Do you remember Obama publicly attacking the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over it’s opposition to ObamaCare? Obama sure does.
Barack Obama is a petty, vindictive man. And petty men do petty, vindictive things. He is the kind of man who deceitfully and cynically claimed that he would uniquely transcend the political divide – only to be the most politically divisive figure we have ever seen in the White House. And he is the kind of man who would cut off his nose to spite America’s face.
Case in point: the Obama job summit.
Obama gathered liberal economists (no conservatives allowed), pro-Democrat corporate CEOs, and union chiefs to tell him only what he wanted to hear.
But one business group was entirely shut out by Barack Obama, namely, the U.S. Chamber of commerce, which represents businesses that employ 115 million Americas (well more than half of the total U.S. work force). And, according to USCoC executive vice president of government affairs Bruce Josten, “Not only were we not invited, but not a single business organization HQd in Washington DC was invited.”
Small businesses create three out of every four jobs in America. Not that Obama gives a damn.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) – which also crossed Obama on ObamaCare – was also deliberately excluded.
Just in case anybody actually believed the White House or lamestream media propaganda that Obama’s “job summit” had anything to do with actually creating jobs.
An incredibly petty and vindictive president decided to punish the Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business for refusing to help him small business destroy jobs. And in doing so, he is punishing millions of American workers.
Just imagine a job summit which is openly hostile to the actual creators of jobs. Just imagine that job summit being depicted as being for the purpose of informing the president of all of the job-creating possibilities, when no one who disagreed with the president’s leftist views was even allowed to attend.
After agreeing with Judge Andrew Napolitano’s point that America is not going to have any meaningful job creation as long as the Obama administration continues recklessly printing, borrowing and spending trillions of dollars even as it utterly abandoning free market principles, Josten went on to say:
We need to get some certainty back in the American economy. And right now you have a business community that doesn’t know what their tax liabilities are going to be a year from now; have no idea what their health care costs are going to be next year; have no idea what their energy costs are going to be next year; and have no idea what kind of credit is going to be available next year. So this ‘big bang theory’ of using the crisis if you will – as the administration said some time ago – to move and overhaul entire swaths of the American economy, at this point is fueling uncertainty in the business community – and I would suggest to your listeners – in the American public. And that’s a prescription to defer making any decisions.
And let’s not forget other abominations to business such as the union-agenda-imposing “card check” that would massively add to businesses’ costs if passed.
In other words, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, OBAMA.
For all of Obama’s demagoguing and demonizing the Bush administration, this is Barack Obama’s economy (and any real leader would have long-since quit trying to blame his predecessor and started taking responsibility for what is happening in the country during his watch anyway). It is HIS policies that have prevented the economy from recovering. It is HIS policies that are killing jobs by creating paralyzing fear and uncertainty.
According to Jesus (see Luke 14:28), any wise man sits down and counts his costs before beginning a project. But how can a business man do so in the climate of fear that Obama has created?
Statistically, this recession should have ended a while back, as the economy attained equilibrium and recovered on its own. The average length of a recession is 11 months. It’s only when elitist statist bureaucrats start screwing around with all the economic levers because they think they know better than the free market system that we get long-term economic recessions and depressions.
Obama “turned fearmongering into an art form” while he force-fed his massive pork-laden stimulus onto the nation:
As he tells it, today’s economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Without his Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he says, the economy will fall back into that abyss and may never recover.
He promised us that if his stimulus passed, he would be able to keep unemployment under 8%. Now it’s in double digits. The rate dropped 2/10ths of a percent this month from last, primarily due to the fact that more people are simply giving up even bothering to look for jobs:
The unemployment rate also dropped because fewer people are looking for work. The size of the labor force, which includes the employed and those actively searching for jobs, fell by nearly 100,000, the third straight decline. That indicates more of the unemployed are giving up on looking for work.
The participation rate, or the percentage of the population employed or looking for work, fell to 65 percent, the lowest since the recession began. Once laid-off people stop hunting for jobs, they are no longer counted in the unemployment rate.
The bait-and-switch and shell games being played by the mainstream media and the White House propagandists continues at Titanic-about-to-plough-into-an-iceberg pace. Bad economic news that is not as bad as it could have been is projected as good news, while seriously bad news is buried in the 22nd paragraph of an optimistically-entitled and positively-spun article.
What we have is a numbers game in which actual unemployment could literally soar, even as the “official” unemployment rate actually decreases.
Obama and his propagandists have since incessantly argued that they “underestimated” how bad the economy that “Bush left them” actually was. That’s how they explain away their pathetic failure to do what they promised they could do if the got their porkulus. But that argument utterly fails because Obama repeatedly compared it to the Great Depression. In fact, Paul Volcker, the Chair of Obama’s handpicked President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, back on February 20th actually told us the situation “may be WORSE than the Great Depression.”
So I’ll leave it to you to figure out how the Obama administration could have argued on the one hand that the economy was the worst since, or even worse than, the Great Depression on the one hand, and then turned around on the other hand and said that they didn’t realize how bad the economy actually was. Because if you know anything at all about the terrible conditions of the Great Depression, you know that our present economic situation has never been even close to being as bad as the Great Depression.
But don’t worry. If you feel left out because you haven’t been able to experience the Great Depression, Obama’s policies are making sure you’ll be able to enjoy a Great Depression of your own soon.
Now we know this was just liberals using a “crisis” as an “opportunity.” As Obama’s Chief of Staff put it:
EMANUEL: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. This is an opportunity.
The point is that this unemployment “crisis” is just another “opportunity” for Barry Obama to “fundamentally transform America” and pay off his pro-liberal corporate and union special interests doing it.
Obama’s decision to deliberately snub the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business in a “job summit” was either pathologically petty, idiotically incompetent, or both. And the American people are going to suffer as a result.
If anybody should have been snubbed from attending the jobs summit, Barry Hussein, it was YOU.
As for the three-quarters of American workers who get their jobs from small businesses, well, screw you people. That’s the “change” you get.
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