As we look out over our nation as it attempts to climb out from the devastating economic morass of the last 18 months, we can still see so many Americans out of work and countless small business struggling to make ends meet. How can President Obama talk about continued bailouts -- especially one directed toward the media -- when we fail to address the concerns of the small businesses that make up a majority of the jobs in our country? How about targeted tax cuts/rebates for these small businesses instead?
Sadly, it appears to be political. The president seems more concerned about the influence of blogs and other online informational resources on the political process than he does about helping the working families of our nation by being judicious and fair with their tax dollars. He claims that many of the online news options are simply carefree when it comes to the facts. Or perhaps he does not appreciate the online use of facts that is helping to shape our health care debate?
But regardless of his reasoning or intentions, one thing is clear: the use of our tax dollars to bail out the newspaper industry is just one new example of a federal government that is intent on expanding its own power and reach -- all the while trampling on America's traditional notion of capitalism and free markets. Now, that is something worth reporting.