Breaking news from the Associated Press, ‘Obama pledges economic focus during next 2 years.’ Sounds eerily similar to his presidential campaign doesn’t it? Two years later, there remains only a marginal, if any, net increase in full-time permanent jobs, and unemployment is still going up.
Providing zero analysis, not only is this story nothing more than a press release from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, but it is apparent that the Associated Press has no memory of its own either.
‘What do you mean no memory?’ you ask?
Aug. 1, 2009 – May 7, 2010: “I Will Not Rest . . .”
Dec. 4, 2009: Obama puts renewed focus on job creation
Jan. 21, 2010: Obama to focus hard on economy after Democratic loss
Dec. 22, 2010: Obama pledges economic focus during next 2 years
That President Obama is still working on the economy is evident. What is becoming more evident is that the American people mistakenly thought he was going to create jobs and stimulate the economy. Unfortunately, his goal to ‘remake America’ is a longer term project.
He must first dismantle our free-market economy which necessitates unemployment going higher, which necessitates unemployment compensation going longer, which creates a growing population (not counting millions of undocumented Democrats from Mexico) more dependent on the government. That, coupled with more industries coming under the control of the federal government and viola, we’ll be just as broke and socialist a nation as any one in Europe. Under Obama, the days of unemployment under 5 percent are over and gone. The new norm will be somewhere between 10-15 percent. And if he can do it in one term, all the better. To him, that would be Mission Accomplished.
How long does it take before hearing what you want to hear takes a back seat to seeing the results that you want to see?