If you were a true Obama believer during the 2008 campaign, the State of the Union address Tuesday had to have rung hollow when listened to against the backdrop of three years of actual experience under an Obama administration.
Wax eloquent all you want about small business, Mr. President. The truth is that if I weren’t already in business, I’m not sure how enthused I’d be about starting.
So now it’s the American Jobs Act and $400 billion in the form of money that we don’t have to be thrown at fixing roads and bridges and job training for the unemployed.
The countdown has begun toward President Obama’s much-anticipated “major policy statement” on jobs. If you watch it, keep a company called Solyndra in mind.
When the president delivers his major policy announcement on jobs and the economy Sept. 5, let’s all make it a point to remember last year’s $20 million jobs program in Seattle.
President Obama gave a speech in Michigan in 2009 in which he challenged his critics regarding the economy to “give it to me.” Fine, Mr. President. It’s yours.