Without a clear enemy to unify us, like the Soviet Union or the terrorists who attacked us on September 11, America is at war with itself. The result: our nation lacks the national consensus needed to choose priorities and make tough decisions – or even dump bad laws based on good intentions.
I recently ran across an old Internet joke that attempts to define the term “political correctness.” The joke reads: “Political correctness is a doctrine – fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rapidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media – which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.” It’s as funny as it is nakedly true.
Americans agree – our federal government is not doing right by us. The Executive Branch seems out of control.
Right now American’s top concern in the short term is jobs. Yet by action and by word, your administration keeps putting up barriers to job creation.
When it comes to free trade agreements (FTAs) pending in Congress, Americans have learned not to get their hopes up.
The Obama administration has made economic recovery a priority, but unfortunately the Administration is continuing a practice that has the opposite economic effect -- targeting America’s prize technology companies with vague antitrust laws.