Obama and TOTUS dropped by the Brookings Institute today for another press-op, this time on jobs and how he wants to take $200 billion that didn’t need to get spent in the TARP…and throw it at make-work projects and weatherizing homes. Obama loves him some weatherizing; he offered the novel idea up again at his Jobs Summit the other day. This is his ace in the hole for our economy? Caulk?

Today Obama said:

“The nation must continue to “spend our way out of this recession. We avoided the depression many feared but our work is far from done.”

He continued his endless GOP and previous administration-bashing by sayint that soon after taking office, he and congressional Democrats took “a series of difficult steps” to try to stabilize the financial system and pull the economy out of a deep recession.

“And we were forced to take those steps largely without the help of an opposition party which, unfortunately, after having presided over the decision-making that led to the crisis, decided to hand it to others to solve.”

No mention of the fact that Barney Frank & Co. created the bank crisis in the first place, forcing banks to lend to people who would never in a gazillion years have gotten loans–and who obviously didn’t pay them. And letting banks pay off ACORN if they didn’t make loans to their minions. No mention of any of this, oh no.

Obama said critics present a “false choice” between paying down deficits and investing in job creation and economic growth. The “windfall” of $200 billion is too enticing for Obama to resist. Pay down debt? Hell, no, despite the fact that Moodys and Standard & Poors are strongly warning that the U.S.’s AAA credit rating may be downgraded…an absolutely disaterous possibility. No, Obama won’t deal with that uncomfortable reality–he’s still in campaign-mode and will stay there. It’s been a year, and that’s more than enough time for Barry to have turned into an actual President.

Ain’t gonna happen. Welcome to Porkulus 2.0

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