The Hill:President Obama called on U.S. businesses to do more to help grow the economy, saying that while the unemployment rate is getting better and jobs are being added, the U.S. needs “to get there faster.”
“Businesses have a responsibility, too,” said Obama in his weekly address on Saturday. “If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America. They should set up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages, and invest in the future of this nation. That’s their obligation.” [More]
What a complete dunce. Obama has never run a business and this statement proves it. People do not take on risk, go into debt or put up with endless red tape because they are obligated to the economy. People go into business for profit, plain and simple. It is in the pursuit of that profit that the nation benefits from new innovations, goods and service and the granddaddy of them all J.O.B.S!
If you create a hostile atmosphere for business (i.e. high corporate tax rate, outrageous union demands, and idiotic greenhouse gas regulations) don't be surprise if business goes else where and take all the jobs with them. It isn't rocket science.
I have often suspected that may leftist believe business should only exist to take care of the needs of man and nothing more. That profiting off of those needs is just plain evil. Things like risk, skill, ingenuity or innovation are somehow not worthy of reward (profit). This is why I think Obama believes he can just command business to just create jobs!
I am a black conservative from a black conservative family. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and finally settled in New Jersey. Throughout my life I knew I did not share many of the common beliefs of other American blacks.
For starters, I never took to the term African-American. I have meet too many real Africans who are now Americans, to ever with a straight face say we share something in common other than skin tones. Their history and culture is truly a unique and is a completely different experience from my own. My culture is distinctly American, from the way I speak, think, dress and act and you know what else? I love it! So for me, I will always be an American who just happens to be black.
I put myself and my beliefs out here in cyberspace, to show my fellow blacks that there is something more. That one need not accept the false promise of the next social program, the belief in government as savior or the next Democratic candidate will right all wrongs. That true Hope and Change comes from belief in yourself, in a nation that allows dynamic movement if you are bold enough, smart enough and brave enough to make it happen.