Obama’s latest “jobs” proposals in context
Democrats, as evidenced by their policy pursuits of the past 40 years, are simply not committed to the notion of maximizing happiness pursuits as defined by individual exercises of Liberty. Rather, they envision imposing their vision of happiness on individuals they deem to be too ignorant to discern what ought make them happy.
We’re just too “soft” to get it I guess.
Meanwhile, the best jobs plan in history has been the U.S. Constitution, yet President Barack Obama, in his own words (and has sought and achieved much), promised “fundamental change”. Hence, any notions of “stimulus” or jobs plans must be understood in that context.
ObamaDems created and saved only those jobs that advance their vision, not the general welfare
The 2009-10 stimulus and its ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank progeny created jobs. It funded federal government jobs that “regulate”, i.e. restrict, the liberty of entrepreneurs to create private sector jobs that meet the needs and desires of We the People.
The ObamaDem stimulus also saved jobs. It funded state and local government union dues-paying jobs, which dues end up in Democratic Party campaign coffers. But the jobs killed by their policies so inflamed the electorate that the result was the biggest Republican election landslide since 1948 in the mid-terms of 2010.
The Miracle at Philadelphia that produced the greatest stimulus for Liberty, happiness and jobs in history was dubbed so many years after its 1798 ratification due to the positive results of the Framers’ version of self government in producing so much wealth that not only did America achieve the greatest standard of living for the greatest number in world history by far, but also an “excess” that could fund a military superior to all the would-be despots that use slavery to pursue megalomaniacal dreams, which tyrannical circumstance had defined most of world history.
Best jobs and re-election plan: Say no to ObamaDems
So, what are we to make of Obama’s current tax-hikes-for-the rich proposal he dubs a jobs bill? Except for the trade agreements with Columbia, South Korea and Panama that he should have signed three years ago, not much. Rather, the best jobs plan today would be repeal of Democrats’ agenda have enacted since they re-took Congress in 2007. The best jobs plan in the foreseeable future is Election Day 2012 when the Democratic Party president and senate can be fired and their job-killing intimidator factions can be neutralized if only the GOP leadership would have the courage and will to do so.
More hatches battened against Obama than hurricanes
Except for a ground level big black Canadian bus manufactures celebration through white bitter clinger flyover country, President Barack Obama’s best jobs strategy-to-date may well have been his vacation with Irene on Martha’s Vineyard.
Apparently the only jobs lost were those under contract for the weekend series in Flushing between the Braves and the Mets. No word yet from Rev. Al Sharpton on whether President Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn’t impose forced busing from Harlem to higher Hastings-on-the-Hudson ground because they don’t care about black people, but I digress.
I suppose that this disappointed Braves-Gamecock roosted on the dry ground of Stone Mountain of Georgia (and the rest of the record 36% of American males without needed gainful employment) should be happy that the President’s vacation is a working one, after which his administration will unveil a “very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs and to control the deficit.”
There is much life to be lived between now and Obama’s expected return to his autobiographical duties after Inauguration Day, 2013 and there is always reason to hope for improvement. After all, Barack recently scored a 37 after ten full frames of bowling. In 2008, he quit after only 7 frames.
So maybe the President has learned something about the economy from Irene’s visit to the Bay State, if not the last 2.5 years of failure:
“With Hurricane Irene threatening a full-force hit,” The New York Times tells us this morning, “New York City on Thursday ordered the evacuation of nursing homes and senior centers in low-lying areas and made plans for the possible shutdown of the entire transit system.”
Prudent behavior this, and as I argued on Stuart Varney’s Fox Business program yesterday, the East Coast is reacting to the approach of Irene as the private sector has to the full fury of Obamanomics. Both are battening down the hatches and boarding up the windows. Capital, like the tourists, is fleeing. Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the NLRB, the EPA, the endless demands for higher taxes are causing employers to hunker down.
Perhaps as we pray for the storm to pass without loss of life or serious damage, we can add a small one that the president might wake up to the effects of his storm of regulation and taxes. – Hugh Hewitt