Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BECAUSE I SAID IT, IT'S SO

Did President BO say that Republicans “are advancing a misguided notion that emergency relief somehow discourages people from looking for a job should talk to these folks.”

And did he continue “That attitude, I think, reflects a lack of faith in the American people.”

Answer: Yes. He said both of those things and was shown saying them on national TV.

Did he utter the truth?

Answer: No, he did not.

Republicans never once indicated that they did not want an extension to the unemployment benefit...not one time!

What they DID say was that they wanted to make certain that the extension would be paid for from EXISTING funds, not by extending the debt or deficit.

Now, did President BO really believe he was telling the truth, or did he know that his statement was inaccurate?

Answer: IF he is as smart as people say he is, he HAD to know he was making misleading or untrue statements.

If he did not know he was making misleading or untrue statements, then he can't possibly be as smart as he's been given credit for being.

Which is it?

In case you missed it, here's the video. Pay special attention at about 4:35.

8 comments:

lisa said...

Isn't he such a Statesman?

Answer: No

Joe said...

lisa: Yes, the answer is "no."

Krystal said...

He's a socialist/marxist/muslim/non-american. He doesn't care what he says so long as what he DOES hurts the country.

But that's just my oppinion.

Joe said...

krystal: I'm not sure "hurt the country" is so much what it's about as it is about: institute the sophomoric, idealistic philosophies that I've always wanted to try. If they hurt the country as a by-product, oh well."

Mark said...

I wouldn't say extending unemployment benefits discourage Americans from looking for work, but it certainly decreases the drive and determination. Plus, it does encourage, I believe, the unemployed to be more selective when looking for work. Obama conveniently leaves that part out.

When my business tanked as a result of the Democrats stupid and foolish economic policy, I had no unemployment to fall back on. I had been self employed. I had to find a job quickly.

Guess what?

I found one and it was because of the urgency that I didn't sit around and collect my unemployment until it became obvious that the jobs weren't going to come to me. It isn't a good job, and it doesn't pay well, but I am getting more experience that I can someday parlay into a much better position in the future.

That's what I call taking personal responsibility for my situation, and not whining about my bad luck.

But taking personal responsibility is the difference between Liberals and Conservatives.

Mark said...

Another thing that Obama doesn't mention: The few of us working people who are left working are the ones Obama will get the money for the extended benefits from.

Joe said...

Mark: It IS sad that he will take from the employed to distribute to the unemployed. Conservatives wanted him to take the money from the existing coffers, but to no avail. We had to spend "NEW" money.

An American Girl said...

There is much much more to come out about Barack Obama and the more i see the more i don't like what i see, He is the one who will bring about the demise and the destruction of the America.

Yes B.O. will sink his commie teeth into the US and starts to change the laws in favor of Muslims, do you know that many senate meetings are being opened by praying Muslim clerics?

Keep your eyes on B.O. he will be the last black president of the US in our time..
Obama’s Communist Mentor,showed us all that had to be said