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When The President Can Lead By Example, He Chooses Not To
We have all heard the cries of success from the Administration on the supposed success of the Stimulus Bill in creating new jobs for the American people who are so desperate to find them. As it turns out the statistics that have been trumpeted have been hyped and are prone to political hyperbole.
Even members of his own party, so loathe to step out of line, have questions. This from David Obey, D-Wisconsin:
‘‘Credibility counts in government, and stupid mistakes like this undermine it,"
‘‘Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers - and I want them now."
This statement referred to testimony being provided by Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board.
Obama To The Rescue - Sort Of
Tuesday night the President held his first State dinner with the guest of honor the Prime Minister of India. Although times are hard in the United States with a true unemployment rate approaching 20%, this event provided the opportunity for up to 50 Indian citizens to find employment, although it may only be temporary.
As many of you may have seen in the newspapers or on television, the First Lady was wearing a gown that was created by an Indian designer, and which up to 50 people at the workshop of Naeem Khan toiled over to get it done for dinner.
While a good example of jobs creation Mr. President, perhaps next time the gown should be made in the United States, or possibly bought off of the rack to save a little money.