Capitol Hill Update: Obama's Unemployment Rate Reaches 10.2%

On this day  --  exactly three years from the day on which Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee or Tim Pawlenty or some other Reaganite Republican will probably be elected president  --  many Americans were shocked (but not Reaganites,) that Barack Obama's unemployment rate has now reached a massive 10.2% of the American people unemployed.   

Yet, Obama and his acolytes were promising (and threatening) Blue Dog Democrats that if they did not vote for Obama's  TRILLION dollar (with interest) so-called stimulus bill, the unemployment rate would go above 8%.  So many of the Blue Dog Democrats and other Democrats occupying the 80-plus congressional seats won by President George W. Bush or by Senator John McCain were intimidated and actually voted for the Obama stimulus bill last February.   

And what do they have to show for their vote?  Massive unemployment and some additional 3 million Americans who have lost their jobs since the passage of the Obama stimulus bill.  This week, to make fiscal matters worse, the Democrats in the United States Senate even voted to extend the unemployment benefits of $300 each week for a total of 99 weeks (almost 2 years) to further increase the gargantuan national debt, now approaching $12 TRILLION dollars.  

Incredibly, the Democrats in the United States House of Representatives this week are about to spend 1.2 TRILLION more dollars to pass a socialized medicine bill, commonly called PelosiCare/ObamaCare, which the president just endorsed.  Indeed, Obama postponed his arm-twisting session in the House of Representatives scheduled for today until Saturday morning, because a radical Muslim Army major murdered 12 soldiers and civilians and wounded more than 30 others at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday.   

One would think, out of respect for these American heroes, that the president would force the Speaker of the House of Representatives to postpone the vote, and indeed, to keep his and Pelosi's campaign promise to allow the American people 72 hours to read the massive 2,000-page montrosity of a bill.   

Blue Dog Democrats who are concerned about Obama's 10.2% unemployment rate  --  the largest since Democrat Jimmy Carter's policies produced an unemployment rate of 11.3%  --  should be very careful with their vote on ObamaCare tomorrow evening if they do not want the unemployment rate to go up even further.   

And if they have any concern for their own jobs, these Blue Dog Democrats and other moderates better vote no to this massive government intrusion into 1/6 of the American economy.  With an unemployment rate approaching Jimmy Carter's, the 2012 re-election for Barack Obama could be a repeat of Ronald Reagan's mini-landslide victory over Carter. 

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