Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Howdy, partner

In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, President Obama spoke about the need for government and business to work together:
And this is a job for all of us. As a government, we will help lay the foundation for you to grow and innovate and succeed.
No, no, no, no, NO! The best thing that government can do is get the hell out of the way and let supply and demand, and the profit motive, do their thing. Government – particularly under this administration – wants to partner with business in the same way that a tapeworm wants to partner with a capacious trencherman at an all-you-can-eat buffet. The gang currently in control of the executive branch plans to pick winners and losers, manipulate capital flows, direct investments into non-viable but ideologically attractive industries and expand control over the very air that we breathe, while taxing us heavily for the privilege - and, by the way, all of this while saddling the economy with fabulously expensive new entitlements that will bankrupt future generations.

Remember: when Obama talks about “business”, he is envisioning it as a captive subsidiary and funding vehicle for the federal government. He wants the private sector to be a malleable and very silent partner. This is the path of decline and fall.


Minicapt said...

I heard you the first time!


Paco said...

I had some spare "n's" in inventory, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to use them up.

Steve Skubinna said...

But don't dare call him a socialist! That's a racist code word!

tw: hatin. Uncanny.

bingbing said...

Aye, Steve.

Socialism anyone?

This time it'll work. We'll get it right this time.


I blame Indonesian and Hawaiian history teachers.

Anonymous said...

bingbing, I don't know nuthin' about the Indonesian history teachers, but having had a daughter in high school there not long ago, I guarantee you're right about the Hawai'ian ones.

Yojimbo said...

"Capacious trencherman":)

It is not socialism, it is smart industrial policy and don't you forget it. You can innovate all you want but if it isn't in the preferred slot it will simply be regulated out of existence. "Clean coal" is a good example.

I loved his statement about things being different if he had brought a fruit cake at the beginning of his term. Things might have been different if he hadn't carried out an assault on the business community in his first two years. Never wants to deal with the crux of the problem does he.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. The government needs to get out of the way. The unions need to be reined in. The outrageous pensions are killers. Obama talked about building up the infrastructure, the highways. Well, the trucks are doing just fine, and they can only go so fast. Cut taxes. Keep 'em low. He talked about getting the best and brightest as workers. Encouraging kids to go into math and science. They should add healthcase. There is an entire industry devoted to the importation of Philippino doctors, nurses, healthcare people. How about tax credits for the hiring of American workers.

Don't worry, Paco. The "n's" should be overstocked very soon. They breed like Tribbles.

Deborah Leigh

Bob Belvedere said...

A crackerjack response, Paco, to Wesley Mouch, er, Barack Hussein Obama.

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