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“It Worked!” President “Doing Fine” Obama Proud of Failed Economic Policies
After 41 months with unemployment above eight percent, President Obama proudly told supporters at another campaign event this week that “we tried our plan — and it worked.”
Was the president’s economic plan supposed to include “the longest streak … of unemployment of 8% or higher since the Great Depression?” The 30 “worst months for employment in the past 25 years?” Were people under 30 to be “desperately trying to find full time jobs?” Was small business optimism supposed to tank? Were millions of Americans supposed to be out of work for more than six months?
Was his plan to add more than $5 trillion to the national debt (instead of cutting the deficit in half as promised)? To submit a budget that got zero votes in Congress (while Senate Democrats failed to offer a budget for three years)? To duck his jobs council for six months? To send energy and jobs to China by rejecting Keystone XL? To insult small business owners by telling them “you didn’t build that?”
Was this is all part of the “plan” that “worked?”
If so, the president owes Americans an explanation about how these policies would “work.”
“It worked” is reminiscent of the president’s other recent claim that the private sector is “doing fine.” Give the president credit: he thinks his failed policies are stellar, and he’s willing to say so. He’s just completely wrong and out of touch.