Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama's Joke About "Shovel-Ready" Projects Backfires - As Did The Original Claim

USA Today: Obama jokes about 'shovel-ready projects'

While meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council today in Durham, N.C., President Obama cracked wise about one of his administration's early catchphrases.

Remember "shovel-ready projects."

Those were construction projects in the 2009 stimulus bill that were supposed to get moving right away -- but jobs council members told Obama today that some got held up because of elaborate government regulations and permitting procedures.

"Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected," Obama said.

In both the jobs council meeting and in his speech later to employees at a Durham lighting company, Obama said regulatory change is a major part of his new jobs push.

Note:  This picture has RACIST OVERTONES against Obama the first Black President

These cartoons are cool though:

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