You can only blame others for the problems the country faces for so long. President Obama’s blame game has ended. Oh, he can still blame the Bush administration, but with 9.1 percent unemployment – and the real figure much higher – it’s clearly his fault now. After all, he promised to fix it. In fact, he’s made it worse.
Consider some of his promises: he promised his economic stimulus plan would work. It hasn’t. He promised lower unemployment. It’s gone up. It’s been above 8 percent for 22 straight months, a post-World War II record. He promised more jobs. There are fewer.
Since the president’s $831 billion stimulus, the nation has lost 1.79 million jobs. The president said his number one goal was to create three million new jobs in two years. He said that just before his inauguration in 2009. How’s that working out?
This president preached hope. It’s now his economy and there doesn’t appear to be any hope with these failed policies.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.
This article published on June 7, 2011.