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"Barack Obama: The great jobs killer


Last Edited: July 5, 2010, 9:08 pm

"WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Barack Obama: The great jobs killer

Source Las Vegas Review Journal, ReviewJournal.com

"As former President Ronald Reagan might have said, "Obama, there you go again."

The current occupant of the White House claims to know how to create jobs. He claims jobs have been created. But so far the score is Great Obama Depression 2.2 million lost jobs, Obama 0 -- a blowout.
Obama is as hopeless, helpless, clueless and bankrupt of good ideas as the manager of the Chicago Cubs in late September. This "community organizer" knows as much about private-sector jobs as Pamela Anderson knows about nuclear physics.

It's time to call Obama what he is: The Great Jobs Killer. With his massive spending and tax hikes -- rewarding big government and big unions, while punishing taxpayers and business owners -- Obama has killed jobs, he has killed motivation to create new jobs, he has killed the motivation to invest in new businesses, or expand old ones. With all this killing, Obama should be given the top spot on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

Meanwhile, he has kept the union workers of GM and Chrysler employed (with taxpayer money). He has made sure that most government employee union members got their annual raises for sleeping on the job (with taxpayer money). He made sure that his voters got handouts mislabeled as "tax cuts" even though they never paid taxes (with taxpayer money). And he made sure that major campaign contributors collected billions off government stimulus (with taxpayer money).

As far as the taxpayers -- the people who actually take risks with our own money to create small businesses and jobs and pay most of the taxes -- we require protection under the Endangered Species Act.

You won't find proof of the damage Obama is doing on Wall Street, but rather on Main Street. My friends are all part of the economic engine of America: Small business. Small business creates 75 percent of new jobs (and a majority of all jobs). I called one friend who was a wealthy restaurant owner. He says business is off by 60 percent. He's drowning in debt. He won't last much longer. His wealth is gone.

I called another friend in the business of home improvement. He says business is off 90 percent from two years ago. My contractor just filed personal bankruptcy. She won't be building any more homes. The hair salon where I've had my hair cut for years closed earlier this year. Bankrupt. But here's the clincher -- ESPN Zone just closed all their restaurants across the country. If they can't make it selling cheap food and overpriced beer with 100 big screens blaring every sporting event on the planet to a sports-crazed society, we are all in deep, deep trouble.

I've polled all my friends who own small businesses -- many of them in the Internet and high-tech fields. They all agree that in this new Obama world of high business taxes, income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, and workers compensation taxes, the key to success is to avoid employees. The only way to survive as a business owner today is by keeping the payroll very low and by hiring only independent contractors or part-time employees provided by temp agencies.

The days of jobs in the private sector with big salaries, full benefits, and pensions are over. We've all seen where those kinds of jobs get you as a business owner -- in Bankruptcy Court or surviving on government welfare like GM and Chrysler. Or in the case of government itself -- completely insolvent, but surviving by ripping off taxpayers and fraudulently running printing presses at the Fed all day and night to print money by the trillions.

Unfortunately, small businesses don't have the power to impose taxes or print money. So unlike government, we'll just have to cut employees and run lean and mean.

It has now become clear that, outside of the burgeoning field of Census takers, there will be no major increase in new jobs for years to come. Outside government, Obama has created a wasteland of economic ruin and depression that looks much like the landscape of Mel Gibson's first movie "Mad Max." Without a printing press in Obama's world, you're just plain out of luck.

The days of believing the Obama propaganda about a jobs recovery are over. The trillion-dollar corporate handouts (neatly named "stimulus") may have kept big business in the money for the past 18 months, and artificially propped up the stock market, but small business is the real canary in the coal mine.

My small business-owning friends aren't creating one job. Not one. They are shedding jobs. They are learning to do more with fewer employees. They are creating high-tech businesses that don't need employees. And many business owners are making plans to leave the country. In a high-tech world where businesses can be run from anywhere, Obama has a problem. His one-trick pony -- raise taxes, raise taxes, raising taxes -- is chasing away the business owners he desperately needs to pay his bills.

So who is going to pay Obama's taxes? Not his voters. They want government to pay them. Who is going to create Obama's jobs? Not his voters -- they've never created a job in their lives.

So what is Obama going to do? Maybe he can get Pamela Anderson on the line."

Wayne Allyn Root, a former vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, writes from Henderson. His column appears every other week."


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sully16Comment by sully16 - July 5, 2010, 11:41 pm
To many people are to used to having there food given to them, the rent paid, there is no incentive for people to go out and make there own way anymore.
It's not the governments job to create jobs, but, they sure do seem to be doing everything possible to help eliminate the ones that are there.
emilygComment by emilyg - July 6, 2010, 12:04 am
Well said Sully. Thanks konane.
konaneComment by konane - July 6, 2010, 10:30 am
Thanks Sully! Yes those who don't pay taxes have no concept of where money is created and jobs made available. They believe the government can simply print money and they collect a check ... no biggie.

Government does NOT create wealth in any way. It seizes wealth from producers via taxation, levies and fees. This is how it pays government workers salaries which Obama is bragging about as 'job creation.' They're simply creating more ticks to feed on a dog that's almost dead in the first place.
konaneComment by konane - July 6, 2010, 10:31 am
Thanks Em! Yes indeed she said it well.
sully16Comment by sully16 - July 6, 2010, 11:14 am
We have hit an all time new low here in michigan...This is SOCIALISM at it's best.
Detroit has announced it will now put parents in jail for nor being more involved with there kids education.
a 3 day jail term for anyone who's kid skips school or for any parent who does not show up for parent teacher meetings.
This is wrong , I believe educationing the parent instead of punishing the parent is more effective.
There is no perfect parent and we all make mistakes with our kids, but jail?
Most certainly if the kid is in danger or is being neglected or abused.
Poor home training and bad morals can happen anywhere.
Now, who else do we have to blame this on????
well , did you say the government..? yep , the are just as responsible for this mess in lower education.
It makes me sad and angry at the same time.
konaneComment by konane - July 6, 2010, 12:09 pm
Thanks Sully! Government has done its best over time to erode the family, also the extended family so we're seeing in real time what "We're the government and we're here to help you" has accomplished.

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