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The ‘O’ In ‘Obama’ Always Stood For ZERO DAMN JOBS

September 3, 2011

Happy Labor Day all ye millions of unemployed!!!

Don’t give up!  Keep looking!  The Obama presidency can’t last forever!

The sun will come up in 2012 if you’re not as DUMBASS STUPID AS YOU WERE IN 2008.

The worst jobs report in a year, and the pace of layoffs has dramatically picked up (double-dip alert!): liberals call it “hope and change”; conservatives call it “abject failure.”

I’m sure Obama has some excuse for this.  Maybe “Bush’s dog Barney ate my dog’s job plan.”

“ZERO” stands for “ZERO JOBS CREATED.” 

I couldn’t resist adding my own running commentary in bracketed italics.

August jobs report shows no net gain
By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 9/2/11 8:38 AM EDT Updated: 9/2/11 4:54 PM EDT

This is not what President Barack Obama wanted to hear.
 
In its weakest jobs report in a year, the Labor Department announced Friday that the sputtering economy added no net jobs in August, while the nation’s 9.1 percent unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Obama, who will deliver what the White House is billing as a major jobs speech Thursday to a joint session of Congress, did not comment on the disappointing and unexpected numbers. [They said “unexpected” again; media bias alert!  Drink!]  He had no public appearances scheduled and left Friday for Camp David for the weekend.

Katherine Abraham, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, stressed that “it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report” because of regular fluctuations in employment figures. [That’s because, um, all the other months of employment figures were all just gosh darn wonderful, you see].

“Clearly, faster growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the downturn,” she said in a statement.  [Bush’s fault alert.  We need four more years of blaming Bush, because while we don’t have any actual plan that will work, we still have all kinds of cynical-socialist-comic-tested “Bush’s fault” lines left in our arsenal]. “Today’s report underscores the president’s call for Congress to pass a clean extension of the transportation bill to keep workers on the job and keep critical highway construction, bridge repair, mass transit and other important projects moving forward.”  [i.e., the worse Obama fails, the more his next idiot plan should be trusted and followed.  Because what are the odds his next plan will be as big of a failure as his last three?].

Abraham added, “Next week, the president will lay out a series of additional bipartisan steps that Congress can take immediately to put more money in the paychecks of working and middle-class families, to make it easier for small businesses to hire workers, to put construction crews to work rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and other measures that will help the economy grow while still reducing our deficit and getting our fiscal house in order.”  [Is it just me, or does this sound EXACTLY THE SAME AS DEMOCRTS SAID ABOUT THE FAILED $862 BILLION STIMULUS “SHOVEL-READY” BOONDOGGLE?].

The dismal jobs report sparked new fears of a recession and sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting at the market’s opening, dropping more than 200 points in the first few minutes of trading and closing down 253 points for the day. [HAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHAAAAHA! Alert.  The more Obama destroys America, the wealthier “the fool” who bet everything he had that Obama would be the ruin of America will get].

The employment figures were the weakest since September 2010, when there was a slight decline in the number of jobs created, The Associated Press said.

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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Friday that although she is disappointed in the jobs numbers, she remains “very optimistic” and confident in the administration’s ability to boost job growth[KoolAid alert regarding a KoolAid addict].

“I’m not happy with the jobs report — that’s evident,” Solis said, adding she still believed the country is “going in the right direction.” “We can do better, and that’s why the president says let’s get to work on it. The public is frustrated. We need cooperation by this Congress.”

The Labor Department’s report was crammed with bleak data.

Private payrolls increased only 17,000 in August after climbing by 156,000 in July. Government employment shrunk by 17,000, the 10th straight monthly drop, and that decline was eased somewhat by the return of 23,000 state workers in Minnesota after a government shutdown ended.

Hiring declined across many different economic sectors. Manufacturers slashed 3,000 jobs while construction companies, retailers and transportation firms also cut workers.

The African-American unemployment rate shot up to 16.7 percent from 15.9 percent in July, underscoring recent complaints from black lawmakers that Obama needs to do more to provide jobs for African-Americans.  [I told you so! I TOLD YOU SO! Alert]

One of the only bright spots was the health care industry, which added 30,000 jobs last month.

In another bad sign for the economy, the length of the average workweek also fell slightly in August from 34.3 hours in July to 34.2 hours. Analysts had been hoping to see it lengthen, which would indicate employers were preparing to hire more workers. Average hourly earnings shrank by 0.1 percent.

Friday’s report came in far below expectations. Experts had forecast that between 60,000 and 100,000 jobs would be created.

