The Financial Times on July 30th had an interesting article in its European edition. It reported that the White House sincerely believes that “occupational red tape costs millions of jobs…”.
If the White House believes that state and local regulations stifle job creation, what the hell do they think massive federal regulations do? What does Obamacare do to prescription drug research and development, and what does the federal tax on medical devices do to the companies creating and manufacturing these important tools for the handicapped? What do the EPA’s non-stop introduction of job-killing regulations do for the unemployed?
I believe that Obama must be jealous that the states are out-regulating him and he wants them to stop competing to see who can kill the greater number of jobs or raise consumer costs the most. But, according to the article, our Barry is on the case to reduce regulations and wants to spend $15 million studying the matter, which means wasting more tax-payer money jawing the issue instead of setting an example and reducing federal regulations in order to demonstrate to the states how it’s done. Our Barry loves to blame others for his own failures so he takes this opportunity to blame the states for the national unemployment disaster that is of his own making.
And of course the White House’s heart is in the right place, because Obama is wringing his hands over the number of people with criminal records for whom these regulations are job killers. It appears Obama is more interested in jobs for the criminal element than in creating jobs for college graduates who are trying to raise families but can’t find a decent job that will pay them well, if they can find a job at all. Obama sees merit in pleasing the criminal element in America today because they’re called Democrats.
But how about reversing the logic of getting rid of harmful regulations that kill jobs and consider Obama’s favorite tactic for getting what he wants: ignoring laws and regulations already on the books and just make policy by edict. Does our president ever consider the harm done to society when he dictates his opinions and imposes his will on the nation? For example, Obama unconstitutionally and unlawfully allows uncontrolled immigration; he re-writes the Obamacare regulations on-the-fly to please himself and accomplish his political ambitions; he ignores IRS scandals that could hurt him; he allows Hillary Clinton to sell influence from her Sec State position and pretends he doesn’t know of her use of a personal email server in violation of the law. These tendencies of Obama undermine our entire society and cause a drawing back on the part of companies as they see uncertainty in their future and they make no major investments or expansion of their business as a result. So no matter which way Obama goes, he kills jobs and makes the population quake waiting for the next edict that will negatively impact the nation.
Obama’s policies are more contradictory and idiotic than a drug-crazed loon’s, but that’s our Barry.