Skip to comments.What if Obama "Showed Some Love"?
Posted on 03/14/2010 6:11:43 AM PDT by Kaslin
What if President Obama was willing to show some love?
Could he help grow our economy, and make the world a better place?
Im not referring here to the President bowing to foreign heads of state. Im not hinting at his glad-handing with dictators like Hugo Chavez. And Im not referring to President Obamas repeated apologies to the Muslim world, and his insistence on treating murderous Islamic terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to the benefits of a domestic jury trial.
When I say show some love, Im suggesting that the President would do well to demonstrate some respect and appreciation for the worlds entrepreneurs, wealth creators, and business operators. Rather than maligning them with his words, and manipulating them with his oppressive policies, the President might find that to show some love could produce more opportunity for all.
Now, in reality, I dont actually think that President Obamas objective is to produce more opportunity for all. At this point in his presidency, it seems apparent that his aim is to expand his control over economic resources, and to re-distribute those resources according to his wishes and such an agenda precludes opportunity for all.
Yet despite our federal governments current trend towards state-run capitalism (this is the new, kinder, gentler way of saying fascism), an interesting display of love for free-market enterprise has emerged recently in the Pacific Northwest. The love and the reaction to the love - is noteworthy for anyone who still cherishes American freedom, and opportunity for all.
In an effort to attract businesses to the state that he leads, last week Idaho Governor Butch Otter published a paper he entitled Love Letter To Our Neighbors: Idaho Is Open For Your Business. Its true that a rising tide lifts all boats Otter stated in the opening sentence of his document, which was published as a newspaper editorial throughout the sates of Oregon and Washington. But how those boats are handled, he noted, makes a big difference when the tide is out and the waters get rough
Governor Otter explained that while states across the country are dealing with the recession and their own state budget crises in a variety of different ways, the state of Idaho was committed to construing its government in such a way as to create stability for the private sector economy. Predictable tax and regulatory policies are what our employers need in order to maintain their operations through this rough patch, Otter wrote, and its what employers elsewhere are looking for when they consider expanding or relocating.
The targeting of Idahos neighbors with a love letter comes as at a strategic time. Just last month, Oregon voters approved tax increases on businesses and rich people to the tune of $727 million annually (Phil Knight of the Nike corporation calls it Oregons Assisted Suicide Law II). And Washingtons Governor and legislature are currently contemplating even bigger tax increases to tackle their state budget, which figures to be as big as Idahos entire State budget.
As one might expect, reaction across the border to Governor Otters love letter was swift. After reading portions of the letter on-air, Talk Show Host Dori Monson at Seattles Newstalk 97.3 KIRO-FM radio exclaimed be still my beating heart! Idaho Gov. Gets Fresh With Oregon's Businesses read a headline from the Associated Press. And after a day or so of both Washingtonians and Oregonians buzzing about Idahos offer, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, a faithful adherent to Obamanomics, took to the podium with both a message of combativeness, and of victimization.
At one point, Governor Gregoire shot-back at her counterpart in Idaho, saying bring it on, and citing Forbes Magazines listing of Washington as one of the best states in America for business. Still at another point, the Governor of Washington noted that everything is fair game, but to suggest that somehow there is this massive tax going on in my state that puts my business to a detrimental level compared to yours is simply not fair
So being competitive in the free market is fair game, yet at the same time it is simply not fair. And notice the other fallacy in Governor Gregoires remarks, where she references my business in my state. The enterprises in question here do not belong to Ms. Gregoire. They are owned by private citizens some of whom do NOT have deep pockets who take risks investing their own capital and life savings and talents, so as to create worthwhile products and services, and in the process, employ people. Politicians in the tradition of Obama and Gregoire typically show very little respect for these types of business risks, while at the same time focusing on ways to confiscate and re-distribute the business persons earned rewards.
Thus far, showing love is working. In 2008, Idaho lured a proposed $2 billion energy plant and 400 jobs away from Washington, and now with the love letter campaign underway, Idahos neighbors are playing defense.
Imagine if the leader of the free world could show love in this way.
He is to full of hisself to do that.
BO/BS is showing his love for socialism/marxism.
Too late! (And who would be stupd enough to think it genuine?)
Obama hates businessmen, and loves Marxism. This article is pointless.
If Zero showed love he would be more dangerous than he is now!! If people believed he cared the deception would be complete to a greater extent than it is already! Fact is too many believe he Did care!!
Obummer shows his love to this class in the same way some prison inmates show love to their weaker cell mates. The private sector is simply a supply house for fresh prison bit*hes to Obummer and Co.
that picture says it all.
When are people going to get it ..??
Obama cannot show love to anybody but HIS OWN AGENDA.
He has studied and studied how to hate America and all we stand for .. why anybody would presume Obama can change his stripes at this point in the game is fooling himself.
The author of this article is deceived into believe Obama will change, can change, or even wants to change. It’s that old problem .. accepting that some people really are evil.