Rich Galen neatly packaged up the massive policy and messaging failure of the Obama Administration this summer. Check it out…
Going into the summer of 2010, we were assured by the political geniuses in the White House that Barack Obama and Joe Biden would be out selling it as “Recovery Summer.”
In fact, on June 17 the White House published an announcement on its website saying,
“The Administration today kicks off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long focus on the surge in Recovery Act infrastructure projects that will be underway across the country in the coming months – and the jobs they’ll create well into the fall and through the end of the year.”
Ah, that blasted reality.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (a subdivision of Obama’s Department of Labor) in July 2010 – a month into Recover Summer – there were 14,599,000 Americans who were unemployed.
After three months of “focus on the surge in Recovery Act infrastructure projects” in September 2010 there were 14,767,000 Americans looking for work. 168,000 more than before Obama and Biden went out into the countryside to tell us how well we’re doing.
The Stimulus cost our nation more than the entire Iraq War.
That is fact.
What do we have in return? An employment rate and job loss at a rate far higher than they promised us.
And what did they promise us? This.
Anyone else feeling in the low 7s?
Yeah, me neither.
This is what our Democratic led Congress gave us. Don’t let them get away with it.