What will be the Jobs Summit’s proposed solution? I know the answer.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I am baffled by the predictability of the Obama Administration. Many are weighing in on what the administration plans to accomplish with the upcoming Jobs Summit and many are incorrect in their assumptions that this is merely a media, PR stunt. Yes, it is a media stunt, but it will also be a signal that the gears of the leftward moving political machine are about to jumpstart in a new direction and away from health care (ATTENTION EVERYONE! This is a sign that the administration is confident about passing health care soon, not that it is throwing in the towel).


The media is already signaling the change in focus. Just look at all the recent interest in unemployment and the budget. Wouldn’t it have been nice to get all this discussion in relation to health care legislation? Progressive politicians gave away the ball game a long time ago. Remember…, “We need to pass health care so that we can focus on the economy.” With health care nearly behind them, it’s time to shore up that pesky economy problem. The only question left to ask is what will be the strategy coming down from the White House in regards to the Jobs Summit? I believe I can provide you with some insight on this.


Luckily, I have a long memory. Does anyone else remember the last summit? You know the fiscal responsibility summit? The solution to all our fiscal responsibility problems was Pay-Go and…HEALTH CARE. For the next eight months, the left has been ramming their health care legislation monstrosities down American’s throats.


So what will be the result of the Jobs Summit? Haven’t you guessed it? It will be green jobs and Cap and Trade right behind it. The solution is retraining, green infrastructure, and green jobs. Why are we holding onto TARP funds? Why have we barely spent any stimulus funds? There is a little red answer painted in green and it is as the President promised, transformational.


I have some ideas on how Obama plans on playing this game out and I’ll share them with you should my prediction come to fruition. You may think this strategy seems obvious and that few are likely to fall for it. You underestimate the mind numbing power of Democrats backed fully by the media.


CBO director Doug Elmendorf told the Politico that he believes Obama will need to nix his Cap and Trade plans. This is because Mr. Elmendorf has integrity and understands the nature of the legislation. The leftists behind the levers of power in Washington are not in the same mindset. They are concerned about legislating ideology, creating a permanent leftward shift in America and the problems be damned.


Few leftists in congress seemed concerned about fiscal responsibility when they passed the congressional health care bill last week, despite the fact that eight months ago, health care was offered as a budget solution. Just to give you an idea of how unconcerned the left is with fiscal responsibility, the Senate health care plan collects taxes for ten years to cover seven years of benefits. Now does that sound like a plan that will pay for itself in the years to come? Yet the media, politicians, and supporters all act as though the ten year deficit scoring from the CBO is transparent and legit. If they can pull this off, just imagine what they will do with green jobs.

5 comments

innominatus said...

"Green Jobs!" is like "Tax the Rich!" There aren't enough rich people to pay for all the left's dreamy ideas, and there aren't enough green jobs to make a meaningful dent in the employment problem. My state of Oregon has been all fired up about green jobs for a long time, and our unemployment rate is among the nation's highest.

But the left won't let facts get in their way.

November 13, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Innominatus - I'm sure they are well aware. It's about ideology not solutions though. The ends justifies the means.

November 13, 2009 at 9:03 PM
CJ said...

Would you prefer that they not talk about jobs? I actually would, but the political reality is some people perceive politicians' job to be finding jobs for citizens. If they didn't talk about jobs, they wouldn't get re-elected. If they want to get some good environmental policies passed, "green jobs" is the way to sell it. The truth doesn't sell: Here's a policy to reduce CO2 emissions with minimal effect on GDP. We know that these emissions play a significant role in climate change (maybe around half or two thirds of it). Our goal is to reduce future expenditures related to the environment by an amt greater than the amount of money of forgone GDP invested and compounded over the next few decades. Even I like the sound "green jobs" better than the truth.

Eventually innovative people will create more jobs. I don't know what those people think then, but I suspect it's "thank goodness those politicians created some new jobs."

If you're upset by a politician playing this game, you'll be upset with almost every politician.

November 14, 2009 at 3:34 PM
John said...

CJ,
Your last sentence works for me!!!
5 stars...

November 14, 2009 at 5:27 PM

It will be green jobs and Cap and Trade right behind it..more power grabs my friend!!!!:)

November 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM

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