By Alden L. Benton
Is it my imagination or is President Obama getting dumber? Here are three of his recent “bright” ideas. You decide.
The president is proposing by executive order to create a summer jobs program for unemployed youth. The president says his plan will create 180,000 “opportunities.” The trouble is 110,000 of those “opportunities” are unpaid. Just the kind of job every teenager wants.
The president has announced he want to increase the pay of federal workers while even his supporters acknowledge there are at least 800,000 “non-essential” civilian workers employed by the federal government. I guess we need to pay them better for being non-essential.
The president, according to The Washington Times, announced a military strategy that will usher in the largest defense cuts since the Cold War’s end and reduce the active force’s ability to carry out large land wars. Just the message we should be sending our adversaries, both large and small.
With Iran threatening the Strait of Hormuz; with North Korea threatening the stability of eastern Asia, and China increasing its global military presence, this is not the time to shrink our military might.
Dumb, but can’t blame Obama
No, I can’t actually blame the president for this one, but it does represent the “must protect everyone from all possible harm” mentality of the Leftist nanny statist.
According to CBS Television in Chicago, a new state law has gone into effect requiring photo identification to buy drain cleaners and other caustic household substances.
According to the report:
The law, which took effect Sunday, requires those who seek to buy caustic or noxious substances, except for batteries, to provide government-issued photo identification that shows their name and date of birth. The cashier then must log the name and address, the date and time of the purchase, the type of product, the brand, and even the net weight.
Two Chicago women, two out of a city of 2,695,598 people, were attacked with drain cleaner.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the dumbest of them all?
Original blog material © 2011/2012 by Alden L. Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises.