The apology tour continues. At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hawaii this weekend, President Obama stated that the U.S. has gotten “lazy” about “attracting new business into America…over the last couple of decades.” This is a powerful reminder that the sitting President of the United States doesn’t know the first thing about business or the economy.
Real, private sector jobs will come from business leaders who have confidence in the President’s business policies. They want to know how much more he will tax and regulate them before they invest an estimated $2 trillion in this economy. Those investments could fuel manufacturing and service sector growth that will position us to expand from a position of strength, including attracting new business from overseas.
So far this President has tried to get us to expand from a position of weakness. The only jobs that Obama’s stimulus and deficit policies have attracted are public sector union jobs – the kind that taxpayers have to fund in perpetuity because the government never began a new program or agency that it chose to shut down.
Small business leaders especially work day and night to keep people employed and balance their budgets for another year or another month under the Obama regime, as well as create the greatest innovations and build the greatest products in the world. Lazy?!
This quote further reflects how President Obama is embarrassed to be an American, and lacks belief in any American business that is not union-controlled. American business leaders have no confidence that the economic waters of this administration are warm enough to swim in.
The most powerful man in the world who should be our chief pitch-man expounding on the attributes of American innovation and workmanship is the Naysayer-in-Chief. Billy May, meet Doubting Thomas.
See USA Today’s story on the apologist’s quote here: