The Real Change In the AirBarack Obama, he fixed our economy right up, yessiree:
Across the country, unemployment has reached its highest level since the Great Depression, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. In June, the male rate was 10 percent and the female rate was 7.6 percent.
We are past the point where the President can blame his predecessor for the present crisis. All the American people hear out of the Administration is how many jobs the President has "created or saved." The numbers tell us that the President has either been given over to strong delusion, or he is flatly lying to the people of this country. The polls tell us that the public isn't buying the Administration's line of bull.
The truth of the matter is that government intervention, especially of the kind that the President has advocated will not save any jobs, and if any are created, they will only be temporary. The Great Depression did teach us one important economic lesson, and that is that for all of the efforts of the federal government, it was no amount of federal dollars that brought the unemployment rate down, but a war that was ten years in the making. Unlike in the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when many Americans were given temporary busy work and the news cycle was controlled by the inability to disseminate information widely and quickly as we can today, Americans can not only see that many of their neighbors are still down on their luck, but that the whole country is in a funk and the President's talk about the bad times ending is just worthless chatter for Middle America.
The real question for the Administration is the obvious one: Where's the Beef? The President's stimulus was supposed to at least give some indication by now of the situation improving for people on the ground, not just in a few places (suspiciously) where the vote for the President was rather high. The President and his staunchest allies (and those in the Leftist blogosphere who traffic in delusion and alternate reality) are the only people left in this country who believe that Barack Obama's plan for this country amounts to anything more than a pile of rotten beans. While we move deeper into Depression, the President busies himself with the non-existent jobs he has created and saved and with so-called healh care plans that are going to cost those few Americans that will be left with any money at all when the President is finished what is left of their livlihoods.
Change is in the air alright, and that change will likely involve a new Congressional composition after next year's election to act as an appropriate check on the power of the deluded buffoon at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue