Thursday, April 21, 2011
While the Obama administration claims that it is doing what it can to create jobs, up to and including appointing the CEO of General Electric to the post of "jobs czar," its actions are quite to the contrary.
Exhibit one: The Obama administration is asking a court to issue an injunction against Boeing for creating jobs in South Carolina because it said that one of its motives was to "avoid strikes." Apparently in the business of creating high wage manufacturing jobs, one can be too candid. We eagerly await the forthcoming bleating from the press about how Obama is attacking freedom of speech (which it obviously is doing in this case, among other things).
Exhibit two: The Obama administration, which has done just about everything within its power to create higher gasoline prices (including advocating for them), has dispatched Eric Holder to find and prosecute criminals in the oil industry who might be responsible for them. Which, of course, is highly improbable in one of the most competitive industries in the world.
How much longer for this self-inflated fool?
And then, what's the alternative? Ah, there's the rub.
I've lost track of how many are now seeking the Republican nomination and how many will spend a billion even if they don't get it.
I say our saving grace is the large numbers of minnows pretending to be Neptune. With any luck this will be so deadlocked at the convention the three guys with real presidential abilities (Pawlenty, Ryan and Christie) will get pulled out of obscurity into a compromise candidacy that has a chance of redeeming our wayward course.
1) Boeing fucked up by trying to build its new plant in South Carolina. Had they been GE and put it in Saskatchewan or Brazil, there’d be nary a peep of protest.
This is a real “tell” and may be the most offensive anti-jobs thing Obama & Co have done yet as it’s so blatant, extra-legal and tyrannical. What’s the legal basis for this? Having enough votes on the NLRB board?
2) Re: blaming speculators for gas price increases at the pump. Didn’t we see this movie before back in the late 1970s. Carter’s next move back then was to impose a windfall profits tax, and have us commit billions to alternatives. Let’s hope this remake has a similar surprise happy ending. I love surprise happy endings.
Of course, it is very easy to sic the NLRB on a plant in South Carolina, a state which will, in 2012, reliably vote for the Republican candidate. Rather doubt a similar action would occur in Florida, Ohio, or Pennsylvania.
What I don't understand is why 40% of the population still thinks the Obama administration is worth re-electing. What can these people possibly like about the worst economy in 80 years, resurgent inflation, three wars, degraded alliances, raging deficits and towering debts, ineffective government and ideological justice from corrupt leaders...
The NLRB sues states over union laws and secret ballot amendments. Can South Carolina sue the NLRB?
It really is hard to underestimate the lack of common sense with respect to economics that Obama et al have.