The Obama administration on Wednesday issued a booklet heralding the accomplishments of the $787 billion stimulus act 100 days after it was signed into law.Well, we knew all along, that this president loves to exaggerate, so we are not surprised.
Without question the book lists many projects that are having an impact of one way or another on the economy.
But the first one of the projects featured in "100 Days, 100 Projects" doesn't seem to withstand the scrutiny of its description.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"I ran for President promising transparency, and I meant what I said."Oh Really! But on the easiest transparency pledge he made, the president has fallen consistently short. Here is yet another newspaper story on his failure to post bills on WhiteHouse.gov five days before he signs them:
Mr. Obama last week signed four bills, each just a day or two after Congress passed and sent it over to him. The White House said it posted links from its Web site to Congress' legislative Web site about a week before Mr. Obama signed the measures, but transparency advocates say that doesn't match the president's pledge to give Americans time to comment on the final version he is about to sign.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Enough for not knowing the name of our secretary defense! It's Robert Gates, Mr. President. Can you imagine if Bush had missed the name?
UPDATE: Regarding this event, Brett Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights, had this to say: “He wraps himself in the Constitution, talks about American values and then proceeds to violate them.”
hmmm... This is typical Obama that we noticed during campaign, and we are glad that many are acknowledging this, that he talks from both sides of his mouth, he never stands for anything!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Barack Obama gave a speech this week about his new proposals to close tax loopholes for multinational corporations, accusing them of tax evasion through manipulation of the tax code, while his own tax cheat was standing next to him. What a joke!
Monday, May 4, 2009
On the eve of the Mexican holiday, Obama on Monday had an event in the East Room of the White House with Mexico's Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan (sahr-oo-KHAN').
Obama joked that it was "Cinco de Cuatro," botching a play on the Spanish word for "four" when he meant to say "Cuatro de Mayo," or the Fourth of May. He tried again, but he still did not get it right.
Can you imagine if Bush had said this? how many times Obama can do this before we can call him an idiot too?
We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs and provided a tax cut to 95 percent of all working families. We passed a law to provide and protect health insurance for 11 million American children whose parents work full time. And we launched a housing plan that has already contributed to a spike in the number of homeowners who are refinancing their mortgages, which is the equivalent of another tax cut.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because Obama tried claiming credit for tax cuts through mortgage re-fis before. It was an Obamateurism of the Day in March, too, and I suspect we’ll have to open a complete subcategory of OOTD where Obama expands tax cuts to include supermarket coupons, software rebates, and the change you find in your couch. I suppose when someone starts with the assumption that the government should direct the redistribution of all wealth, the idea that a mortgage refinance is a tax cut — when it in fact reduces the amount of money one can deduct from their taxes — makes a little more sense.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
So what 150,000 jobs was Obama talking about?