David Brooks: Obama Told Me "Shovel-Ready" Jobs Don't Exist Last Year

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    nice.

    I have to go with hot airs statement here , I would just be saying exactly same........

    they also have links to several vids of obama saying time after time, paraphrasing them all; the shovels are in the ground...it was BS, he knew it then and yet, never stopped saying so. So, what do you call that?



    And of course, this wouldn’t have been news all the time while Barack Obama kept claiming that these “shovel ready jobs” had prosperity just around the corner, right? Brooks says that the admission came in an off-the-record session with the President, which kept him from reporting it. I wonder if Brooks or anyone else would have been that particular had George Bush admitted “off the record” that he knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction in 2003 or 2004, while continuing to make the argument that the war was necessary because of them. What happened to sourcing as “a senior administration official”? Did it not occur to Brooks that Obama was lying about these jobs over the past year to defend his economic policies, and that Brooks might have had a responsibility to make that known? Good to know that the New York Times prints all the news that fits — its agenda.


    Brooks: Hey, Obama told me shovel-ready jobs didn’t exist last year Hot Air


    Click on the image to watch the RCP video:
    RealClearPolitics - Video - Brooks: Obama Told Me "Shovel-Ready" Jobs Don't Exist Last Year


    the money shot-

    DAVID BROOKS, NYT: Yes. Well, I shouldn’t have confessed this. He said this to me off the record about a year ago. But it hasn’t…

    JIM LEHRER: Off the record? So, then you can’t talk about it.

    DAVID BROOKS: Yes, because Peter Baker is a better journalist than I am, because I couldn’t get him to go on the record with that thing.

    JIM LEHRER: He said this to you a year ago?

    DAVID BROOKS: It was obvious. I mean, you are trying to build a stimulus package. And when they were trying to build it, believe me, they would have loved to have filled it with infrastructure jobs. But the projects just didn’t exist. They couldn’t do it. They couldn’t find them.


    so now we know way the CBO has a margin of error built in to their "jobs created' possibility stats.....1.4 to 3.3........
     
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    Simply the most dishonest and incompetent president ever. Bar none.
     
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    Sooooo....the answer to "no shovel ready jobs existed" was to just create a bunch of useless ones and put up signs on ones that were already in motion?
     
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    No. The answer was to create a bunch of programs--many fictitious--and take credit for jobs that already existed. Thus the "created or saved" meme.
     
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    He LIED!!! I am SO surprised
     
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    The fixation on this term "Shovel ready" gets us where?

    George W Bush said he was ready to destroy America.

     
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    Obama said he'd visited all 57 states.
     
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    Biden said we had to spend money to avoid bankruptcy. And he wasn't just having a lapse.
     
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    And again..what does this add to any sort of solution?

    Seriously?
     
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    The solution is clear: Vote out the Democrats in 2010. Vote out Obama in 2012.
     

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