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Isn’t this an admission Obama has not been doing all he can for jobs?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 1:08pm 9/1/2011 at 1:08pm

Obama is getting tough with Congress, implementing steps to have federal agencies take (supposedly) job creating actions without waiting for Congress to act, Obama Rolls Out a Jobs Plan That Doesn’t Need Congress:

On Wednesday, Obama took a now-familiar path in adopting a program–this time a jobs and infrastructure effort–that can happen...

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Before We Spend $53 Billion On High-Speed Rail, Can We Get Low-Speed Rail To Run On Time?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 5:20pm 2/16/2011 at 5:20pm

Florida Governor Rick Scott has rejected Stimulus funds for the beginnings of a high speed rail system in Florida, claiming the proposed rail system was unnecessary and wasteful. 

These stimulus funds were just a part of what the Obama administration hopes will be

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I Beat Obama By 22 Months

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 7:40pm 10/13/2010 at 7:40pm

Barack H. Obama, September 2010, as reported by The New York Times (h/t HotAir) on October 12, 2010 (emphasis mine):

During our hour together, Obama told me he had no regrets about the broad direction of his presidency. But he did identify what he called “tactical lessons.” He let himself look too much like...

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Not Too Early For “I Told You So”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 9:23am 2/14/2009 at 9:23am

The day before the presidential election, when Barack Obama’s victory seemed all but certain, I predicted that I would be able to say “I told you so” about what lay ahead:

When this bubble bursts, I will be able to say “I told you so.” Unfortunately, by that point in time, the...

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The Fierce Urgency of Sow

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:04am 2/11/2009 at 12:04am

We are witnessing the disrobing of the Obama aura in a spending-drenched feeding frenzy befitting hungry pigs at a wet, putrid trough. The fierce urgency of now has become the fierce urgency of sow.

Camille Paglia sums up these first three weeks of the Obama era:

Money by the barrelful, by the truckload....

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Domestic Oil Drilling Still Is The Answer

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7:35am 1/22/2009 at 7:35am

Dramatic increases in domestic drilling were offered as the answer to many of our economic problems last summer when gas was approaching $4 per gallon. Even Democrats were forced to recognize the need to open up some offshore drilling, and pressure was building to drill in ANWR in Alaska. Yet...

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If Obama Builds It, Who Will Maintain It?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 10:27am 1/13/2009 at 10:27am

Barack Obama is about to propose a massive, trillion dollar stimulus package, the centerpiece of which is infrastructure projects. Large-scale infrastructure projects have a long history of cost-overruns, mob-influence through corrupt unions, and are not effective at long-term job creation.

But that is not the worst of it. Once built, who will...

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Another Example Of Why Obama’s Infrastructure Plan Is A Waste

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:03am 1/9/2009 at 9:03am

My home state of Rhode Island has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to grabing proposed federal instrastructure stimulus dollars. Although it has been known for weeks if not months that Barack Obama was ready to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at historically inefficient and mob-influenced infrastructure projects,...

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Rudy Blagojevich For Infrastructure Czar

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 12:35pm 12/9/2008 at 12:35pm

Illinois Governor Rudy Blagojevich has been indicted [correction 12/14/2008 – charged in a criminal complaint] for many offenses. While the press has focused on the attempt to sell Barack Obama’s open Senate seat, there is a more important aspect of the indictment as relates to Obama’s infrastructure plan.

Paragraphs 36-37 of the...

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Tony Soprano Is Going To Love Obama’s Infrastructure Stimulus Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 8, 2008 at 12:05am 12/8/2008 at 12:05am

The stimulus plan proposed by Barack Obama focuses on public infrastructure projects, which have a long history of cost overruns, corruption, and construction incompetence. Public infrastructure construction and maintenance is important, it’s just not an efficient use of funds if a quick economic stimulus is desired, or a suitable way to...

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Obama’s Infrastructure Plan Is A Road To Nowhere

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 4:07pm 12/6/2008 at 4:07pm

In his weekly radio address today, Barack Obama repeated his intention to stimulate the economy and “create” jobs through a massive public infrastructure program. As we have noted before, “[o]f all the concepts to help build the economy, Barack Obama has seized on the one type of project...

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Obama’s Big Dig

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 24, 2008 at 8:43am 11/24/2008 at 8:43am

The Obama administration-in-waiting has devised a plan, still in its infancy in details but well developed in magnitude, to create millions of jobs through public infrastructure projects. Various Democratic leaders talk about a plan ranging from hundreds of billions of dollars to over a trillion.

Creating jobs through public works projects sounds...

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