Obama jokes with his liberal supporters in the media that his shovel ready jobs weren't so shovel ready. When Obama pushed his stimulus bill spending near one trillion dollars he said shovel ready jobs would be funded creating jobs. While Obama's spending bill increased the deficit and national debt, job loses continued for months after.
Most of the Obama spending went to transferring money to those he politically favored like unions and governments at the state level so they can spend more.
Obama also passed his huge spending Obamacare that many worry will hurt seniors because it cuts Medicare by $500 billion. Obamacare also has death panels that will deny many of treatment as being too costly to care for seniors that have less years to live. Hence the phrase by critics that, 'Grandma isn't shovel ready'.