Obama: You know what this economy needs? More blacksmiths and buggy whip manufacturers.

by editor on June 17, 2011

Don’t forget. It’s the Republicans who are anti-science. You know, troglodytes who believe in a flat earth and think that Adam and Eve lived with dinosaurs and that the universe was created sometime back in about 1954.

But those enlightened progressives, they understand and cherish science and the advances it brings us.

So how about if you just ignore what President Obama said on Monday.

FOX Nation reports:

President Obama explained to NBC News that the reason companies aren’t hiring is not because of his policies, it’s because the economy is so automated. … “There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers. You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate.”

Got that? Unemployment is caused by ATMs and ticket kiosks at airports. If technology is the problem, won’t more technology only make things worse?

Why if we could just go back to the horse and buggy days, everyone would have a job. Unfortunately, most of those jobs would be street cleaners responsible for sweeping up the vast quantities of horse manure in the streets, but what the hell, a job is a job.

This does demonstrate, however, how far we’ve come. Back before the invention of the internal combustion engine, all the horse manure was in the streets. Now it’s in the Washington, DC.

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PsychoDad
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I’m not a gung-ho Ayn Randite, but what this lackwit is saying sounds EXACTLY what the lackwits in Atlas Shrugged say about building their new order — no need for noisy expensive tractors when there are plenty of oxen still to be found.

Tatersalad
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ATM’s are the problem?? The real problem lies within the Presidents brain housing group. This Econ 101 in high school. New technology is what this country needs, not to go backwards. His mentality/ideology is why this country is in the shape it is now. With that statement, maybe the “cotten gin” shouldn’t have been invented and this would produce two more jobs in the cotton fields for his girls then. What a loser this guy is!

Robert Hagedorn
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Adam and Eve? Do a search: First Scandal.

Pat from Michigan
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How sad the man behind the curtain cannot even operate the machine

nastyned
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I guess the next thing he will blame will be that the moon is to round so that makes unemployment go up or is it that rivers run the wrong direction. This poor excuse for a POTUS has lost it completely. This is suppose to be the smartest Democrat in the country, Their leader, If this is true then they need to disband their self out of stupidity

Lanny
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If only the stimulus had created more rice paddies, the government could employ all of us on communal work-farms.

Obama’s socialist comrade Pol Pot illustrated the perils of mechanized efficiency this way: Why employ one man to fill the Killing Fields using a Type 56 assault rifle, when instead you can employ 10 men using pick axes to do the same work?

Efficiency is an enemy of the State. Machines are the tools evil capitalists use to create leisure and sloth that is unequally distributed.

rightinwa
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I thought this retard was the first “internet” president, or so they were saying a couple years ago. Apparently it was all Oprah after all….

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Joe Redfield
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Translation of the President’s remarks: “The ATM ate my recovery.”

KimmyQueen
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Let’s not forget that he has an IQ of 160 which means that he is better than the rest of us. So if ATM’s are the reason why our economy stinks to high heaven and there is a shortage of jobs, then that must be reason. Not the fact that his policies suck, no but the invention of the ATM. Way to go Obama. He really wins with the blame someone else strategy.

Noelegy
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But Sarah Palin and George Bush are stupid. At least that’s the mantra that the media has repeated.

Seriously, I know it’s trite by now, but every outrageous statement that Obama makes–and they are legion–you know that George Bush or Sarah Palin would not have been given a pass.

maxsteele
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Wow, I did not know technology had advance so much just in Obama’s first two years of president. Before that, with Bush at the helm I guess we were all in the dark ages, still toiling at manual labour. That would be Obama’s claim to fame for his 2012 run, “I have advanced technology so much as president no one needs to work anymore and you can all come work for me as a govt. employee.” I guess this is why so many illegals flood the USA from Mexico so they can work in robotics and the automated industries.

satt1313
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Those darn ATM machines are the problem? This guy is so out of touch. I had a ATM card in 1985. How many jobs did his buddy Al Gore kill by inventing the internet?

RockingHorseGuy
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It’s looking like it will put a few postal workers out of a job.

DJ
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“…You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate.”

Stupidity of epic proportions.

So. where has he been for the last 30 years since ATM’s were invented and in common use? Clearly he’s showing signs of brain loss function from his past drug use, so I think Chrissy Matthews needs to revise his IQ guesstimate downwards by, oh, I dunno….100 points.

I haven’t seen it yet, but I heard that John Boehner’s website has a parody of the remark along the lines of the ATM said he didn’t do it.

I really hope someone is collecting all these gems to use in an ad against Captain Zero…what a stupid mofo.

CO2Insanity
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See? Washington, DC IS creating jobs. There is bull manure all over the place. It’s at the White House, the Capitol Building, the Department of Justice, the State Department, you name the agency, they have a BS problem. Hire some street sweepers Barry…job crisis solved! Off to the golf course while Michelle takes yet another vacation……by the way I see Anthoney Weiner needs a job. You could make him the BS Czar.

Lighthorseman
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Job for the Weiner man? Anthony Weiner for President!!! He could run on a ticket with Eric Holder. You know: WEINER HOLDER

Vic
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Nope. Apparently he’s accepted a position with Algore’s TV network. I’ll go out on a limb here, but I’m guessing an outdoors show called “Hide the Wiener”. Or something clever like that!! HOt Dog!!! You can’t say there’s nothing on TV any more! I’ll bet he’ll be boiling mad on his first program. I’d relish the chance to see that!

Sidekick
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Forget everything else. That remark is enough to impeach him right now. Somewhere Milton Friedman is beating his head against a wall.

andre
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“…a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers”

Hey Barry – maybe you should raise the minimum wage some more. That should fix the situation.

nuke
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I think Obummer is starting to look a lot like a Egyptian mummy: tight stretched skin over his face, short hair, damn.

Big Al
Member

But he acts like Pharoah.

Ruben
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nuke, you are spot on… wow. scary.