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Jobs Come from Executive Orders? Why Didn’t You Say So?

If President Obama can achieve "full employment" with the stroke of a pen, what have we been waiting for?

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Walter Hudson

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February 7, 2014 - 8:07 am

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Since he first took office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently invited comparisons between his vision for America and the world of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. In particular, the president has frequently attracted references to Directive 10-289, a government edict in the novel which forbids hiring and firing, mandates production, and seizes patents.

The explicit realization of that directive approaches with each new abuse and usurpation committed by the administration. Now, after the president brazenly declared his intention to defy the rule of law and craft legislation from the Oval Office via executive order, Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee conspires with fellow members of a “Full Employment Caucus” to tee up the tyranny. This from the Washington Times:

She said at a recent press conference reported by The Daily Mail that the caucus members will work hard to “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength. In fact, I think that should be our number one agenda. Let’s write up these executive orders – draft them, of course – and ask the president to stand with us on full employment.”

It’s about time. The only real question is why it has taken so long for the president to come to our aid with the stoke of his magic pen.

That might have been sarcasm, which might have been funny were its object not so deadly serious. We have a sitting president and a caucus of congresspeople who believe jobs may be royally decreed.

True, this does not represent an ideological shift from the past. The Left has always asserted that government can create jobs. However, this new tact of stripping the process down to an executive order leaves the folly more naked than before.

Indeed, if jobs come from executive orders, what have we been waiting for? How bad was the president going to let things get before rescuing the economy with a piece of paper?

After Sheila Jackson Lee secures full employment, perhaps she can ask the Wizard for a brain.

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, and as president of the Minority Liberty Alliance. He hosts a daily podcast entitled Fightin Words, proudly hosted on Twin Cities Newstalk Podcast Network. Walter is a city council member in Albertville, MN. Follow his work via Twitter and Facebook.

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You laugh. For a long time I've been saying that Obama will solve the unemployment problem by ordering all companies to hire X new people. He and the merry band he surrounds himself with are sufficiently naive to believe it would work.
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Dear President Obama, PLEASE use your "magic pen" & write an Executive Order to insure that...1) The ovarian cancer I so fiercely battled in 2012 NEVER comes back. 2) The side effects of cancer & chemo magically disappear. 3) I regain ALL my pre-cancer strength & energy. 4) I get a REALLY GOOD job & can pay off all the credit card debt I incurred in my battle with cancer. 5) I can pay my Husband back for draining his IRA to keep me alive. 6) My Husband's small start up business succeeds beyond our wildest dreams. 7) We can afford to buy a house & stop renting. 8) We can afford to move my Mom out here to Las Vegas & get her out of snow-packed MO. 9) We can get back our SWEET POS Health Insurance plan we had through COBRA during my cancer battle & let us dump our crappy HMO, which is all we can afford now...oh yeah, skip #9, that's Obamacare. While your at it, give my best to Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, & the Tooth Fairy.
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"...caucus members will work hard to “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength."

The mere fact that she said this indicates she has no clue what her job actually entails or how the US Federal government works.
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You know, although I did not vote for him, I wrote a very lengthy article from the Christian viewpoint after the last election and distributed it to many of my friends. It was not a defense of him but rather what our role should be as Christians in recognizing God's orchestration of the events that placed him there and how we should basically respect the office and pray for him and others. We still should but he has lost what little respect I had for him. He is not to be trusted...he has proven himself to be a liar...repeatedly I might add, and he definitely continually shows how much he is in over his head. May God protect us and watch over us and may we survive the next 2 1/2 YEARS.
41 weeks ago
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headline : if obama thinks it works that way , what is he waiting for ... stupid!
41 weeks ago
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only a totally immoral Progressive mastermind would consider getting
one last political boost from the Obama presidency by martyring him.

If TPTB in the solvent states are wise they will support TEA Party candidates to achieve the goal you describe, as well as to avoid, or at least lessen the impact on the US of the coming global economic collapse.
41 weeks ago
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"Congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee conspires with fellow members of a “Full Employment Caucus” to tee up the tyranny." SJL is full-on nukkin' futz and we all know it and would like her some foot-on-the-neck tyranny.

"We have a sitting president and a caucus of congresspeople who believe jobs may be royally decreed."

Oh, now I get it. Let's have us some full-employment slavery. THAT is what she seems to want.

'Bout what I would expect.
41 weeks ago
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Obama "....since I cant create jobs, I will force everyone else to."
Lee (in the voice of John Luke Piccard: "Make it so."

France tried this. A government job assignment as the doorman to a NY apt building is hardly the career goal of the 6 yr engineer grad.

Ayn Rand has not been far off the mark on the entire 5 yrs of this syndicated socialism.
41 weeks ago
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Speaking of France, a friend of mine dissolved his small company because he was overwhelmed by paperwork. I suspect the fact that you're not allowed to fire someone had something to do with it as well.

Some Frenchmen have already discovered that they can get by without a job on the government handouts. You don't get to live in the nicest place, nor can you buy the best wine, but you can still have food, lodging and wine. (It being France, wine is a necessity.) They only need apply for a job occasionally. Failing the interview is pretty easy.
41 weeks ago
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Jean Luc Picard, as he is French, not Tennessean.
41 weeks ago
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2013: HOW ALTERNATIVE MEDIA INFLUENCED THE YEAR OF AWAKENING by Mikael Thalen December 31st, 2013

http://www.storyleak.com/2013-year-awakening/
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Who voted for Sheila Jackson Lee?

41 weeks ago
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Blacks in Houston.
41 weeks ago
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The saddest part of that is, they Really. Don't. Know. what shame that brings to them.

41 weeks ago
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Gosh, we shudda aksed him years ago.
41 weeks ago
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Jobs not only come from executive orders but also from endless, repetitive verbiage.

Now we know.

Besides which, after the new democrat spin this week following the revelation that Obamacare subsidies will "disincentivize" working, jobs are just boring tools of enslavement and you'll be better off without one, not to mention freed up to tuck your kids in at night.

And the wizard ain't never gonna give Sheila Jackson Lee a brain.
41 weeks ago
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We can have full employment as soon as they open the work camps. Fun-employment!

'We Welcome Our New Overlords!'
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