On the heals to the very "misleading" there will be no pork in the final stimulus bill, the President continues to mislead and blatantly lie to the American people. Don't believe me? Cool. Don't want to take my word for it? Don't. Don't believe my sources that's ok, I'll use one that the liberals can't deny that leans left --- no less than ABC News.
Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper
D'oh! Caterpillar CEO Contradicts President on Whether Stimulus Will Allow Him to Re-Hire Laid Off Workers
February 12, 2009 6:16 PM
EAST PEORIA, ILL. -- President Obama today repeated the claim we asked about yesterday at the press briefing that Jim Owens, the CEO of Caterpillar, Inc., "said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off."
Caterpillar announced 22,000 layoffs last month.
But after the president left the event, Owens said the exact opposite.
Asked if the stimulus package would be able to stop the 22,000 layoffs or not, Owens said, "I think realistically no. The truth is we're going to have more layoffs before we start hiring again"
"It is going to take some time before that stimulus bill" means re-hiring, he said.
Just so that the detractors will have something to blame the reason for this post on, here is more from Hot Air:
Obama: Caterpillar will re-hire people if stimulus passes; Caterpillar CEO: No, we won’t
posted at 7:18 pm on February 12, 2009 by Allahpundit
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Yesterday’s banner Drudge headline is today’s comedy gold. Note the reason, too, why he can’t re-hire people right away: Because the stimulus simply won’t do any stimulating fast enough.
Exit question: How soon before Tapper gets kicked off Air Force One? Click the image to watch.