The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road that we’re on.
David Axelrod, Obama campaign manager, unwittingly getting it exactly right.
This is where we come to the fundamental disconnect between the statist and capitalist mindsets. In our system, companies absolutely DO have the inherent right to whatever amount of profit they want to make by whatever means they choose to make it within the law. What the President and other statists ignore is the corresponding inherent right of the consumer to take their business elsewhere.
There are thousands of banks in this country. Not just one. Though perhaps the “Bank of America” name led the President to believe that it was some kind of official bank for the country, and there were no others? There are 29 different banks within 5 miles of where I’m sitting right now. If Bank of America wants to charge a certain fee for the use of their service, I can go to 28 other conveniently located banks, compare their services, and choose a different one. With online banking the location is even less important today.
The President seems to be under the impression that “rights” are only things that Congress or the White House tells people they can do. Perhaps that’s why we’ve never seen any of his publications from his time at the Harvard Law Review, since he obviously understands the subject so poorly.
The following is the only speech that President Obama can give tomorrow night that will create the jobs he needs to guarantee his reelection:
My fellow Americans,
After a long, heartfelt discussion with my family and my staff, I have decided not to run for reelection next year. Furthermore, I will work for the next 14 months to undo every policy I have enacted over the last 30, since they have clearly not worked in the way I promised you they would. I am truly sorry for the damage I have caused, and I humbly leave the next four years and the rest of our bright future in your hands.
May God, reason, and productivity continue to bless America.
I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration that somehow you’re not patriotic. And we should stand up and say ‘We are Americans, and we have a right to disagree with any administration.’
Hillary Clinton 4/28/03, not anticipating we might one day have black Democrat president who it would be racist and unpatriotic to question.
At Wednesday’s town hall in Atkinson, Ill., a local farmer who said he grows corn and soybeans expressed his concerns to President Obama about “more rules and regulations” – including those concerning dust, noise and water runoff — that he heard would negatively affect his business.