The scuttlebutt on the street isn’t pretty, but America is resilient and our problems can be fixed, but not while Obama is Captain of our ship. His second stimulus isn’t paid for and will cost taxpayers billions of dollars; so that’s not a solution. A second stimulus is like putting a couple of old used batteries in the “energizer bunny,” and praying that it will keep going, going, going. We tried that and the “bunny” had a stroke, heart attack and is on life support now. Below is some important information from some very wise men and women who have been in the trenches of the business world.
“Raising tax rates, especially in an environment like this, is not good for the economy,” says Forbes magazine publisher Steve Forbes. Steve even compared the Obama Administration to the Franklin Roosevelt administration saying, “The truth is that not even the Franklin Roosevelt administration was as hostile to and ignorant about free enterprise as this administration is,” said publisher Steve Forbes.
Donald Trump stated that he could vote for anybody over President Obama. Donald describes Obama as a total and complete disaster. The Donald doesn’t agree with Obama’s $1 trillion tax increase over 10 years and he is absolutely against raising taxes period.
Steve Winn said, In a nutshell, he says: Deficits are killing us, our dollars are worthless, and the Democrats are bankrupting the country and vilifying anyone who’s successful. So naturally, people are protesting. by Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider, October 19, 2011
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) – U.S. companies’ hiring plans reflect the worst employment outlook since January 2010 as demand slows in the world’s largest economy, a private survey showed.
Fewer companies project payrolls to rise in the next six months compared with a July survey, while more plan to cut workers, the National Association for Business Economics said today in Washington. Bloomberg Business Week, By Shobhana Chandra, Oct 24th
“Probably the most significant factor depressing consumer confidence, however, has been the poor performance of the job market,” Bernanke said.
Howard Schultz (CEO) Starbucks says the debt is a symbol of a larger problem — that leaders do not lead, and that they only think of their own self-interest. He’s suggested that businesses discontinue campaign contributions. Mr. Schultz isn’t asking for much; he says Americans need a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan.
What we do know from the business world is this; raising taxes isn’t a viable option and the Obama Administration’s refusal to balance our budget is why our deficits are killing us. Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth saying, “he understands why Americans and businesses are frustrated,” and yet he refuses to do the few things that would release the strangle hold on businesses.
Regardless of how the Democrats want to keep cutting our pie – nothing will improve until we address the reasons businesses won’t hire or even consider growth at this time. We need to level the playing field for our businesses, quit throwing them a bunch of patches, band aids and temporary fixes. They’re not asking for more money – they need permanent guarantees that the frivolous EPA and Government regulations will be removed.
Obamacare must be canned once and for all along with a reasonable tax code that won’t fluctuate with the whims of disgruntled politicians. Tax loopholes must be eradicated stopping big businesses like General Electric, Bank of America, Exxon, Chevron, Goldman Sachs – they are receiving corporate welfare and taxpayers take the hit.
EPA must be contained until such time as it can be restructured; the White House is in charge of EPA thus the White House must take full responsibility for their destructive practices that are strangling our business world.
Instead of Obama and Congress playing “he said, she said,” we need corrective action immediately – we really don’t care if Charlie has a “fart crossways,” we do care if Charlie isn’t protecting our Nation, businesses and taxpayers. So far all Charlie does is spew propaganda, political rhetoric and spend our money.
The solution to reviving our Nation is pretty darn simple, free up businesses and let them do what they do best; they are the ones, in fact the only ones who can put Americans back to work and start the economic wheels turning that will in turn create a robust economy.
May God Bless America