Bad News: Democrats Will Focus On Jobs Again

And we all know what happens when they actually focus on jobs: things get much worse. Then they get distracted by a shiny abortion or something, and things slowly get worse

The debt ceiling crisis barely was averted Tuesday when President Barack Obama and other top Democrats were ready to change the subject.

Obama offered little praise for the $2.1 trillion deficit package during a press conference at the Rose Garden, instead vowing to fight for “new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth” in the coming months — an agenda he has tried to resurrect at least a half-dozen times in the past two years.

Democrats on Capitol Hill are backing up Obama, hoping to take up various proposals dropped from the debt ceiling compromise or sidetracked by the winding debate, such as approving trade deals, extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, and allocating funding for new highway infrastructure and a clean energy program.

Blah blah blah, same old stupid ideas that have already been shown to fail. They had two years of full control to push their idiocy which has prolonged and deepened this recession: now they need to get out of the way and let the adults try it. Of course, they will never allow the GOP to try their ideas. And Democrats really have no new ideas. Here’s the Washington Post’s Suzy Kimm, posting an AP story at Ezra Klein’s spot

But there are other ideas out there. A canvass of economists and policy analysts returned five suggestions that have, at times, enjoyed bipartisan support, and that could potentially make a real difference:

And those super wonderful ideas?

  1. Infrastructure Bank: They want to “build stuff to put people to work.” Apparently, in Liberal World, everyone is a (unionized) blue collar worker
  2. Surface Transportation Funding: Didn’t we already try fixing potholes and painting bridges with the Stimulus?
  3. New Job Tax Credit: They’ve tried to bribe companies to hire with the Stimulus, too. How’d that work out?
  4. Free Trade Deals: This is simply thrown in there as a sop to Obama’s talking point on this subject. No one can really explain how this will help, just that it will.
  5. Aid to State and Local Governments: So, the federal government is supposed to continue prop up the state and local governments with money they don’t have to do…what, exactly? Again, we tried this with the stimulus, and now the states are in even worse shape.

Liberals really have no new, or worthwhile, ideas. Someone gives a speech and says “we need jobs.” A prarie dog pops its head up and chirps “high speed rail.” Another says “paint bridges.” Another says “spend money.” Amazingly, none of the political wonks ever think to ask successful liberals like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, or Peter Lewis (Progressive Insurance) how to create jobs.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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3 Responses to “Bad News: Democrats Will Focus On Jobs Again”

  1. Trish says:

    Nancy says “Unlike the GOP we are going ot focus on jobs now”
    What a moron, isn’t this the same woman who rammed healthcare down our throats for a year or better, during the early stages of the recession, and completely took her eyes off the ball of JOB CREATION from the second they held all three banches of govt?? Yup, that’s her the sniveling little liar.

  2. Word says:

    I fully suspect we are going to see a national vat of 5 percent some time soon. And of course everyone making under 50k will get it all back and everyone making under 200k will get 80 percent of it back and the only ones not getting a rebate on their taxes would be the 1 million rich people who do not buy stuff anyways…..or certainly not in a manner that would amount to anything.

    Then the government will create a gigantic infrastructure like the IRS with tens of thousands of employees, buildings everywhere and run up a 100 billion dollar a year tab just to collect 250 billion a year in revenue.

    I can see it coming. Its just around the corner now. Not far behind the national sales tax and the tax on the rich and the tax on luxury items and more taxes on gasoline and the Carbon credit tax and the tax on taking a crap and the tax on toilet paper that is not eco friendly ……….

    and….Obama needs to resign and the Democrats need to seek counseling from the Consumer credit counseling agency.

  3. captainfish says:

    “Consumer credit counseling agency” program right out of Stalinist Russia!!!

    Obama and his Socialists will never resign. They love power too much. They love telling everyone else what to do, where to go , what to eat, and how to raise their kids. 85% of all the Congress is Socialist. If it can be done, and I don’t think it will, it will take many elections to weed Socialism out of our country.

    People want too much though. They see fed money as free money and just want, want, want. “I want Obama money from his Obama stash.”

    This is his 7th time he’s been focuses on jobs and like you say Teach, each one has failed, every one of their ideas has failed. But, they don’t see it that way. IF their ideas get funded and money is allocated, THEN ITS A SUCCESS.

    REmember, socialists don’t care about results, only about the feeling they get when they keep power. If it costs tens of millions of lives by starvation to make sure their caviar stays on their plates, then their plan is a success.

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