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Obama: I Want You to Save the Economy


I wonder at times if President Obama really wants to save the economy. From what and whom would we be saving it if not Obama and his statist policies? The man has tried every government gimmick to “save the economy.” In the end the only things saved or stimulated were the jobs of some union workers and a whole lot of government workers. In fact, federal employment has grown dramatically. The end result has been a reward for the Democrat base and bad for the average American.

You know these things and Obama knows you know, so he has been pretending to pay attention to small business of late. The truth is our COIC (Community Organizer in Charge) doesn’t have a clue when it comes to business.

Recently, Obama and team went to Cleveland Ohio for a listening session with small business leaders where Obama said:

Government should invest in education and research, Obama said, with the intent of helping American small business expand into globally competitive industries.

“When it comes to our economy, it’s the small businesses that pack the biggest punch,” Obama told a crowd of more than a hundred entrepreneurs gathered at Cleveland State University. “Small businesses create 2 out of every 3 new jobs…. So we’re here to gain your counsel — to talk about how America can help you succeed.”

How ridiculous. Help us? I’ve been a small biz guy for thirty years. Please, Mr. President, stop helping us. Please?

It didn’t help when you extended unemployment to two years. It drives up my unemployment insurance. It doesn’t help when the you picks winners and losers. Nobody ever picks me to be a winner. I have to fight all the harder when the dollar is deflated because of massive bail-outs for the chosen.

It didn’t help when you and your Democrats went after the credit card guys and big banks. Credit is still tight and now the adds ons, fees and interest rates are through the roof. It didn’t help when you shut down the Gulf and refused to allow drilling in key areas like Alaska. All you’ve done is drive the price of gas to near $4 per gallon which hits my customers very hard.

I could go on and talk about Obamacare and all your other misguided statist policies that hang over small business like the sword of Damacles, but the truth is it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because the only thing you can do to help small business is resign from the presidency. That’s it and that’s all.

Of course the last thing on your mind Mr President is resignation.. You are on a mission from Marx. That is your religion. What you have in mind is more of what you have been doing. You expect people like me “to find a way” to save the economy . . . to find a way to prosper with your boot on my neck. Even worse, you expect me to smile about it while be wildly productive. Yeah, that could happen.

I’ll let some Ayn Rand diaologue from “Atlas Shrugged” explain what you and your handlers are about:

“Well?” said Galt, “What are your orders?”
“I want you to save the economy of the country!”
“I don’t know how to save it.”
“I want you to find a way.”
“I don’t know how to find it.”
“I want you to think!”
“How will your gun make me do that, Mr. Thompson?”
–snip
“No,” said Galt, you don’t want me to think. When you force a man
to act against his own choice and judgment, it’s his thinking that you
want him to suspend. You want him to become a robot.”

There’s the game and the attitude from the socialist elites including Obama. One little problem: Independent business people will not accept the idea of becoming Bamabots. The best you can hope for from them is malicious compliance and that’s no way to run a railroad or the country.

texasgalt
Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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  1. texasgalt, don’t you know the precepts of behavior modification theory and the tactics that are used to “drive people to succeed”?

    I swear, I get so tired of hearing this. The company I work for has bought into this “management philosophy” hook, line and sinker. And all it ends up doing is to set up people’s backs, undermine morale, and destroy initiative.

    • Drive people to succeed? Yeah, the gurus once used the whip and chain and later empowerment w/ carrot. Now we have full on mind games.

      Better: Just hire the best you can get, give them as much responsibility as they can handle, set reasonable expectations and try to leave associates some dignity. Then fire any slackers.

      It’s not complicated but is beyond the capability of most modern MBAs. Too many of them, at their core, just want a robot.

  2. LOL, but that’s because the intellectuals have rigged the system so that a lot of the MBA programs put more emphasis on the psychological elements of managing people than they do on actually managing a business.

    But I like your approach better. I’ve used much the same approach myself at times. The only thing I would add is leading by example.

    Other than that…I really stink at manipulating people, so I’m constantly failing to meet the psychological expectations that exist. Too bad, and so sad and all that, you know.

  1. texasgalt, don’t you know the precepts of behavior modification theory and the tactics that are used to “drive people to succeed”?

    I swear, I get so tired of hearing this. The company I work for has bought into this “management philosophy” hook, line and sinker. And all it ends up doing is to set up people’s backs, undermine morale, and destroy initiative.

    • Drive people to succeed? Yeah, the gurus once used the whip and chain and later empowerment w/ carrot. Now we have full on mind games.

      Better: Just hire the best you can get, give them as much responsibility as they can handle, set reasonable expectations and try to leave associates some dignity. Then fire any slackers.

      It’s not complicated but is beyond the capability of most modern MBAs. Too many of them, at their core, just want a robot.

  2. LOL, but that’s because the intellectuals have rigged the system so that a lot of the MBA programs put more emphasis on the psychological elements of managing people than they do on actually managing a business.

    But I like your approach better. I’ve used much the same approach myself at times. The only thing I would add is leading by example.

    Other than that…I really stink at manipulating people, so I’m constantly failing to meet the psychological expectations that exist. Too bad, and so sad and all that, you know.

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