Skip to comments.Sluggish Economy Blamed on Lazy Americans
Posted on 11/18/2011 9:23:31 PM PST by John Semmens
In his continuing quest to find the real killers of Americas prosperity, President Obama is now testing out the idea that laziness lies at the root of the prolonged recession were in.
Look, we in government have been going all out trying to get the economy moving, the president told an audience of campaign supporters. In the last two years the federal government has spent more than it ever has before. Weve generously handed out money left and right. Weve added new guidelines and procedures to virtually every segment of industry in an effort to direct businesses toward a more fruitful utilization of the nations resources. I mean, its been a tireless effort on our part to get things moving.
In contrast, what has the private sector done? Obama asked. Consumers wont spend. Businesses wont invest. This is despite a massive increase in the money supply from the Fed that has made borrowing very inexpensive. The private sector is just not doing its part.
Pure laziness is about the best face I can put on the private sectors failure to cooperate, the president speculated. People apparently just dont care enough about what Im trying to do for this country to put forth the effort I need to make the recovery work.
The president indicated that some of my advisors are urging me to take sterner measures. They say that the problem lies in relying upon voluntary compliance with the governments incentives and encouragement. They counsel more direct instructions, narrower tolerances for deviations, and stiffer penalties for disobedience. I hope it wont have to come to that, but I can wait too much longer for results.
In related news, former President Bill Clintons new bookBack to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economycalled for higher taxes and spending to reviveAmericas faltering economy. The idea that we can sit back and wait for the economy to get back to work on its own makes no sense,Clintonwrote. Its time that the president tells Americans to get their lazy butts off the couch and mow the lawn or therell be no allowance this week. Unless government takes firmer control over everyones purse strings I dont see how we can hope to get the country on the right track.
Or an inept president.
Good satire but the cause of our failing economy is a serious subject. You can’t build a growing economy by outsourcing your production.
Kick out the illegals who are doing jobs Americans WILL DO and u will find legal Americans are not lazy at all.
Thanks for the ping. Good to see your still at it.
Negrodamus is NOT inept... he is doing it on purpose..
ONLY republicans can give him the benefit of the doubt..
“Top down, bottom up, inside out...”
Orwellian isn’t it??
Iz that a pik-i-nik basket?
Good to see you posting again, John.
75 rounds of golf will only stimulate the economy so much.
Once again your satire is so perilously close to reality it is hard to read without throwing up. But I guess that’s what makes it cutting edge.
Now THAT is funny.
Hmmmmm. That's real close to the line between reality and satire. Mebbe over.
Good job, John, keep 'em coming!
Great to see you posting again. I hope this thread is not closed, as some of your other recent threads have been. You have many fans on FR.
Well, at least he’s stopped blaming evil ATM machines.
Good to see ya back on FR friend! Don’t let the stards get ya down.
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