The Obama Administration has been in a veritable panic ever since unemployment rose beyond 10 percent. Last week Obama hosted a “Jobs Summit” at which members of business, labor, and academia converged to brainstorm about ways to create jobs.
Tangent: The reason Obama needs to have all these people from the real world come and tell him how to create jobs is because neither he nor anyone in his administration has ever worked in the private sector.
Thus far all efforts made by the White House this year to “create or save” jobs has left Obama scratching his head. The Stimulus didn’t work; the Bailouts didn’t work; lying to the American people about saving or creating 1 million jobs didn’t work.
Now, apparently, the job Obama is most concerned about saving is his own.
This bogus “Jobs Summit” is reminiscent of the good-old-days back in February (when unemployment was a paltry 8 percent), when Obama held his “Fiscal Discipline Summit” five days after the largest pork-laden, crony-paying, dysfunctional bill in American history was signed into law. Obama at a fiscal discipline summit is the equivalent of an alcoholic promising to never drink again.
During the “Fiscal Discipline Summit” (I seriously chuckle every time I type that) the POTUS made a couple wild assertions — wild assertions for a free-spending liberal, that is.
The first assertion was that he was going to cut the deficit in half (!) by the end of his first term. Fabulous goal. The second wild assertion was that he would release a budget that’s “sober in its assessments, honest in its accounting…and [restores] fiscal discipline.”
A mere three days later the President killed two promises with one stone when he unveiled the largest budget in U.S. history (intriguingly entitled “A New Era of Responsibility”). According to ABC News most of the spending in Obama’s bloated budget would be done with “money the government does not have, creating a $1.75 trillion deficit next year alone.”
Fiscal discipline? I don’t think so.
It will be interesting, if not scary, to see if the policy changes that spring forth from last week’s “Jobs Summit” work as well as those policies which followed the “Fiscal Discipline Summit.”
Let’s hope not.
Cross posted at The Daily Dose.