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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Obama: Return to the spinning wheel to grow our economy
President Obama just blamed our high unemployment rate on "companies learning to become much more efficient". Apparently we need to be inefficient to save our economy! We need to roll back industrialization. Think of all the jobs we'll create if we abandon automation and the assembly line and go back to the days of 100% manual labor! Sure it'll take a week of labor on the spinning wheel to make that new shirt you want, but wow will it get our economy growing!
Ugh. I'd say someone really needs to teach Obama basic economics, but with only a year and a half left in his presidency, what's the point?