Skip to comments.President Obama: U.S. Gotten a Bit "Lazy" on Attracting Businesses
Posted on 11/14/2011 5:20:42 AM PST by Rummyfan
HONOLULU - President Obama said that the United States has gotten a "little bit lazy" when it comes to bringing in new businesses in to the states. He made the comments at a CEO summit as part of the APEC conference Saturday, when asked by Boeing CEO James McNerney about looking at the world from a Chinese perspective and what they might consider as impediments to investing.
Obama said it's important to remember that the U.S. is still the largest receiver of foreign investment in the world and things like stability, openness and innovative free market culture are attractive. He also said there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity - like stability, openness, our innovative free market culture.
"But we've been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We've kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren't out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America, Obama said.
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This coming from a community organizer with absolutely NO experience running a business himself? Say it ain’t so.../s =.=
Always someone else, eh, Barry?
Where the U.S. “got lazy” was in vetting presidential candidates of a certain party.
Amazing talk coming from a man whose very policies have scared business owners to death.
‘President Obama: U.S. Gotten a Bit “Lazy” on Attracting Businesses’
1) Obamacare scaring the hell of any business wanting to hire
2) Overreaching EPA regulations
3) 200,000 pages of tax forms to fill out
4) Diversity demands
5) Crony Capitalism originating from Congress
There are no words left for my utter contempt of obama and everyone who voted for this communist disaster.
Lazyness has nothing to do with it. RATS like Obama work tirelessly to place impediments in the way of starting and runing businesses.
Why doesn’t this ignorant ass just STFU?
Hey. All he needs to do is put on a tie, stand at a podium, and read from a teleprompter every now and then.
He’d doing his job.
Why aren’t we doing ours?
(What an arrogant buffoon.)
You don’t need special schemes and deals to attract business. Just let freedom reign and they will come.
LOL, is this his new way of blaming Bush? I can only think of one president over the last couple of decades who has made it his mission to scare off new and old business. He will never give up the blame game.
Obama’s hate for:
...has driven his policies to kill or cripple all of the above!
What is it about Maoist oppression that makes people “lazy”?
I think you've summed it up.
” A Little bit lazy”, implies inaction. What is being done in this country is find the best things to do to foster business, then do exactly the opposite.
So lazy we even have a President who goes on Vacation every two seconds.
The golfer in chief should speak for himself. I’ve been working my a$$ off for the past 40 years.
Gee, it has absolutely nothng to do with the idiotic corporate taxation rate does it?
This guy honestly thinks we are all booger eating morons and the media will just hustle his B.S. without batting an eyelash.
Exactly. Jimmy Carter Jr.
All hat and no cattle.
“I have welded the door to its frame, wrapped it with heavy chains, blocked it with furniture, and boarded across the threshold. Why haven’t you come in?”
It’s easy to be the boy king - just act as stupidly as possible, then crow about it being somebody else’s fault.
Is there a sound clip for this? It would make for a great commercial.
He's definitely got the arrogance thing going on. Honestly, I think he's at least a bit of a sociopath as well.
Extending unemployment benefits will make them less lazy.
Right you muzzie idiot???
“There are no words left for my utter contempt of obama and everyone who voted for this communist disaster.”
I think John Cleese has appropropriate words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju3h7yk4Hcg
Watching him give this little, Americans-are-lazy, speech... He just dripped with arrogance and condescension.
What a perverted, evil, muslim-communist ninnyhammer!
With some American citizens contemplating a move out of the United States due to the present regime, it’s not surprising that Uncle Bama isn’t looked upon as a paragon of trust and efficacy.
That is the "innovate free market culture".
And he gives his prime time presser last night, where he answered the pointed questions about the economy and business climate - including the big thing we have all wanted to learn, why everybody wasn't wearing Hawaiian shirts.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green...'
ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, 'We Shall Overcome.'
Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake, while he damns the ants.
President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.
The entire nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2012.
We've had four Ivy League presidents over those twenty years.
Besides being a nation of cowards, now we’re a little lazy. They have to go.
This should be seen by everybody in the free world.
He is the Pied Piper of the lazy, the moochers, the envious and the born followers.
He knows there is still a very large segment of America who listen to what he says instead of looking at the damage he does.
Kia and so on
No its Southern Governors who are looking to attack businesses and they do it by making it attractive for them to come to their states.
I have not seen any of them open a factory in the Rust Belt.
Interesting word (”lazy”) coming from a man who’s never had a real job in his entire life.
"In Africa, you often see that the difference between a village where everybody eats and a village where people starve is government. One has a functioning government, and the other does not.
Which is why it bothers me when I hear people say that government is the enemy. They don't understand its fundamental role."
Something I'm sure that you'll 'rectify' should you be elected to a second-term, Your Highness! /sarc