Yesterday morning, President Barack Hussein Obama unveiled the fine print included in his new American Jobs Act, and Americans found out why he wanted it passed immediately…before everyone found out what was in it.
Porkulus II: Hope You Have Change Left: If Scooter has his way and this bill passes through Congress, it would be funded primarily through tax increases that according to Republicans, would destroy jobs, not create them.
Mr. Obama proposed limiting itemized deductions for families making $250,000 or more a year, ending tax breaks for oil companies and corporate jet owners, and cutting out a tax break for investment-fund managers. The White House says the tax changes would take effect in 2013 and estimates they would raise $467 billion in additional revenue over 10 years.
Republicans in Congress, who had been striking a more conciliatory tone about backing at least parts of the proposal the president unveiled last Thursday, disputed the White House contention that the plan would cause no additional job losses for the struggling economy.
“It would be fair to say this tax increase on job creators is the kind of proposal both parties have opposed in the past,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio). “We remain eager to work together on ways to support job growth, but this proposal doesn’t appear to have been offered in that bipartisan spirit.”
Mr. Obama made a new pitch for his plan at the White House Monday and has said he intends to campaign against Congress and Republicans in 2012 if they don’t pass the bill.
“We’ve got to decide what our priorities are,” he said. “Do we keep tax loopholes for oil companies, or do we put teachers back to work? Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, or should we invest in education and technology and infrastructure?”
Despite Mr. Obama’s demand that Congress act on the legislation quickly, neither the jobs nor tax proposals are likely to be approved or take affect any time soon. Senate Democratic leaders are expected to bring the bill to a vote in the coming weeks, but it is not expected to pass.
Evidently, the public is not impressed either. As of yesterday, Obama ‘s Job Approval Poll is sitting at 42% approval/49% disapproval concerning the job he’s doing as president.
But, there’s no doubt the Obama can create jobs…especially for his political cronies. Take a look at this list of Obama’s Czars (political appointments):
Frank Ruggiero – Afghanistan Czar
A career civil servant who has served in several positions in the Departments of State and Commerce. Ruggiero has an M.A. in Middle Eastern Affairs from American University and has completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (but the dissertation) in U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia from the University of Virginia.
Ed Montgomery – Auto recovery Czar
Black radical anti-business activist who advocates affirmative action and job preferences for blacks. University of Maryland Business School Dean who teaches that U.S. businesses have caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.
Jeffrey Crowley – AIDS Czar
Gay rights activist. Strong advocate of gay marriage and privileged legal status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for America’s gay population.
Alan Bersin – Border Czar
Former failed superintendent of San Diego and ultra-liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno, working to keep borders open to illegals without interference from U.S.
David J. Hayes – California Water Czar
Senior fellow of radical environmentalist group, “Progress Policy.” No formal training or experience in water resources management whatsoever.
Ron Bloom – Car Czar
(Left in August 2011) Auto union worker. Anti business & anti nuclear. power Has worked hard to force U.S. auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now owned by the auto workers’ unions.
Dennis Ross – Central Region Czar
Believes U.S. policy is the cause of conflict in the Middle East. Obama apologist to the world. Anti-gun and completely pro-abortion.
Lynn Rosenthal – Domestic Violence Czar
Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti-male feminist. Supports castration of male criminals.
Gil Kerlikowske – Drug Czar
Former Seattle, WA pilice chief and ardent advocate for every restrictive gun law proposal, Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of all drugs.
Paul Volcker – Economic Czar
Head of Federal Reserve under Jimmy Carter when U.S. economy nearly failed. Appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster. Member of anti business “Progressive Policy” organization.
Carol Brower – Energy and Environment Czar
Political radical and former head of EPA – known for anti-business activism. Strongly opposes private ownership of firearms. Listed on Socialist International’s website.
Joshua DuBois – Faith Based Czar
Former Pentecostal minister and political activist with a degree in “black nationalism.” Strongly opposes private ownership of firearms.
Cameron Davis – Great Lakes Czar
Former ACORN board member, Chicago political radical and anti-business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for “Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink.” No formal experience or training in water resources management.
Van Jones – Green Jobs Czar
(since resigned) Black activist Member of American Communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who believes George Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes. Black activist with strong anti-white views.
Daniel Fried – Guantanamo Closure Czar
Human Rights activist for foreign terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.
Nancy-Ann DeParle – Health Czar
Former head of Medicare/Medicaid. Proponent of health care rationing. She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.
Vivek Kundra – Information Czar
Born in New Delhi, India. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet e-mails.
Todd Stern – International Climate Czar
Anti-business former White House chief of Staff and strong supporter of the Kyoto Accord. Lobbied for Cap and Trade legislation. Blames U.S. business for global warming.
James R. Clapper – Intelligence Czar
Dubbed the “Godfather of Human Intelligence” for championing interpersonal means of gathering intelligence, in addition to more technologically sophisticated methods like satellite photography and signal interception.
David Hale – Mideast Peace Czar
Previously, he was the State Department’s Director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, and Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State. Previous tours were at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Beirut, Amman, Manama, and Dhahran. He has held several staff positions in the Department.
Kenneth Feinberg – Pay Czar
Former chief of staff to the late Ted Kennedy. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victim payoffs.
Cass Sunstein – Regulatory Czar
Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good”. Essentially against 1st amendment. Consistently ruled against private ownership of firearms and free speech.
John Holdren – Science Czar
Fierce ideological environmentalist and Sierra Club anti-business activist. Claims U.S .business has caused world poverty. No formal training in the hard sciences.
Earl Devaney – Stimulus Accountability Czar
Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico. Publicly stated that gun dealers in the U.S. are to blame for the drug wars in Mexico.
J. Scott Gration – Sudan Czar
Native of Democratic Republic of Congo . Believes U.S. does little to help Third World countries. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Herb Allison – TARP Czar
Former Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the U.S. recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the stock market, causing millions of people to lose their life savings.
John Brennan – Terrorism Czar
Anti-CIA activist. No formal training in diplomatic or governmental affairs. Believes in open borders with Mexico and dialoging with terrorists and has suggested that Obama disband the U.S. military.
Aneesh Chopra – Technology Czar
No formal training in technology-related disciplines. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti-doctor activist. Supports health care rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the givernment.
Adolfo Carrion Jr. – Urban Affairs Czar
Puerto Rican born anti-American activist and leftist group member in Latin America . Millionaire slum lord with properties in Bronx , NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from “sweetheart” deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care.
Ashton Carter – Weapons Czar
Leftist. Wants all private weapons in U.S. destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America.
Gary Samore – WMD Policy Czar
Former member of the Communist Party, USA. Wants U.S. to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith.
Obama has been superb at stimulating the pocketbooks of all of his cronies.
As far as his multiple promises to put average Americans back to work?