Friday, May 13, 2011

Obama Saves/Creates Us!

John Ransom

During Obama's campaign infomercial that CBS News produced on
Wednesday regarding the economy and jobs, he showed again why he is
unfitted for the job of president.

In an exchange with a Karen Gallo, a federal employee with the
National Zoo who is being laid off because the rest of us can't afford
to keep paying more and more for a zoo every year, CBS News served a
huge floating fastball for the president to hit out of the park.

Our country is in trouble, read the sub-text, and only Obama can save it!

Putting aside the fact that no self-respecting person with real
confidence would promote themselves in this way, I wonder what Obama
thought he was suppose to be doing in his first three years as

Now all of a sudden he wants to be relevant again?

After Gallo complained that she'll be out of work soon, and explained
that she is pregnant and building a house, Obama took his cut:

"Workers like you," O gravely told Gallo, "for the federal state and
local governments are so important for our vital services. And it
frustrates me sometimes when people talk about 'government jobs' as if
those are worth less than private sector jobs."

No offense to the National Zoo folks, who I know work very hard, but
the zoo provides no real "vital services" to anyone over 4 feet tall
outside of a petting zoo.

The administration couldn't come up with a better shill for government
make-work than Gallo? In Washington, D.C.?

Obama later went on to blame rising unemployment numbers on
Republicans who are demanding that governments lay-off workers.

Sorry, O, but those government jobs that you're so fond of ARE worth
less than private sector jobs. If saving/creating more government jobs
could make us rich, we'd be swimming in money.

My job and those of my colleagues, is paid for by advertisers. We're
expected to increase readership, increase revenues and make a profit.
I know profit is considered an ugly word in the president's

But if we can't make a profit, then we shut our doors.

We're the people whose income-taxes fund federal employees. Without us
being successful first, the federal government shuts down. Federal
employees pay income taxes too, but again, that money too starts with
those us in the private sector.

The federal government has gone on an unprecedented spending spree
since 2009, with the number of employees in the federal workforce
going over over 2 million jobs.

Obama created those jobs, not by creating more revenue, like the rest
of us do. No, he did so by cashing a blank check on the credit of the
private sector.

Despite the fact that the federal government can't make its
nationalized retirement scheme and medicals schemes solvent- schemes
also known as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid- after decades of
reform, the credit markets still lent the Feds money.

They did so on the strength of the private sector economy. They didn't
give Obama a block grant. This wasn't a presidential student loan for

It's real money that the rest of us have to repay.

If we can't start our "shared sacrifice" that he is asking us all to
indulge him in by cutting a dozen or more government jobs at the zoo,
they're will be no hope for the private sector.

It's time for Obama to show some sympathy for those of us in the
private sector who know a lot more about what a real job looks like
than he does.

Note: A previous version of this article claimed that civilian
workforce of the federal government has doubled since 2009. The
correct statistic that should have been cited was that the federal
workforce went over 2 million jobs. We regret the error.