After over three and a half years we should all be used to Obama blaming George Bush for every ill plaguing the country. Afterall he inherited the problem right? One of Obama’s lackeys has now come out and is blaming Romney for continued high unemployment. Wow and he hasn’t been nominated yet, much less elected, yet AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka whose union endorses Obama, said during a statement last Friday that “The cruel reality is Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress are willing to sabotage the recovery in the hope of scoring political points against the President” This would be funny if it were not so sad and completely typical of Obama and his supporters.
He was complaining about the slow job growth and the fact that (the official) unemployment rate remains at 8.2% which is artificially low and is actually well over 10%, but the Labor Department doesn’t like to count those who’ve simply given up even trying to find a job. The reality is that Trumka and his ilk blame the republicans in congress for holding up Obama’s “American Jobs Act”, and fighting for tax cuts for the rich instead. As I pointed out in my previous post today, supply-side tax cuts result in far more prosperity for everyone and far more job creation, than stupid government spending programs like the failed stimulus package of 2009, or this latest bill, which only continue to be an anchor around the necks of the real job creators in this country.
Remember the only jobs the government can create are those within government and who pays those salaries? That’s right scooter, you and me, the productive tax payers, and who benefits from the boondoggles like the stimulus and the American Jobs Act? The lazy, the corrupt and the friends of Obama, but I repeat myself.
Here’s Mr. Trumka’s full statement if you have the stomach for it…
For America’s working people, the economy is simply not delivering right now. The trend of slow job growth is both frustrating and heartbreaking. The economy added only 80,000 net new jobs last month – not nearly enough to bring unemployment down and fuel a robust recovery.
Republicans in Congress have responded to a massive jobs shortage and weak economy with obstructionism and dishonesty. They have repeatedly blocked public investment that would create jobs and spur growth, including President Obama’s American Jobs Act. They have held up countless necessary bills, including relief for student loans, by insisting on yet more tax cuts for the richest one percent and preserving existing tax breaks for outsourcers. They push a politics of austerity, which here and in Europe is strangling our economy.
Republican priorities are more tax cuts for the richest one percent and more layoffs for teachers and firefighters. The cruel reality is Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress are willing to sabotage the recovery in the hope of scoring political points against the President.
Cutting back on policies that provide relief for millions of working families is not just bad policy, it’s immoral. Working people are willing to take the lead to get our economy back on track, but they need our policymakers to do their part. By investing in jobs, reconnecting wages to productivity growth and ending policies that ship jobs overseas, we can turn things around. The labor movement is committed to pushing for these deeper changes and reforms that bring us together and make America strong.
There you have it folks, just keep this in mind as the November elections approach, do you want more of the failed policies of the past three and a half years. More of the same old BS like that stated above, or do you want real change and a return to the ideals that made America the greatest country ever brought forth on the face of this Earth? More Robin Hood economics that can’t possibly sustain itself, or a return to liberty and individual initiative and responsibility? More Nanny State, “We know what’s best for you”, or the freedom to make your own choices, decide what’s best for you and your family and spend your money how you want, not how some DC bureaucrat thinks you should?
If I may make a suggestion, consider this… Don’t vote for one single incumbant, Democrat, Republican, whatever. Vote every single incumbant out of office and send a clear message that we’re sick and tired of politics as usual and we aren’t going to take it anymore. Let’s tell them all… YOU’RE FIRED! So what if we get a bunch of inexperienced new comers, if they don’t know “How it’s always been done” then maybe it we’ll get done our way.