No Old Jobs... No New Jobs... No Real Jobs... Zero Jobs... Just Slave Labor ObamaJobs
Move over, Richard Nixon and Adolf Hitler. Your slave labor jobs programs are being replaced by that of the current British puppet in the White House, Barack Obama. ~ Jack Blood
President Obama has announced that he will address a joint session of Congress on September 8, on the subject of creating a jobs program to tackle the nation’s severe unemployment problem.
While most of the news media have limited coverage to Obama’s and House Speaker John Boehner’s hissy-fits over the original September 7 date, and Obama’s backdown by a day, details have begun to leak out of plans at least under consideration, which, if implemented, would prove to be worse than no plan at all.
** Slave Labor: In a Sept. 1 blog posting on The American Prospect’s website, business writer Robert Kuttner said, “There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that President Obama is planning to include in his eagerly anticipated post-Labor Day jobs speech a variation on a truly lame state program called Georgia Works.”
The program creates no new jobs at all—just puts people to work, temporarily, as what Kuttner euphemistically calls “free labor.”
As LPAC has previously reported, in the Georgia Works program initiated in 2003, the long-term unemployed get a stipend of about $100 a week to cover transportation and child care for about six weeks, while they continue to collect unemployment, and ‘audition’ in the private sector — at no cost to the employer.
Over time, statistics show that only 19% on average have been hired. As Kuttner points out, the whole program tends to drive down wages to the level of unemployment insurance, a maximum of $330 a week in Georgia.
** Free Trade: Another element of the Obama jobs plan, is conclusion of free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. At an August 12 “press gaggle,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest asserted that “these three trade agreements combined would create or support about 70,000 jobs here in the U.S.”
A bald-faced lie! Studies by the Economic Policy Institute have figured that the South Korea deal would lose over 150,000 jobs over 7 years, and the Colombian one 55,000.
Those who deny those figures, need only look at the massive loss of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. economy over the free-trade era of the last 20-30 years.
Opponents of the free-trade bills in the House of Representatives also pointed out in a “Dear Colleague” letter, that the pending agreement with South Korea “would grant multinational corporations and investors the right to sue the U.S. government in private foreign tribunals if laws or regulations are enacted that they believe negatively impact their profits.
This means that our state or federal government can be sued for enacting laws that protect workers or public health just because they interfere with a company’s bottom line.”
** Executive Orders: A White House press release published yesterday announced that the President had issued a Presidential Memorandum “directing departments and agencies to identify high impact, job-creating infrastructure projects that can be expedited through outstanding review and permitting processes,” allegedly a move to create jobs.
As one commentator pointed out, Obama really likes this m.o.—acting unilaterally, without Congress.
How will Obama do it?... Call it deregulation.
Expediting review and issuance of permits likely includes the government “averting its eyes” — as with the free-trade agreements — from cost-cutting malfeasance by businesses.
In an August 23 blog posting on the White House website, “Regulation Czar” Cass Sunstein — a longtime Obama crony in their years as law professors — announced the finalization of federal agencies’ regulatory reform plans, which he said will “reduce costs, simplify the system, and eliminate redundancy and inconsistency.”
The fact that Sunstein professes himself an adherent of “behavioral economics” — which he calls “libertarian paternalism” and which uses advertising techniques to sell the public on opting among consumption-cutting choices which have already been selected on high — should give the reader pause about anything Sunstein professes to be true.
Among the things the new plans will acccomplish, Sunstein said, are — all with no bad results, of course:
* "The Department of Health and Human Services will soon propose to remove unnecessary regulatory and reporting requirements now imposed on hospitals and other healthcare providers, potentially saving an anticipated $4 billion over the next five years.
* "The Department of Labor is finalizing a rule to simplify and to improve hazard warnings for workers, likely saving employers over $2.5 billion over the next five years without compromising safety.
* "The Department of Transportation is proposing a rule, announced just today, that will eliminate unnecessary regulation of the railroad industry, saving up to $340 million in the near future, and avoiding the risk that regulatory costs will be passed on to consumers.”
Obama’s new jobs plan seen now in outline, will destroy the American workforce, when it could be rebuilding the country and the world with projects like NAWAPA. Obama is endangering the national existence — grounds for impeachment, as 20th Century U.S. history shows.
This guy has got to go...
Jack Blood - September 2, 2011 - DeadLineLive