sector. This is a bill to grow government and grow it fast. The Neo-Roosevelt plan: New Deal II. Now why does President Obama want Republican support on this bill? He already has enough Democrats to pass it. He wants their support so he can say there was “bipartisan support” on it and if the plan fails, the Republicans can share the blame with the Democrats. He only wants the Republicans for cover. Call it insurance if you will. Looking at the bill, a lot of these items don’t go into effect until 2010. This is the year when the Republican presidential candidates will begin campaigning.
This bill was written to buy more votes. As more people lose jobs, more people will need welfare. Shouldn’t government just cut our taxes, get out of the way, and let us work and prosper? Don’t count on it. Not under the Obama Regime. Now what if the bill works, and no Republicans support it? That could spell the end of the Republican party forever. In looking at the job climate, the decline is supposed to continue. But wait? What about the 4 million jobs projected? President Obama expects that spending the over $800 billion will create that many jobs. From that data, the cost per job would be $217,000. That’s five times more than what the average American makes. Something doesn’t add up with this information. That much will go to the bill, not to the creation of jobs. To close, I would like to share my attempt at humor. Here is an excerpt from what I call “The Real Obama”
And there’s a million of us just like me who tax like me, who tell a lot of lies like me who deceive like me, who hide a lot of truth like me It just might be the next big thing you’re telling me!
That’s all I wrote for the lyrics. Stick around. I’ll keep you updated as the action unfolds….