Friday, December 9, 2011

A terrifying glimpse into the mind of Barack Obama

Every now and then, someone pulls back the curtain and we get to see how Barack Obama's mind works. 
It is terrifying. 
Here is the Washington Examiner, quoting words that Obama said with his very own mouth:

As Obama called for passage of those bills, he also responded to a recent Republican push to require him to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. "However many jobs might be generated by a Keystone pipeline," he said, "they're going to be a lot fewer than the jobs that are created by extending the payroll tax cut and extending unemployment insurance."

I'm afraid I'll have to spend the rest of my life listening to elected idiots blather about creating jobs, creating jobs, creating jobs. 

If The Obamessiah wanted to create jobs, he could outlaw use of the Interstate Highway System.  He could mandate that all freight be hauled in oxcarts.  He could sign an executive order stating that all fast food be cooked over campfires fueled by buffalo chips.    

All of these proposals would create more jobs than the Keystone pipeline.  But that is not the point of the Keystone pipeline.  The point of the Keystone pipeline is to save money on fuel.  The money saved could then be spent on other things, things that Barack Obama can't predict.  These things would (incidentally) create lots of jobs. 

The best way to improve an economy is to get people like Barack Obama out of the way so he can't take money out of the productive part of the economy.  Then unleash the entrepreneurs.  Millions of jobs will be destroyed, but far more will be created. 

Hell, how many jobs did the internet create in its first decade?  Hardly any.  How many typewriter factory employees became unemployed later on, all because of the internet?  Tens of thousands.  How many more jobs did the internet "create" later on?  Millions.  How many politicians (with plans, plans, and more plans) saw this coming? 

None of them.  Not a single one. 

I'm calling in sick today, as I intend to spend the rest of my time praying for the salvation of our nation. 

Good luck, everybody. 


CharlieDelta said...

I take issue with this post right from the header. There is no mind of BHO. He is an evil robot sent here from Kenya and controlled by George Soros to tear apart the US Constitution little by little until there is total collapse.

If there was any trace of a mind in that bastard's head he would at least TRY to look like he wants to "fix" this country for the better.

Anonymous said...

The number of jobs created by the construction of this pipeline pales in comparison to the environmental damage caused by the process of creating the tar sands to be shipped through it as well as the destruction of the ecosystems lying in the purposed path. Also unlike the creation of the Internet which provided the opportunity for those millions of jobs to be created and sustained, the keystone pipeline will only provide jobs in the short term. Once construction is completed most of the workers will be again without work while a few monitor the line on a computer and a few perform routine maitnence patching the holes that pop up and spew toxic oil into our nations rivers and groundwater supply. I agree I am sick of spending so much money on fuel to get around and living in a broke nation that can't provide
jobs for all of it's citizens but I'd have to argue that the keystone pipeline would be a step in the wrong direction

The Whited Sepulchre said...

O for the love of God....

Prosperity isn't produced by "creating jobs". It's produced when there's a huge churning effect that no one can predict, especially someone who is in Washington and has never had a real job in his damn life.

There are some legit problems with Keystone, Eminent Domain being one of them.

But we shouldn't be talking about an energy project based on how many jobs it will and won't "create". If the thing is succesful, it will end more jobs than it creates in the energy industry. That's the point of it.