posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo
Its the only trick he has left.
He knows that he won't get more spending passed, hence he can take the high road and depict the republicans as obstructionists.
He has to support more spending or offend his base which is all he has left
It is no different that typical democrat politics albiet on a larger scale. Paying bums to vote, giving folks money and liquor to vote, paying folks
to vote multiple times.
Democrats have been buying votes for decades. At least this time the House can deny him the cash to do it.
In the end it won't matter. He could get a couple of $trillion in new spending approved and it will never hit the ground, certainly not in time for
the election, if it ever does.
Here is a terrific example of a "green jobs" program that was to create 2,000 jobs in Seattle and wound up creating 14
"Last year, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the city had won a coveted $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization. The unglamorous
work of insulating crawl spaces and attics had emerged as a silver bullet in a bleak economy – able to create jobs and shrink carbon footprint –
and the announcement came with great fanfare.
McGinn had joined Vice President Joe Biden in the White House to make it. It came on the eve of Earth Day. It had heady goals: creating 2,000
living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofitting 2,000 homes in poorer neighborhoods.
But more than a year later, Seattle's numbers are lackluster. As of last week, only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have
emerged from the program. Many of the jobs are administrative, and not the entry-level pathways once dreamed of for low-income workers. Some people
wonder if the original goals are now achievable."