Saturday, September 3, 2011

Just when BO start to shows he finally gets it, he doesn't.

Obama for the first time that I can remember, or so long between correct course of action that I can't remember, had done something right and surprised me. The what would be the final nail in the coffin of any more job growth in the evil and destructive Gaia worshiping EPA emissions standards has been nixed. Now will any of this is to remain in effect when 2013 comes should by the worse miracle in US history, or should I say curse, that this president get re-elected will remain to be seen. As for now, business interests have a 15 month reprieve for now. I was beginning to think that he actually grew a brain and started to get that if his oppressive policies goes into effect and creates a depression that we're so teetering on (though I believe we're in it and it's just not reported as such), it will finish him off as well as his party. As long as the illusion that things are turning around, he can attempt to bamboozle the people into thinking he's doing something constructive. Regardless, the right thing was done.

Then he goes and proves me right that he still doesn't have a clue about rebounding the economy. He wants to pass a jobs bill, if you want to call it that, that FDR would be proud of: infrastructure reconstruction. Though I agree we do need to revamp our crumbling infrastructure, I find a few things wrong and lacking. First, he doesn't mention who will do the work. If it's the public workers with their unionized workers, then no thanks. I see how well Caltrans works here, and I truly believe these people are given IQ tests and the bottom 10% are the only ones allowed to work for the state agency. Take a look at the shoddy work as California's roads are ranked the worse by AAA and their surveys. The poor work they do and how much of bureaucracy they truly are. When I was returning from my Disneyland trip back to Sacramento, we were making good time on I-5 and then I hit Elk Grove and 18 miles of Caltrans work. Only thing, only 1/2 of a mile was being worked on, so I couldn't make my destination for 17 1/2 miles because they wanted to get in the way and flex their muscles I guess. One thing for sure, they weren't working on that part of the road. What's worse, take a good time to observe what goes on at these sites, and it's hard not to notice since you're not actually being able to move, more than 4 out of 5 workers aren't doing anything but standing around or doing perfunctory duties. I have to wonder how much above the private sector worker who would be fired for such laziness and inefficiently, not to mention the backlash for delaying the working class by blocking off so much unnecessarily, are they being paid better? Given how much of a big government and union bed buddy Obama is I don't hold much hope of funds going to bidding private companies.

Let's suppose by another major miracle, that Obama has a bidding war by the private sector and funds are rewarded for the infrastructure work, one, where is the money going to come from, and 2, this more or less addresses the symptom not the cause of the recession: government intrusion. As much as I like to see the private sector back to work, our current state of fiscal decadence isn't able to support such a project. At least not while we're giving so much in handouts and entitlements. However, it shows how Obama continues to believe that government is the solution, not the problem. It's more government projects, government stimulus that didn't work before, more bigger government. Should the economy be recovering and these are addressing the needs for the growing economy, then I would say go for it as long as it going to the private sector and not the incompetent public labor and their unions. If it was for a supporting role, perhaps this would make sense.

When you get to the bare bones of the issue at hand as far as the job creation demand for the economy, Obama is pumping up his government is the end all for all things and has no real investment for turning things around and allowing the market to recover and let it grow and stimulate us out of this recession. It's more socialistic big government WPA programs and this explosion of government is why, as Reagan state it best, "government isn't the solution to our problems, government IS the problem" and we will still continue to struggle for economic and job growth. Until Obama learns that, and there's no reason what so ever that he ever will since it goes contrary to everything he believes in, we will continue on this road to stagnation and until he or any other leftist radical is out of white house and are a minority in the congress, none of that is going to change.

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