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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Barack's Limp Leadership

It gets curiouser and curiouser, the deafening silence of the mainstream lapdog media concerning the President's nonexistent economic policy.  Even when O-buma had overwhelmingly superior numbers in both houses of Congress, he and his quislings still failed to produce a written plan of economic leadership.  If the White House were to propose spending specific amounts of money on particular programs, projects, and policies, the public could hold them accountable, but fear of accountability gives the O-bumites performance anxiety.

Leadership IS accountability; unfortunately, no one has told the eunuch-in-chief.  This comes from the Weekly StandardIn response to a question about whether now would be a good time for the president to present his own debt ceiling budget plan, White House spokesman Jay Carney had this to say: "Leadership is not proposing a plan for the sake of having it voted up or down and likely voted down..."

To lead is to guide on a way especially by going in advance.  Boy Barack is no George S. Patton riding in his tank, proudly displaying Old Glory, and advancing into battle in the foremost position.  O-buma is more like David Suchet’s Hercule Poirot; he is too prissy to roll up his sleeves and grapple with the issues that plague this nation.  

The O-buma administration rules via surrogates—they are czars and regulators whom he appointed—they use deception, implication, innuendo, manipulation, and outright treachery to achieve their goals. Regulation is manipulation, and furtive manipulation defines the party of government.  This article describes some of it.

The Federal Register has grown 20 percent in just the last two years, and there are another 4,225 rules already written and winding their way through the system.  And this does not even include what Obamacare and Dodd-Frank are going to do.  Just policing the regulations already in place costs $55.4 billion a year.  But this pales in comparison to the $1.75 trillion hidden tax that regulations place on the economy every year.

Author Jim Lacey wonders whether it is prudent to allow a few bureaucrats in the departments of Interior and State along with the EPA to shut down oil exploration at a time when we feel it necessary to release oil from the country’s strategic reserve.  With Americans desperate for jobs and the nation needing economic expansion like O-buma needs intestinal fortitude, four thugs from the National Labor Relations Board eliminated 1000 jobs and stopped Boeing from opening a $1 billion plant in South Carolina in an attempt to extort the company's resources to pander to overpaid union goons.

If we are to recover economically, we need a government that can refrain from putting successful businesses into its cross-hairs.  Even after federal courts ruled that the Federal Communication Commission lacks the authority to regulate the Internet, that agency is still applying its Net Neutrality regulation doctrine — the term is Orwellian— to the Internet.

Laws passed by Congress should have sunset provisions requiring periodic reauthorization.  Regulatory changes should require Congressional approval; voters can remove legislators from office.  The economic effects of regulations and laws should be part of the legislative responsibility. 

Lawmaking by regulatory bureaucrats must come to an end.  The Constitution gave the power to make laws to Congress.  Congress needs to reclaim that power.  This is unlikely without a veto-proof Senate.  Perhaps in 2012 we can make O-buma a one term president and send him to an orthopedic specialist who can surgically implant a spine into his back.

May your gods be with you.      

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Obama is the most anti-business president in history. The regulations on top of regulations that his administration has instituted is smothering businesses. Plus, the fear of the upcoming new taxes due to Obamacare and the Bush tax cuts expiring aren't giving businesses any confidence to hire either. Obama needs to be booted out of office in 2012 or I fear that Obama will cause a 2nd depression.

    Remember this - Obama likes to lead from behind. What kind of leader leads from behind? This means he is afraid to lead and he's really a follower.


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