Here’s a message from the president’s speech earlier today (full Zero Hedge link here):
Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul.
Needless to say, there’s more than a little naïveté in the idea that the federal government and Barack Obama have:
- Grown the economy
- Created good jobs
- Strengthened the middle class
- Educated our kids
- Laid the foundation for broad-based prosperity
- Gotten our fiscal house in order for the long-haul
And for most of these goals, the more the government tries to do, the worse things get.