Obama admits shovel ready--not as shovel ready as we expected--Ya think--lol

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    Over 2-1/2 years ago Obama signed off on 787 BILLION dollars. Billions of which were to go to shovel ready road and bridge projects--in an effort to immediately get the economy moving.

    Obama was asked this today? Didn't you understand about the permit process that goes along with road and bridge work? Obama with a chuckle-answered--well those shovel ready projects weren't as shovel ready as we thought.

    It appears that our Harvard graduate--community organizer--most intellectual President didn’t know that it takes years of engineering and design in order to obtain permits before the 1st shovel goes into the ground.

    He doesn't appear to understand that what took thousands of men with shovels back in the 1930’s can now be done with a couple of heavy equipment operators. Most construction trades today are licensed to do specific work. IOW you can’t take a guy off the street tell him to jump into a backhoe and dig.

    Furthermore--all this of this road and bridge work is centered around getting men back to work. Back in the 1930’s women rarely worked. Today they are ½ of the work force--who typically don’t do road and bridge work.

    In essence--we have a President that tried to build a bridge into the 1930's with his economic revival policies--and it has failed. 1st time unemployment claims jumped again last week.
     
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    I can't believe liberals aren't commenting here. What's up--do you finally agree?
     
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    Naw. Your OP is full of shit.
     
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    Be specific, explain how.
     
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    it's not the 30's ?

    who knew?

    ~S~
     
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    Don't hold your breath waiting on an answer
     
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    Let's review the facts:

    The Recovery Act
     
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    HELLO???? Anyone home???
    This is the governments own figures. You have any idea on the history of just how inaccurate the government has been when relying on their own data?

    really...:lol:
     
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    36% of the "stimulus" come in the form of TAX BREAKS.

    .36 X 787 = $283,000,000,000 was money that was not created, merely money that the taxpayers and businesses did not have to pony up to the FED.

    The vast majority of the rest of Stimulus when to shore up Federal spending, and State government spending and damned LITTLE of it went to CREATING NEW JOBS.

    So it ought NOT to be expecially surprising that the Stimulus didn't create new jobs, as very little of that money was ever earmarked to creating new jobs.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O55aRrvXtio]YouTube - ‪Obama: Shovel-Ready Not as Shovel-Ready as We Expected‬‏[/ame]
     

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