President Obama’s campaign took the day off from bashing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to post a video today on his new “jobs” plan.
Unable to blame former President George W. Bush for this his current problems, the Obama puts most of the blame for high unemployment on Congress (Read: Republicans).
The video starts off with the president’s often-stated line, “We’re still fighting our way back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
The President then takes credit once again for creating 4.3 million jobs since taking office and claims his jobs bill will put construction workers, firefighters, teachers and police officers back to work.
Int he video Obama attempts to resurrect the failed Buffet Rule, saying his jobs bill “is paid for by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more.”
But the video noted at the end that all of these great things simply will not happen because,“Congress refuses to act.”
The latest ad again shows how the President refuses to accept that his economic policies are not working and unemployment is still higher than he promised it would be, despite Congress passing an the economic Stimulus plan in 2009.
It seems odd that a chief executive who has taken unprecedented steps at expanding political powers of the executive branch is blaming an ever-increasingly irrelevant legislative body because he can’t get a bill through.