Skip to comments.Obama Should Go to Business Night School
Posted on 03/15/2014 1:28:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
If I had been Barrack Obama's adviser when he was young I would have led, guided, pushed or simply threatened him to go to business school instead of law school. I would have told him that it was pretty obvious he was going to be running this country in his later years, and business school might do him better than law school. I have never been to law school but have a Masters degree in business administration, so I can understand some of the complex business models that face our leader: Keystone pipeline, raising the minimum wage and deciding that private businesses have to pay over-time to employees on a salary if they work over 40 hours a week.
The difference between law school and business school seems to be, judging by the actions of POTUS, is figuring out what will become of the economy after one the complex problems cited above goes into effect. Obviously that isn't a concern in law school; laws are passed and enacted and in the mortal words of Nancy Pelosi we need to pass the law to find out what happens from what's in it.
Let's take a look at the Keystone Pipeline problem. We are shipping oil across this country on the railroad, coincidentally owned by Warren Buffet, which at least Warren Buffet thinks is a wonderful and safe, albeit not the fastest, way to ship oil. It certainly keeps his railroad going well, which is important. Should we decide to go the other way and erect the Keystone Pipeline, we are told that we may be able to create over 20,000 new, well-paying jobs and perhaps have a faster and safer way to move the oil.
The President now has a choice which is the type of situations taught in business school. It doesn't seem to be a very hard problem, now that the feeling is no environmental problems should arise. In as much as he never went to business school and has trouble doing something without checking on what his actions would do for him politically. Could that be the deciding factor?
When sticking his nose into private companies the President relies on politics only. The raising of the minimum wage and the paying of overtime to those on salary present some unintended consequences plus some serious economic results that will hurt, not help POTUS.
The unintended consequences:
1. Raising the minimum wage changes the ratio between those on the bottom of the company and those making higher wages all the way up the companys employment ladder. Minimum you will have workers who will be upset and that could lead to a slowdown in productivity. Maximum management would have to adjust the wages of all which would force either raising prices or cutting profits.
2. Paying overtime for salary employees brings up the need to set up a new accounting system, as salary employees do not clock in and out. Those on salary have contracts that give them vacations, sick days and other perks. Sorting out the logistics of redesigning the accounting department to make this work which includes verifying their working hours must be added to the actual cost of the overtime and force higher costs on the company. If they can sell their wares or services then this would start pushing up inflation in the country.
Inflation is not a desired outcome but the opposite of the inflation is the cutting of jobs to keep costs and prices in line. Neither of these is what the President should be pushing for, EXCEPT, if you think these artificial increases gives the President more votes! I believe it is too late for the President to go to business school but playing politics with our private industries, our work force and our economy is unbelievable. I would expect that by this time in his life he would understand "there is no such thing as a free lunch"
He could use a crash course in Ethics, too.
Zer0 does not need to go to business night school..... He is doing just fine destroying our wealth. After all that’s his job as first Marxist president.
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
“The goal of socialism is communism.”
Roger, he’s a COMMUNIST. Commies believe in fairy tales like “Marxian economics” and are hence immune to facts, logic, and empirical evidence.
Besides, his true mission is to destroy the United States, not make us safe, prosperous, and happy.
You really ought to understand that by now.
Sorry, Mr. Schlesinger, but bus. School wouldn’t have done zip good for the Mahdi, a lifelong subhuman Islamocommunist, who bitterly hates America, Americans, and every good thing America stands for.
It would be more practical to send professors to golf course. /sarc
This author assumes he’s here to save America, and not destroy it, which is the real goal.
“Actually, he hasn’t come to this understanding yet...”
The Bamster couldn’t manage the night shift at a 7-11.
In 0bama's [putative] mind, there's no difference between pictures and words you see in a book, and reality. When these don't match, he doesn't adjust his worldview to conform to objective facts, he simply accepts increasingly delusional defense mechanisms to protect himself from the truth.
That's the nature of mental illness. That's the nature of liberalism. But I repeat myself.
What 0bama should have been forced to do, what all "public servants" should be forced to do, is have a few years of experience working in a non-academic, non-government, non-government-grant related job as a condition for eligibility to hold office.
Not more schooling.
It’s clear Obamao has NO UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC ECONOMICS.
It’s truly embarrasing that the POTUS doesn’t even understand ANY of these concepts taught in any Econ 101 class:
-the “Law of Supply & Demand”
-the Laffer Curve
-the Profit Incentive
He thinks that he is the free lunch.
Odumbo needs to “graduate” from kindergarten first. Once he has worked his way through the rest of the grades, perhaps, just perhaps he will have learned SOMETHING. Right now it seems he could care less while being our first ever “dictator”.
The US is not enough, 0 wants to destroy a night school too!?
~ General MacArther in his book 'Reminiscenes'
Clown Prince nobama should go to...prison.
Ya beat me to it again!
I believe Soros’ puppet hand understands precisely.
He could go to night school to become a half-wit?
He needs to go back and take an eight grade basic math.
Based on what? His Chooming?
IF I ran a business which had a number of contracted salaried employees, I would void all of the contracts, and blame the ‘Obama rules’.
I cannot do what the contract says & do what Obama rules say at the same time.
The perks of taking time off without being docked would disappear.
Requiring all employees to clock in would magically appear—by Monday morning hence.
FREE parking might also disappear. In case you think that you can always park for free on company property, think again.
Universal Studios—MCA—has charged employees for parking for years. I worked there from 1971 to 1975 & I paid $2.50 a week—while making about $8 an hour. I really pissed them off when I challenged charging me that parking fee when I was on VACATION. I got it removed on our vacation checks. BTW- we didn’t have assigned parking-—everything was first come, first served on most of the lot. Only the executives & stars got labeled parking.
Doesn’t sound like a big deal? There were always about 7,000 employees on the Universal property per week in those days. A 2 week vacation check deducted $5 for ‘parking’. That amounts to $35,000 extra money to the company for every 2 week vacation. More for the 3 & 4 week vacationers.
Other perks would also disappear. Lots of companies have a ‘birthday’ day once a month to celebrate everybody’s birthday in that month. Others put out free coffee- hot chocolate & tea. There are a lot of items that many companies provide which can disappear.
Obama doesn’t have a clue about what happens with his ‘rules’....but he knows darn well he is creating chaos.
My goats HATE water!