Obama: "there is no such thing as shovel-ready projects" Huh?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by clueless, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. clueless

    clueless New Member

    His past statements and those of his administration:

    12/08/08, USA TODAY - “The president-elect declined to say Sunday how much his economic stimulus plan would cost. Obama called it the largest public-works program since the creation of the interstate highway system in the 1950s.

    “The plan includes spending on what Obama called ‘shovel-ready’ projects to rebuild roads, make buildings energy efficient, modernize schools and upgrade hospital technology.”

    12/10/08, NPR – “Mr. Obama maintains states have projects that are ‘shovel ready.’ The Missouri Department of Transportation says with federal money, it could start $510 million of highway and other construction projects within six months.”

    12/23/08, Renewable Energy World – “When the President-elect recently met with the nation's governors, they told him the states have $136 billion worth of road, bridge, water and other projects ‘shovel ready’ to go as soon as money becomes available.”

    WiseConservatism.com compiled more examples of Obama’s claims of “shovel-ready” projects while pitching and defending the Stimulus spending.

    “’When I met with the governors, all of them have projects that are shovel-ready’” – Barack Obama

    “Also in December of 2008, he said, ‘My economic team … is helping to shape what is going to be a bold agenda to create 2.5 million new jobs, to start helping states and local governments with shovel-ready projects’.

    “In March of 2009, Biden spoke about the global economic crisis at the Progressive Governance Conference in Chile. He said, ‘The Recovery Act … provides a necessary jolt to our economy to implement what we refer [to] as “shovel-ready” projects.’ Three months later, Biden told Californians that the administration wants ‘to get shovel-ready projects out the door as quickly as we can.’

    “There is more folks. February of 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said, ‘With wise investments in shovel-ready conservation projects across the country, we can immediately put people back to work’.”
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    There's a simple explanation for all of that.......HE LIED !!!
  3. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    :happy-very:With all due respect to the post of clueless ---- It is Obama who is truly clueless !!!!
  4. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    The only shovel ready projects that I'm aware of, is the one's left by my dogs every morning.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    but what about all those new signs popping up around the country ?
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    It takes 3 guys with shovels to erect those signs..........
  7. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Here, have some context:

    Leave it to the right wing to take a half-sentence snippet from an hour-long interview and work themselves into a tizzy over it.

    The stimulus prevented the recession from becoming a depression. It did not start on this President's watch. History did not begin on January 20, 2009. The economy was in the tank when this President took over. The stimulus brought us back from the brink. The fact that businessmen are not happy with him is no surprise. He's not a republican and did not bend to what they wanted. Of course, they all wanted him to let "the market correct itself." The lesson of what Herbert Hoover did after 1929 is lost on those yahoos. Adults are in charge now.

    Trying to put people back to work and fix the broken economy is "destroying this country."
    Repairing infrastructure is "destroying this country."
    Health care for everyone instead of the healthy few is "destroying this country."
    Ending two wars his predecessor started and could not finish is "destroying this country." Right.

    The stimulus created jobs because republicans who voted against the stimulus are out there taking credit for those very same jobs programs.

  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    ......"The economy was in the tank when this President took over..."

    Gee, even after several years of Dem. majority in the house & senate??? (17 more days!)

    The line quoted above has been used almost as much as "shovel ready" has !!
  9. clueless

    clueless New Member

    Didn't realize CBS News was considered 'right wing'....

    Excellent points--the FACT that the Democrats took over both chambers of Congress in 2006 and the economy entered the toilet soon thereafter has been widely swept under the rug by the 'left wing' and their allies in the media. No one--including Obama--ever seems to acknowledge this part of the historical record. All we ever hear is the blame placed squared at the feet of George Bush with the Democratic-controlled Congress and its role not only minimized but never being mentioned!
  10. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member