Originally posted at American Thinker. blog
Democrats have to believe Americans are either stupid or stricken by a nationwide epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorder. If anyone takes the time to try to figure out the contradictory things the left says and does, it’s so convoluted, nonsensical and ridiculous that, if it weren’t so detrimental, one might think it was material for standup comedy at the Laugh Factory.
Recently, when Nancy Pelosi made a solo trip to the White House to discuss concerns over spending cuts to entitlement programs, while she was there, the woman who unwillingly gave up the gavel very likely broached the subject of unemployment and job creation as well.
In the past, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared the opinion that unemployment benefits create “jobs faster than practically any other program.” According to Nancy, abysmal job numbers coupled with doling out additional unemployment benefits should have the job market booming.
Ms. Nancy, whose personal income grew by 62% during the recession, is convinced that $330 a week puts disposable cash into the pockets of non-working Americans to spend on shopping sprees. Praising what she considers a “double benefit,” Pelosi, who regularly sports $80K Tahitian pearls, maintains that job-creating unemployment insurance “injects demand into the economy” by providing the money that keeps the market churning.
Barack Obama’s job stimulus plan varies somewhat from Pelosi’s, but still contains distinct similarities to those proposed by the former Speaker of the House. Obama is convinced that raising taxes is a job creator and blames Republicans for being unwilling to burden the taxpayer to create jobs. The President’s job plan doesn’t conflict with Pelosi’s unemployment benefit job incentives, because people who run to the mailbox to collect that government-issued three hundred a week still pay taxes to the government on the money so generously given to them by the government.
So, in a roundabout way, both Obama and Pelosi agree that the higher the unemployment the more job creation, because taxes can be obtained from the unemployed – which, according to some liberals, could get people back to work. It’s a win-win; with unemployment at 9.2%, Pelosi/Obama may be onto something. Thus, despite the bleak job forecast, Americans should be encouraged because as lay offs grow, new jobs can be created in the process.
Seem illogical? Americans may need to be reminded that this is the political party whose rationale includes telling the nation that sacrifice is needed to get through a difficult economy while insisting that the way to subsist in trying times is to raise the debt ceiling, spend more money, and assume more debt.
Thankfully for Americans clamoring for work, even without Nancy Pelosi’s insightful input the President still exhibits innovative expertise in the area of job creation. Besides raising taxes, as a way to get people working again apparently Obama believes career opportunities can be created by sharing Second Amendment rights with Mexican drug cartels.
Either that, or Barack has been too busy chasing around golf balls and campaigning for 2012 to notice what Attorney General Eric Holder and the ATF have been up to on the border. Then again, it could be neither of those and Obama simply concurs with the idea that jobs can be created and Mexican/American relations enhanced by curtailing the Constitutional right of Americans to bear arms.
By proposing “new reporting requirements on thousands of gun dealers near the Mexico border,” the President may simply be stimulating bureaucratic job opportunities. Moreover, while Obama concentrates on punishing law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement positions are also being created for personnel willing to apprehend carloads full of illegals at Phoenix, Arizona traffic lights whose vehicles are stocked with assault weapons.
With the law enforcement profession in mind, the text of the Stimulus Bill indicated that, with the knowledge of the federal government, taxpayer monies financed the ATF gun-walking policy. That’s right – either the President failed to read the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or someone in his administration convinced him that arming Mexican drug cartels who subsequently shot Americans with ATF Project Gunrunner weapons would get people back to work. Or maybe both.
For an additional amount for ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance,’’ $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘‘Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’’ for the ATF Project Gunrunner.
Leaving aside the good intentions of those in authority, who would argue that funding ATF Project Gunrunner doesn’t illustrate ingenious Democrat job creation at its finest?
On many fronts, the President’s rationale may seem illogical and, were it not so deadly and destructive, even laughable. Yet, to unemployment-benefit-job-creator Pelosi, the explanation for what appears absurd to sane people probably makes perfect sense to the likes of Nancy. But then again, it could just be another example of the President’s high level of intelligence making it difficult for mere mortals to comprehend the genius behind creating jobs by raising taxes and arming drug cartels.
Therefore, despite the lack of a laugh track, when not out “churning the economy” with unemployment benefits or ducking bullets fired by automatic weapons the ATF allowed murderous Mexican illegals to acquire, it would probably be best for Americans to give up questioning the irrational and prepare for Laugh Factory antics to continue for a least another year.