Debra J. Saunders

The president's $787 billion 2009 stimulus project included $500 million to train workers for those much-ballyhooed jobs of the future. Last fall, the Department of Labor's inspector general released an audit that found that of the participants trained by June 30, only 2 percent -- 1,336 participants -- had held jobs for six months or longer.

Last month, Obama denied the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have created an estimated 6,500 construction jobs. Last week, Obama was talking up algae.

As Gingrich said in a campaign video, "it's almost as though anything which succeeds, anything which enables Americans to have a better life, with more income, with less expensive energy, is somehow bad."


Debra J. Saunders


 
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