Skip to comments.Our Clueless President
Posted on 01/16/2014 6:27:45 AM PST by Kaslin
Let me get this straight.
For five years Barack Obama has been president.
For five years hes demonstrated -- with amazing consistency -- that he has no clue what we need to get out of the ditch and back on the road to real economic recovery.
Hes repeatedly demonstrated that he cant work with a divided Congress and he cant, or just plain wont, lean on Harry Reid to allow the Senate to vote on the stack of jobs bills that has been sent over by the House.
The president clearly has learned nothing on the job. And now our multi-clueless commander in chief is so frustrated that hes not getting his way with Congress, hes starting to issue decrees like some tin-pot socialist South American dictator.
Thats what Obama did this week when he called on Congress to pass his latest list of tried-and-not-true ideas for resurrecting the economy.
If Congress didnt enact his pet policies -- a federal minimum wage hike, another unemployment insurance extension, funding for universal preschool, etc. -- the president decreed, he was going to wield his executive super-powers.
Ive got a pen and Ive got a phone, he bragged, I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive action and administrative actions that move the ball forward.
Trouble is, the president is one of the few guys on the field who doesnt realize that the ball he wants to move forward has been out of air for almost a century.
The most powerful leader on the planet still doesnt get it when it comes to economic policy -- and obviously never will.
He still thinks like a naïve 20-something community organizer from South Chicago who has never had to meet a payroll or raise a dime of capital.
He still believes in the 1930s New Deal myth that its the government that creates prosperity and growth, not free-market capitalism.
And he still doesnt understand that it is lower tax rates, federal spending cuts and less government regulation that encourage businesses to expand, create jobs and hire people.
In Obama-Think, passing a law to jack up the minimum wage, extending unemployment insurance for six months and throwing billions in subsidies at shaky solar companies are considered magical ways to stimulate a sluggish economy and create jobs.
In the real world, as weve seen for the last five years, it works the opposite way.
When one political party passes laws making it more costly for businesses to hire humans, companies learn to streamline and get by with fewer humans or hire humans in foreign lands. Can you spell Obamacare?
When jobs become too costly, they get destroyed and they never come back -- by the millions. Can you count a record 92 million people not participating in the workforce?
The only way our slow boat to permanent economic stagnation is going to be turned around is if we return to the economic policies of the 1980s and 1990s.
Thats when a pair of economically savvy presidents named Reagan and Clinton made sure tax and regulatory policies did not cripple the ability of capitalism to create economic growth, prosperity and jobs.
It doesnt matter how many lightly taxed and lightly regulated Promise Zones President Obama sets up in North Carolina or Texas with a wave of his mighty pen.
The whole country needs to be turned into a permanent Promise Zone. But thats never going to happen as long as we have someone in the White House who doesnt appreciate or like the free market and doesnt know the difference between capitalism and cronyism.
Sorry Michael, I have to disagree with you. Imho, 0bama knows exactly what he is doing. The destruction of the economy, and foreign relations is on purpose.
Barry doesn’t believe ANY of that sh*t.
He is DELIBERATLY destroying the nation—and doing a VERY good job of it, too.
So, Michael, run for office. It’s been analyzed to death, and frankly, those of us voters who think - and granted the number is minimal - are the only ones who read, and we already get it.
We need to form a plan and git going.
To quote Reagan, It’s not that he doesn’t know anything, it’s that he knows so much that ain’t so.
Well, that’s a mystery. Is President Obama lazy and inept or is he working from a master script to destroy the USA? Who knows? Does it really matter at this point (no pun intended), because the end result is the same? Whether by intent or not, President Obama and his ideological bedfellows are doing a lot of destruction.
No. As you said, the results are the same.
I blame the GOP and Republicans in Congress who have not opposed this President one iota in the shameless abuse of power odyssey that has been ongoing from the beginning of his administration!
WAYYYY too many dangerous, counterproductive and patently criminal precedents have been set. Reversing this lawless and Un American process will be a superhuman achievement.
Tin-pot socialist indeed he’s getting more dangerous by the day.