Some analysts said the weak jobs report will raise the political pressure on the Federal Reserve Bank to undertake more drastic measures to boost the economy at its meeting later this month. The Fed could do that with a third round of a controversial measure known as “quantitative easing,” which is a way for it to essentially pump money into the economy by buying bank assets. [That Aint Good Alert.  Please curl up into a fetal position, start sucking your thumb, and then watch this Youtube video.  We’re about two more quantitative easings away from collapse].

“This month’s report may be bad enough to inspire the Fed to action,” said Jason Schenker, the president of Prestige Economics.

Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American for Manufacturing, issued a statement calling the jobs report a “disaster.”

“If we aren’t headed toward a double-dip recession, we are getting very close indeed,” he said. “The time for jobs speeches and assigning blame for the state of our economy has long since passed. We need aggressive policies right now to create jobs in America.”

Adding to the worsening picture, the Labor Department revised figures released Friday for previous months, showing that the economy added 85,000 jobs in July after the department had originally pegged the number at 117,000 [Of course these figures are correct; they came from the GOVERNMENT alert].

Also, 20,000 net jobs were added in June — a figure the department revised down from its original 46,000 estimate for that month.

In February, March and April, jobs growth averaged about 200,000 each month.

Since May 2009, in all but two months, the unemployment rate has held above 9 percent. According to some estimates, 250,000 or more jobs need to be created every month in order to push the rate below 8 percent by the time of the 2012 election. [Aint Gonna Happen alert].

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In December 2008, “celebrating” Obama’s election over “God Damn America!”, I wrote an article entitled, “Why we should Be Seriously Contemplating The Great Depression.”  Now, you examine Barack Obama’s promises, and you consider my prediction, and you tell me WHO WAS RIGHT?!?!?

In October 2008 [DON’T BLAME ME! I TRIED TO WARN YOU FOOLS!!!], I wrote an article that included this rather astonishing result from CEO Magazine, as CEOs said:

“I’m not terribly excited about McCain being president, but I’m sure that Obama, if elected, will have a negative impact on business and the economy,” said one CEO voicing his lack of enthusiasm for either candidate, but particularly Obama.

In expressing their rejection of Senator Obama, some CEOs who responded to the survey went as far as to say that “some of his programs would bankrupt the country within three years, if implemented.” In fact, the poll highlights that Obama’s tax policies, which scored the lowest grade in the poll, are particularly unpopular among CEOs.

In November of 2008 – after America made the stupidest decision in its national history – I pointed out that America may well be headed for FOOD RIOTS by 2012.  Now you damned by God to hell liberals rub your blank, empty, deluded eyeballs and look around. Take a moment to try – just TRY – to let reality filter through your asinine and depraved worldview and consider WHO WAS RIGHTBECAUSE WE’RE ALREADY ON THE VERGE OF FOOD RIOTS!  THEY ARE HAPPENING ALL OVER THE WORLD RIGHT NOW AS THE OBAMA FED’S DEMONIC POLICIES DESTROY THE VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR AND THE SAVINGS VALUE OF EVERYONE WHO HOLDS IT.

The biggest laugh of all is that Obama – who said he had a plan; then went on vacation; then had no plan and had to scramble to come up with one; then called a joint session of Congress reserved for wars and for State of the Union addresses which by some “coincidence” was timed for the exact date and time of the planned GOP presidential debate; NOW SAYS HIS STUPID SPEECH WON’T AMOUNT TO MUCH MORE THAN SQUAT AFTER ALL:

In what could be a way of lowering expectations for next Thursday’s big economic speech, aides to President Obama are privately spreading word that he will not present his entire jobs plan in his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

Aides say Thursday’s speech will be part of a bigger plan the White House will roll out throughout the fall with the president hitting the road for speeches and town hall appearances. Aides have already confirmed that Obama will be traveling to California, Colorado, and Washington state for one three-day swing later this month that will include economic events as well as some fundraising.

Would you like a preview about Obama’s speech from a man who has just demonstrated that he’s been right all along about the ruin this fool would be for America?

Obama will announce a bunch of already-failed “solutions” whose previous attempts already put us in the vice-grip of national pain we’re all squirming in, which will have no chance whatsoever of passing through the Congress.  In point of fact, several of the things Obama will be proposing were actually rejected last year by the DEMOCRATS who were in total control of both the House AND the Senate –

[From MSNBC]: “McConnell said any tax increase or new spending would be counterproductive to economic recovery, and he pointed out that Democrats had been unable to pass tax increases on the wealthy when they controlled both chambers of Congress last year. Last November’s election resulted in the Republicans regaining control of the House of Representatives and reducing the Democrats’ Senate majority.”

