And, you wonder why we were downgraded? With leadership like this? Seriously?
President Barack Obama toured a vehicle battery plant in Michigan on Thursday. During his visit Obama touted his administration’s focus on green technology and jobs. Thanks to the Obama-Pelosi failed stimulus bill this same corporation has created “green” jobs at a cost of about $2 million in federal subsidies per job. This is Barack Obama’s definition of success.
Today in his Weekly Address, Barack Obama praised this same battery plant as the way forward.
From this week’s address:
On Thursday, I visited a new, high-tech factory in Michigan where workers are helping America lead the way in a growing clean energy industry. They were proud of their work, and they should be. They’re not just showing us a path out of the worst recession in generations – they’re proving that this is still a country where we make things; where new ideas take root and grow; where the best universities, most creative entrepreneurs, and most dynamic businesses in the world call home.
They’re proving that even in difficult times, there’s not a country on Earth that wouldn’t trade places with us. That doesn’t mean we don’t face some very tough economic challenges. Many Americans are hurting badly right now. Many have been unemployed for too long.
Putting these men and women back to work, and growing wages for everyone, has got to be our top priority. But lately, the response from Washington has been partisanship and gridlock that’s only undermined public confidence and hindered our efforts to grow the economy.
And, of course, Obama blamed political bickering for the current economic crisis and downgrade.
Don’t expect the democrat-media complex to report on this. They’re too focused on the political bickering.