Barack Obama’s Forward: More Government, More Dependence, More Unemployment

From the Illinois Tea Party…

-By C. Steven Tucker

While our friends on the left keep repeating the tired marching order “Forward”, it is crucial to understand what President Obama means by “Forward.” For starters, President Obama has increased the national debt more than all other presidents combined from George Washington to George W. Bush in less than 3 years. In fact, the numbers are now in on the last 3 years of his Presidency and Barack Obama has now been proven to be the biggest government spender in world history.

And what do we have to show for that record, mammoth, spending? Let’s see a $787 BILLION “Stimulus” bill which was sold as providing “Shovel Ready Jobs”. In reality less than 6% of the Stimulus funds went to “Shovel Ready Jobs”.

This is precisely why President Obama finally had to admit that Shovel Ready Jobs weren’t so Shovel Ready President Obama also promised that if we passed his $787 Billion Stimulus Bill unemployment “will not rise above 8%” and would go down to 5% by now. Know where it is now? The White House numbers, which do not include ‘mean’ unemployment or the “U6″ numbers (which include those who have given up looking for work) is 8.1% and has remained above 8% for 40 straight months. When you add people who have given up looking for work back in, as the “U6″ numbers do, the real unemployment numbers are more than 15%. See the real “U6″ unemployment numbers here….

Read the rest at the >Illinois Tea Party.

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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