By Ted Nugent
In these tough and turbulent economic times, we need to look for small things we can be thankful for.
For example, I am thankful President Obama is not a lifeguard, as I believe he would toss concrete blocks to drowning swimmers instead of life preservers.
Why do I believe that? His economic policies are drowning our economy, leaving many Americans unemployed or underemployed, and he knows it.
President Obama can squawk all he wants and blame everyone from President Bush to Tea Partiers to Fox News, but our anemic economy is the result of his willingness to mindlessly over gorge Fedzilla—the burgeoning federal bureaucray—on more grotesque spending and borrowing and signing more blubber-infested bills that no one knows what’s in them, how they will be implemented or the impact they will have on the economy.
The evidence is glaring: The business community does not trust President Obama. They don’t trust his Socialist economy-killing policies, his Wall Street reform sham that no one knows what is in it or how it will be implemented or his take-over of the healthcare system. They are uneasy about his cap-and-tax energy proposal, green-energy scam and his support to kill the Bush tax cuts.
Business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors know these wrong-headed economic policies are drowning the economy. They are pulling in their financial horns and holding as much as$3 trillion on the sidelines, instead of using that cash to invest in American businesses and innovation. Who can blame them?
Yet the President has the unmitigated gall to state that he believes it is the private sector that has always been America’s source of job creation. Actions always speak louder than words and this administration’s actions are blatantly anti-business, and therefore, anti-American. Phenomenal.
Talk to any business owner. To the person, from small-business owners to CEOs of larger businesses, not a single one of them has told me that President Obama or the Democrats in the District of Clowns have been good for business. None of them trust him. In fact, some have gone so far as to tell me they believe President Obama despises the private sector and actually wants to kill it.
You cannot fault business owners for not trusting Fedzilla when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently stated the future of the economy is “unusually uncertain.” On the other hand, representatives from the Obama Administration such as Treasury Secretary (and hopefully reformed tax cheat) Timothy Geithner, have stated the economy is beginning to grow. Mixed messages such as these create maximum uncertainty in the private sector. Wrong approach. Yet another rookie mistake.
Isn’t there a community that needs organizing somewhere out there where the President’s custom skills could be put to better use?
It is patently stupid to raise taxes on the job creators during a sluggish economy or at any time for that matter. These are the very people who need a tax cut if you are truly interested in getting the economy going again and putting people back to work. Of course, if you want to drown the economy and create more unemployment and more dependency on Fedzilla all you need to do is to punish the job creators by raising taxes on them and advocating more outrageous job-killing legislation. I give you the Democratic Party.
It is a fundamental economic principle that if you want less of something, tax it. Only an uneducated idiot with no practical private-sector experience or an avowed Marxist does not understand this. So which is it?
You want a good-paying job? If so, do not put your trust and faith in the resident Fedzillacrats in the District of Clowns. Their modus operandi is to create dependency and to put America’s economic future on very thin ice. Fedzilla is a job and economic-killing enterprise. Besides Socialists and dependent bloodsuckers, who could possibly fail to grasp this?
The American people intrinsically know that tax cuts lead to prosperity as proven by the economic growth during the 1960s thanks to tax cuts by President Kennedy and during the 1980s by President Reagan, which led to 25 years of prosperity. As I recall, even President Clinton got bit by the tax-cut bug.
Americans also know that simpler is always better. Instead of the world’s thickest, most convoluted and confusing book ever devised by man (known as the U.S. tax code), Americans know that a flat tax and much less government spending is the way to go. More Fedzilla regulation, central-planning boondogglers, and more agencies and armies of bureaucrats strangles the free market and inhibits economic growth.
The only people that common sense seems to evade are the Fedzillacrats inside the District of Clowns beltway who genuflect at the altar of a 2,000+ page healthcare bill, Wall Street reform bill, and a confusing and mountainous tax code that even the IRS does not understand. They are drunk on stupid.
Fedzilla is broken on almost all levels. Big government does not work. It is not accountable, responsible or dependable. And the polls indicate the overwhelming majority of Americans now embrace this most basic and universal truth.
If ever there was a time where hard-working, logical Americans needed to reach deep inside for that most important American trait of defiance, it is now. It is time to raise hell. Let productive Americans take back control and take back our country. That’s how we can get America working again.