If Obama is re-elected into office for the next four years, our nation will become a hauntingly similar image of modern day Greece. Instead of having jobs, our generation may follow the European trend of protesting in the streets and being unproductively dependent on the government. Handouts like the “Obama phone,” food stamps and selection eight housing are examples that mirror this kind of dependency and the downward cycle it can cause. Obama is shrieking businesses and giving the government growth control. These examples and many more prove that Obama is unfit to lead the economic recovery.
The Obama Administration is having a dulling effect on the American public, and it comes down to basic principles—one of the key principles he seems to have forgotten is that the world simply is not fair. We do not need our hands held; we need to see what it means to struggle and work harder to find success, not complain about how “he has more, so give me some.” That’s not how it works on playgrounds, classrooms, or in the day care, so why would it work in American society and a government created by imperfect human beings.
There is a reason why 50 percent of college students can’t find jobs. It is because of Obama’s “war on business,” including private, small and family businesses. Obama’s policies have made a small fraction of high-income taxpayers pay the vast majority of all the taxes collected—while his rhetoric has depicted high-income earners as somehow being subsidized by “the rest of us.” People who succeed—whether in business or anywhere else—are often said to be, “privileged,” even if they started out poor and worked their way up the hard way. Personal responsibility, whether for achievement or failure, is a threat to the whole vision of the left.
Despite any alternative opinions on him, one must respect Mitt Romney’s background in the business realm and his business-minded point of view. He has been the face of business innovation and growth for the last 25 years. This alone shows more promise for our economy than the alternative, Obama, who may be a master of public speaking, but has no experience in the field.
If Mitt Romney takes the presidency, the war on business will be over; and over the course of his term, the economy will regain its strength. “Obama doesn’t have a second term agenda and we can’t afford four more years like the last,” Governor Mitt Romney said.
The Obama administration is battling business development when that is the one thing the economy needs. Obama needs the private sector to be vibrant in order for our economy to function and for people to get back to work. One half of Americans are employed by small business and it’s an economic driver. There are many restrictions on business that are inhibiting productivity. One is harsher regulations, like telling businesses how to run and where to open, which has been pushing them oversees and pushing away jobs. This hinders economic expansion.
Protection of unions over rights of private business leads to adverse effects like increased debt of private and public sector. As government puts itself between employers and their employees, it negatively affects businesses in the long run. For example, when business is hindered, an organization may hire less workers and may not be able to support as many employees because of their increased financial pressure. The government under a Republican administration would instead support regulation that was more moderate and balanced—reasonably reflecting ideals of a more limited government—and therefore supporting business that would support economic development and improvement.
The war on business is also going to be ended with the termination of Obama’s health care. No one knows how these new laws will be implemented and so businesses are afraid to hire new employees. The law didn’t do anything to contain costs increase. If Romney wins and the health care law is dropped, businesses will thrive.
Obama doesn’t understand the free enterprise system. His speech in Roanoke, Va., on which contained daunting themes supported by his phrase “You didn’t build this,” demonstrated that he has no idea how free enterprise works. Every businessman who has worked 12-hour days and invested every dollar of his own into a business trying to create jobs was offended by this speech. Just like every college student who worked so hard themselves to get A’s should be offended.
According to Obama’s speech, the “A” student didn’t earn that “A,” someone helped them. Someone built the laptop they used. The businesses didn’t build the roads, they just paid for them through taxes. How much tax is enough? 60 percent of every dollar I owe? 70 cents of every dollar I owe? Obama is clearly destroying the incentive to work hard in this country and promoting weakness. Does the American public know what it is called when governments take and distribute to make things equal? It is called socialism, and we become dependent on new foundations of a weak government plan. Americans need the government to get their hands out of our pockets and let us work harder. And if they don’t want to work harder than me, it’s on them.
We need to add some moderate restraint to the government’s increase must get back to the “survival of the fittest” mentality, cut the handouts and get American businesses back on track. Mitt Romney will fix this problem with the simple fix of growing the economy through business.