It seems that I know at least 23 people that have lost their jobs during the past year. They all voted for Barack Obama as their president. They voted for hope. They voted for change. After wowing record breaking crowds with his brilliant oratory and his charming personality, I wonder if any one feels somewhat suckered?
Today the American Thinker ran this interesting piece on Obama and his “suckers”.
May 08, 2009
Suckers United for Change
Now that we’re more than 100 days into the Obama presidency, the handwriting is on the wall regarding our new leader’s game plan for America. Spend other people’s money like a Madoff on steroids. Let every enemy on the planet know there’s a wimp in the White House. Let every ally know the wimp in the White House will do nothing to help them when push comes to shove. Let the 50 states know there’s a power coup in play that strips them of constitutionally guaranteed liberties. Let every company know that neither they nor their non-union employees are safe from Chicago-Way thugs and their mouthpieces in the media. Let the 300 million American citizens know that the rule of law, applied equally to all, is about to be replaced by special favoritism in the form of “empathy.”All in all, one would need to be a numbskull not to see banana republic written all over the current administration and its intent.If asked for a word to describe an Obama voter, there is only one that any sentient person could offer: SUCKER.These are folks who buy a used car from a slick-suited, smooth-talking, salesman of the decade who laughs every step of the way to the bank. These are folks who agree to 25 medical tests to find out they have a planter’s wart. These are folks who call immediately to buy the $19.95 super deal on an under-bed storage box they could buy any old day at Wal-Mart for a buck. These are the folks who think day old bread will make you sick.They’re the kind of voters that every crooked politician has drooling dreams about every night of the year.
So far my aunt is the only person I have spoken with that will admit she is sorry that she voted for Obama. She said she will never again vote for someone just because they are black. She was skeptical of Obama but still remembered a time when African Americans were struggling for civil rights. She was right there when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. She felt that our time had come. I explained to her that yes blacks have had their time now but at what expense? It makes more sense to me to have a competent leader.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that unemployment rate has increased and Obama intends to combat that by offering more Pell grants and training
Wall Street Journal
MAY 8, 2009
By HENRY J. PULIZZI
WASHINGTON-Obama Calls April Job Losses ‘Sobering Toll’ The unemployment rate, which is calculated using a survey of households as opposed to companies, increased to 8.9%, the highest level since September 1983.
Mr. Obama pointed to stabilizing consumer spending and home sales and a recent rise in construction spending as evidence that “the gears of our economic engine are slowly beginning to turn.”
“Step by step, we are making progress,” he said.
He unveiled new steps to make it easier for jobless people to get new skills at a community college or in a training program. Many workers currently collecting unemployment would lose their payments if they return to school. Others can be ineligible for student aid based on the incomes they no longer earn.
Since the recession began in December 2007, 5.7 million jobs have been lost.
Mr. Obama directed Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to work together to help unemployed workers get Pell Grant scholarships, encourage states to update rules that may limit educational opportunities, and create a new website — http://www.opportunity.gov — to describe training opportunities.
Great more government money spent on training. Hmmm How does that help the friends I have that are unemployed with master’s degrees and doctorates? Not everyone that is unemployed is undereducated. I wonder if Obama realizes this. Perhaps Obama should have attended a tea party or two and he could have met some real live unemployed people. And there goes that name Arne Duncan again, somehow these guys don’t make me feel very secure about anything. How about you?
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