Where All Those Jobs You Promised, Mr. President?

By John W. Lillpop

Back in February, President Obama told Congress and the nation that it was essential that $1 trillion be injected into the American economy to create new jobs and spark economic recovery.

According to the president, passage of the stimulus bill was so urgent that we could not afford to take time for Congress to read the 1,000+-page monster.

We need it NOW to save America, said President Obama at the time.

Five months later, the only thing that the Democrat bill has stimulated is the federal deficit which has exploded out of control and which threatens the economic prosperity of untold generations of Americans not yet born.

Meanwhile the economy continues to hemorrhage jobs at an alarming pace and unemployment may reach 10 percent or higher this summer.

And President Obama's "solution" to America's economic misery is? Spend another $1.6 trillion to reform health care!

According to Obama, fixing health care is central to America's economic recovery.

With all due respect, Mr. President, shouldn't we wait to see if that stimulus bill actually creates any new jobs before throwing another $1.6 trillion on another program that you not familiar with?

Bottom line: What about all those new jobs you promised, Mr. President?