Obama chooses unemployment benefits over employment
“Consistent with longstanding practice that ensures strong stewardship of taxpayer dollars, the executive branch requires congressional authorization of corps projects prior to beginning construction,” OMB director Sylvia Burwell Friday, March 7, 2014.
Such is the Obama Administration’s excuse for failing to allocate money for the deepening of the port in Savannah to get it ready for the new super container ships coming on line soon. And keep in mind, this project’s been going on for 17 years (we finished the lion’s share of the Panama Canal in 10 with far less technology than we have today).
It’s not an unfair question to ask where the Georgia congressional delegation either, since during that same period of time there was a 4 year stretch where the GOP controlled all the levers: House, Senate, Executive. But that’s another story.
When it comes to creating jobs in the private sector, bringing real growth to our economy and making Americans less dependent on government, the Obama administration has never found an obstacle it didn’t like. Like the Keystone Pipeline, deepening the port in Savannah is a no brainer.
But these are the results you get from an administration that would rather extent unemployment benefits than create jobs and boost employment.
It’s time to face the facts: the Obama Administration has declared war on job creation.
A couple of other things. First, since when has the Obama Administration been concerned about “stewardship of taxpayer dollars”? Anybody remember the $800 BILLION “Stimulus”? Where are those jobs? Second, since when did this administration care about congressional authority for anything, other than nationalizing 1/6 of our economy via Obamacare? Anybody remember “I have a pen”?
While we won’t be rid of this neo-Nixon autocratic presidency (remember wage and price controls?) until 2016, we can help protect our constitutional form of government by wresting control of the Senate from Harry Reid and retaining control of the House in 2014.
“[T]he executive branch requires congressional authorization…” Indeed.