Under Obama, the business of America is government

July 13, 2010 06:35

He now likes to say that he is “pro-growth,” but people don’t seem to believe him. Some 55 percent of voters in a new Democratic poll described Obama as a “socialist”.

By: Chris Stirewalt at Washington Examiner

The problem for a president and a Cabinet lacking business experience is that they don’t understand what the private sector is all about.

President Obama believes its purpose is to “create jobs.” The folks out in nongovernment America believe the goal is to make money.

If jobs are created, fine. If jobs are eliminated, so be it. It’s the money that matters.

The president, despite being a multi-millionaire himself, once said “at a certain point, you’ve made enough money.” He does not understand that for the men and women in the shrinking American capitalist class, there is no such thing as enough.

It’s a lamentable part of the human condition, perhaps, but it’s not something the president can change.

Obama might want to create a new human nature in which “public service” (i.e. government employment) is more appealing than seeking profit, but he has so far only been able to exploit human nature, not change it.

With public employees widely out-earning their private-sector counterparts, Obama has attracted 100,000 more people into government employ, but he has not altered the motivations of humankind.


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