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?