Saturday, June 9, 2012
The Private Sector is Doing Fine!
This has got to be my favorite line, so far, this political season. Perhaps it is Freudian, but the entire response shows the President is a) out of touch with the average American, and b) clearly behind the idea that only Governments can create jobs through more and more spending.
I wonder if this will catch on with the same vigor as Bill Clinton's "It's the economy stupid" line did when he defeated Bush, the elder.
This line captures the essence of the choice before America this fall. Is job creation the role of the Federal, State, and Municipal governments or should their role be as unobtrusive as possible and allow private industry to create the jobs that lead to wealth?
If you believe it is the role of government to redistribute wealth the question then becomes how much of your wealth should they redistribute?
If you believe government should be as unobtrusive as possible then how much government is enough to "establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty?"
With his initial explanation, before his advisors could put a good spin on it, he clearly showed he believes the government must be central in the lives of all its citizens and only it can create jobs with spending dollars we don't really have.