President Obama is “out of touch” with America

Obama does not have much concern for the plight of the average American as you can see by his comment about the private sector doing “just fine”. Where his concern lies is with the public employee unions, his bread and butter constituency. The shrinking roles in these unions bring fear in the hearts of the union bosses and the Obama campaign fundraisers. How out of touch with the American people can he get?

Excerpt: Never in the course of economic stagnation has a less-feeling, more callous, completely out-of-touch sentence been uttered.

“The private sector is doing fine.”

In all of the debates that can be had over policy direction, administration priorities, whether or not the free market should be allowed to fail (and hence reinvent itself), or not (and hence keep the drag of economic growth going) one thing was known by both sides in the partisan ranks–the private sector is not fine.

America currently has the lowest participation in the employment pool of workers (by percentage) in over thirty years. Long after the 99 weeks of unemployment checks stopped coming, people have given up. The job market has dried up. Innovation has died a painful assassination, the bullet being fired into the head, by the administration’s own war on the small business man or woman.

It is painful. It is humiliating. It is gut wrenching. In short it is anything but “fine.”

What was almost as equally disturbing the in the soundbite taken from President Obama’s answer was the portion following the the “fine” comment.

He proceeded: “Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Often times cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.”

Here we see revealed an equally inane view of economic need, growth, development and solution.

In reality governments have tremendous power to levy the kind of help needed. State and local governments have fewer solutions than the federal government, but only by one choice. State, Local, and Federal governments all have the ability to borrow money or to raise taxes.

But state and local governments are under the gun of an electorate who is very close to them, doesn’t want to see fiscal mismanagement, and has no use for even more of their hard earned money being lost in wasteful fashion. The federal government being further removed from the people, gets away with high-end Las Vegas conferences, endless rounds of golf, or sending the first dame and kids off on Air Force 1 vacations at the drop of the hat–without as much immediate consequence.

The federal government also has the one ability that states and municipalities do not–the control the printing presses to the currency. And in this administration’s view–printing up as much as we need–doesn’t seem to be terribly objectionable.

Read full TownHall article here.


3 thoughts on “President Obama is “out of touch” with America

  1. The part of the economy that is not state controlled, and is run by individuals and companies for profit. The private sector encompasses all for-profit businesses that are not owned or operated by the government.
    The people who run for-profit businesses are doing just fine. They are sitting on two trillion dollars of equity.
    The federal government has given the private sector all the breaks they could ask for. 17 straight months of job growth for those who work for the private sector is all you need to know that what Obama said, though inarticulately, is true. Obama wants the federal government to give more money to states so they can rehire the folks they laid off.
    It’s not partisan to want to give jobs to those who’ve lost them. It’s simple math.

    • It would be good if that 17 straight months of job growth were “net” job growth. If the government were honest, which it never is, the unemployment rate would be closer to 14%. Obama is lucky to have millions leave the workforce.

      Of the $2 Trillion, $1.5 Trillion is offshore, and corporations are not going to bring it back to the U.S. until there is a repatriation tax holiday. They have already been taxed on the earnings overseas.

      Obama’s and your fight against the evil corporation earnings does not hold water. Those evil corporations are owned by millions of citizens that are depending on that income to someday retire. You’re probably on the government dole or too young to know about investing for the future.

      You also don’t get the reason for the layoffs and what Gov. Walker did in Wisconsin. By reducing the costs of pensions and other benefits of the greedy unions, he was able to keep the jobs. The people don’t want one time money from the federal government to be used to bloat the public payroll and dump the future costs on the state taxpayers.

      It is simple non-partisan math. Spend only what you can afford and don’t steal from Peter to pay Paul.

  2. Very old news, but repetition is necessary to hopefully get it through the thick skull bones of the American people. u-bam-a is one of the most useless and selfish presidents the nation has ever had. The economy keeps getting worse and worse; helped on by u-bam-a. The nation needs a huge number of new jobs. Without the unions and union supporters, u-bam-a would not have won the election. So, the unions again put their welfare above that of the nation, but what else is new.

    Censorship is evil.

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