In Tank for Obama, MSNBC Silent
On OFF; Solyndra; $10.88 Million
Cost for Each Obama Stimulus GREEN Job
And “Light-Squared Gate” Scandals
Once again the Media’s refusal to do actual journalism is the big story this week . . . but quite surprisingly, the focus of that big story is that the Mainstream Media (the “MSM” who did much better on George W. Bush, believe it or not even inventing a few scandals where they didn’t exist) is actually starting to cover Obama’s screw-ups somewhat fairly, even though the MSNBC cable channel continues to protect the “Anointed One.”
After Obama Scandal #76 uncovered by Rajjpuut in 34 months, the Mainstream Media (MSM) has offered up exactly six of these stories as worthy fodder for their viewers’ and reader’s brains (but only two of them received fair and thorough coverage) – with a total of exactly ½ of one Obama scandal showing up at MSNBC, home of Chris (“I get a thrill up my leg every time I hear him speak.”) Matthews’ infamy. For those of you keeping score, Rajjpuut has generously given the MSM partial credit points for even sort of covering Obama’s corruption . . . for example:
MSNBC Cable coverage of Obama’s
Corruption during his first 34 months:
FAR less than ½ of Obama administration’s complicity in the Deep Horizon oil spill
For a total score of ½ point of 76 available points by Rajjpuut’s generous scoring method. The rest of the Mainstream Media (MSM) does much, much better . . . .
Total MSM Obama Scandals
Covered in Barack’s 34 months:
Solyndra Crony Capitalism (some call it Solargate)
$10.88 million paid for each Obama green job created
FAR less than ½ of Black Panthers’ voter intimidation story
FAR less than ½ of Obama administration’s complicity in the Deep Horizon oil spill
Far less than ½ of Operation Fast and Furious (OFF) selling 34,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels and refusing to “track” them resulting in the deaths of at least two American border patrol agent and presumably thousands of Mexican citizens as every one of these weapons crossed the border.
Less than ½ of story showing Obama administration seeking to get a four-star Air Force general to change his sworn testimony before Congress to favor a faulty intelligence system produced by an Obama fund-raiser’s company which would have regularly scrambled GPS readings and made coordinated close-in bombing to protect our troops IMPOSSIBLE and DANGEROUS. Some call this corruption the Light-Squared Scandal or “Light-Squared Gate” named after the company involved.
0% of the story on the $105 billion outright theft of Obamacare funds written into that law; 0% of Obama and Chicago Climate Exchange’s (CCX’s) proposed rape of America to the tune of $10 TRillion annually in association with their Cap and Trade Bill which never got passed (since Rajjpuut and the conservative press began covering the story, CCX has been dissolved and the 60 or so guilty parties including many Obama cronies all disappeared quickly from the crime site with only Al Gore still active through his London holding company) in a vast and insidious corruption; and 0% coverage of 67 other such Obama administration scandals well-documented by Rajjpuut and others. Overall a rather amazing dereliction of journalistic duty. $$
For a total MSM score of just 4 points of 76 available points by Rajjpuut’s generous scoring method. This is still 8X better than MSNBC. The big story, however, is much, much more positive. The MSM is suddenly disenchanted with Obama and has begun to cover his corruption with something like real journalistic fervor scoring 2.5 of a possible three Obama scandals (the one covered in the blog you’re reading; and Solyndra; and the Light-Squared Gate Scandal) in just the last two weeks . . . amazing! Let’s talk about the latest Obama administration scandal . . . “his $11 Million stimulus payment for each green job created since 2009.”
Three years ago when Rajjpuut heard Candidate Obama first promise to create “five million new green-energy sector jobs” all your favorite-blogger could say was “Uh-oh!” because he’d just recently re-read Henry Hazlitt’s classic Economics in One Lesson** and revealed the Broken Window Fallacy** again to loyal readers.
Later he became familiar with a Spanish economics professor’s study of precisely such a program undertaken in Spain: the Universidad del Rey Juan Carlos study by economist Gabriel Calzada which verified all Rajjpuut’s fears about creating another full-scale government spending/government interference boondoggle. Calzada’s survey was particularly important since in 1998 Spain had Europe’s most powerful economy with a mere 4% unemployment rate; but today roughly 13 years later, Spain is suffering many of the economic malaises found in countries like Portugal, Greece, Italy, and Ireland and has the second highest unemployment rate in Europe at 22%. But in April 2009 when Rajjpuut’s Folly revealed the facts of the study . . . it seems that Rajjpuut actually gave his readers bum dope and underestimated the damage done to the Spanish economy by the subsidies and energy cost hikes.
