It comes as no surprise that the Obama led attack on Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital is embraced by a broad democratic electorate that fails to understand that the very foundation upon which there freedoms rest is built upon the most basic of economic principles. The desire to profit from ones economic activity.
Were Mit Romney to have poorly executed his responsibilities at Bain it is highly unlikely he would be the presumptive Republican party candidate for President nor would he ever have been sought out to salvage the 2002 Winter Olympics, nor is it likely he would have been elected Governor of Massachusetts.
Today in this campaign his success is also his great burden. It is unfortunate that a burgeoning number of voters fail to understand the importance of balancing political bravado with real world economic experience.
The country has lived through the arrogance of a President who does not hold the same belief in the free enterprise system as those leaders who have preceded him. The man who was once hailed as an oracle of hope and change has through his ineptitude given rise to an economic malaise that threatens the promise of the American economic dream and portends the continued erosion of economic hope for millions of Americans.
Would that voters pause and reflect at the ballot box the importance of experience in value creation versus what is now the tired rhetoric of self as espoused by a man who rode the desire for change from so many who are unable to distinguish profit from prophet.
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President Barack Obama is heading to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachussetts for a long awaited and well earned vacation so that he may gather his strength for the launch of his much awaited solution to America’s job crisis and the impending battle with Congress and those impudent members of the Republican Party that have chosen to listen to their constituency and failed to support his agenda of tax, spend and income redistribution.
It is unfortunate for the President that his vacation will be interrupted by members of his economic and social brain trust as they attempt to write a much vaulted and anticipated speech that the White House has promised the President will present in September to address the job crisis. A speech that will incorporate “new”ideas from the President for job creation.
As a Ceo, I find it heartening that Barack Obama has at last deigned to address the jobs issue.
In my world, jobs are created by a demand for goods and services. A simple equation really. We produce a product as efficiently as possible, after extensive research and development dollars are expended, and then bear the risk of bringing that product to market.
That risk includes incurring significant investment in marketing and distribution costs to assure that the product is available to the target market. Along the path to market jobs are created. Healthy economies and markets promote the environment for job creation.
In the world of Barack Obama, a speech berating the opposition party and those nasty millionaires and billionaires that earn above $200,000. per year, will somehow inspire Ceo’s and entrepreneurs to rush out and create jobs as if they have been waiting on the sidelines for the President to inspire them with an Olympian address.
One can only hope that within Obama’s brain trust, a whisper of common sense comes to the fore and informs the President that speeches about job creation from someone who has never created jobs in the private sector will only serve to further alienate a business community that seeks a regulatory environment that enables job creation as opposed to disabling businesses from growth. A steady hand at the helm of the government who appreciates the power of a robust free enterprise system and has the commitment and substance to allow this country to grow again is what this nation awaits.
Maybe the President will get some ideas at camp for his next job in 2013.
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In an unusual display of humility, President Barack Obama has elected to decline the once prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The President, recognizing that he has not accomplished any thing in his first thirty seven weeks as President that would warrant receiving this award is expected to thank the Nobel committee for their intentions and magnanimity in presenting the award to him, but will ask them to select an individual more deserving of this accolade.
The President and his closest advisors recognise the absurdity of being granted the Peace prize on the basis of a few well presented speeches. They believe that the award would be better received by the American public were he to actually earn the award with a body of work that were to yield results that indeed led to peaceful solutions in areas of conflict.
In what is seen as a clear case of celebrity adulation and a desire to have the frequently touring Obama visit Norway, the Nobel committee, selected Obama in an attempt to provide additional support for a President that has been apologising to the world for America’s past actions. Though the President’s popularity has continued to erode at home he is extremely popular in other nations around the Globe that applaud his attempts to transform America with a progressive agenda that will result in diminishing America’s influence around the world.
Though we disagree with this President’s agenda and his fervent effort to transform America to a Eurotopian state we support him in his decision to refute the Nobel committee and his ability to subvert what has previously appeared to be an over whelming ego that would yield to the seductive nature of this Prize and one that he would surelycovet as he sits upon Mount Obama and supports the world with his pontifical rhetoric.
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Barack Obama is on a path toward a legacy that will firmly cement his place in American history as the great concessionist. Obama is unique among American Presidents for his willingness to concede any prior strength or sense of greatness that America held in the world for the 232 years prior to his ascendancy, to the Olympian heights he has attained as President of the United States.
The holder of the office of the President of the Unites States has been referred to for decades as the leader of the free world or as often as the most powerful person in the world. One must take pause today and begin to question whether or not these references, hold overs from the cold war that raged through may decades of the twentieth century, are indeed still applicable under the reign of Obama. The President appears to be doing everything he can to diminish the power of the office through his repetitive conciliatory rhetoric which was most recently displayed at the United Nations this past week and the G-20 summit.
