Tennessee Newspaper’s Scathing Editorial: ‘Take Your Jobs Plan and Shove It, Mr. President’

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Obama came to Chattanooga to give the first in a series of policy speeches on his proposals for private sector job growth and to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Credit: AP

The Chattanooga Times Free Press on Tuesday published a scathing editorial criticizing President Barack Obama’s new jobs plan.

Actually, that’s an understatement. The paper told the president to take his jobs plan and “shove it.”

From the editorial, written by the Free Press:

Welcome to Chattanooga, one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite of your foolish policies that limit job creation, stifle economic growth and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Forgive us if you are not greeted with the same level of Southern hospitality that our area usually bestows on its distinguished guests. You see, we understand you are in town to share your umpteenth different job creation plan during your time in office. If it works as well as your other job creation programs, then thanks, but no thanks. We’d prefer you keep it to yourself.

That’s because your jobs creation plans so far have included a ridiculous government spending spree and punitive tax increase on job creators that were passed, as well as a minimum wage increase that, thankfully, was not. Economists — and regular folks with a basic understanding of math — understand that these are three of the most damaging policies imaginable when a country is mired in unemployment and starving for job growth.

The editorial also slammed the federally subsidized the electric Smart Grid infrastructure as “Chattanooga’s government-owned electric monopoly.”

“You claimed that the Smart Grid would create jobs for Chattanooga. But in reality, all it did was push America deeper in debt and lure a local government agency into making a terrible financial decision that will weigh on Chattanoogans like a millstone for decades to come.”

“So excuse us, Mr. President, for our lack of enthusiasm for your new jobs program. Here in Chattanooga we’re still reeling from your old one,” it added.

Read the entire editorial from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, here.


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