Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Gov't Agency Being Considered the "Department Of Jobs"

President Obama has become so desperate for the jobs numbers to improved he has proposed a new program that gives a tax break companies. This is what was reported in the New York times:

On Aug. 5, in a move that went virtually unnoticed amid the clamor over a rating agency's downgrading of United States debt, the administration announced a new jobs program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Obama called it a "reverse boot camp," intended to retrain veterans for civilian jobs. Part of the program would include a "returning hero tax credit" for companies that hire unemployed disabled veterans.

This is a little out of character for the president in the fact that, he was fighting tooth and nail to stop tax loop holes during the debt ceiling debate, which this would be, IMO, considered a loophole. But one could just look at this as being the "business as usual" Washington.

The other part of the article that merited one sentences, but made me go "WHOA" is:

The administration may also merge the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and some economic divisions at the State Department into a new agency, administration officials said. Possible names include the Department of Jobs or the Department of Competitiveness.

Personally, I think "Department of Jobs" just rolls of the tongue better. I hope that is the name they go with. {Note to self: email White House Later). But all kidding aside. This is eerily similar to when the Department of Homeland Security was thought up. The country was in crisis, albeit a different type of crisis, and government steps in an creates a umbrella organization to over see the crisis and to "work together". Heritage Foundation summed it up nicely, Great, established bureaucrats, and no doubt hundreds if not thousands of new ones will be working “together” to do the job that President Obama obviously can’t: create jobs.

Also consider this, recently a former WH economist, Jared Bernstein make this comment to CNSNews.com:

According to Bernstein the White House economist, they had "bad data" and could not accurately predict how bad the recession and job loss was going to be. Why can't these high ranking officials just admit when they made a mistake. We know that President Obama has a hard time doing that, except to say that "shovel ready jobs were not so shovel ready".

Well, as patriots, let's keep this "Department of Jobs" thing on our radar because as the election ramps up President Obama will do his best to cover up. That, IMO, is exactly what the "Department of Jobs" would be a cover up and more government overreach.

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