Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How you know that the Obamanians are totally out of ideas on the economy

Here is one of the crackerjack ideas that the Obamanians are contemplating to address our high unemployment rates.
The administration may also merge the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and some economic divisions at the State Department into a new agency, administration officials said. Possible names include the Department of Jobs or the Department of Competitiveness.
Brilliant, isn't it?

How typical of liberals to assume that the problems with employment is something that can be solved by some sort of action from the federal government. They just don't seem to understand that the only way to increase employment is for private business to start feeling confident enough to expand hiring. And moving around various offices in the federal government isn't going to do anything. Having a federal Department of Jobs is just doublespeak since the result would most probably be more ways for the federal government to interfere more in the economy.

And notice that they want to have both a Department of Labor and a Department of Jobs. Could there be a stupider name? Or a dumber idea? Well, I'm sure there are dumber ideas out there and we'll probably see some of them trotted out over the next year an a half.


Johanna Lapp said...

Clearly, the Department of Labor under Obama exists to destroy jobs and make them impossible to create.

If a Department of Jobs could act as an opposing force, I support it.

LarryD said...

"When you are in a hole, stop digging!"

When your actions are harming the economy, stop!

Unfortunately, this contradicts one of the Progressive's core dogmas, and insults their self-esteem, so they never will. We just need to throw the lot them out of office.

ic said...

Greenspan said the S&P downgrade was wrong, we could not default since we could print as much money as we wanted to pay our creditors.

The first thing the Job Czar do is to employ every unemployed to dig holes. Pay them with Greenspan money. How about $100/foot/hole dug? The deeper they dig, the more they get paid. This merit pay ought to shut the Republicans up. Oh, how about introduce competitions to permanently shut down the Republicans? Separate two groups, one group dig, the other group fill up the hole. At the end of the day, the diggers will be paid $100/foot/hole, the fillers...hmmm, need a pay commission to decide how to measure their performance. Performance pay, competition, good pay, full employment... The Republicans will be wiped off the map in 2012.

ic said...

Larry D: When your actions are harming the economy, stop!

Right wing nut. Obama's actions are not harming the economy, it's bad luck brought on by the Arab Spring that is harming the economy. If we could put the Arabs back in chains, then we'd be fine.
As a matter of fact, it's Nixon's fault. If he had not "opened up" China, then we would not be flooded with cheap Chinese junks. It's Reagan's fault, if the dunce had not shut down the Cold War, the commies would still be locked behind the Wall, the Iron Curtain, whatever that fool Churchill called it, then we would have no competitions. There would be no dirty Indian engineers to take our high-tech jobs, they would still eat the scraps off our table.

Look at it this way: The truck was almost out of the ditch. The genius of Obama: he dug behind the truck (dug deep into the private sector), piled the dirt up front (stimulus), then drove the truck on the pile (recovery summer). The Arab Streets' raucous demands for freedom (Arab Spring) spooked the truck driver to lose control of the wheel and the truck slid backwards into the deeper ditch from which the genius got the dirt to fill the front of the ditch. Oh, that is Bush's fault, his stupid freedom talks gave the Arab goatherds ideas.