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Divider-in-Chief: Obama tells Congressional Black Caucus to stop complaining and start marching !
I have one question. When people are marching, doesn't that mean they are complaining, by definition ? Obama might as well have told the CBC to stop complaining, and start complaining louder.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a member of the CBC, felt slighted by the President's remarks, saying Obama would never tell the Jews, gays, or illegals to stop whining and complaining. Sounds like Waters has a case of identity group envy. Obama better call a beer summit of all the Democrat interest groups to get things straightened out.
No Jobs Bill Yet: It's been three weeks since Obama told Congress to "pass this [jobs] bill immediately", even though there wasn't any jobs bill presented to Congress for it to pass. Someone should inform our President that in order to pass legislation, actual legislation must exist on which Congress can vote. The fact that there was no legislation didn't prevent Obama from taking to the campaign trail to hit Republicans over the head with the non-existent legislation. Where's the Saturday Night Live skit about this ?
Now, we have an update on Obama's jobs bill legislation from The Daily Caller:
“The focus right now from him [Obama] is ‘pass my whole bill, pass my whole bill,’ [and] some of the struggle with that is no Democrat in the House has even taken his bill and filed it yet. So we can’t even pass the bill because no one wants to put their name on it and say, ‘this is my bill’ and file it in the House,” said [Rep. James Lankford [R-OK] in a September 23 interview at the U.S. Capitol.
There still isn't any bill to pass, and it sounds like even Democrats are reluctant to sign on to Obama's $447 billion Stimulus II, which is very similar to his $817 billion Stimulus I. Maybe there's hope for the Dems yet.
Other People's Money: Here's the bottom line on Obama's green jobs and Solyndra, from the L.A. Times:
Jim Nelson, chief executive of Solar 3D, a Santa Barbara company that is developing three-dimensional solar cell technology aimed at making more efficient solar cells, said the government should stay out of the business.
"If private investment cannot find a reason to invest in emerging technology to make it commercial," he said, "what is government doing it for?"
Indeed. When I invest my money in a private venture, I want to be the one to make that decision. I don't want Uncle Sam making it for me.
Class Weird-fare: Here's some more from Obama's irrational tirade at the CBC.
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.
The "Jew" part was a slip of the tongue, but...in what countries do billionaires pay less taxes than a janitor ??? Not this one. This lie from Obama is really getting irksome. If we can't have political discussions based upon the truth, there's no point in having them.
Obamanation Jobs: It looks like the President HAS figured out how to create jobs after all...more government bureaucrats !!!.
The Environmental Protection Agency has said new greenhouse gas regulations, as proposed, may be “absurd” in application and “impossible to administer” by its self-imposed 2016 deadline. But the agency is still asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats — at a cost of $21 billion — to attempt to implement the rules.
Because the new bureaucratic army comes from Obamanation, it will, naturally, have a depressive effect on private sector jobs, and gives the EPA unilateral power to shut companies down anytime it wishes:
The proposed regulations would set greenhouse gas emission thresholds above which businesses must file for an EPA permit and complete extra paperwork in order to continue operating. If the EPA wins its court battle and fully rolls out the greenhouse gas regulations, the number of businesses forced into this regulatory regime would grow tremendously — from approximately 14,000 now to as many as 6.1 million
The EPA is admitting the new bureaucracy won't work, but it's pushing for it's expanded unilateral power regardless. Things are getting so bizarre in this country that I barely recognize it anymore. Welcome to Obamanation, a parody of itself. It's like The Twilight Zone, with a little Onion News Network thrown in for good measure. What's next ? Perhaps the