Barack Obama on the economy: The private sector is fine, oh wait, I meant no it’s not!
By now you have heard Barack Obama’s statement about the private sector economy being fine, and you also have heard him say the real problem actually has to do with cuts in federal spending to the states. Barack Obama was forced to walk back (would this be a flip-flop if it were Romney, just saying…) his comments later last evening when he stated it is obvious the economy isn’t fine.
I think in an unscripted moment of candor Barack Obama revealed quite a bit about himself before clarifying his statement later on in the day when he realized he made the mistake of showing the people his true colors.
He mentioned the private sector in a very dismissive way before moving on to a topic which is much more near and dear to his little heart–government spending. And that is who Barack Obama is in a nutshell; he is a big government guy who has little to no faith or respect for the private sector and he believes the answer to all of America’s problems is more government. Other than taking money in the form of taxes from the private sector to spend on big government programs he really has little use for the private sector and it hasn’t been something he has focused on during his presidency.
This is why he spent the first year and a half of his presidency concentrating on healthcare reform while ignoring the economy, and this is why so much of the stimulus money went towards government programs, projects and services and so little seemed to have gone into the private sector, with at least one report claiming the stimulus actually cost at least 1 million private sector jobs. (And it doesn’t hurt to be a union member, governor of a blue state, or a top Democrat donor either.)
The fact is Barack Obama knows the private sector isn’t fine but it isn’t a top priority of his and he doesn’t know what to do about it anyway so he has ignored it, and he wants the people to ignore it as well so he has been trying to distract the people by talking about birth control, abortion, gay marriage, and anything but the economy hoping hit would go away but it hasn’t.
Yesterday he finally felt compelled to address the economy and now we know–regardless of his walk back–exactly where his priorities are in regards to the economy and now we know why he has been so reluctant to address this issue. According to Barack Obama’s standards the private sector is fine and it is the public sector which needs more help and his plan seems to be more of the same failed policies and we simply cannot afford another four years of an Obama presidency.