Obama was in Buffalo, New York today visiting a metal fabrication plant and enjoying some Buffalo Wings with fries (Michelle is gonna kick his ass). While there, this snappy billboard went up in time to greet him.
(CNN) -- "I need a freakin job."
That's the message on a billboard that went up in Buffalo, New York, just in time for President Obama's town hall meeting there Thursday.
On CNN's American Morning, the creator of the billboard, Jeff Baker, said he was inspired to help pay for the eye-catching gimmick because he wanted to "refocus the national dialogue" back to "basic job creation."
When the economy went south, Baker and his brother lost their 10-year-old textile business, which employed 25 people. Their family's woes are reflected throughout the city of Buffalo, which suffers from one of the country's highest poverty rates, with nearly 30 percent of its population living at or below the poverty line. Buffalo's unemployment rate is at 8.6 percent, while the national average is 9.7 percent.[…]
Baker is asking for more frank discussion that leads to tangible job creation.
"I would love to sit down and talk about the small-business perspective, a beer-jobs summit with regular knuckleheads like me," he told The Buffalo News.
The billboard has inspired a Facebook movement, found by searching for . Close to 1,000 people had said they "like" the site and had left encouraging messages on its wall when the billboard made national news Thursday morning.
I can feel Mr. Baker’s pain, but the only thing government can do to create real private sector jobs is to get out of the way. Unfortunately, this administration is firmly locked into the belief that government is the answer for all.
Below is the CNN interview of Jeff Baker.
Here is the full video from inafj.org
Also check out the INeedaFreakinJob channel on YouTube.
Via: CNNVia: inafj.org