His imperial majesty, Barack Hussein Obama has once again flipped the finger at the American people by decreeing from the mountaintop that he will enact a federal government program without the consent of our elected representatives in Congress.
The initiative, part of Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign, is intended to replace a youth jobs fund that would have been enacted had Congress passed the president’s $447 billion jobs bill
“America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they’ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. It’s important for their future, and for America’s. That’s why I proposed a summer jobs program for youth in the American Jobs Act — a plan that Congress failed to pass. America’s youth can’t wait for Congress to act. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,” Obama said in a written statement.
The new partnership between the federal government and the private sector commits to creating nearly 180,000 employment opportunities for low-income youth in the summer of 2012, with a goal of reaching 250,000 employment opportunities by the start of summer.
How is King Obama going to pay for this program? He doesn’t have the authority from Congress, who by the way is the only body constitutionally authorized to pass spending bills. Did we just witness a coup?
And if King Obama is so worried about joblessness among our youths, then why did he and his Department of Labor prohibit kids from working on farms. Here is an excerpt from their website:
The proposed updates include:
Strengthening current child labor prohibitions regarding agricultural work with animals in timber operations, manure pits, storage bins and pesticide handling.
Prohibiting hired farm workers under the age of 16 from employment in the cultivation, harvesting and curing of tobacco.
Prohibiting youth in both agricultural and nonagricultural employment from using electronic devices, including communication devices, while operating power-driven equipment.
Prohibiting hired farm workers under the age of 16 from operating almost all power-driven equipment. A similar prohibition has existed as part of the nonagricultural child labor provisions for more than 50 years. A limited exemption would permit some student-learners to operate certain farm implements and tractors (when equipped with proper rollover protection structures and seat belts) under specified conditions.
Preventing children under 18 years of age from being employed in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm-product raw materials. Prohibited places of employment would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.
Just who in the hell does King Obama think he’s fooling? It’s not about job creation. It’s about politics and control over the populace.