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August 17, 2011

Presidential Bus Tour Q&A

With the President getting ready to wrap up his bus tour of the Midwest, we thought a brief FAQ on the trip might prove helpful to our readers:

Q: What was this bus tour all about?
A: It’s about one thing and one thing only: Jobs.

Q: That’s good to hear. What is the President’s plan for jobs?
A: You mean right now?

Q: Yes, right now.
A: He doesn’t know yet.

Q: I thought you said this was a jobs tour.
A: That’s numero uno on his agenda, yes.

Q: And he doesn’t know?
A: Oh, of course he knows. As he said the other day, “My basic attitude is we know what to do.”

Q: Then what’s he going to do?
A: He’s going to give a speech.

Q: How is a speech going to create jobs?
A: In that speech, he’ll tell you what he’s going to do to create jobs.

Q: You said he already knows what to do.
A: He does!

Q: Then why doesn’t he just tell us now?
A: Because the speech isn’t until September.

Q: Fine, fine, can you at least give us a hint as to what kind of ideas he plans on laying out?
A: Sure. “Fresh ones, not a rehash of plans he has pitched for many weeks.”

Q: Okay, like what?
A: He’s thinking of extending the payroll tax cut, adding some infrastructure spending and maybe some job training programs.

Q: That’s not fresh.
A: Are you sure? We think that’s pretty fresh.

Q: It’s the same stuff that was part of the stimulus bill.
A: That’s not ringing any bells.

Q: If they’re proposing to extend a payroll tax cut, it must already exist.
A: Yeah, but that’s last year’s payroll tax cut. The President is talking about a new, fresh, payroll tax cut that’s identical to last year’s.

Q: Well, at least those big, shiny, multi-million-dollar buses created some jobs.
A: You bet they did.

Q: Good.
A: In Canada.

Q: They bought the buses in Canada?
A: Canadians need jobs too.

Q: What else is he saying on the jobs tour?
A: He’s attacking Republicans and urging people to vote them out of office.

Q: Well, we shouldn’t be surprised, it is a campaign trip, after all.
A: Actually, this is official Presidential business, not a campaign trip.

Q: What’s the difference?
A: You’re paying for it.

Q: We’re going now.
A: Wait, don’t you want to hear about how food stamps create jobs?...


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wait til the uaw hears provost is a non-union shop...

Posted by: DMockercy | Aug 17, 2011 4:53:54 PM

That would be priceless.

Posted by: Planet Moron | Aug 17, 2011 10:15:00 PM

When I went to the hot air link I almost had a stroke from laughter after reading the first sentence.

Posted by: John | Aug 17, 2011 11:35:25 PM

When I went to the hot air link I almost had a stroke from laughing.

Posted by: John | Aug 17, 2011 11:37:20 PM

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