Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oops! President Obama Lies About Stimulus Creating Jobs At Caterpillar; Company CEO Contradicts Obama

Yesterday, President Obama claimed that swift passage of the economic CRAPulus bill would enable companies like Caterpillar to rehire workers who have been recently laid off.

He wouldn't be using the trip and the photo op for more political gain to hypnotize the American people into accepting the Generational Theft CRAPulus Spending Bill, would he?

From my man Jake Tapper at ABC's Political Punch:

EAST PEORIA, ILL. -- President Obama today repeated the claim we asked about yesterday at the press briefing that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., "said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off."

Caterpillar announced 22,000 layoffs last month.

But after the president left the event, Owens said the exact opposite.

Asked if the stimulus package would be able to stop the 22,000 layoffs or not, Owens said, "I think realistically no. The truth is we're going to have more layoffs before we start hiring again"

"It is going to take some time before that stimulus bill" means re hiring, he said.

Yeah, it was a political stunt. But I guess he won, because the CRAPulus is going to pass. Unreal.

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