In that first blog the Spanish cost per new green job created was listed at $774,000 each one. However, a more careful reading of the study in its original language by Rajjpuut shows that $774,000 per job was only the cost to Spanish energy consumers but did NOT include the cost of Spanish subsidies to green companies by their central government. The recent revelation of the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal (which cost 1,100 jobs) alone would be a good reason to revisit the Spanish figures. However, even more apropos is the subject of today’s Obama scandal revelation: that a recent study of the Obama $38.6 Billion stimulus payments to green tech companies resulted in an average cost to taxpayers of $10.88 million for each one of the roughly 3,500 total green-energy jobs created here in the United States.
Since the Spanish study showed also that:
1. Each Spanish green job cost the loss of 2.2 real free-market jobs.
2. Only 10% of all the green jobs created proved to be permanent.
3. The average pay for a subsidized Spanish green job was $12 per hour.
4. The average green job lasted less than eight months and many lasted six weeks or less.
And since extrapolation of the Spanish study onto President Obama’s promised creation of five million new green-tech jobs would see this country:
1. Drive 11 million real jobs from the real economy.
2. Only result in 500,000 permanent green-tech jobs being created.
3. Pay roughly $13.80 per hour for green jobs in America.
4. And see the government counting three-week jobs of equal value to permanent jobs created (and permanent jobs lost by green energy subsidization with taxpayer money).
Clearly all American s have a right to demand far better from their government. The most corrupt administration in history (one leftist site lists 401 Bush scandals^^ listed in eight years and 277 Obama scandals in 34 months so far averaging to almost 100 per year on the lefty site with 277 divided by 2.83 years) – Obama’s Marxist/Socialists continue to not only get it wrong but to also rack up a list of ultra-ultra-serious scandals that Rajjpuut believes will shock future generations of American historians unless we as a nation join Obama in full-scale Marxism (when history can, of course, be conveniently changed).
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
In fairness to both presidents Bush II and Obama, these two connected sites have listed scandals where Rajjpuut sees none; seem to look upon the world through Marxist jaundiced eyes; and to always give the sitting president the blame for ongoing long-running government scandals that just show how boondoggly a huge government can be and have no necessary relationship to the present occupant of the Oval Office. The two leftist scandal list sites are included just to show Rajjpuut’s readers that even “ultra-lefty” websites are not enthralled by Obama even in comparison with their kicking-boy George W. Bush (Bush averaged 50 scandals yearly in this site’s eyes compared to almost a hundred per year by Obama so far. It’s worth mentioning that the Obamascandal website list only includes seven of the 76 scandals that Rajjpuut found in the Obama administration and does not show: Solyndra; Light-Squaredgate; the $10.88 million per green job abomination; Operation Fast and Furious; etc.; etc.; ad nauseum.
$$ One scandal Rajjpuut has covered without labeling it “a scandal” is that the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget of their own in almost 900 days. The Senate is, as you know controlled by Obama’s Democrats. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed 22 major bills since they assumed the power there in January including two serious budgets. The Senate did vote on three major bills since January 1st (the Bush tax-cut compromise with the Republicans was passed after the 2010 election in the lame-duck session and does not count for this new Senate . . . so they’ve passed the debt-ceiling compromise and a compromise “spending-cut enabling budget” with the Republican House.
Their third vote, however, was the shocking 0-97 dismissal of Obama’s personal budget plan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) put off voting on Obama’s bill for parts of three months and only at White House insistence took the matter to a vote in May where the incredible 0-97 refutation of Obama’s policies occurred in the Democrats’ own Senate. Meanwhile some 19 serious bills aimed at fixing the economy and creating jobs from the House Republicans sit on Reid’s desk and will never see a vote. The MSM knowing that most Americans are ignorant has blamed all this on a “do-nothing Congress.” This is a travesty. The Republican House (most voters incorrectly call the House of Representatives “Congress” when Congress is actually a term for the combined House and Senate) is getting lambasted when the trouble lies with the do-nothing-by-design Harry Reid Senate. Don’t expect the MSM to explain all this and run that story anytime soon!