Saturday, July 11th, 2009 | Author:

Regular readers may recall that I used this headline once before – on April Fool’s Day. This time, though, it’s the real deal, folks. Responding to criticism about the stimulus plan, Obama is quoted as saying the program “has worked as intended.”

While the stated goal of “creating or preserving 3 million jobs” because unemployment might go over 9% for the first time since the early 1980′s is obviously a bust; and the promised “middle-class tax cut” hasn’t even appeared on the horizon; one stated goal appears to be working well: “aid to strapped state governments” – $246 billion, at this count. This, of course, is akin to Robin Hood stealing your money and giving it to another crook.

But I think Obama must have been referring to the unstated intention of the stimulus package: more money and more power stolen from the people and transferred to Washington.

How can you argue with success?

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  1. Jim Wetzel says:

    "How can you argue with success?"

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    Easy. I find that arguing with success is almost all I do. Why, I have a daughter in her mid-twenties who starts rolling her eyes as soon as I draw a breath preparatory to speech. She tells me I "live in Make-Believe Land," just because I decline to choose sides between elephant and donkey.

    But yes, I suppose Obama does mess up and let slip an occasional truth. But I'm sure it's accidental. Give him time — he's new. I'm sure he'll correct that little problem quite soon.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    How well I remember the eye-roll. I thank God that my son has outgrown it.

    I also remember being in my twenties, and believing that I could change the world. People who just wouldn't try were the lowest of the low.