SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - Standing at the site of a highway project funded by his economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he is committed to exploring all avenues to create jobs.
First off, government doesn't create jobs, government has to create an environment that is fertile for job creation........in the private sector. This of course, is a foreign subject for Obama.
If you want to create jobs, you need the following:
1. A positive economic outlook: Right now the Obama policies are not creating that. You have a weakening dollar and gold at an all time high. Have those 2 thing occurred by themselves? No. And those are not positive signs for the US economy.
2. Less government regulation: Ask any businessman, from any walk of life, if business-chocking regulations are worse today than they were 5 years ago, and you will hear a resounding YES!
3. Reduce cost of labor: From rising minimum wages to mandated employee benefits, wages/costs in many sectors are artificially high due to government regulations. On top of that, you throw-in the pro-labor/unions policies this administration is implementing, and you have more rising costs on the horizon. Again, not good for business.
4. Less uncertainty: Talk to any businessman and ask them what they foresee in the next 6 months, and not one can give you a clear picture. They just don't know what new anti-business scheme is going to come out of Washington.
Ask any businessman, large or small, if they believe they have a friend in The White House?
From out of control deficits, runaway government spending, and looming higher taxes, we have an administration that is constantly attacking business and raising the specter of more government intervention and regulations. Is that good for business and job creation? I don't think so!