Video: Happy birthday, Recovery Summer!

posted at 11:40 am on June 17, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Guess who turns 1 year old today?  That’s right, Joe Biden’s Recovery Summer! Let’s recall what Biden said at the birth:

With tens of thousands of projects funded and millions of Americans on the job today thanks to the Recovery Act, it’s easy to assume its impact is behind us – but summer 2010 is actually poised to be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with tens of thousands of projects underway across the country that will help to create jobs for American workers and economic growth for businesses, large and small. With thousands of road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground this summer, the American people will get to see first-hand the Recovery Act dollars being put to work in their communities making long-overdue infrastructure improvements, creating new opportunities for local economic growth and supporting well-paid jobs.

And let’s not forget this prediction from Sheriff Joe:

“All in all, we’re going to be creating somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 jobs next month, I predict,” Biden was quoted as saying, while acknowledging he “got in trouble” for a job growth prediction in March.

“Even some in the White House said ‘Hey, don’t get ahead of yourself.’ Well I’m here to tell you some time in the next couple of months we’re going to be creating between 250,000 jobs a month and 500,000 jobs a month.”

What’s not to celebrate? Well … everything, actually, as the Keynesian boost never materialized and job creation ground to a halt this year. The group American Job Creators notes the anniversary of the stillbirth of Recovery Summer with a short but pointed video reminding people of the failure of Obamanomics:

Government intervention and expansion of regulation didn’t kick-start the engine of job creation. Maybe it’s time for a new approach — or more accurately, the same approach that previously worked to start a 25-year economic expansion. You know, the policies that are Obamabomics’ exact opposite.

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Thank You President Obama

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Roy Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Nice video. Campaign ad!

Badger40 on June 17, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Count it!

Badger40 on June 17, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Count it!

search4truth on June 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Count it!

Badger40 on June 17, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Count it!

search4truth on June 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM

great minds think a like…you’re just quicker!!!! :)

search4truth on June 17, 2011 at 11:47 AM

count… it…..

upinak on June 17, 2011 at 11:47 AM

It’s a good thing we’re creating 500,000 jobs per month. That way we can easily absorb the 300,000 jobs lost, due to going full retard on power generation.

MNHawk on June 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM

This ad is owned by Debbie Wasserman Schult and she approves.

Knucklehead on June 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Up in Smoke!

Fallon on June 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Happy birthday! I’d buy you a cake, but they’re too damn expensive.

Doughboy on June 17, 2011 at 11:50 AM

“With thousands of road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground this summer, the American people will get to see first-hand the Recovery Act dollars being put to work in their communities making long-overdue infrastructure improvements, creating new opportunities for local economic growth and supporting well-paid jobs.”

Seems like a nice place…

… can I borrow some money for a bus pass?

Seven Percent Solution on June 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM

This ad is owned by Debbie Wasserman Schult and she approves.

Knucklehead on June 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Her year old baby, will never be weaned, will never be productive and will never be orphaned by the left.

fourdeucer on June 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Green shoots.

The “profit and earning ratios” are compelling.

petefrt on June 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM

As Olby would say…

It’s been 365 days since Joe Biden declared Mission Accomplished

faraway on June 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Her year old baby, will never be weaned, will never be productive and will never be orphaned by the left.

fourdeucer on June 17, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Anthony Weiner?

Roy Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM

500,000 jobs a month.Where,Brazil,China?

docflash on June 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Hope they paid Time/Warner for that music. They’re pretty strict with their copyright.

hawksruleva on June 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Come on. This is just mean. M-E-A-N. Stop picking on and mocking Obama and his pals so mercilessly. This is the kind of healine and column that shows we conservatives/Repubs are even worse than Tony ‘The #*%@!’ Weiner.

So stop it, Ed, now just stop you naughty boy. AP too. Tina? She seems to be upholding the proper standards. Don’t let them corrupt you Tina.

JimP on June 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM

One word: Wreckovery.

TXUS on June 17, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Michelle Obama: MORE LOBSTER!!!

Roy Rogers on June 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

The only abortion I support…the birth of Hope and Change…

right2bright on June 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM

What? Return to the old failed policies that got us into this mess? Order another Slurpee, and let Barry get us out of the ditch. Whatshername Schultz! Get down in that mud and push!

cartooner on June 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM

I guess those “shovel-ready” jobs weren’t so ready.

walkingboss on June 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Obamabomics

New word?

Lanceman on June 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM

What? Return to the old failed policies that got us into this mess?
cartooner on June 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Failed polices?

Do you mean the Social Security system that was created by FDR that is going bankrupt?

Do you mean Medicare, created by LBJ that is going bankrupt?

Do you mean the Communist Reinvestment Act (CRA) fueled housing debacle created by the Clinton administration?

Do you mean the Non-Stimulus pushed by Obama and his merry band of National Progressive Socialists that wasted trillions of dollars and didn’t stimulate the economy?

Are those the utterly failed polices you’re talking about?

Chip on June 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I guess those “shovel-ready” jobs weren’t so ready.

walkingboss on June 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Yeah, the Stimulus wasn’t so stimulating

Chip on June 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM

The Kaneynsian government stimulus hypothesis has failed every test of it’s validity. Can’t we put it to rest yet?

Count to 10 on June 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Count to 10 on June 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM

..nah, matem, we gotta wait until November 6th, 2012.

The War Planner on June 17, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Count to 10 on June 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Nope, because this administration is STUCK on stupid.

psrch on June 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Lanceman on June 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I always liked “Obamanomics” myself.

Go, Debbie – you OWN it, girl!

psrch on June 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

The un-birthday…

In SOCAL, gas is STILL over $4 a gallon, food prices are through the roof, and housing prices continue to drop…

Thanks OBAMA… Your economy now…

Khun Joe on June 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Little Bammie’s next plan of attack on America: Green-Car Mandate Will Eliminate 260,000 Jobs

slickwillie2001 on June 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Another “Recovery Summer” like the last one, and we can rename ourselves The United States of Zimbabwe II

GarandFan on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Chip on June 17, 2011 at 12:25 PM

The CRA was created during the Carter Administration, deactivated by Reagan, and ressurected by Clinton. Anyone who remembers the housing crunch of the last period of MALAISE could tell you that.

Freelancer on June 17, 2011 at 2:11 PM

*resurrected.

PIMF

Freelancer on June 17, 2011 at 2:12 PM