(p)Resident Food Stamp Now Blaming Unemployment on ATMs

No, seriously, that’s really what the latest Ogabe excuse is:

“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.”

So there you have it: It’s that damn ATM that’s causing the Obamadepression! Just think of all of the minimum-wage tellers who could be employed counting up bills instead. And please DON’T think about the additional fees the banks would have to put on everything to cover the added cost of doing business.

We haven’t rolled our eyes that fiercely since they tried out “high unemployment is due to massive layoffs in the public sector”, right after it had been thoroughly documented that the public sector was the only part of the economy that had gone largely untouched by the Great Ogabe Bankruptcy Depression, thanks to the hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on loan from China that resident Golfsalot had handed out to his friends and donors.

But he does have a point, sort of. Those of you old enough to remember will recall the great “zero unemployment” selling point of Soviet Communism that Moscow and liberals (but we repeat ourself) kept babbling about.

They were right.

Those of you fortunate or unfortunate enough to have actually been in the Soviet Union will also know the “secret” behind that “zero unemployment” miracle, because you’ll have witnessed old ladies sweeping the sidewalks of major cities with an old-fashioned hand broom, one or two city blocks to a crony, or you might have noticed a dezhurnaya guarding every floor of the hotel you stayed in, one to a floor.

Never mind that their “jobs” were meaningless, pointless, demeaning and droll, never mind that their “income” was a joke, they were by definition “employed” and therefore didn’t count against the Glorious Zero Unemployment Statistic of the Motherland.

So sure, you can easily “eliminate” unemployment, all you have to do is to follow Comrade Ogabe’s suggestions and make everybody take menial, retarded positions at unlivable wages.

Oops. Did His Imperial Majesty suggest that Ogabe, once again, seems to be singing from the hymn book of the USSR?

How unhelpful of us. How downright Visigothy of us, as Rick Moran would tell us, right before letting us know that we’re so dumb we wouldn’t know a true Marxist if one jumped up and bit us. and yes, that’s a quote.

Because we, unlike Rick, don’t have the advantage of having learned all we know about Marxism from the comfort of a Midwestern house. All we have is more than three decades of experiencing the reality of living under them, so what in the sacred name of Vladimir Ilyitsch Ulyanov do WE know?

No, Comrade Ogabe most definitely isn’t a Marxist, nosirree. That would be unhelpful. He’s a Good Man™, somewhat misguided at times perhaps, but he has the best interest of the United States and her citizens very much at heart, so shut up you Visigothy Right Wingnuts!

We cordially invite the Roll Over and Ask For More Wing™ of the GOP to shove it up their arses and break it off. If it works better for them, we’ll even allow them to rotate it a bit for their own pleasure first.

His Imperial Majesty wasn’t born free, but maybe that’s the reason why he, having become free, is a tiny little bit more, shall we say, ‘vigorous’ in his reluctance to become enslaved again.

And when we say “vigorous”, what we mean to say is “the only way you’ll get chains back on us is by killing us first, and we won’t be going quietly.” Bring friends, lots of friends, and lunch. And big black plastic bags. You’ll need a lot of the latter.

We can live with spineless, flabby cowards like the Morans of the world calling us mean names because we’re not willing to give up our children’s birthright in the name of “civility”, as a matter of fact we consider it a badge of honor, we just want to point out one thing here:

We, this nation, have a problem. A serious one.

And if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem, no matter how fancy your excuses might be.

Lead, follow or be kicked the Hades out of the way.

Thatisall.

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LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist
LC Sir Intellectual Conservative 5th Columnist

This is something I can say firsthand – what P’Resident Obysmal is saying is manifestly dangerous. I own my own business .. and due to the economy – and due to lefty politicians viewing people like me as an unlimited ATM card – I’ve had to automate a lot of what I used to hire people to do. Lead gathering,… Read more »

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

And if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem, no matter how fancy your excuses might be.

Lead, follow or be kicked the Hades out of the way.

Da, Tovarishch!

