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Obama’s Jobs Council

Posted by madjillmom on July 18, 2012

Politico actually publishes something that tells us Obama is all about the show, not the results.  Obama like to very publicly announce commissions and councils that are supposed to help things.  A few flashy meetings later, not much happens. This post is about the Jobs and Competitiveness Council.  The article points out the lack of follow-up to institute any of the recommendations.  It also points out how several of the grand “poobahs” on the council outsource jobs.  This is a particular interest to me since my husband was laid of by American Express.  American Express continues to quietly lay off people without much fanfare as this would embarrass the President and Ken Chenault. (By the way, American Express has every right to lay of my husband. It is a great company to work for. I just wish they would announce their layoffs rather than hide them. My husband is not a victim of an evil corporation, he is a victim of a crappy economy.)

PresBO has instituted a wage and hiring freeze that he ignores while growing the executive branch by Czars and councils.  He asks for answers and then ignores them.  It isn’t about results, it’s about the flash of press reports that tell us Obama is pivoting to jobs once again.  The only job he is really concerned about is his.


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Obama’s Stimulus Jobs cost $242,000 each

Posted by madjillmom on November 23, 2011

Remember the $800 billion stimulus that came in Obama’s first month as President.  It was a Democratic Gimme List shoved through with a promise that unemployment would not go over 8% if passed.  Obama’s experts told us this.  Flash forward three years.

Politico has an article about the Congressional Budget Office numbers regarding jobs and that first stimulus.  Turns out, under the best possible scenario, the stimulus provided 3.3 million jobs.  At worst, it provided 500 thousand.  These are pretty broad highs and lows.  So, lets use the rosiest scenario of 3.3 million jobs.  The cost of each job was around $242,000 each.  The “experts” around Obama like to tell us that taxpayer government money handed out in stimulus has a multiplier effect over the actual amount handed out.  In other words, $1 handed out by the government really benefits us by the tune of $1.50 in magic ways.  So, $242000 should have given us 5 straight up decent jobs at about $48,000 per person.  With the multiplier effect, it should have been about 6 decent jobs – teacher jobs, fireman jobs, policeman jobs.  So, by my estimation, the stimulus should have resulted in about 6 jobs instead of the one job per $242,000.  That would be 3.3 million times 6. That would be 19.8 million jobs rather than a puny 3.3 million jobs.  Epic fail, Obama.

Of course, after seeing how the first stimulus worked out the only real thing to do is try again with another stimulus under the guise of Obama’s Can’t Wait Jobs Bill.

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Kill the Rich

Posted by madjillmom on October 6, 2011

Remember when the MSM ran with a story that Tea Party participants spit at black lawmakers and called them the “N” word.  Video showed no such occurrences and Breitbart offered money for proof that such things happened.  Now, the false accusations have been elevated to practical urban legend status without any real truth behind the myth.

Now, Politico has reported about a possible fringe element of the Occupy Wall Street groups having sent e-mails to NY legislators demanding that a millionaire tax be extended or the rich will be killed.  Will the mainstream media tar and feather the Occupy Wall Street crowd with this e-mail threat?  No.  Probably not.  Nothing to see here…


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