BUFFALO, NY – President Obama has a new billboard that doesn’t exactly give him some good PR!
President Obama walked into a very clear message when he visited Buffalo, NY on Thursday: “I need a freaking job.” His visit was aimed at promoting the administration’s success in creating new jobs. He also pitched Congress on approving a $30 billion credit for small-business growth.
Latest job figures show 9.9 percent of the nation is still out of work and many blame Obama for focusing his recovery efforts too narrowly. A group of Buffalo residents, fed up with the job market, decided to make sure the president knew their thoughts. The erected billboard was conveniently placed along the route that Obama’s motorcade took into town. They also constructed a website called INAFJ.org to further their mission.
The campaign was organized by Buffalo businessman Jeff Baker, who lost his own small business 15 months ago. Buffalo was already on hard times before the recession, and the current state of the economy has made things much worse.
“We employed 25 people and it was the most heartbreaking situation I’ve been through in my life,” Baker said of losing his business. “Nothing else matters unless the American people are working.”