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Posted on 11/22/2010 1:27:09 AM PST by Scanian
Last week President Obama decided to repair his strained relationship with business -- not by advocating permanent reductions in taxes and less regulation, but by interviewing a Clinton-era former Treasury official for a position as economic advisor. Obama's presidency has been torpedoed by his endemic hostility toward capitalism, and he imagines that the problem is one of perception that can be papered over with the appointment of a Wall Street insider. Just how out of touch is this guy?
Week after week, Obama has used his bully pulpit to attack American corporations. Companies big and small are accused of everything from intentionally failing to create jobs to reporting excess profits, which in this president's mind would seem to be any profit at all. Then there is the inscrutable charge that corporate America is conspiring to "steal our democracy." Whatever could the president mean by this?
Just what he means by "stealing our democracy" and other allegations of the sort is made clear in Obama's weekly radio addresses, fully half of which in recent months have been devoted to the purported conspiracy of business against democracy. Among recent titles in the president's long-running anti-capitalist talk show are "No Corporate Takeover of Our Democracy" (Aug. 21), "Honoring the American Worker" (Sept. 4), "The Republican Corporate Power Grab" (Sept. 18), "GOP Rewarding Corporations that Create Jobs Overseas" (Oct. 16), and "Letting Wall Street Run Wild Again" (Oct. 23).
In all of these addresses, the claim is the same: corporate America is out to crush the worker, extract sinful profits from his labor, and distribute these profits -- presumably as stock dividends and executive compensation -- to a small class of exploiters whom Obama simply calls "the rich." We have heard the same scenario verbatim ever since 1848, when Marx and Engels published The Communist Manifesto. But what surprises one is not just the anachronistic nature of the Obama's message, but also the crass and boorish quality of his discourse. Everything the president has said about American business can be reduced to a single barbaric yawp repeated over and over again: "the rich have it, we want it, let's take it."
Simple explanations for simple people of little intellectual sophistication.
It would be nice if his mentor was as simple as a man as Jeremiah Wright is but unfortunately his real mentors run far deeper.
Just one of many. One we can document without any difficulty.
When the threat posed by Obama really comes home to me is when I stop and just look around my home at the things that have been produced by “big business”, and I think how horrible life would be without them.
Does Obama really believe that a system of state capitalism in which profits are strictly regulated -- and minimized -- will produce dynamic growth, enough to create jobs for the 30 million workers now unemployed or underemployed and for the millions of new workers entering the job market each year?
That, of course, was the vision of Lenin, Mao, and Castro, and of every other Marxist ruler over the past century. Never before has it worked, and it never will, no matter how many radio addresses the president devotes to the subject.
When the foreign occupier employed the phrase "fundamentally transforming America" two years ago, that's precisely what he meant. Zer0 has no intention of going quietly.
Here's a 'mid-course correction'...
I say we impeach this jackass.
And his sick bunch of numb-nuts.
The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.
Our federal government certainly cannot be blamed for this, because it hasn't laid off anyone. sarcasm />
Yeah, and the ‘Rats think the public is still stupid and ignorant enough to believe the government has nothing to do with the economy being the way it is.
The Communist Manifesto in action.