Authored by William Robert Barber
The kinetic effect of Obama policies has resulted in political pundits wondering aloud while Democrats, caught in the open field between problem and solution, try to validate the administration’s lackluster performance on the Obama stimulus. Republicans with a solid degree of deductive logic but little resulting oomph, point and denounce. Congress is adrift. The house and senate are suffering from the benign neglect of presidential leadership. Obama makes many speeches, withstanding, and to the chagrin of many within the majority, the president shows no signs of any “yes, that’s my healthcare bill, follow me.”
Questions abound as to the economic-fiscal objective of the administration; one needs to only view the administration’s domestic priorities to provoke the Abbot & Lou Costello query as to who is on first. We Americans have always prided ourselves as a practical let’s-get-to-the-point people with a nose for what works. In stark contrast are the Obama democrats who, in the first cause, value their political ideology and dismiss the substantive value of result.
Obviously, this is a Democratic Party that serviced the nation better as the “loyal opposition”. Pelosi and Reid are the ideal examples of imprudent governing. Congress is in the nonsensical hot pursuit of only-God-knows what. The people who actually pay individual income taxes are baffled, befuddled, and confused by a congress that puts healthcare in front of abating rising unemployment.
As the liberals place their legislative leverage on nationalizing healthcare, the pending Cap & Trade bill, the unrelenting push for green energy, the ideals of socialism, and the protection of government largeness. Entrepreneurs, the very sector of our economy that provide jobs, must place cash bets on the future hesitate. The nation’s international and domestic problems are lethally concerning, and all the government seems interested in is extending unemployment benefits and cash for clunkers. The most adventurous consumers remain neutral to negative while awaiting the effects of the new government imposed Obama-synthesis. In the meantime, confidences belated, the people are saving their cash and waiting for the next Obama giveaway.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, congress, instead of considering a small business tax incentive to help mitigate risk — a legislative maneuver that directly prompts small business growth and creates jobs — is too busy fighting a steadfast resistance to a government subjugated national healthcare agenda.
Obama has disseminated to all who will hear his mea culpa for America’s multitude of aggressive transgressions. Assuring to one and every that the era of US unilateralism is over; pointing out with personal bravado that global peacefulness coupled with nuclear disarmament is within reach. As noted in his Cairo speech, another mea culpa, Obama pledged that America would no longer infuriate Muslims with its one-sided pro-Israel policy. The people of the world should know that finally reason and sanity are at hand. According to Obama’s very words, all should be comforted by his sense of righteousness; after all, the lion and the lamb are cuddled by his side. Obama will be the orb’s saving grace; certainly, the hierarchy of Alfred Nobel’s legacy must believe that Obama is The One.
Despite my attempt at comedic satire, the reason the stimulus is not working is rather simple. The simple reason is that Democratic Party cannot create a fiscal policy that contradicts their social engineered economic-political ideology. They believe, just like Lenin that once the masses are dependant on the benefits of a nanny government, they will finally understand the wisdom of their legislation. Then the people — well, not all the people, but surely the disenfranchised, the illegal, the poor, and destitute (surely this country is full of these less fortunate), — will finally appreciate a loving, kind, generous, more heartfelt super-government.
I need to emphasize that the reason Obama’s government cannot turn to the practical economics of what works is that such a turn would nullify their political being.
Air, in the real world, is lighter than water — but not in Obama land. In Obama land the presumption is that capitalism is evil — or pretty darn close to evil. The Obama chosen team of economic advisors: Summers, Geithner, Romer, and Emanuel have never risked their capital in the marketplace, hired anyone utilizing their own capital, made a business judgment in the face of competition, or failed at trying to make a buck from the marketplace. They have read books and passed tests; they have learned to game out their play and play their game. But they are clueless when it comes to how to buy or manufacture or sell any product utilizing non-government capital; these politically inspired guessers have never functioned at the risk of losing their money within a competitive global marketplace. Surely, although from time to time pretending otherwise, they are not harbingers or super heroes. They are ideologues guided by some academic theory of inductive predetermination. They have predetermined a socialistic agenda and are now forcing the means to fit into that end.
The basis of all socialistic government rests on excessive taxation, favored union status, national healthcare, a whole bunch of government employees, funding the education system, and through such funding (the government) significantly influences the teaching staff (government employees) as well as the contextual of students’ text books and academic curriculum. Additionally – and most importantly – a socialist government has an overpowering monopoly on the distribution of tax revenue.
When political ideology triumphs sensibility, as evidenced by the Obama administration, congress misdirects its priorities and, as we of the electorate regularly witness, legislators flounder about in a continuum of behavioral dysfunction. America is not Obama land; this nonsense must end in 2010.