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Leading Democrats have been trying to tell us the government needs to spend a boatload more money to get the nation back to work. Around $450 billion more.
This is from The Hill:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday indicated Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders.
"It's very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it's the public-sector jobs where we've lost huge numbers, and that's what this legislation is all about," Reid said on the Senate floor.
Reid reiterated his emphasis on creating government jobs by saying Democrats are looking to "put hundreds of thousands of people back to work teaching children, have more police patrolling our streets, firefighters fighting our fires, doing the rescue work that they do so well … that's our priority."
Reid is talking about the teacher/first responder bill S. 1723, which was part of Obama's jobs bill that was defeated in the Senate.
I have no idea what Reid was smoking when he said "private-sector jobs have been doing just fine". Unemployment was 7.6% when Obama took office. It's 9.1% now, and has been stuck there for months. That's a far cry from "just fine". We've LOST private sector jobs since Obama took office, and private sector job creation is stagnant. Since Obama's stimulus bill was passed in 2009, we've LOST 1.2 million jobs.
Vice President Joe Biden upped the rhetoric on Obama's jobs bill way beyond the pale by playing the RAPE card. You won't believe this:
...on Tuesday during a speech at the University of Pennsylvania [Biden] argued that another round of government spending was needed to prevent sexual assaults. “It’s not temporary [administration’s proposed stimulus] when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped, if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape. It’s not temporary to that woman.” Then in the same speech he wished Republicans were themselves rape victims. “I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit.”
Freaking...WOW. That's the Vice President Of The United States talking, basically saying Republicans want women to be raped if they don't pass Obama's jobs bill. Politics of fear, anyone ? That's just despicable on Biden's part. Not to mention that police officers are hired from state and local government budgets, not by the federal government. In fact, if we want to keep more police officers on the job in Ohio, we could support Issue 2 in November, which will prevent a repeal of SB5. If that issue doesn't pass, police officers will probably be laid off due to Ohio's budget shortage. Democrats are AGAINST SB5, so...who wants to layoff police officers, Mr. Biden ??? If anybody wants Ohio women to be raped, it's...well, I won't go there. I'm not a low-down snake like Biden.
I also keep hearing about how our infrastructure is crumbling. Obama keeps saying it as he tries to push his jobs bill, and an Akron Beacon Journal article is today's newspaper talks about how so many Akron bridges are structurally deficient.
Every time I hear about how we can't afford teachers, police officers, firefighters, or infrastructure repair, one number keeps popping into my head. That number is $6.9 TRILLION.
$6.9 TRILLION is the total amount of money spent by federal, state, and local governments in the USA.
$6.9 TRILLION represents 46.5% of the total Gross Domestic Product of the USA. That's how big of a chunk the government is ALREADY taking out of our pocketbooks.
$6.9 TRILLION is an enormous amount of money, so much it's hard to even conceive.
And the Democrats are trying to tell us $6.9 TRILLION isn't enough money to provide teachers, police officers, firefighters, and infrastructure ?????????????
The Democrats are trying to tell us we need to spend $450 billion MORE to provide those things. You see, the $6.9 TRILLION currently spent by the government ISN'T ENOUGH to create jobs, according to the Obamanation administration.
Thanks Obamanators, but I dont think so. I was born, but I wasn't born yesterday. You can't sell your snake oil here.
But I have to hand it to the Democrats. When they pull a con, they don't go for the nickel and dime stuff. They go for the big con. The big score.
And we're all the marks.
If $6.9 TRILLION is not enough money for our government, then something is SERIOUSLY wrong...with our government. And that starts at the top. Let's correct that wrong next year.
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