Monday, August 2, 2010

Obama Wants Unemployment Benefits for Woman Convicted of Drug Fraud!

By John W. Lillpop

Has there ever been a more incompetent, clueless loser in the Oval Office than #44, the one and, hopefully, only Barack Obama?

BHO is much like King Midas, except that everything Obama touches turns to baby dodo.

For, example, on July 19, Obama brought three Americans who had suffered long-term unemployment into the Rose Garden where he delivered an urgent plea for Congress to extend unemployment benefits.

One of the three out-of-work victims was one Leslie Macko, about who Obama said the following:

"We need to extend unemployment compensation benefits for women like Leslie Macko, who lost her job at a fitness center last year, and has been looking for work ever since. Because she's eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she's doing what she never thought she'd have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She's turning to her father for financial support," Obama said in his speech.

Vetting and checking the facts have never been a strong suit for Team Obama.

No exception this time, because, as it turns out, Ms. Macko’s difficulty in finding work might have had more to do with her rap sheet than with Obama’s jobless economy.

As reported at, in part:

“Charlottesville resident Leslie Macko was once employed at ACAC in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center. In April 2009, she lost her job as an aesthetician in the spa at ACAC. “

"President Barack Obama called on Congress last week to extend unemployment insurance. Macko stood next to the President of the United States as his example of the need to extend jobless benefits.

"CBS19's Jessica Jaglois has learned that Macko was found guilty of prescription drug fraud in March 2009, one month before Macko lost her job at ACAC. She served a one year probationary sentence.

"Macko joined two other unemployed people and President Obama at the podium for a speech designed to encourage lawmakers to extend jobless benefits.

Another terrific example of why big government Marxism ALWAYS fails!