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Not only has Barack Obama been lying about, uhh, well, take your pick from among hundreds of statements he’s made on just about everything, but he’s also been lying about those “shovel ready projects” and “jobs” he brayed he’d need a-half a trillion dollars (or more) for from the taxpayers.

O.K., it wasn’t all Obama’s idea, so this particular lie isn’t all Obama’s fault; he was/is the salesman making the lying sales pitches (if not more we’ll likely never know about), demanding that he had to have a half-trillion dollars (or more) from the taxpayers — or else the nation would be hit by a speeding planet named Zargone or something equally ruinous, so and, disaster, it is coming if you don’t give it to him nowww…

Not like anyone could prove what had not yet happened nor debate what didn’t exist and few who voted for Obama last election were willing or able to admit that he was selling them on terms that could never be proven: it’s going to happen unless you fork-it-over, so fork it over and then when it doesn’t happen, presto, he can claim credit for preventing “it”.

Obama called this thing the “shovel ready projects” and “shovel ready jobs” that were right around the magical Obama corner up ahead, the one he’d drive the nation around if we’d just fork-over the trillion.

Worse, it is not over. Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid‘s Democrat majority Congress took the half-trillion and likely much more and we’ll perhaps never know where it went — it turns out there never were and there aren’t now any “shovel-ready jobs” nor “shovel ready projects” except the projects to get a half-trillion dollars — or more — from the U.S. taxpayers. Big ole’ talky-talk-zillion-dollar-fork-it-over sales talk, that was the project Obama, Nancy and Harry sparked for. And burned the nation out over.

Obama: “No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Projects”

With unemployment hovering near 10 percent nearly two years after President Obama signed his economic stimulus package, Mr. Obama is acknowledging that, despite his campaign promises, “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.”

The president gave that remark in an hour-long interview with the New York Times…

When the president campaigned for the stimulus package at the start of his presidency, he and others in his administration repeatedly insisted the investments would go to “shovel-ready” projects — projects that would put people to work right away. As recently as August, however, local governments were still facing delays spending the money they were allocated from the stimulus… (— Continued).

So, what else is he lying about? Take a number, get in line, face the queue and prepare to wait several years if not quite longer for researchers and investigators to dig through the spades of gunk piled high by Obama’s Monstrous Playhouse of Lies. My sole impression of this man is that he’s not right in the head. And that he is so not-right that he is and continues to be utterly unaware of just how disturbed he is.

Krauthammer Not Surprised Obama Unaware of Shovel-Ready Jobs: No Shoveling at Harvard Law School
– by Jeff Poor, Newsbusters, October 14, 2010

What Happened to Those Shovel-Ready Jobs?
– by Eddie Scarry in Human Events, October 14, 2010

Obama: No shame over shovel-ready sham
-by Jonah Goldberg, October 17, 2010

In interviews, job summits and press conferences, it was shovel-ready this, shovel-ready that. Search the White House Web site for the term “shovel-ready” and you’ll drown in press releases about all the shovels ready to shove shovel-ready projects into the 21st century, where no shovel is left behind.

Only now it turns out that the president was shoveling something all right when he was talking about shovel-ready jobs – a whole pile of steaming something.

In the current issue of the New York Times [NYT] magazine, Obama admits that there’s “no such thing as shovel-ready” when it comes to public works.

It’s not that Obama was lying when he said all that stuff. It’s just that he didn’t know what he was talking about. All it took was nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus money and 20-plus months of on-the-job training for him to discover that he was talking nonsense. (— Continued).


Reid: Shovel-Ready
– from Investors Business Daily, October 15, 2010

– from this site, January 17, 2009

– from this site, January 26, 2009

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