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

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

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 entirely within his domain. Obama directed several federal agencies to identify “high-impact, job-creating infrastructure projects” that can be expedited now, without congressional approval.

One week before he will make a major address to Congress on jobs, Obama is making sure they know he plans to move forward without them. The president has also directed the Education Department to come up with a “Plan B” updating the 2001 No Child Left Behind law in the absence of congressional action. The message to Congress is clear: Do your work or we’ll do it for you.

What took you 2 1/2 years?

Admit it, jobs just wasn’t a priority.  Otherwise you would not have spend the entirety of your presidency trying to restructure society with grand plans such as Obamacare.

That Obama has just figured out that the bureaucracy is a major part of the problem and he controls the bureacracy, is astounding.


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You know, at this rate of “learning his job” if Oblahblah could stay in office another 13.5 years he might turn out to be as great a President as Cahtuh.

I couldn’t disagree more, he’s done plenty on the jobs front. You think anyone could destroy that many by accident?

DINORightMarie | September 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

While I agree that it is surprising that it took 2.5 years to figure out that he can do something about “jobs” without Congress, I find it sickening and infuriating that he is going to publicly announce that he is going to do what he wants by executive fiat – if Congress don’t do what HE wants! Outrageous!! Imperial diktat?! Yeah, that will really make things work. /sarc

What about that “super committee”? Why not let them work? And, is it a “plan” or a “threat” that he will outline in the speech? Also, will he put it in writing this time?!

Obama has already use the EO to implement DREAM Act amnesty; to force job crushing regulations on nearly every private business and industry; to implement cap and trade via EPA actions and regulations; to control our food via HHS, USDA, and the Dept. of Education regulations, among other departments and agencies…..the list goes on!

I hope this further progression into totalitarian authority has a HUGE negative backlash, resulting in pushing the public into near unity against this man’s policies. Obama is literally destroying this country, now single handed – since San Fran Nan lost her power seat.

Reid, of course, is doing his dirty job of obstructing – but of COURSE it’s not the Senate which is obstructing anything! Oh, no. It is those mean, mean, MEAN Wepublicans. Whaaaaaaaah!

When he said he would prefer to run China because it would be so much easier, he meant it – he wants to RULE OVER US, and eliminate all those other “powers” that seem to keep getting in his way.

What a pathetic, petty tyrant Obama is.

It would be much easier to by sympathetic if Obama, Reid and Pelosi hadn’t “shot their wad” on that “stimulus” that stimulated virtually nothing, except debt.
Obama has pivoted to Jobs so many times that it’s easy to think that he is on the Apple basketball team.

That he would attempt to alter, by fiat, education and “jobs” (i.e., patronage) just as he’s been doing in Environment and Labor is no big surprise.

The surprise, to me, lies in the timing. Can he hope to revive his far-left base with this move enough to overcome the negative perception of his empire-building that this will foster in the rest of the voting population?

To do this just as he enters serious campaign-season work seems poorly timed, unless he thinks the positive bump with the far left will come quickly, but the negative perception of overreaching that will hit the rest of us will only take a strong hold after November.

Seems like a desperate all-or-nothing bet to me.

1. …Obama directed several federal agencies to identify “high-impact, job-creating infrastructure projects” that can be expedited now, without congressional approval.

In other words, more government spending, presumably funneled to Obama-friendly special interests.

2. Has Obama directed federal agencies to identify high-impact regulations that impair private-sector job creation and can be waived without Congressional approval?

This gives Obama a temporary talking point but contains obvious pitfalls. Federal agencies do not build anything themselves. They pass out money to states or in more limited cases contract with private businesses. Note that Obama’s order requires agencies to “identify” appropriate projects to expedite; and it will take months for agency bureaucrats to do just that first step. It appears Obama has not internalized the lesson he claimed he has learned about shovel ready not being shovel ready.

He is a slow learner. Harry Truman said that one of the earliest things he learned about being President when the office was thrust upon him was that he could hold a meeting and conclude with orders to do this or do that, and weeks later he would discover that bureaucrats had so modified his instructions that the opposite was done.

Something exciting is coming to It’s called We the People and it will significantly change how the public — you! — engage with the White House online. Our Constitution guarantees your right to petition our government. Now, with We the People, we’re offering a new way to submit an online petition on a range of issues — and get an official response. We’re announcing We the People before it’s live to give folks time to think about what petitions they want to create, and how they are going to build the support to get a response.

How about a petition to have Obama stay in Bali permanently.

    DINORightMarie in reply to Neo. | September 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    So the Obama White House is now re-defining both “We the People” and “petition our government”?! The gall of this administration!!!

    We are to ask the “king” to grant our requests or “petitions?”

    How sickening.

    This type of “electronic” access has been in place since email and online activity were implemented in the government. Written letters have of course been possible since the beginning of the US. And to contact the President, in some manner, has ALWAYS been built into our nation’s government.

    This is just puerile, offensive re-branding and pandering. Steal the “We the People” language, make it seem like the White House is “open” to “our pleas.”

    The TEA Party uses the US Constitution and “We the People” all the time. In historical context. Now, this co-opting will confuse those who don’t know the Constitution, which apparently includes quite a few people, if you believe the surveys being published lately of citizens’ knowledge of history and US government.

    This turns my stomach.

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Er, how come it is “Admit it, jobs just wasn’t a priority.” and not “Admit it, jobs just weren’t a priority.”

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Obama is only interestted in giving jobs here in this country to illegals or letting other jobs go overseas to China and other countries. The head of Gibson Guitar yesterday said that the “pleadings” and the government agents stated that his troubles would go away if Gibson would hire illegals from Madagascar. Obama has signed protection agreements for illegals with their home countries when US law says to deport them. What next?

BannedbytheGuardian | September 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

On a visit to The Hermitage (Leningrad era) I was given a choice to see either the Impressionist gallery OR to visit the room & very Throne that The Tsars used to take deputations & petitioners.

The Throne was actually quite modest -more a high backed chair & the room was long oblong -maybe 10 mtrs x 6 functional & devoid of any pretense. Just business of the People & State.

I just do not see Obama sitting there like that. Not nearly celestial as he would like .

St Petersburg of course has real neo classic architecture style – not styrofoam pillars.

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