Barack Obama is wasting little time in melding his revisionist rhetoric with his progressive agenda. If one is to believe this President then one must accept that until the rise of Obama that America was an evil super power that failed to allow for the concerns of the greater good in the world as it steadfastly clung to its out dated ambitions on the world stage. According to President Barack Obama no nation on earth should be allowed to dominate another. All the nations of the world should align and work toward the greater good of man kind.
One could question the naivete of this President as he makes such impotent and utopian comments but the reality is that Obama’s conciliatory remarks are a direct embodiment of his belief that America has for decades been an evil power that did more wrong than right in the world. It has been left to Barack Obama to concede the error of our ways and transform America’s role in the roll of nation’s to that of a weakened power who is now seeking its rightful place in the world as another equal among the nation’s of the world.
If one listens to Obama’s address at the United Nations he speaks of the change that America is experienced in the last eight months as he has single handedly transformed America from an evil power to a kind and gentle member of the world community. Obama is fond of referring to all that he is doing or already accomplished during his brief stint in office during his continual campaign addresses.
Barack Obama may not be the leader of the free world or the most powerful person on earth but one must concede that he may possess the greatest ego on the planet. An ego that if it remains unchecked will only further diminish the power of the office on the world stage even as it seeks to constrict individual choice at home.
The American media, beyond a single network must begin to question the progressive policies of this President and focus on the motivations behind the policies if America is to resume its role on the world stage as a nation that may not be liked by all the nations of the world but is at least respected and feared by its enemies.
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There lies within the belly of this great nation a seed of discontent which, though dormant for decades, has begun to burrow through the soil of self concession and political correctness to once again aspire to its own place in the sun. The roots of this great discontent are nestled in the great depression and were fueled by the societal changes of world war two and accelerated in the social, political and cultural upheaval of the decades following.
This nation with its government of appropriation has strayed far from the roots of individualism that provided the foundation upon which it has rested for over 230 years. Our society which has nurtured concession and correctness as our accepted way of life has overwhelmed our cumulative passion for greatness as a society and threatens the very core of our national being.
Our elected leadership remains focused on collective concessions and correctness in all things to the exclusion of individual freedom. At a time when our economy struggles with the highest unemployment in decades, a housing market in shambles and increased threats to our security by rogue governments and fanatical fundamentalism, our political leadership is diverting the national agenda to debates on health care and climate change.
Our great national muscle is weak. Our intellect is being aborted by special interests and our national vitality is being usurped by a progressive movement whose sole purpose is to weaken and tarnish the American character. However, across this land people are beginning to listen to the endless and myopic rhetoric that flows from Barack Obama and his progressive administration. They are beginning to recognise the shrill partisan and bitter rhetoric that flows like an endless stream of falsehoods from Nancy Pelosi. They are beginning to realize that the foolish and weak kneed comments from Harry Reid are a national embarrassment.
Americans are awakening with a desire for hope and change. Hope that is fomented by a desire to return this nation to its well earned place as a leader among nations. They are motivated by the hope that this nation will once again be known as the land of opportunity where the best and the brightest rise as a function of focus and effort as opposed to being legislated. They are filled with the hope that this nation will again be that nation which covets aspiration, as opposed to diminishing the human spirit. They seek change from the progressive yoke that has sought to strangle the very soul of our nation.
Americans are on the rise. They will not accept the constraints of national spirit imposed upon them by the cult of Barack Obama and his special interest collaborators, but rather will push the soil back to seek their own place in the sun where concessions are not made without equal gain and correctness is a sense of individual rights that blossom along the path toward greatness.
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Barack Obama addressed leaders from around the world at the United Nations today in what can only be termed a lecture to the globe on the need to act definitively and urgently to provide coordinated effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and save the world for future generations.
In typical Obama fashion he opened his remarks by apologizing to the nations of the world for America’s and Americans contribution to the global warming crisis and the failure of the nation to respond to the needs of the earth until the Obama administration arrived in the White House.
Obama touted the transformational effect of the Obama Climate Doctrine on American industry through the rapid expansion of the green energy industry, the Climate Act passed by the House of Representatives and America’s committment to support for the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December. He spoke of America’s responsibility to join all the nations of the Globe in an effort to turn the tide on Global Warming.
The irony of course is that this President who relishes the spotlight, whose tools of the trade are a teleprompter and a podium is out of touch with the American public. He continues to sing the praises of his progressive agenda and his green economy while the real world in both developed and developing economies compete for the consumption of fossil fuels. Obama appears to be willing to sacrifice near term economic gratification to provide for the greater good. He has indicated a willingness to forego the benefits of an economy based on our current energy matrix to replace it with a green energy matrix of renewable energy including wind and solar platforms.
One could argue that Obama is a selfless leader motivated solely by the desire to do what he believes is right for the nation however, ceo4aday believes that this President, a product of a progressive orientation from birth is motivated by a sincere need to gratify the special interests that promoted and sponsored his ascendancy to the White House and a compelling obsession with a legacy to be not a great President but the greatest President.
This President who lectures to the nation and the world with head raised in pontifical glory seeks the lasting glory of history and is willing to sacrifice the present to attain his own selfish vision of the future.
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