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Despite the actions by the Obamacrats and the Nancy Pelosi liberals in Congress, the private sector remains the dominant force in the American economy.Obama whose only Lincolnesque quality may be that prior to moving into the White House his principal domicile was in Illinois, has opted to take FDR’s approach to governing by extending the reach of government into the private sector.

History tells us that economic growth is derived, not from the meddling of a government that injects its paternal hand into the pockets of the private sector to redistribute wealth for its own devices, but rather, from the concentration of resources in the private sector aligned and targeted against free enterprise objectives, where competition spurs innovation and entrepreneurism is the sacred mantle upon which economies stake their claim for growth.

The policies of President Barack Obama would have one believe that he perceives the government to provide the direction and care for its’ citizens from cradle to grave. He has discounted the contributions of entrepreneurs and private sector investment by endorsing and signing a stimulus package that provides little in the way of traditional economic stimulus. The President and his supporters believe that through the redistribution of wealth they can manage the social agenda for the nation.

They believe that the selfish interests of the private sector should be sacrificed for the selfless interests of the public sector. They believe in an intellectual elitism that knows what is right for the people. They believe that a nation focused on the common good with sacrifice by all, an acceptance of a lifestyle whose standards are lower in the future and infusing diminished aspirations on a proportionate basis across the governed is the solution to the current economic crisis.

Ceo4aday believes in the power of the free enterprise system to properly incent individuals to aspire to their own individual goals and objectives. We believe that this President has charted a course through his own inexperience and and ineptness that will punish the producers in our society by removing incentives and limiting capital access to entrepreneurs as government becomes a larger component of our economy.

Our way of life is at risk. Our ability to raise ourselves as individuals from the lowest link in the economic chain to the highest is imperiled by a President that reinvents himself daily as he seeks to transform the social and economic fabric of a nation through class war and a socialist agenda.

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Barack Obama approaches the podium but, not before an assurance from an aide that the teleprompter is in place. He is preparing to introduce a new appointee as an Under Secretary to the State Department. The appointee is well known to the Obama administration and eminently qualified for the post. He will be joined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among other State Department and White House dignitaries.

It will be a brief announcement at the White House and the President will move on to other activities in his meeting filled day. He has spent a portion of his morning, reviewing the announcement and is confident, as he is introduced and steps to the podium, that he will be  quite capable of reading the prepared announcement from the teleprompter.

 In the four and one half minutes it will take to read the announcement, the President will not deviate from the prepared text, nor will he look directly at the cameras or those assembled in the east room of the White House for the announcement.  Rather, he will turn his head from right angle to left angle as he confidently recites the prepared lines as they roll along the teleprompter. At the conclusion of the announcement the President steps away from the podium as the designated Under Secretary pulls out a few 3×5 note cards and addresses the assembled for ten minutes.

 This President has gained a reputation for being a great orator. Ceo4aday has failed to perceive the President as being other than an excellent reader who is apparently unable to deliver even the shortest of announcements without the use of a teleprompter. We commend him however, for his ability to master the teleprompter and deliver a speech in such a way in which he is able to project himself with someone of exceptional oratorical skills.

We can’t imagine that Abraham Lincoln and his famous address at Gettysburg would have had the same impact if delivered via a teleprompter. There is something about the connection that a speaker generates with an audience when he or she steps to the podium looks their audience in the eye and speaks, not reads to the assembled that provides a level of assurance that the speaker is indeed addressing the audience.

Four score and seven years from now, I suspect that historians will be fascinated that this nation elected a President whose primary qualification was that he could perform adequately with a teleprompter. We find it unsettling that the President of the United States is unable to speak or present to the American public without this crutch.

 Could it be, that Barack Obama is only acting as a leader and cannot perform without his prepared script. This nation needs leadership at a time of crisis. I seem to recall an actor who became President and spoke often and consistently without the aid of a script, exhibiting leadership and a connection with a people. Obama addresses the nation as a bureaucrat, who as a leader is only one technical error away, from being exposed as someone, who through an irony of history found himself elected to the highest office of the nation, when the nation can least afford him.

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