Obama Claims Stimulus Bill Will Spark Rehiring Of Workers At Caterpillar. Company CEO Says No It Won't

2-12-09

Don’t you just hate it when stuff like this happens to ya?

Obama goes on TV and tells everyone that this bogus spend-ulus package that he has been trying to sell everyone on is such a great deal that a company that just laid off 22,000 workers would be able to rehire some of the workers if only this Obamanation was passed. Obama claimed that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., “said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”

Whoops. Apparently not.

According to Mr. Owens, a member of Obama’s economic advisory board, who was asked about Obama’s rhetoric after the president left the event, said that in actuality more layoffs would occur before any rehiring would take place. Apparently Owens supports the spend-ulus bill (perhaps because there is a little Easter egg hidden somewhere in there for his company?) but he acknowledges it will take some time before the bill has any real affect on his business. The rest of us, not beholden to any politician, have already figured that out.

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Naturally every American wants to see this country pull itself out of this muddy economic mess and for everyone to get back to their jobs but the last thing we need is Obama running around making up stories. We all know what this bill is really all about and what this administration, with the help of a compliant Democratic controlled Congress, is really trying to do so it would be nice if we could just drop the pretenses and lay the ugly ass truth on the table for everyone to see.

You know like blowing 30 MILLION DOLLARS in Nancy Pelosi’s San Fransisco district to “protect” the salt marsh harvest mouse which of course really means taxpayer money spent to prevent any development of this particular area for human activity. Lord only knows how much more crap like this is floating around in those 1,071 pages of pork but I’m sure we’ll start hearing about it soon enough.

Now let’s check out the video of the apparent contradiction between Obama and Mr. Owens.

Barky, roll that tape…

Keep a sharp eye out for some kind of retraction or “clarification” from the CEO of his statement contradicting Mr. Obama’s here real soon….3….2….1….

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