Celebrating job creation — in Latin America …

We in North Carolina are being blessed with the honor of a visit from the great Barry-O.  He will be speaking to students at NC State University in Raleigh and to workers at a business in Apex.

(The Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd must be beside themselves.  The Messiah is walking among them AGAIN.) 

Last, week, Barry told us — and a joint session of Congress that he HAS A PLAN (which he can’t find anyone in Congress to introduce or sponsor) to create jobs in America.  He has already campaigned for this plan in the home districts of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner.  The Tar Heel State is “fortunate” enough to be the next stop for this traveling circus.

Today’s N&O accidentally unveils one big problem about the Apex company Barry is visiting today to tout his “job creation” plan:

Obama will visit one business that is growing.

Irv Portman, a Democratic Wake County commissioner, the owner of WestStar Precision, said his office was contacted last week by the Small Business Administration, which asked whether he would make his plant available for a presidential visit.

Portman said his Apex plant, which does contract manufacturing for aircraft interior, aircraft structures, medical devices and alternative energy devices, has grown from 14 to 24 employees since last year, adding a second shift. He said he had not received any SBA loans or federal stimulus grants. He started the company in 1996.

His company has also operated a plant in San Jose Costa Rica since 2000, which he said has about 24 employees.

First, the owner of the company is a Democrat elected official.  I am SURE he has on at least one occasion participated in political activities — or supported candidates — that bashed Republicans for sending jobs overseas.

Second, “contract manufacturing” screams government money.   It is a GOOD BET that the work on “alternative energy devices” is funded by Barry-O’s $$stash$$ — um,  I mean taxpayer money — I mean, our money.

I bet this owner’s business brings in more than $200,000 per year.  So, if Barry holds true to his word, he will be raising taxes on this business.  How will that help this man create jobs in this tough economic climate?

Also, is it really a good idea to promote the idea of creation of jobs for Americans by campaigning with a guy that has been busy putting Costa Ricans to work?

This is more about campaigning with a good photo op in front of friendly faces than it is about getting the economy moving again.  The stuff he talked about in his speech before Congress is the same stuff Barry has been doing and promoting since he got to DC.  It hasn’t worked yet, and it won’t ever.

You know what they say about doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result ….