– which is another way of pointing out that only a demagogue fool would trot them out now.  The Democrat-controlled House and Senate also refused to pass quite a few EPA and numerous other regulatory measures that Obama simply imposed by acts of executive tyranny.

Obama doesn’t give one flying damn about the suffering and misery he has inflicted; all he cares about is his OWN damn job.  And he will try to set up a narrative in which he calls for big “hope and change,” and the Republicans refuse to support him [Republicans are “terrorists” alert], and will run on the story that he had all the ideas which would have worked [even though they ALREADY FAILED WHEN THEY WERE ALREADY TRIED] as he spends a billion dollars demonizing his opponents trying to get re-elected.

It’s not enough to say that Obama’s liberal policies have failed; THEY HAVE FAILED EVERY DAMN TIME THEY HAVE EVER BEEN TRIED, FROM FDR TO CARTER TO OBAMA.

2012 is America’s last chance, if it isn’t already too late.  We’re either going to vote to sweep in conservatives, or we are going to vote for national suicide and for the starvation of our children.  It’s up to you.

Audacity Of Indifference: Obama Believes American People Too Ignorant, Selfish To Understand Truth About His Path To Economic Disaster

July 9, 2011

The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Obama top political advisor David Plouffe said.

That’s good for Obama, given that Obama promised the American people that if his $3.27 TRILLION stimulus porker was passed, unemployment would go down to 7.1% by now, and instead it just rose to 9.2%.

Plouffe’s comment was brought up to White House press secretary Jay Carney, who had even more to say about just how profoundly stupid Obama believes the American people are:

Earlier this week David Plouffe, one of Obama’s senior advisers and an architect of his 2008 campaign, was panned for saying “the average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers.”

In a condescending way, White House press secretary Jay Carney basically told the press corps  the same thing. Carney told ABC News’ Jake Tapper that Americans talk to each other about their feelings of the economic situation rather than “analyze the numbers.”

“I don’t know where, you know, the voters that some other folks might be talking to — but — or — but most people do not sit around their kitchen table and analyze GDP and unemployment numbers,” Carney said. “They do not sit around analyzing The Wall Street Journal or other — or Bloomberg to look at the — you know, analyze the numbers.”

It’s too darn bad we don’t know how to read, analyze or think, or we’d know what a total abject failure Jay Carney’s boss truly is.  If we could just learn to read or count, we’d fix Barry Hussein good in 2012.

Carney began this dissertation on the ignorance of the American people by first saying,

“Well, I understand that we’re engaged in the – or rather, the Republicans are engaged in a primary campaign, trying to get some media attention.”

As though that should somehow insulate Obama to whatever they say (we know that Obama has NEVER campaigned, and transcends politics the way the gods transcend humanity, after all).

I came across someone who did a good chunk of the assessment of Obama’s latest job figures and the reality of the pain that increasing numbers of Americans feel as a result of Obama’s economy for me:

You’re a just bunch of dullards who don’t care about unemployment, or the deplorable state of the U.S. economy, or the out of control spending by a socialist kleptocracy.

Here’s the numbers:

The GDP is the measure of a country’s output at any given time. The nation’s $14 trillion+ debt now equals the TOTAL  U.S. GDP, and exceeds the world’s economic output.

The official unemployment estimate is 9.2%, but when you figure in all of the people who simply stopped looking for work or have run out of unemployment benefits that percentage increases.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, now stands at 16.2%.

I analyze Obama’s abject, deliberate destruction of America’s economy, every day.    Jobs, along with businesses are leaving America thanks to the idiotic regulations, high taxes, the trade deficit, government spending, and unions that price their people and jobs right out of the country.  Tens of thousands of jobs have moved to communist China, which means we’re propping up an enemy of the United States with capitalist dollars.

But the American people are too damn stupid to understand all of that.  How can the ignorant dirty masses possibly understand?  It is better that Obama TELL THEM what to think, is it not?  And no one should listen to Republicans, after all; they’re campaigning, you know.  And Obama would never do anything so crass as that.

Still, Carney’s hand-waving dismissal of the Republicans’ points make it somewhat interesting to find out what those points actually ARE:

Tim Pawlenty pointed out that Obama is “dangerously detached.”  That whole “I feel your pain” thing is simply absent from Obama.  He stands far too far above us to feel or understand our mortal pain.  Our duty is to worship our messiah and have faith in him and in his Marxist ideology come what may.

