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Stephen Kruiser

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August 7, 2013 - 10:22 pm

No more Dem cocktail parties for her

The president is great when it comes to platitudes. At Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., Obama laid out the “cornerstones” of what it means to be middle class in America: a good job, a good education, a home of one’s own, a secure retirement and affordable health care.

He’s less adept at outlining the policies needed to achieve those goals. That’s when Obama is at a loss for words and inconsistent in his explanations. A few examples will suffice.

No. 1. Because Obama speaks with such authority, it often takes several repetitions before I realize that what he’s saying is total nonsense. For example, he wants to spend $50 billion on infrastructure to create jobs. But the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada’s tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, would “create about 50 full-time jobs,” he said at a speech last week at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The State Department did say that the project’s effect on permanent job creation would be negligible. In the interim, however, the pipeline would create, directly or indirectly, as many as 42,000 jobs. That includes subcontractors, suppliers of materials and equipment, and hospitality services (food, clothing, lodging) in addition to 3,900 construction jobs.

The same kind of jobs the White House used to promote its $831 billion fiscal stimulus in 2009, explaining that one person’s spending is another person’s income.

What’s the difference between the job-creating potential of Obama’s proposed infrastructure investment and that of the pipeline? One is public, the other is private. If that’s the distinction, he needs to explain it or drop the fiction that hiring to rebuild roads and bridges has a different impact on employment, wages and spending than hiring to build a pipeline.

This entire article is a succinct critique of exactly how and why The Idiot King is so full of it when speaking about jobs and the economy. It is the only kind of assessment one can make about this president-especially when it comes to employment-when one isn’t drowning in one’s own drool while writing about him.

(almost) Four more years.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Let's not ever forget that the $831 billion "fiscal stimulus" enacted in 2009 became a part of the baseline budget, which means it was RE-UPPED every year when our no-budget government enacted another "continuing resolution."

The "stimulus" was not a one-off---it has been added to the government spending FIVE times, which is part of the reason for the record Obama deficits. This over-$4-trillion slush fund, never accounted for, means that Obama is running the government out of the bankroll in his hip pocket---and is another reason why all the hoo-hah over the minuscule "sequester" is complete and utter nonsense.
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You just know the FBI is going to spend more time investigating Ms. Baum then they will spend investigating Benghazi.
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The Keystone pipeline will not be completed as long as obama is a 'subject' to the Saudis. They are already complaining their wealth is diminishing by the production of shale and would diminish more with Canadian oil to the Texas.
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Excuse me but what expertise exactly does the State Department have on jobs? It is simply not their area of expertise although it is puzzling when one attempts to figure out what is their area of expertise especially given the caliber of intelligence and knowledge displayed by recent spokespersons not to mention recent secretaries.
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Obama claims he never knows what the groups he is supposed to be the chief executive of; like the IRS, NASA, and DEA; are guilty of doing. He didn't build that, he won't take responsibility for them, and he doesn't want to hear about them. His idea of a President's duties, in addition to hobnobbing with elites and celebrities who love him, is to run around the country and give speeches before his uninformed but beguiled audiences.
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