Obama--and apparently all libs/Democrats/"progressives"--seem to be utterly baffled
by the fact that American businesses aren't hiring lots and lots of new employees.Baffled
, I tells ya!
Tell ya what, Barry: Just 'cause I'm a generous guy, I'll give you four clues that will enable you to solve this puzzle--and absolutely free!
Clue #1: The thoroughly pro-union, Democrat-dominated National Labor Relations Board has attacked one of the few American businesses that successfully exports billions of dollars of American-made products to the rest of the world. That would be Boeing Aircraft. They put a Billion dollars into buying and equipping an aircraft assembly line in South Carolina, only to have the NLRB tell 'em--after they'd already spent the money on the plant-
-that the board was considering ordering the company NOT to build any airplanes there. Stated reason? That opening a line in another state was "retaliation" against a very strike-prone union back in Washington state.
Ya think that might just possibly
have a chilling effect on any business considering doing anything at all?
Cuz if ya don't think that, you're an even bigger idiot than we've been seeing these two-plus years.
Also: Do you think we're all too stupid to realize that the NLRB would never have done this without a green light from the White House? I mean, come on--one of the nation's most successful companies, and probably the nation's biggest source of export earnings after agriculture, and you expect us to believe they'd risk killing this golden goose without asking you first? If so, you are
Clue #2: The same NLRB is opening hearings on whether to allow much faster elections on union certification at a company. History shows that when a company has time to explain to its employees what unionization actually entails, there's a good chance they'll vote against unionizing. Understandably, the unions want to cut off this possibility, by allowing as short a time as they can get before the certification election is held.
In many ways this is an equivalent of the defeated "card check" amendment, which would have abolished secret ballots for union certification elections. Given the intimidation practiced by union organizers, it doesn't take much imagination to see that a non-secret vote would generate lots more pro-union votes. Hardly fair, but that's how you guys roll.
And if I'm a business owner, how do I know that what you do next
won't be even worse?
Clue #3: You're constantly demonizing corporations and businesses, as when you bitch about the tax incentive for corporate jets (which was enacted by your own Democrat-passed "stimulus" bill, by the way). But of course you have no trouble at all taking the huge, 750,000 pound Air Force One for a measly 150-mile hop. You know what a big time-saver having "your own" jet is. But you want to make it more expensive for businesses to have one.
Now, I understand that you're perfectly free to be a hypocrite about this issue. And I know how well it resonates with your liberal base. But if you want to campaign on this, how do we know what aspect of business or the tax code you'll hit next?
Clue #4: Obamacare. You claimed it would be a good thing for everyone. But if that's true, why have you granted something like 1,400 waivers to favored companies--most from heavily Democrat districts like Pelosi's?
If the damn thing is so good, why would a company seek a waiver from its requirements?
The answer, of course, is that it's a huge burden to businesses. As anyone could have told you. But of course, you don't care about that. You wanted to ram this through congress while your party controlled both houses, and you did--by bribing three key congresscritters with outrageous perks for their states.
You did that because your advisors told you it wouldn't pass on its own merits.
Oh, and which of your minions came up with that provision that said the really heavy burden kicked in if a business had 50 employees? That was brilliant--sheer genius.
But only if your goal was to stall growing businesses at 49 employees for an extra couple of years.
(Actually we really
small businesses should be grateful that you didn't make the damn thing mandatory for everyone down to the ten-year-olds trying to sell lemonade out of their front yard.)
So, if you were willing to go that far to stick it to businesses, why on earth would anyone think that's the last anti-business measure in your quiver?
Hope these clues will let you figure it out, Barry.
But I hafta say: based on your record of utter
cluelessness thus far, I'm not holding my breath.