**A Post by Shifra**
Remember this gem from our esteemed VP-Speller-Extraordinaire?
And this, from our Joker-in-Chief:
So, when I recently saw the following headline, I immediately tweeted:
— NY Jooo (@NYJooo) February 8, 2013
But then, I saw a WSJ article about Obama’s nominee, Sally Jewell, for Secretary of the Interior.
The press is just wild about Sally, feting the president’s nominee as everything to everybody. She’s never held office. She’s the CEO of a successful outdoor retailer. She’s a woman. She started as an oil company engineer. She is a “committed conservationist.” What’s not to love?
Far from a creative choice, Ms. Jewell is just the newest addition to Mr. Obama’s second-term team of loyal ideologues. It is in fact Ms. Jewell’s (relatively unknown) history on the environmental fringe, and her liberal policy prescriptions, that surely made this an easy Obama call. The president knows he can rely on Ms. Jewell to do for the federal government exactly what she’s done at an activist level: Lock up land, target industries, kill traditional jobs.
And then, at the State of the Union speech, Obama mentioned “jobs” 45 times. One of Obama’s proposals was raising the minimum wage.
One paradox of the Obama Presidency is how it has retained the support of young people and minorities despite the damage its policies have done to their economic prospects. In his latest attempt to increase the minority youth jobless rate, President Obama is proposing to raise the minimum wage…
University of California at Irvine economist David Neumark has looked at more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage, and he says the White House claim of de minimis job losses “grossly misstates the weight of the evidence.” About 85% of the studies “find a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers.”
Mr. Obama’s economists know all this, but then the minimum wage has nothing to do with poverty or unemployment. It’s a political play to reward unions and box in Republicans….
And, Mortimer Zuckerman, editor in chief of the U.S. News & World Report, adds:
… Twelve million out of work, 48 million on food stamps, 11 million on disability. All that’s missing: bread lines.
So, I think I’ll delete my tweet.
Because it looks like the joke is on us.