When Obama forced and rushed his stimulus through Congress by fearmongering down the economy and predicting catastrophe if his $3.27 stimulus porker wasn’t passed, he offered a carrot: pass his stimulus, his administration promised, and he would be able to keep unemployment under 8%:
The forecasts used to drum up support for the plan projected today’s unemployment would be about 8 percent. Instead, it sits at 9.4 percent, the highest in more than 25 years.
And Zero has created zero jobs ever since, as the unemployment rate climbed, and climbed to near 10% – and is expected to keep on climbing. But don’t let that stop the Obama White House for figuring out creative ways to pat itself on the back for a job done wonderfully.
A sticky little situation that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine got caught in is very illustrative. It appears that Corzine decided to embark on the same tactic his president has used.
TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s Cabinet has been told to orchestrate events to showcase job creation, even if it’s “a stretch.”
Mr. Corzine, a Democrat, is locked in a tight race for re-election with Republican Chris Christie and polls show the economy is a major issue.
The Star-Ledger of Newark obtained an Oct. 5 e-mail from Mr. Corzine’s deputy chief of staff, Mark Matzen. He asked the heads of several departments to come up with events that “get our message out” that Mr. Corzine’s economic policies are working.
Mr. Matzen went on to say that while many programs might not create jobs directly, they do have some connection through “training, giving money to sustain employment or create demand for workers.”
Corzine spokesman Steve Sigmund says the effort doesn’t have anything to do with the campaign.
Yeah, Steve. And every article I’ve written has actually been plugging for Obama.
We get a profound sense that we are being governed by weasels. Here are just a few of my own articles from May and June pointing out just how deceitfully “Corzinesh” the Obama White House has been:
Those were yesterdays ridiculous lies. Today’s lies are even more ridiculous:
Vice President Joe Biden delivered a rousing review of the government’s economic stimulus plan in a conversation with the nation’s governors. “In my wildest dreams, I never thought it would work this well,” he said. “Thank you, thank you.”
The actual unemployment rate is now at 17%. From the AP:
More than a half-million unemployed people gave up looking for work last month. If laid-off workers who have settled for part-time work or have given up looking for new jobs are included, the unemployment rate rose to 17 percent, the highest on records dating from 1994.
Things couldn’t be going better, could they?