Friday, December 4, 2009

Loss of Appetite

Yesterday, at a White House forum on job creation, President Obama asked some private sectors employers what the government could do to help create jobs, assuring them that “every demonstrably good idea” would be considered, going so far as to say:
“What’s holding back business investment and how we can increase confidence and spur hiring? And if there are things that we’re doing here in Washington that are inhibiting you, then we want to know about it.”
But when a medical devices CEO said that the administration’s aggressive legislative agenda caused the business uncertainty and was “really what’s holding back the jobs.”   Obama responded:
“[I]f we keep on putting off tough decisions about health care, about energy, about education, we’ll never get to the point where there’s a lot of appetite for that.”
Interesting.  If I’m reading this correctly, his plan is to continue to try to shove more of his aggressive, single-employer, big government agenda down our throats while our economy is suffering, rather than back off of proposing more government controls which violate our individual rights and, therefore, inhibit our economic growth because we may lose the desire to swallow his agenda later?

In the interest of encouraging a loss of appetite for big government now, I direct you to this list of NEW BOARDS, COMMITTEES, PROGRAMS, AND OTHER BUREAUCRATIC ENCUMBRANCES ESTABLISHED BY HR3962. The list was compiled by Dr. John David Lewis, who actually read the 1,990 page health care bill, and he evaluates some of its more prominent points here as well. 
Do you think this bill is a demonstrably good idea, or do you just have faith in the change that is the Obama administration?


Rational Education said...

Fantastic post -right on target. Excellent analysis of the literal meaning of Obama's word usage -taking him at his word...and then taking him to task for those words!

Personally this chef is the worst -the very thought of eating the food he plans and prepares makes me nauseated!
p.s. I always wonder what people find so charismatic or intelligible about this man and his speeches!

Lynne said...

Thanks, Jasmine.

I completely understood the initial he's not George Bush attraction. But really, I don't understand how anyone can still fawn over his big government proposals.