Yesterday, American taxpayers likely spent well over a million dollars for President Obama to hang out in the backyard of a middle class family and make absolutely no substantive news whatsoever.
It was, of course, an easy to put together official event so taxpayers would have to pay for the real reason for Obama’s visit – to campaign for Ted Strickland.
But the Columbus Dispatch highlighted another event that actually might have been worth the resources spent to bring the President to Ohio for the 9th time since his inauguration.
A few blocks from where President Barack Obama was raising money for Gov. Ted Strickland, Dan Howard was in line with about 400 other people at a job fair Downtown.
“I wish he could come,” said the 48-year-old Grove City man, who lost his job in the spring. “I would love to talk to him about what it’s really like.”
Instead, the President appeared in the beautifully landscaped backyard and made this statement that was big enough to get splashed on the front page of the Columbus Dispatch:
Well, once again the President may have been better served attending the job fair:
Bob Hillman, who ran the employment event for National Career Fairs, said employers across the country want to hire but are uncertain about what will happen in Washington with taxes, health care and financial regulation, and that is keeping them on the sidelines.
“They’re simply scared to death,” he said.
In other words, the policies enacted by Obama and the Democratic congress have been job killers.
Need proof? Look at the news that exploded this morning:
But despite this incredibly clear indication that Democrat efforts to fix the economy are failing, it still didn’t stop the Ohio Democratic Party from pushing the President’s message that runs clearly against reality.
Despite the hundreds of billions of your money being spent by Democrats, their ideas aren’t working. Instead, they are digging us deeper. We need a change.
Vote Kasich. Vote Portman.