The President who promotes “free” health care, cradle to grave entitlements, the nanny state, extending unemployment benefits past two years, and who believes that self-reliance is a bad thing is surprised that we’re no longer a nation of self-starting go-getters?
From ABC News:
For the second time in as many months, President Obama has taken the nation that elected him president to task for its own lackadaisical economic performance on the global stage.
Obama told a group of CEOs today that the United States has gotten “lazy” and that America lost its hunger in promoting itself in a global marketplace.
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,” he told the CEOs who are gathered on the sidelines of the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, which the United States is hosting this year in Hawaii.
The problem can’t be the formulas that progressive economic theoreticians have drawn up and Team Obama has put into practice don’t work — it’s that stupid Americans aren’t implementing them properly. The formulas work — they’ve been beta tested on chalkboards at numerous universities — so the problem must be that an unmotivated private sector business community is too lazy to carry through the grand Keynesian vision.
Why should businesses open here? The Obama administration pays them to leave.