The committee learned the Obama Administration made Green Job classifications so vague that the Bureau of Labor Statistics was told to give Green Job status to millions of people with jobs
like bus drivers (even those who gas the buses or work on them), bicycle messengers, anyone working in garbage collection whether collecting garbage or working in the office, environmental agencies, Salvation Army employees, etc. Not only are the job classifications for being a "green job" ludicrous, John Galvin wasn’t able to explain how they came up with the three million jobs.
President Obama is constantly blaming the state of our economy on Europe and on the Congress and Senate (especially Republicans of course). As you can imagine Europe is upset about his claims and responded that the U.S. is negatively impacting their economy as well because
we’re not buying as many goods overseas. The Congress and Senate (including many democrats) are mad at President Obama for pointing the finger at them and not taking responsibility for his share of the blame. President Bush dealt with a lot of problems as well but he was professional enough to not throw the legislative branch under the bus. The President's job is to motivate the Congress and Sentate; blaming and trying to motivate at the same time certainly isn't effective. I think it shows a severe lack of leadership on President Obama’s part.
President Obama is blaming (even in one of his TV ads) Republicans for not supporting his latest job stimulus package that is directed towards the public sector (i.e. firemen, medics, policemen, teachers, etc.). He said Republicans are hurting Americans for political reasons. But the fact is Republicans don't support his stimulus package because they feel it's a terrible way to try and stimulate the economy; they would rather introduce and extend current tax cuts.
The main main reason (out of several) Republicans don't support the stimulus plan is the billions of dollars President Obama wants to spend only covers a year of new jobs. Meaning they take the money being used and factor in how many jobs would be created based on the average salaries of these workers. In other words if I had $500,000 to use as a stimulus and employees averaged making $50,000 a year, I'd get to say that I created ten jobs. But what would I do the next year? I'd have to throw money at the problem again to keep these people employed; of course President Obama doesn't share this little gliche in his plan.
The fact is what Obama is pushing is politically motivated not economically motivated. Throwing out his brilliant stimulus plan and telling people they need to fight with him to get the House and Senate Republicans to stop playing games with the American people is effective campaign rhetoric but it isn't the truth. He's smart enough to know his plan doesn't have substance but he knows he can get away with it because most Americans don't understand that when it comes to politicians there's always a devil somewhere in the details!