Monday, September 20, 2010


So, somebody explain to me why the same plan is instituted so many times, each one a little different, and each one never having actually been implemented.

February 6, 2009: "But broadly speaking, the package is the right size, it has the right scope and it has the right priorities: To create 3 to 4 million jobs and to do it in a way that lays the groundwork for long term growth, by fixing our schools; modernizing health care to lower costs;repairing our roads, bridges, levees, and other vital infrastructure; move us toward energy independence."

February 17, 2009: "Starting today, our administration will be working day and night to provide more aid for the unemployed, create immediate jobs building our roads and our bridges, make long-term investments in a smarter energy grid, and so much more."

April 13, 2009: "We passed the recovery plan less than two months ago. Two weeks later, I came here to DOT to announce that we would be investing $28 billion to rebuild and repair our highways, roads and bridges."

April 29, 2009: "Across the state, roughly 20,000 transportation jobs will be supported by the Recovery Act so that Missourians rebuilding your roads, your bridges, your rails."

September 10, 2010: "So, that’s why, Milwaukee, today, I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America’s roads and rails and runways for the long term. (Applause.) I want America to have the best infrastructure in the world. We used to have the best infrastructure in the world. We can have it again. We are going to make it happen. (Applause.)

"Over the next six years, over the next six years, we are going to rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads — that’s enough to circle the world six times. That’s a lot of road. We’re going to lay and maintain 4,000 miles of our railways –- enough to stretch coast to coast. We’re going to restore 150 miles of runways. And we’re going to advance a next-generation air-traffic control system to reduce travel time and delays for American travelers. (Applause.) I think everybody can agree on that."

My conclusion: President BO just says what he thinks you want to hear.

If you are a liberal, you accept it without challenge, because intent is more important than action.

If you are a conservative, you recognize it for what it is: pure, unadulterated political pablum, fit only for the ears of political sophomores, "...full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." (Shakespeare)


Nameless Cynic said...

I believe that's called "catapulting the propaganda"

ablur said...

Seems to me the Catapult got loaded with something else.

Joe said...

NC: The scary thing is you actually think that means something.

ablur: Yeah...but we won't go there.

Mark said...

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." ~ Albert Einstein

Susannah said...

Perfect! Thanks for this, Joe!