You promised new high paying jobs, President Obama.
You promised over 3 Million jobs for Americans, Mr. President.
You promised 600,000 jobs by the end of the summer, President Obama.
Your administration promised that if the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was rammed through by Congress, even as they failed to take the time to read it, unemployment would not get higher than 8.1%, Mr. President.
Now, in an op-ed written by the President in yesterday's Washington Post, President Obama is telling us the stimulus is working just fine, he is begging us to be patient and he is once again making promises he must now know he cannot keep. See below.
See, the stimulus is working
The swift and aggressive action we took in those first few months has helped pull our financial system and our economy back from the brink.
Please be patient, President Obama begs:
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was not expected to restore the economy to full health on its own but to provide the boost necessary to stop the free fall. So far, it has done that. It was, from the start, a two-year program, and it will steadily save and create jobs as it ramps up over this summer and fall. We must let it work the way it's supposed to, with the understanding that in any recession, unemployment tends to recover more slowly than other measures of economic activity.
If President Bush would have made this statement, his head would have been ripped off by the media. The media would tell us that these are nothing more than excuses. However, President Obama is allowed to get away with this.
The President continues on in the op-ed with making the same promises he made during the campaign and beyond. These are all promises he has yet to keep.
To build that foundation, we must lower the health-care costs that are driving us into debt, create the jobs of the future within our borders, give our workers the skills and training they need to compete for those jobs, and make the tough choices necessary to bring down our deficit in the long run.
"Bring down our deficit in the long run" Is the President kidding?
No President in American history has spent money faster than President Obama.
No President in American history has created more debt than President Obama.
President Obama has failed to deliver on his promises and yet he continues to make promise after promise.
So far, the only direction this economy has moved is downward.