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Our Clueless President ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michael Reagan

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 he’s 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.

He’s repeatedly demonstrated that he can’t work with a divided Congress and he can’t, or just plain won’t, 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 he’s not getting his way with Congress, he’s starting to issue decrees like some tin-pot socialist South American dictator.

That’s 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 didn’t 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.

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve 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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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 it’s the government that creates prosperity and growth, not free-market capitalism.

And he still doesn’t 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 we’ve 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.

That’s 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 doesn’t 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 that’s never going to happen as long as we have someone in the White House who doesn’t appreciate or like the free market and doesn’t know the difference between capitalism and cronyism.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: barack0bama; congress; demonrats; jobsandeconomy

1 posted on 01/16/2014 6:27:45 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Our Clueless President

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.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 6:33:07 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin

Wake up!
Barry doesn’t believe ANY of that sh*t.

He is DELIBERATLY destroying the nation—and doing a VERY good job of it, too.

3 posted on 01/16/2014 6:33:13 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Kaslin

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.

4 posted on 01/16/2014 6:33:21 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Kaslin
Clueless in that he doesn't understand how capitalism works and that the US is NOT evil... Not clueless in his goals and why he can play golf 24/7...and watch TV...because his sledgeomatic is smacking the US down blow by blow...I posted this elsewhere, but the thesis is still sound here, too: er. Not funny not even close. Let's look. Target info lost and no uproar from bho. nsa and all spy secrets including nuclear are now basically available on wiki. bho-care allows access to your bank accounts. Congress does not exist. Goldman Sachs speaks of income redistribution. Toure ≈ bho in thought and deed. More military leaders let go yesterday...are any left other than commie lapdogs? Start small perhaps with a sliding scale and take say $5000 from you and I and give to whom bho chooses? Who doubts he wouldn't call this tithing and say it is based on biblical principles? Remember his church is humanist/commie/fascist and he hates us. Don't doubt me on this.
5 posted on 01/16/2014 6:39:35 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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6 posted on 01/16/2014 6:40:15 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Kaslin

To quote Reagan, It’s not that he doesn’t know anything, it’s that he knows so much that ain’t so.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 6:41:37 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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8 posted on 01/16/2014 6:43:04 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: M Kehoe

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.

9 posted on 01/16/2014 6:43:12 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: CitizenUSA
Does it really matter at this point...

No. As you said, the results are the same.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 6:46:05 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin
We have a ‘clueless’ President, a compliant and next to worthless MSM and unfortunately, a Conservative ‘opposition’ which is asleep at the switch.

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.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 6:54:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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12 posted on 01/16/2014 7:29:33 AM PST by PLD
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To: Kaslin

Tin-pot socialist indeed he’s getting more dangerous by the day.

13 posted on 01/16/2014 9:40:46 AM PST by Vaduz
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