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

“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… Read more »

Terrapod
Terrapod

Ahh! Yes, the good old days. Remember the old adage “we make believe we work and they make believ they pay us”? Well, I have now seen this first hand in the U.S.S.A. and it is not pretty since there is no place for us to move to when it all crashes. This is it folks, we make our stand… Read more »

Terrapod
Terrapod

Its an Obama, Obama, Obama world (with apologies to Mel Brooks) :em99:

maxxdog
maxxdog

It’s too late to save ourselves at the ballot box. The best we can hope for is to put off the inevitable for awhile but for how long? Sooner or later We The People will have to use a few ropes and lampposts. Nothing short of violence will unseat the corrupted hierarchy in power and their useful idiots like Moran… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

I believe that no matter how this election plays out that there is going to be a substantial period of civil unrest. Bama loses the urbans will riot. Bama wins and patriots will go operational. Either way I hope that folks are prepared for this inevitability

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

Terrapod says:

Its an Obama, Obama, Obama world (with apologies to Mel Brooks)

It’s good to be da’ King….( my apologies to Mel Brooks also)

Alan K. Henderson
Alan K. Henderson

ATMs take jobs away from bank tellers. And they create jobs for the people who monitor the ATM online networks, the people who service the ATMs, the people who monitor the computer batch processing that reconciles ATM transactions with bank/credit card accounts, computer programmers, computer hardware installers – almost all of whom make more money than bank tellers. And the… Read more »

LC Anniee451
LC Anniee451

We already do have many many useless agencies and public “servants” that aren’t touched, speaking of the zero unemployment in communism. It always kills me – newspeople are STILL bringing up (supported in full by Krugman, their alleged “economist”) saying there aren’t enough federal jobs to offer the unemployed. I wondered how they thought the federal government was to provide… Read more »

LC Anniee451
LC Anniee451

But as Ogabe said as he was telling auto workers that their plants would close, that parts suppliers would close, and that they would live in want, “You’re making a sacrifice, and we all have to make sacrifices”. Yes, the small sacrifice of liberty and making a living by working, done in the name of the public goo…er, in the… Read more »

LC Dread Pirate Geoarrge
LC Dread Pirate Geoarrge

I’m already making .02 percent interest on my savings account. Any more bank regulations and I’d be better off keeping my money in my mattress.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Of course this is exactly the argument of Ned Ludd, the original luddite of the Eighteenth Century, who smashed machines which might put un eddycated woikin stiffs outta emplyment. But luddite has become a scorn term the Left loves to brandish. ho ho. Any accusation the Left invokes is sure to be their own behavior. Response to LC Anniee451 @:… Read more »

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

And now, a rebuttal from the ATM manufactures.

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

If he had a nutsack, he would have been more of an LBJ instead of a Jimmy Carter. The man needs to LEAD the party. You can’t be a man without a nutsack. He needs to USE THAT BULLY PULPIT to get his message across. Something that ears has a lot of training in, being a bully, standard shitcago tactics.… Read more »

Elephant Man
Elephant Man

The man needs to LEAD the party. He needs to USE THAT BULLY PULPIT to get his message across. But for some reason he is too afraid to offend the Right Left or something. Instead of calling the Republican Democrat leadership in to beg them to do something, he needs to call them in and read them the riot act… Read more »

lc purple raider
lc purple raider

If he had a nutsack, he would have been more of an LBJ instead of a Jimmy Carter

No, he would still be a corrupt, egomaniacial, marxist.

But then, LBJ and Cahter were too.

LC Anniee451
LC Anniee451

LC George, Apocryphal Prophet says:

I’m already making .02 percent interest on my savings account. Any more bank regulations and I’d be better off keeping my money in my mattress.

For heaven’s sake, not in cash. Gold coins.

Samsapeel1
Samsapeel1

President Obama makes buggy-whip argument, gets mocked.

Obama supporters mock mockers because they (the O supporters) don’t understand about buggy-whips.

Samsapeel1
Samsapeel1

Transitional unemployment is NOT 9% (or 17% if you’re honest).

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

Excuses? Dude, he stated a cold, hard, provable fact. Technology has been a factor in the loss of jobs in this country. Not THE factor, but a pretty large one. Another cold, hard, provable fact is that ATMs and similar devices have been in service for roughly FORTY FRICKIN’ YEARS. jugears really shit the bed trying to hide behind that… Read more »