long and illustrious brief and humorous career, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said exactly one thing that makes sense: “The White House doesn’t create jobs.” Of course, that was already painfully freaking obvious to non-comatose Americans. But whatever.
Anyways … Fester was puzzled (and a little sad) when President Obama tossed Carney’s semi-official pronouncement aside and promised yet another speech about how the White House was going to unfurl yet another plan to … create jobs.
Are we saved at last? Um, no. Over at Forbes, Merrill Matthews casts serious doubt on the President’s
much anticipated speech by recounting the White House’s previous speeches and failed promises:
And even as the president claims he is now laser-focused on job creation, he wants the public to forget all of his previous taxpayer-funded efforts to create mostly those “green jobs” of the future, many of which have been abject failures.
Like the $20 million federal grant given to Seattle to weatherize houses. The promise? To create “2,000 living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofitting 2,000 homes in poorer neighborhoods,” according to the SeattlePI. The reality a year later, “only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program.”
And so on. (Read the entire article here.)
Fester is starting to think that George Clooney really is the mimbo we always thought he was, and that Jay Carney is actually the smartest guy in the White House. He and the President should really talk more.