2009 – We have a lot more work to do. 2010 – We have a lot more work to do. 2011 – We have a lot more work to do. 2012 – We have a lot more work to do. President Obama gave a speech last Friday in New Orleans about the economy, what did he say? You guessed it; we have a lot more work to do.
I don’t know about you, but I am getting pretty sick and tired of hearing the same speech year after year. How long is it going to take this President to get our economy off the floor and back to where the American people can enjoy life again? What disturbs me the most is the fact that there are people out there that still believe this President actually knows what he is doing. History is now claiming that it was Franklin Roosevelt who prolonged the great depression by instituting big Government policies, instead of letting the private sector do more. Obama is no different, his big Government policies have just slowed down our recovery and prevented job growth.
During his speech, he reverted back to his old stand-by, blaming Republicans;
THE PRESIDENT: Now, our businesses are resilient. We’ve got great workers. And so, as a consequence, we added about 200,000 new jobs last month. But there’s no question that the shutdown harmed our jobs market. The unemployment rate still ticked up. And we don’t yet know all the data for this final quarter of the year, but it could be down because of what happened in Washington. Now, that makes no sense. These self-inflicted wounds don’t have to happen. They should not happen again.
He also took a jab at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana is one of 24 states that has refused federal funds to expand Medicaid to more low-income people, money that Obama said would help 265,000 people in the state gain access to health insurance. “We will not allow President Obama to bully Louisiana into accepting an expansion of Obama-Care,” Jindal said in a statement, saying the expansion would cost the state too much. Good for him.
There is something about Obama and his speeches, they all say the same thing, the words are different at every event, but the message is always the same. When he appeared in New Orleans he again went through the same old line about investing in our infrastructure, which we all know is code for more Government spending and raising taxes. It is amazing what short memories people have, one of the big selling points about Obama’s Stimulus Package was that it was going to provide jobs to help build our infrastructure. How can we forget all those shovel ready jobs that were not as shovel ready as he thought.
A day after apologizing to the nation for mounting technical and policy glitches from his Obama-care health law, the president tried to turn the focus to multiple other issues. He did address health care briefly, but spent much of his time pushing Congress to pass a farm bill; approve immigration reform; invest in roads, bridges and other infrastructure; make investments in K-12 education; fund important scientific and medical research; level the economic playing field; and pass more free trade agreements.
It was a lie that made Richard Nixon resign from office, it was a lie that got Bill Clinton impeached, will it be the lie that we can keep our health-care plan and our doctor, period bring down Obama? As more and more people lose their health-care plans and find that the new Obama insurance is more expensive with higher premiums and much higher deductibles, I think that it will be a likely reality.
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