The Ulsterman Report: Valerie Jarrett Admits No Obama Jobs Bill: UPDATED
After a long period of silence, senior White House adviser and longtime Chicago-based Obama ally Valerie Jarrett emerges from the shadows to admit on national television the jobs bill President Obama demanded last week to be passed does not even exist.
Others have called the machinations of the Obama White House surreal. Such a term is proving increasingly appropriate these days.
Just last week, President Barack Hussein Obama, standing before a Joint Session of Congress, declared plans for yet another deficit spending Big Government jobs program – this one costing nearly half a trillion dollars. Throughout his speech, the president demanded loudly that Congress must “pass this bill”, and do so “now”. And yet, what was first revealed by a few within the mainstream media, has now been confirmed by the individual some believe to wield the most influence over the actions (or inactions) of President Barack Hussein Obama. Within minutes of the president’s jobs bill speech, senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett admitted to MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow that what Barack Obama is demanding of Congress to be passed does not actually exist – THERE IS NO JOBS BILL.
Jarrett indicated the president was about to begin work on “drafting the bill”, while at the same time admitting to Maddow that no-one from the administration had yet even met with any of the Congressional committee chairs regarding the bill’s details, or a plan for passage, giving further credence to the opinion by a growing number that the entire jobs bill speech was simply yet another in a long line of Barack Obama public relations stunts. And with the president himself admitting he intends to take the message of the jobs bill “to the American people” with planned trips across the country, the appearance of the currently non-existent bill as simply a means to justify yet more tax-payer funded campaign tours by the president appears yet more likely.
So goes the Obama White House – demand passage of a bill that does not exist, while simultaneously preparing for yet further campaigning at the cost of millions more dollars to the American taxpayer.
UPDATE: A just-published update by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times indicates that, according to unnamed White House sources, President Obama intends to send Congress something tomorrow evening. Prior to the president’s proposals reaching Congress, the White House is organizing a photo-op send-off in the White House Rose Garden where Obama is to be flanked by public union employees, business owners, and veterans – examples of those President Obama declared would benefit from his nearly half-trillion dollar jobs proposal.
As to whether or not an actual jobs bill exists remains to be seen. No indication has come from Congressional leaders – either Democrat or Republican, that the White House has taken any time to preview the president’s proposals with them – a situation that further supports the view the jobs bill is little more than political posturing by President Obama as he continues campaigning for re-election in 2012.