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Old 02-06-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Is Obama daft?
"...President Obama announced that U.S. business leaders had an obligation, yes an obligation, to the country to hire more workers, pay better wages and keep jobs in the country. He is now calling on American companies to see themselves as partners with the government saying: "That government and businesses have a mutual responsibilities; and that if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all."

American Thinker Blog: Obama Regime's Cynical Exploitation and Callous Indifference

Does the President really think that the purpose of business is to hire people and provide jobs? Is he really so clueless about the employee/employer relationship?

The purpose of business is to provide some product or service for which there is a demand, and in so doing, to make a profit for the owners. In order to do this, they hire a workforce of men and women for which they pay a salary or wage in accordance with the value (determined largely by the job market) of their service to the company. This is mutually agreed upon at the time a person is hired (except in the case of Union employees, who are paid according to what the Union determines is the correct value for that workers service — anyone see a problem with that relationship?).

A business isn't a charity. Nor does it exist to assist government in some scheme to assure every person has a job. It does not exist to further some notion or pipe dream of "economic democracy" (a Marxist/socialist idea — are we getting a picture here?).

This is what you get when you elect a "Community Organizer" (a.k.a. "community agitator") to hold the highest office in the land.

It is the job of government, not business, to ensure the kind of economic climate where business can prosper. That is what is meant by the clause in the Constitution, "promote the General Welfare". This means that the government should stay out of the way and not impede the growth of business with burdensome regulation and over taxation. Those two things alone are job killers.

As we remember Ronald Reagan on the 100th aniversary of his birth, Mr. Obama would do well to remember his words, "Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem"
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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This is the results of a person thats never run a lemonade stand as president.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So Obama is trying to move the country away from capitalism ?
Companies should hire, not because they need workers, but because it's good for "the collective" ?

Community activists have no clue.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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We are half way though Obama's reign.

Business can just wait him out now.

However, anyone who disagrees can still open their own business.

Isn't that great!!!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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We are half way though Obama's reign.

Business can just wait him out now.

However, anyone who disagrees can still open their own business.

Isn't that great!!!!
But they are not. Whatever business can move their labor force offshore are doing so.

What's left is service that requires a physical presence. Low paying, paltry benefits, no advancement.

A Walmart nation full of MacDonald's workers.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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But they are not. Whatever business can move their labor force offshore are doing so.

What's left is service that requires a physical presence. Low paying, paltry benefits, no advancement.

A Walmart nation full of MacDonald's workers.
Some are doing that.

I would to if I were them.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Since big business were the demons in his first two years, does this mean the "New Barry" is wanting to make deals with the devil?
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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We are half way though Obama's reign.

Business can just wait him out now.

However, anyone who disagrees can still open their own business.

Isn't that great!!!!
Great idea! Let's have all the Obama supporters start their own businesses and hire people not because they need to, but just so that more people have high-paying jobs. That'll fix things!
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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He has created such a contentious relationship between the business community and the government. From heavy corporate tax burdens to increasing regulations, he THEN has the nerve to tell the business community it is their obligation to hire? What a pompous jerk.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Does this now mean people are "entitled" to a job ?
Having a job is their right now ?
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