Department of Labor Press Release Reads an Awful Lot Like an Obama Campaign Speech

Posted by on Sep 07, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Leave it to Team Obama to campaign on a government website in a pathetic effort to spin today’s disastrous jobs report.

They begin by repeating their mantra of the number of jobs they’ve supposedly created.

“When President Obama came into office, the economy was in a free fall, credit markets were frozen, and our nation was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. We’ve now added back 4.6 million private sector jobs over the last 30 months, including nearly 2 million in the last year alone.

Until now they’d been claim they added 4.5 million job; notice now it’s “added back.”

Now considering their abysmal condition, they should just leave it there. But no.

“An economic crisis that was decades in the making will not be solved overnight, but our recovery remains on a stable trajectory of positive job growth. Smart and steady wins the race.

Smart and steady? Seriously? We’re regressing at an alarming rate, 89 million people aren’t working, and it’s smart and steady? And now after merely blaming Bush for their problems, now it’s something decades in the making. I guess that would include the decade of Clinton, right?

It sounds so very familiar, though.

“The truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades,” he said. “It will require common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.”

Ironic how last week Obama snidely said the GOP convention was from the era of black-and-white TV and here he’s the new FDR, who died 68 years ago in an era when most people didn’t even have a black-and-white TV.

More from the Hilda Solis campaign release:
“To continue our path forward, Congress must reject the voices who seek to gut funding for education and skills training at this pivotal moment for our nation. We have to make a college education affordable for every student willing to work hard, invest in skills training so Americans workers can compete in a 21st century economy and prevent a tax increase on middle-class families. We know that an enduring recovery must be built from the middle out and the bottom up —not the top down. That’s the key to securing our long-term prosperity.”
Built from the middle out, huh? Hmm.
That’s why President Obama’s fighting for an economy in which every family gets a chance to be part of a secure middle class, an economy built to last, that’s built from the middle out, not the top down.
If this campaigning on a .gov site isn’t illegal, at the very least it highly unethical.

 

2 Responses to “Department of Labor Press Release Reads an Awful Lot Like an Obama Campaign Speech”

  1. qzy on 8/08/12 at 1:18 pm

    “The truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades,”

    How in the hell is Bill Clinton to blame for today’s unemployment rate?