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April 24, 2012
Obama Grabs Credit Again
Obama proposes to further spend tax money by establishing:
With that job training through community colleges stage setting, let's see what Obama is up to now. Obama spoke Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) in the Cleveland-area town of Elyria, OH. Obama's trip to Ohio was ostensibly official, not a campaign event, but he again stuck taxpayers with the bill for his campaign expenses.
He praised his support for investment in job training programs that connect community colleges with unemployed workers, programs he warned the Republicans would "gut" under their budget blueprint. (where have we heard that before?)
Obama visited with students in LCCC's Transformations program for Computerized Numerically Controlled Machining, a program that has placed more than 90 percent of participants in jobs within three months of graduation.
Obama touted the job training programs at LCCC. He emphasized their importance to growing the economy. Students in the LCCC jobs training programs have lost their previous jobs and are learning new skills in hopes of finding new jobs.
Obama said of the LCCC students, "These people inspire me. The resilience they show and the determination they show, that's what America is all about. That defines our spirit. We don't quit." He continued, "Why would anybody want to cut this? This is just common sense. This is not about taking from rich people to give to poor people."
Is Obama's statement ironic? We have to ask why the workers were unemployed in the first place if Obama's jobs policies were so great? Why is the LCCC jobs training program even needed? Would the LCCC program be needed had Obama used a little "common sense" to formulate his jobs and economic policies?
While celebrating Ohio's resurgence, Obama unintentionally repudiated his own tax and spend policies that destroy jobs. Ohio proves once again that conservative fiscal policies work in spite of what Obama does or tries to claim.
Ohio, under Republican governor John Kasich, came from 48th to 4th in job creation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) listed the states that had "statistically significant employment changes from February 2011 to February 2012," and Ohio was no. 4 on that list, with 73,500 jobs added. Texas had the largest increase, followed by California and New York. Note that states ahead of Ohio in job creation have much larger populations.
Under Democrat governor Ted Strickland, Ohio lost 421,000 jobs in four years.
Under Obama's "leadership," Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded America's AAA credit rating to AA+. Under Kasich, Moody's upgraded Ohio's credit rating from negative to stable. According to a press release on March 16, 2012, "Today's announcement marks the first time since February 2007 that all three rating agencies - Moody's, Fitch, and S&P - have given Ohio an AA+ rating with a stable outlook.
For Obama to go to Ohio and try to take credit for the success Kasich and his jobs policies is outrageous at best, but we know that Obama is shameless and has no integrity.
Dr. Beatty earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University. He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision making. He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired. Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He blogs at: rwno.limewebs.com.
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