But Mitt Romney probably most hit the nail on the head:

“Today’s abysmal jobs report confirms what we all know – that President Obama has failed to get this economy moving again. Just this week, President Obama’s closest White House adviser said that ‘unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers’ do not matter to the average American.

“If David Plouffe were working for me, I would fire him and then he could experience firsthand the pain of unemployment. His comments are an insult to the more than 20 million people who are out of work, underemployed or who have simply stopped looking for jobs. With their cavalier attitude about the economy, the White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference.”

That opens the door to another thing Obama assumes you are: too selfish to care about other people.

If you have a job, or are getting your welfare check from the government that the government has redistributed from someone who IS lucky enough to have a job, you clearly don’t give a damn about how much millions of Americans are suffering.  That was at the heart of both David Plouffe’s and Jay Carney’s point.  Let me provide the full David Plouffe (did I mention he’s Obama’s TOP political advisor?) statement:

“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Mr. Plouffe said. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate; they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’

That’s right: if I’m doing okay, or at least if my family’s getting enough of the welfare pie, screw America.  Who gives a damn if everybody’s out of work?  I’m a DEMOCRAT; I’m getting MINE.  Barry Hussein took somebody else’s money and gave it to me so I’d vote for him.  Screw America, screw the American people and screw the unemployment rate.

Amity Schlaes made a good point about the Great Depression in her book The Forgotten Man: “The Great Depression wasn’t that bad if you had a job.”  And that was true; particularly if you didn’t give a damn how much other people were suffering as a result of FDR’s terribly failed and immoral policies that kept America suffering for seven full years longer than was necessary.

Obama assumes that a majority of American voters are as selfish and self-centered as he himself has proven to be in his personal life before running for president.  Did you know, for instance, this about Barack Obama?

Prior to his run for President, Barack and Michelle Obama were in the top 2% of income earners, but actually gave less than the average American in charitable giving.

Obama gave .4% of his income.  In spite of being rich, and being in the top richest 2% of Americans, Obama gave only $1,050 to charity.  When the average American household (that’s mostly us in the bottom 98%) gave $1,872, which was 2.2% of their incomes.

For the record, Barack Obama was 450% more selfish, more stingy, more greedy and more self-centered than the average American.  Even though the average American had nowhere NEAR Obama’s wealth.  And that is a documented fact.  And let’s also consider how much Michelle Obama earned by receiving lavish political patronage because of her husband’s career.

And then you find that as cheap and chintzy and stingy and selfish as the redistribution of wealth president (a.k.a. Barry Hussein) was before he decided to run for president, his vice president was even STINGIER.  Because Joe Biden gave less than one-eighth of one percent of his wealth to charity.

And, of course, Democrats who lecture us on “paying our fair share” while they either welch on their debts, refuse to contribute to charity, cheat on their taxes, or all damn three are a dime a dozen.  Let’s have a few prominent examples: Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have largely welched on Hillary’s campaign debts.  There’s Charlie Rangel, the man who chaired the committee that wrote the tax laws while not bothering to pay his own damn taxes.  There’s “Turbo Tax” Timothy Geithner, the man in charge of the Treasury and I.R.S. who didn’t bother to pay his own taxes.  There’s former Democrat candidate for president John Kerry, a millionaire, who tried to wriggle away like the worm he is from paying the taxes he should have paid on his yacht.  There’s Kerry’s wife and fellow Democrat Teresa Heinz-Kerry, who in spite of inheriting the Heinz fortune actually pays less in taxes than the median American family.  And then there’s a bunch of more garden variety cockroach Democrats such as Eric Holder, Tom Daschle, Bill Richardson, and Claire McCaskill.  And the vile putrid bunch of Democrats running Bell, California.

And let me throw in “San Fran Nan” Nancy Pelosi into the mix.  Here’s an already filthy rich woman who increased her wealth by 62% last year while millions of Americans are suffering.  She’d certainly be one who would say, “Screw America, screw the American people and screw the unemployment rate; I’m getting MINE.

These are the hypocrite vermin who constantly lecture us about how “the rich should pay their fair share.”  And these slime certainly should.  But of course, while they screech the Marxist screed of class warfare, they know that they’ve written the tax laws to benefit themselves and their supporters – to the extent they even bother to follow those tax laws that they demand everybody else follow to begin with.

“The audacity of indifference.”

Barack Obama and the Democrat Party don’t care if millions of Americans are out of work and suffering as the result of their policies.  All they frankly cynically care about is whether they can exploit that suffering to their own political advantage.  And whether the American people are ignorant enough and selfish enough to fall for their lies.