Oh, this is rich.
Members of President Obama’s own political party are charging that the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership are not doing enough to help the unemployed and are threatening to organize a march on Washington of jobless Americans.
“Obviously there’s something that’s not getting through to them,” said Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois. “And we’re going to let the White House and everybody who’s concerned know that we have got people in our districts who are depending on us to deliver for them.”
Deliver what? Mortgage payments? More welfare? New cars? Their next bottle of Hennessy?
Rush and Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and Candice Miller, R-Michigan, chair the new Congressional “Jobs Now Caucus,” which is comprised of 112 Democrats and 17 Republicans.
Rush and Kaptur argue that a new jobs program is more important than health care reform, but stop short of threatening to hold up a vote on one of Obama’s most important domestic policy initiatives.
“We’re not there yet,” Kaptur said.
Some of the proposals being floated by the caucus include: redirecting existing stimulus and TARP money to jobs programs and pressing for a new jobs bill, which they’re careful not to call a “stimulus.”
……”I have been very disappointed in the incomplete manner in which the jobs and the economic recession has been dealt with,” said Kaptur, who added, “We don’t want to be given short shrift.”
Pelosi issued her standard ‘blame Bush’ line:
“We continue to work with all members of the caucus and with the Administration to build on the recovery package and other initiatives to help create jobs and grow our economy after years of mismanagement by the Bush administration.”
When/if the deficit hits the projected $23.7 trillion, it’ll still be “all Bush’s fault”. The Dems will never accept responsibility for the economic disaster they concocted.
And just a fucking FYI, Kaptur: You and your Dem cronies helped create this train wreck. So far, thanks to the Democrats, there’s been $787 billion worth of (taxpayer-funded) “stimulus” package, and not much accountability.
Some of it probably got sucked up by swindlers: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stimulus-fraud-could-hit-50-billion
More of it went to ‘phantom’ Congressional districts, 75,000 bogus jobs, pork barrel spending, and payment for political favors.
The 10.2% unemployment rate is a pretty good indication that any money set aside to “jump-start” the economy, never made it. By the way, the tab for this “stimulus” may reach up to $12.8 trillion.
Obama is looting the treasury, “bailing out” private industries and banks in order to force government takeovers, and using “stimulus packages” to payoff political favors to mafia organizations like SEIU and ACORN.
Somebody needs to deliver us from that fucking worthless megalomaniac.