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.”....
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What a week for this guy, it's really too bad that this came AFTER the Oscar nominations, because between him opening up about his faith, and now his outreach to American business, he's probably the first guy in history that could actually fake an orgasm too.
Business has a responsibility to do what is best for business. If it does what is not best for itself it will run itself out of existence....or in apparent Obamaspeak, "meet their obligation."
One thing is certain we don't need the president, who as Doug Power's puts it, couldn’t run a lemonade stand without running it into a $5 million debt, lecturing business about their role in the recovery process.
Does this idiot not realize that the private sector isn't like the govenrment? They don't sit around thumbing themselves while getting COLA raises and then some through the osmosis of mixing time with entitlement. They can't live their lives like a government worker, they have to hustle, they've been hustling. Strapping anvils like ObamaCare to the backs of business doesn't help, Mr. President.
Business may have an obligation to follow the law, but government has an obligation to not stifle business...and government is the horse, not the cart, in this equation.
Business can't "shop and hire" if there's no money or economic activity to justify it. They also can't project what they should do in the future when a certain nameless
buffn plays magic 8 ball with taxes and entitlements.
This is basic, common sense stuff. He probably should've thought it through a bit before putting business over his rhetorical knee. What was he thinking?