The Great Depression brought to you by Barrack Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 377OHMS, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. 377OHMS


    WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Barack Obama: The great jobs killer

    As former President Ronald Reagan might have said, "Obama, there you go again."

    The current occupant of the White House claims to know how to create jobs. He claims jobs have been created. But so far the score is Great Obama Depression 2.2 million lost jobs, Obama 0 -- a blowout.

    Obama is as hopeless, helpless, clueless and bankrupt of good ideas as the manager of the Chicago Cubs in late September. This "community organizer" knows as much about private-sector jobs as Pamela Anderson knows about nuclear physics.

    It's time to call Obama what he is: The Great Jobs Killer. With his massive spending and tax hikes -- rewarding big government and big unions, while punishing taxpayers and business owners -- Obama has killed jobs, he has killed motivation to create new jobs, he has killed the motivation to invest in new businesses, or expand old ones. With all this killing, Obama should be given the top spot on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

    Meanwhile, he has kept the union workers of GM and Chrysler employed (with taxpayer money). He has made sure that most government employee union members got their annual raises for sleeping on the job (with taxpayer money). He made sure that his voters got handouts mislabeled as "tax cuts" even though they never paid taxes (with taxpayer money). And he made sure that major campaign contributors collected billions off government stimulus (with taxpayer money).

    As far as the taxpayers -- the people who actually take risks with our own money to create small businesses and jobs and pay most of the taxes -- we require protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    You won't find proof of the damage Obama is doing on Wall Street, but rather on Main Street. My friends are all part of the economic engine of America: Small business. Small business creates 75 percent of new jobs (and a majority of all jobs). I called one friend who was a wealthy restaurant owner. He says business is off by 60 percent. He's drowning in debt. He won't last much longer. His wealth is gone.

    I called another friend in the business of home improvement. He says business is off 90 percent from two years ago. My contractor just filed personal bankruptcy. She won't be building any more homes. The hair salon where I've had my hair cut for years closed earlier this year. Bankrupt. But here's the clincher -- ESPN Zone just closed all their restaurants across the country. If they can't make it selling cheap food and overpriced beer with 100 big screens blaring every sporting event on the planet to a sports-crazed society, we are all in deep, deep trouble.

    I've polled all my friends who own small businesses -- many of them in the Internet and high-tech fields. They all agree that in this new Obama world of high business taxes, income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, and workers compensation taxes, the key to success is to avoid employees. The only way to survive as a business owner today is by keeping the payroll very low and by hiring only independent contractors or part-time employees provided by temp agencies.

    The days of jobs in the private sector with big salaries, full benefits, and pensions are over. We've all seen where those kinds of jobs get you as a business owner -- in Bankruptcy Court or surviving on government welfare like GM and Chrysler. Or in the case of government itself -- completely insolvent, but surviving by ripping off taxpayers and fraudulently running printing presses at the Fed all day and night to print money by the trillions.

    Unfortunately, small businesses don't have the power to impose taxes or print money. So unlike government, we'll just have to cut employees and run lean and mean.

    It has now become clear that, outside of the burgeoning field of Census takers, there will be no major increase in new jobs for years to come. Outside government, Obama has created a wasteland of economic ruin and depression that looks much like the landscape of Mel Gibson's first movie "Mad Max." Without a printing press in Obama's world, you're just plain out of luck.

    The days of believing the Obama propaganda about a jobs recovery are over. The trillion-dollar corporate handouts (neatly named "stimulus") may have kept big business in the money for the past 18 months, and artificially propped up the stock market, but small business is the real canary in the coal mine.

    My small business-owning friends aren't creating one job. Not one. They are shedding jobs. They are learning to do more with fewer employees. They are creating high-tech businesses that don't need employees. And many business owners are making plans to leave the country. In a high-tech world where businesses can be run from anywhere, Obama has a problem. His one-trick pony -- raise taxes, raise taxes, raising taxes -- is chasing away the business owners he desperately needs to pay his bills.

    So who is going to pay Obama's taxes? Not his voters. They want government to pay them. Who is going to create Obama's jobs? Not his voters -- they've never created a job in their lives.

    So what is Obama going to do? Maybe he can get Pamela Anderson on the line.

    Wayne Allyn Root, a former vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, writes from Henderson. His column appears every other week
  2. Obama might have said to Reagan,"Ronald, unemployment got to 10.8 % when you were President and the highest its been under my watch is 10 %. Ronald ,your approval ratings dropped to 35 %and mine hasn't gotten that low"
  3. What happen in the next 18 months for Reagan?
    Do you have any hope that Obama will have the same record as Reagan in the next 18 months.

    Don't forget that while unemployment when over 10% for Reagan, at the same time he stopped inflation dead. Inflation was the biggest economic problem, especially for the retired, for the last 15 years.

    Reagan had a plan. Obama does not.
  4. 1.Reagen did well

    2.Yes I do

    3. Inflation is in check now,many worry that deflation might be a bigger problem

    4.Obama has a plan,and it is doing quite well

    5.The stock market is also doing better under Obama's first 18 months then Reagan's first 18 months

    6.The economy Obama inherited is also worse then the one Reagan did and Obama has 2 wars and many more problems to deal with.Obama is doing a dam good job
  5. You mean Obama is going to find 8 million jobs in the next 18 months?
    Only on a hope and prayer.

    You are too intellectually thin to debate this issue. Go back to the skateboard park and practice your 360's
  6. You dont know will happen in 18 months.Fact is right now Obama is doing better then Reagan at this point in his presidency in unemployment,stock market and approval ratings.Save your criticism until he does worse then the Republican god
  7. What do I need to know from an oldtimer ?Facts are facts.Reagans unemployment got higher then Obama's,Reagan's approval rating hit a low of 35 % on gallop,Obamas gallop low is 44 % and Obamas stock market gains are higher 18 months under Obama then they were 18 months under Reagan

    No oldtimer can change those facts
  8. Seems rcaldwell deleted his post for some reason
  9. Almost all of your posts lately use poll numbers to support your case. You think that if 60% of people like Obama then they also like his policies. You hardly have the facts to support your liberal views.

    There does seem to be a solid 40% who will support Obama no matter what. These are the 40% who pay no taxes and who can't find Iraq on a map.
  10. Regardless to how choose to interpret his poll numbers,his numbers are higher then Bushes 23 % in the same current economy, Reagan's 35 % in a similar economy and current congress approval ratings of 21 %

    I dont see how Obama haveing better numbers then Reagan,bush and congress in similar conditons can be a bad thing :confused:
    #10     Jul 5, 2010