No longer Bush’s Fault(tm), our man-boy President now blames…. wait for it….. technology instead of his economic policies for our stagnant economy.
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.”
UPDATE (from Dan): Is it just me, or did Obama sound whiny when he blamed ATMs. And wasn’t he supposed to be the hip politician who embraced new technology? Don’t think this will play well with most Americans, may make him look as out of touch as some president who at least according to an inaccurate report in the New York Times was unfamiliar with a grocery store checkout scanner.
UP-UPDATE (from Bruce): An ATM has responded to this scurrilous attack from Obama.
I didn’t do it.
President Obama says I’m to blame for high unemployment – part of the “structural” problems with the economy. Yes, he actually said my electronic brethren and I – who dispense cash and make lines move a little more quickly at the airport – are part of the reason 1.5 million fewer Americans have jobs than when the “stimulus” was enacted.
But before the president fingered us as responsible for job losses, he sought to take credit for the sluggish economy.
And even DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said this morning that Democrats own the economy. I don’t. I’m just an ATM. I don’t own anything.