We're in for long, protracted struggle that need not be. The struggle is against those of us who want a robust economy and those who don't.
Those of us who recognize the benefits of economic growth understand there are but a few rules that need to be adhered to in order to sustain it. Really, there's only one principle when you get down to it: Keep government involvement in the private sector to an absolute minimum. This is the essence and the foundation of fiscal conservatism.
Our struggle is against those in Washington like House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) who is quoted as saying, referring to the government's role in a recovery,
guess what rose again, unexpectedly? That's right, unemployment figures. Do you truly think you and your fellow Democrats are succeeding when the evidence shows you aren't?
This blog would like to give you the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the economy. However, if we did, we'd come to no conclusion other than you were destroying our economy on purpose. Your administration has admitted that the bulk of the stimulus money wouldn't be distributed until late 2010, just in time for the economy to perk up prior to the elections in November, which would favor Democrats. Did you really think no one would notice?
Many of us have noticed. Some, like Marco Rubio, are running for office in an effort to stop your destructive agenda.
Common sense would dictate that someone in a position to affect the economy wouldn't be critical of it, but recent quotes by President Obama and Vice-President Biden demonstrate their lack of money moxie. Obama says not to blow your money in Vegas and Biden still thinks he inherited the deficit. Instead of talking it down, as you accused George Bush of doing, try encouraging the country. It couldn't hurt.
Even better, try these ideas: enact tax cuts for businesses, develop our own natural resources for energy, roll back environmental regulations, abandon Card Check legislation, for starters.
Above all, stop working against the best interests of America.