Monday, July 26, 2010


There is a shortage of “rose colored glasses” in the U.S, today mainly as a result of the Democrats and the Obama Administration buying them in bulk to explain their economic policies to a skeptical public. To listen to the “Anointed One”, Obama, talk about the economy you’d think everything was hunky-dory, but he never tells you why everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up. His logic is topsy-turvy, either because of ignorance or by design.

Never, in the history of our country, has there been such a vast disconnect between sane economic policy and an insane interpretation of that policy by an Administration in office as we have with the Obama Administration. We are in a serious recession with few positive signs that we will emerge from it anytime soon. Since the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008 to the present – our economic situation has gotten progressively worse rather than for the better. We should’ve started on a strong recovery months ago, but due to the economic policies of the Obama Administration, we seem to be going backwards instead of forward into a meaningful recovery.

Passing a monstrous government controlled health care bill that in effect takes over 1/6 of our economy, announcing that they will let the Bush tax cuts expire, taking control of multi-billion dollar corporations, and spending “stimulus” money for the benefit of their union friends and cronies, all have contributed to a climate of unease and apprehension in the private business community.

Whatever recovery we are in, according to the Administration, it is a jobless recovery, if at all. Private businesses will not hire in any great numbers when there is so much uncertainty in the air. Increased taxes, increased regulations, which causes increased overhead are all being discussed and promoted by the Obama Administration. How can a business plan its future if they are dealing with the policies of an anti-free enterprise, anti-capitalist President and Congress? A free and open business climate, with sensible government oversight, that creates taxpaying jobs along with goods and services, is what this country needs, not more taxpayer money being pumped into the public sector employment and government positions. The infusion of taxpayer money into expanding government employment is a zero sum boost to our economy, as those tax funds come from the workers and companies that produce goods and services in the private sector. You can’t tax and spend your way to prosperity. Only by making the business climate friendlier to private business will we be able to unleash the great potential of our country that is waiting to be unleashed.

President Obama and the Democrats, take you’re “boots off the neck” of private business and let the United States be what it has always been, up until recently, the greatest country with the greatest economic engine in the world. We were once the envy of the world, but now we are in the process of being two, three or four in economic importance. The Marxist philosophy of “spreading the wealth around”, is a sure-fire recipe for financial ruin. Just look at the economic basket cases of Greece, Spain and Portugal. Is that what we want for our country?

Take off your “rose colored glasses” and get out of the way of progress, Mr. President.. We don’t want to become the United States of Europe.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Fire Hussein! said...

Radical Columbia University professors Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven must be proud of Obama. Their plan calls for the destruction of capitalism in America by swelling the welfare rolls to the point of collapsing our economy and then implementing socialism by nationalizing many private institutions.

John Cusack said...

The old expression of , "There are none so blind as those that will not see", certainly applies to Obama and the Democrats. If you ever wanted to write a textbook on what not to do in a protracted recession, you'd commission the whole Obama Administration to write it. Never have so many have so little wisdom, no personal experience in creating wealth, and don't realize that efforts such as the Stimulus Bill just deter private enterprise from reviving the economy as it has in past downturns. It's like putting Barney Frank in as head counselor at a camp for Congressional interns. Nothing good will happen as a result.