Obama’s Flimsy Jobs Prop


By Mr. Curmudgeon:

When President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress drew their plan to take over American medicine, the dictatorial Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) comprised some 2,700 pages. It was so enormous Nancy Pelosi – then Speaker of the House – urged her Democratic members to pass the bill “so that you can find out what is in it.”

Obama’s Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, made the most of his three presidential debates by offering a clear economic plan of across-the-board tax cuts to grow the American economy. With Romney surging in the polls, a desperate Obama unveiled his alternative economic plan on Wednesday: a flimsy 20-page Kinkos, hot-off-the-press, special he calls “A Plan for Jobs & Middle Class Security.”

What first strikes the reader is that there isn’t all that much to read. In fact, the little brochure is packed with lots of slick photos of the president posing with those still lucky enough to have jobs – and feigning interest in every word they say … especially those wearing hardhats.

And here is where the disconnect occurs. The “jobs” the president highlights in his thin missive concern “recruiting and preparing 100,000 math and science teachers” and to “train 2 million workers for good jobs that actually exist through partnerships between businesses and community colleges.”

In short, Obama’s plan is to turn America into a nation of teachers who prepare those who do not teach for jobs that service the needs of, well, teachers.

What was surprising about the feeble jobs plan is that Obama unveiled it at a campaign rally and not on Comedy Central, where Obama-friendly audiences enjoy a good joke. Here in the real world, 23 million Americans are hopelessly unemployed … and they aren’t laughing.

“Four years ago,” concludes the pamphlet, “our country faced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The President took bold action to stem the crisis and stimulate our economy …”

Yes, and with four more years, Obama will “stimulate” our economy of teachers and teacher’s assistants to prepare our children for a bright Solyndra future.