Honestly, probably one of the best lines I’ve heard in a while.
That’s the same argument I make in my column today at The Fiscal Times. The Obama administration is spending all of its time on finding ways to hamper business and investment, so it’s not surprising that we are beginning to see the consequences of malignant indifference:
But why should anyone else other than analysts have been surprised? The Obama administration hasn’t focused on job growth since the 2009 stimulus package, which failed at even maintaining the workforce participation levels of June 2009 when the economy stopped contracting after the Great Recession. At that time, the civilian population participation rate in the workforce – the relative measure of how many adults either have jobs or are actively seeking one – was 65.7 percent, the same as when Obama gave his first inaugural address. It’s presently at 63.6 percent, just a tenth of a point up from the 31-year low hit in August 2012. As jobs decrease, so does economic dynamism, and potential growth. …
It’s not just conservatives that have noticed a lack of focus on job growth, either. Mother Jones lamented the lack of action from Obama and his Jobs Council. That panel of advisers was created in the aftermath of the 2010 midterm elections after the President got punished for a lack of focus on the stagnating economy and prolonged joblessness. The council’s mandate expires today, and as MJ reports, it’s clear that it was never intended to seriously focus on its purported mission:
“The council hasn’t met in over a year (its last meeting was January 17, 2012) and has only met four times since it was created. Last summer, the White House said that the council had not convened in the past several months because the president had “a lot on his plate.” The panel has put out a total of three policy recommendation reports, but that hasn’t translated into much actual movement on jobs.”
This is about unions, federal employees, big companies, the stock market and a fictitious narrative that “all is well.” What it is NOT about is your economic future, your chance of securing a good career or decent income. Given the choice the man-52% of the country reelected- picked himself, his people, Big government and big business and then sacrificed you.
You may “get” that now as the taxes increase, Obamacare destroys your health, jobs dry up, full time jobs stop completely and you find yourself living with your relatives like you were a low income European family. Welcome to the party.
Just remember Obama is happy, he is ABOVE all this, his friends are ABOVE all this, HIS future is secure.
All on our backs.
And now they want to disarm you because they know sooner or later you are going to figure all this out and storm the Bastille.
Hey, they can’t have you screwing up their lives, Y’know!