When speaking to a local reporter in Orlando, Florida, President Obama seemed to lay the blame for slow job growth at the feet of Americans themselves. When asked about the sluggish economy and poor job growth over the past several months the president replied, "The way I think about it is, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have the same competitive edge that we…. needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track." Those of you who were old enough may be getting Jimmy Carter flashbacks by now to his infamous "malaise" speech. At that time, President Carter deferred to a "crisis of conscience." It seems as if President Obama is alluding to the same condition.
It appears that President Obama has thrown another log on the raging bonfire of deflecting blame onto others. This time it’s the people’s fault. According to our president,Americano longer has the competitive edge it once had. So I suppose the question is, why?
It certainly can’t be due to the fact that our corporate income tax rate is the second highest in the world, nearly 1/3 of a company’s profits. He uses his sleight-of-hand technique on corporate income tax, decrying big businesses, like General Electric, who use loopholes in the system to pay hardly any income tax. Of course, he says nothing about the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who cannot use the same loopholes and, as a result, end up paying the full load.
It certainly can’t be because these income taxes are so high, and that small businesses are the engine of our economy, that they cannot afford to hire on extra help, especially when the debate tax hikes has still not been settled.
It certainly can’t be because of the president’s relationship with big labor, which continues to play the part of the parasite that eventually kills the host. This certainly cannot be the reason why automakers cannot compete with foreign imports because of union demands to pay bloated wages and benefits that will eventually cripple these companies ability to compete.
And it certainly can be that big businesses are moving huge parts of their operations overseas because of massive over-regulation and over taxation from our federal government. After all we’ve injected close to $1 trillion of our grand kids’ money into the system. This, of course, has worked every time it has been tried in history-just look at Greece!
Once again it is obvious that the current occupant in the White House either cannot or will not entertain even the thought that his policies of economic socialism and big government micromanagement are the cause of the economic slowdown and the nonexistent recovery we have been in for three years. To once again put blame on the American people for the mistakes of the government is the height of hypocrisy.
Will history revere President Obama in the same fashion it did Jimmy Carter? We will see on November 6, 2012.
If it’s the fault of the American people that the economy is so bad, then why doesn’t he let us go to work so that WE can fix the economy and get more money going into a economy that has been depeated by Socialist Democrat Cloward-Piven social and domestic spending programs? Why doesn’t he let us go back to work building that pipeline coming from Canada? Obama says he’ll veto any tax cut extension bill that includes authorizing building the pipeline from Canada. Well, wait a minute. If it’s our fault that the economy is so bad, and it’s because we won’t work like we should, but he won’t let us work on the pipeline because he says it’s to environmentally harmful to the country, whose fault is it after all, ours or Obama’s?
Ohhhh, I get it! We won’t be allowed to work jobs other than those Obama let’s work? So oil pipeline jobs are out, right? Because environmentalists are afraid of the oil getting out of the pipeline and fall on the ground, thus polluting it, right? Well, what if we just start working on the pipeline job without his approval? He doesn’t run the country, WE do. He can’t tell us what kind of work to do, that is up to us, not him. If he’s so worried about the economy being made so bad, and it’s our fault then we ought to be left alone so we can fix it, right? So I’m giving permission to get to work, and just run off anyone who comes and tells you, you have to stop work by order of the President! You tell the to go ***K themselves, you’ve got work to do.