Our President-elect is in La La Land. I’m convinced after his radio/internet address today. First of all, Obama claims that he is not just going to throw money at problems, but then claims his plan would put millions of people to work by “making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s.” Um, I’m pretty sure that is throwing money at a problem and those sound eerily like government jobs to me. And where exactly is that money coming from? And since we’re not just throwing money at the problem Obama says, “We’ll measure progress by the reforms we make and the results we achieve _ by the jobs we create, by the energy we save, by whether America is more competitive in the world.”
Here is one of the most comprehensive pieces of his “change” plan: We’ll be “changing” the current lightbulbs to energy-saving light bulbs and replacing old heating systems in federal buildings to cut costs and create jobs. Hey, let’s all stand in line for those light bulb changing jobs. I bet since it will be a government job we should net about $50 an hour. Oh, and those old heating system changes are just the kind of cuts I think we have been looking for.
And heck, when it comes to the education system Obama has great answers there too. He’s going to make sure that school buildings get an upgrade as well. “Because to help our children compete in a 21st century economy, we need to send them to 21st century schools,” Obama said. Yeah, forget about making sure they can read and write and think for themselves, we need new paint and fashionable windows and a few computers couldn’t hurt so all the kiddies can get online easily and look at porn because we wouldn’t want to stifle their free speech rights.
And most importantly, since the auto industry has been in the forefront for the past few days, Obama had this to say: “…(Do you hear the crickets chirping?)…” I wonder if he noticed that the country lost 533,000 jobs this past month? I guess it is not too hard to create what he now is saying will be two million jobs (could’ve sworn it was 2.5 million last week) when the country loses two million jobs before you even get into office. Employers wouldn’t be scared because of Obama’s plans and the unions’ plans? Nah!