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I just heard our illustrious President on the radio putting his spin on the recent dismal economic numbers. I'm sure you've heard them - unemployment up, gas prices up, job creation down, consumer confidence tanking again - yeah, that economic news. So the President's take...-
"The Legislature needs to make it easier for companies to hire people."
And that, Folks, is the heart of the problem right there. His first reaction to anything involves more government. The Legislature needs to make it easier. Really? I mean, don't get me wrong, over-regulation and interference by the government is at the root of the majority of the problems we have in this country today. The real estate market is a prime example of that. The government is more involved in our business today than ever before and our business is more screwed up than ever before. Coincidence?
But even more of a problem than his assumption that more government is the answer for everything is his basic incomprehension of economics - the basic law of supply and demand. Put simply, why would a company hire people, easy or not, if there is no demand for their product or service? If people aren't buying cars why would Ford hire a bunch more people just because the legislature made it easier? They wouldn't. If people aren't buying new homes, why would builders hire a bunch of people? They wouldn't. If people areen't buying what you're selling, why would you hire more people to build it?
And that's the problem for the President today - people just aren't buying the BS he's selling.
What we need to do is hire a President who knows what the hell he's doing, understands the basic rules of economics and what makes businesses grow. Then consumers (us) would regain some measure of confidence in the fundamental soundness of our country.,We wouldn't be worried that we're about to fall off a fiscal cliff, as the CBO so succinctly put it last week. People would start buying stuff again and companies would start hiring people to build stuff again. That's what it takes to make a business grow.
Oh yeah, and get the government the hell out of the way.
Of course that's just my opinion. I'm not the President with all his high falutin' advisors and I could be wrong.
Oh, by the way, I did have a chance to hear Mitt Romney at a luncheon yesterday. He gets it. I hope we get him.
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