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The Jobs President or the Jobs Governor?

This coming Wednesday night, the president will deliver his first State of the Union address. Two quick thoughts and then some depth. Once again, I will be thankful for cable television that will allow other viewing options. Secondly, it will not be televised  on Tuesday, so NCIS will not be preëmpted.( Gibbs would not  stand for it, I guess.)

I really thought that as many speeches and television appearances as he has made that the President must have delivered the State of the Union address already. Thought  it must been on Leno or Letterman, guess not.

According to David Axelrod, his political guru, we should expect a feisty, combative tone. The President will not scale back his  agenda, but rather expand it further. ( That is a scary thought.) Get this, he plans to call for   bi-partisan commission to tackle the budget deficit. THat take chutzpah, does it not?  Axelrod also noted that people have fallen behind economically for a decade now and they are growing increasingly frustrated. Stop the presses. If one goes back a decade, who was  president? Why, Bill Clinton, of course. throw in a couple of years of a Democrat controlled Congress and  you have what, a shared responsibility, it would seem.

The speech the President delivered in Ohio may have been a bit of a preview. His main focus seemed was  jobs and all he would do to create them. Guess he wants to a jobs president. That mirrors  a recent statement made by our governor here in North Carolina. Bev Perdue  says she intends to be known as the jobs governor. Hope that works out better this year than last, cause she is certainly has thrown a  pile of incentive money  out there and with less than stellar results. The December unemployment rate in NC was 11.2%. There are only 7 states with higher rates. Hard to be  known as the jobs governor with those numbers.

Gotta wonder whether Perdue or Obama will earn that jobs title. Right now, I think would bet ( if I were a betting fellow) on neither.

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January 24, 2010 - Posted by | economy, Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. His main focus seemed was jobs and all he would do to create them.

    Didn’t I hear something about jobs going to be created back during Obama’s campaign and then again when he asked and got 700 billions to use to create jobs?

    Obama is still blaming President Bush for everything, but from what I remember the unemployment rate was 6.7% in Dec 2008. Now with one year of Obama creating jobs with 700 billion dollars the unemployment is 11% so does anyone besides myself see something wrong with Obama saying that His main focus seemed was jobs and all he would do to create them.

    Obama is worried about losing democrats in November and himself losing his re-election in 2012 so now he’s lying just as he did before to fool the voters.

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | January 25, 2010 | Reply


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