Today I watched the president of the United States take responsibility for the measures enacted last year that saved the economy. It was even backed up with Fed chairman Ben Bernanke commenting “the recession may have ended”. By the way I respect the Fed chairman and cannot begrudge the spin doctors partisan goal to structure the administrations message.
Something happened this past weekend that I think scared this administration. It was the American people. The spin doctors said get out there we have a problem !!!. So the President goes in front of spin doctor prescribed media events ( continuing through the weekend in friendly territory ). The unions applaud and show he is so enlightened that we should just follow him without question.
Obama administration you are the ones that need to wake up.
Move to the center you are out of control as Clinton probably told you in New York. Just be honest because people are becoming more distrustful of the Government. We are a nation of laws let all Americans abide by them. Our voice is heard loudest on election day.
Anyway enough of the fearful little media world on both sides.
The economy would be better off if control was relaxed from Washington.
A brief historical comment on the national debt.
A pamphleteer named Brutus in the 18th century warned against a centralized government’s power to borrow money.” borrow money on the credit of the United States . The Congress may mortgage any or all of the revenues of the union and may borrow of foreign nations a principle sum, the interest of which will be equal to the annual revenues the country. By this means, they may create a national debt so large as to exceed the ability of the country ever to sink. I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country than to be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or restriction.”
Lets get down to real work.
Distrust plagues the economy. The federal government’s quest for control hampers the ability of knowledgeable people to move the economy forward. Individuals cannot plan when government has fostered an environment with autocratic laws and inconsistent rules. Large companies profit from this centralized approach with out true competition. The CEO’s of Wal-mart and GE have both backed the latest junk science coming out of Washington (current Heath care and Energy bills). They run to government and back every centralized plan being introduced without the spine to exercise commonsense and put the country first. Thankfully, so far small business is the largest employer of workers in the country.
Now they include race as the problem on tonight’s news. My god it has only been 300 years of law and history that dispel central planned economies. We are a free people not to be subjugated by large intrusive government. That is what the spin doctors in the White house do not understand,