Obama has made things worse; if re-elected, he will continue to do so
Many people see the unsustainable trajectory the nation is on. Unemployment still sky-high; underemployment higher still; workforce participation is down; food stamps are up. There’s sovereign debt that cannot be repaid without massive inflation and sovereign promises that cannot be kept without serious reform. As it is, makers are on track to get to keep less while takers will be taking more.
And yet, Democrats remain in deep denial about accountability and the future of the nation.
Democrat’s redistribution ideas won’t work because takers will always want more and makers will be disinclined to give more. Most people’s wants are virtually limitless, especially when someone else pays.
More Democrat regulation won’t work because it increases the barriers to competition that enable the free market to thrive.
The Democrat’s crony capitalism won’t work because it leads to misinvestment and waste. Who needs a million government-sponsored green jobs if the cost of each green job is six hundred thousand dollars? Only Joe Biden would think that’s how we’ll grow our way out of this.
We are governed by an Administration that thinks the government builds roads, schools, and dams and that individual initiative and hard work are oxymorons. The reality is that people and companies build our infrastructure using taxpayer provided funding and public debt. This Administration could not have things more backwards.
Even then, the terms “building” and “investing” are confused by the President (and his fellow travelers) with “adding value.” Bridges to nowhere add no value. Solyndra lost value. The GM bailout lost value. The Justice Department’s Fast and Furious did not make America safer; it reduced our safety as well as the safety of many Mexican citizens.
Adding teachers, teacher assistants, educational bureaucrats, and cops where they are not needed does not add value and the costs added to taxpayer and public-debt funded projects via government “oversight” are not nearly consummate with the “value” they add.
So what to do?
We need a new president, who is willing to deal with the nation (and world) as it is and not just as he wants it to be. Otherwise, as President Obama has already shown us, it will be a case of keep doing what you’re doing, keep getting what you got.