Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Obama orders removal of White House Mirrors

Obama has been campaigning against George Bush since 2007. Yesterday he continued that campaign, but it is beginning to dawn on him that Americans know Bush left the White House a long time ago. In fact, he's gone into a quiet retirement in Texas. However, when a president is in trouble and his administration is failing, it's standard procedure to blame the previous leader. After all, how would it look if the population started thinking the new president was the one with the bad ideas?

If people began thinking it was the current president who was on the wrong path that president might have to give himself and his ideals a close examination. But we've got a president who is unwilling to face the fact that his ideas have failed. We have a president who cannot admit to himself or the nation that his theories do not work in practice.

However, given the state of the economy, the White House has been overtaken by fear and worry. Well, not everyone is afraid or worrying. Michelle Obama is vacationing in grand style in Spain, leaving the president to celebrate his birthday alone. But even he did not want to be alone with himself. He is now so afraid of himself and so deeply concerned about who and what he is that he cannot look at himself. He does not want to catch sight of himself while he's at home. To end that possibility he had all the mirrors removed from the White House. Meanwhile, as he walks the halls of the empty White House, he repeats a chant, "It's all Bush's fault, it's all Bush's fault."

Time to admit Obamanomics has failed

It's no coincidence that Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, announced her retirement the day before Friday's brutal unemployment report. With 131,000 more jobs lost in July, and downward revisions of 97,000 for the previous two months, it's easy to see why she would start looking for the exits.

Romer is best known for drafting the February 2009 report "The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan," which the White House used as an ammunition belt in the fight to gain passage of its $862 billion economic stimulus bill (the actual cost of which exceeds $1 trillion when interest is included). Romer predicted that following passage of the stimulus bill, unemployment would plateau below 8 percent last fall and by this month register at 7 percent. That's not close enough for government work, as unemployment stands at 9.5 percent today. It would be higher except that hundreds of thousands of frustrated job seekers have given up looking for new jobs and dropped out of the labor force.

Predictably, the stimulus bill has proven to be an extraordinary waste of borrowed money that has failed to create jobs, generate economic growth or do much of anything other than line the pockets of White House political allies. That and give $308 million in subsidies to BP before the Gulf oil spill disaster, and subsidize a study on what happens when monkeys snort coke.

As Romer fades back to her teaching post at Berkeley, Obama is adding to the economic misery by creating an environment of regulatory uncertainty. The Wall Street reform law Obama recently signed potentially requires 533 new regulations, 60 studies and 93 reports, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has 29 active rulemakings, and there are 100 new rules on the Labor Department's agenda and 26 at the Transportation Department.

Add Obama's determination to raise everybody's taxes by allowing the Bush cuts from 2001 and 2003 to expire Jan. 1, 2011, and it's easy to why banks, businesses and consumers are hoarding trillions of dollars that could otherwise spur economic growth. And we haven't even addressed the destructive effect on economic growth of Obama's nationalization of major portions of the economy, including the banks, health care and the auto industry.

The economy is stalling, unemployment seems stuck at European levels of idleness, the federal deficit and the national debt are at historic highs, public confidence in Congress is at its lowest-ever level and big majorities of Mainstream Americans say Obama has the country on the wrong path. Obamanomics has failed miserably and it's time for everybody in this town to admit it so we can move on.

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Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Mr. Obama will not acknowledge that
Washington D.C. has never "created jobs" in the private sector.

Willing investors are the engine that create new industries large and small, and spur the economic forces that will create future jobs & greater wealth; not socialist theory!

How long can Unemployment Insurance
last, without the production of goods & services?

The redistribution theorists will soon have nothing to distribute, as more industries move off-shore.
It's November 2nd, or never America.

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