Monday, January 13, 2014

The Presiden'ts New Motto

I have heard that the President has a new motto. It is: "I thought I made a mistake once but I was wrong!" I think that pretty much describes the dichotomy of his thinking. He is a man so sure of himself that he can see no error in his thinking. 

As someone who writes and edits his own work, I understand how hard it can be to catch and admit your own errors. The President, however, has a staff surrounding him that should be the "Greek Chorus" reminding him of his lack of perfection. Obama's people seem to be more like those serving Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather". No one dares oppose.

In 2008 the President was quoted as saying:  I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

If Mr. Obama is as smart and skilled as he thinks he is, why, after five years, is the jobs picture so abysmal? When he was elected he swore to work ceaselessly until jobs returned. I do no know what ceaselessly means to him, but he has said at least three times since then he was swinging back to the jobs problem.

His solution to the jobs problem was to spend, spend, spend. He poured money into "shovel ready" projects until he found out there were none. How did the all knowing not know that? He, then, poured money into companies like GM, Chrysler, and Solyndra. The only ones that benefited there, were the unions and Obama contributors.

He has stalled the Keystone XL pipeline for years. There are construction, support, and manufacturing jobs just sitting there waiting. What is the hold up? Could it be that his friend and supporter, Warren Buffett, owns the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad, that hauls a huge amounts of the oil that would go into the XL pipeline?

Then there is the Obama war on coal. The coal mining industry is just about dead and the power plants that were coal powered are being shut down. More thousands of jobs lost. The onus of Obamacare has business petrified. They have no idea how to adjust to this government over reach, so they don't hire or expand. The constant stream of new regulations is breaking the back of American industry.

These are not jobs programs. These are jobs killing programs. But the President goes blithely ahead, congratulating himself on what a great job he is doing. But his "Greek Chorus" sing only his praises.

1 comment:

  1. Its difficult to say whether things are the way they are because the Obama administration are incompetent, or because this is how they want things to go, for their own reasons.