Now you are finally getting to see the true face of the Obama-messiah.
I told you from the start that the theme of the Obama administration would quickly shift from “Yes, we can!” to “No, you can’t.”
It’s going to get bad, folks. Real bad.
He hasn’t even taken office yet, and he is screaming “sacrifice” from the rooftops. Not sacrifice from him. Not from the Wall Street banksters. Not from GM, Ford or Chrysler, or other bankrupt enterprises. No. He wants YOU to pay the price for their profligacy. He wants you to sacrifice so the crooks can live.
What can I say to the good people of America who voted for this man, but “You asked for it. You got it. Toyota.”
Obama-messiah says Americans must SACRIFICE, SACRIFICE, SACRIFICE
BY CELESTE KATZ
DAILY NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, January 11th 2009, 4:00 AM
Tackling the troubled economy is going to require Americans to sacrifice – and it means some campaign promises will have to be put on hold, President-elect Barack Obama says.
“Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game,” Obama said on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” set to air this morning.
Obama’s comments came as the President-elect, who takes office Jan. 20, responded to a new national unemployment report by saying in his weekly address Saturday that he’ll save or create 3 million to 4 million new jobs.
“Our challenge is going to be identifying what works and putting more money into that, eliminating things that don’t work and making things that we have more efficient,” Obama said on ABC. “I want to be realistic here. Not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped.”
Obama agreed that his administration is going to involve some version of a “grand bargain” – changes in areas like tax reform, Social Security and Medicare will come at a cost.
Addressing the nation as his team released figures on the job situation, Obama said in his weekly radio and video address that 90% of the jobs will be created in the private sector. The remainder are “mainly public sector jobs” such as teachers, cops and firefighters.
The report released by Obama’s team Saturday projected the creation of 678,000 new construction jobs and 408,000 manufacturing jobs by next year under an estimated $775 billion stimulus plan.
Among the sources of the new jobs Obama cited: designing more efficient cars and building solar panels, infrastructure roles such as repairing roads and bridges, and jobs in the health care and education sectors.
Obama said economists predict that if Congress doesn’t agree on a large-scale stimulus plan, the U.S. will shed as many as 4 million jobs before the recession comes to an end.
Obama also vowed to procure “bipartisan extensions of unemployment insurance and health care coverage” and a $1,000 tax cut for 95% of working families.
“Given the magnitude of the challenges we face, none of this will come easy. Recovery won’t happen overnight, and it’s likely that things will get worse before they get better,” Obama warned.