Audacity of a dope: Obama says businesses have “obligation” to help the US grow

Posted by: ST on February 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

This is so, so rich (via):

President Obama called on U.S. businesses to do more to help grow the economy, saying that while the unemployment rate is getting better and jobs are being added, the U.S. needs “to get there faster.”

“Businesses have a responsibility, too,” said Obama in his weekly address on Saturday. “If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America. They should set up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages, and invest in the future of this nation. That’s their obligation.”

Obama said he planned to deliver that message to the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, along with his administration’s commitment to work with the powerful business lobby. The White House has negotiated for more than two months about when to hold the meeting with the Chamber, which has come out in opposition to several of Obama’s major policies, such as the healthcare measure and Wall Street reform.

The message is that “government and businesses have mutual responsibilities; and that if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all,” said Obama. “Our workers will succeed. Our nation will prosper. And America will win the future in this century just like we did in the last.”

I’m sure I’m not the only one rolling their eyes at the irony of one of the most anti-business Presidents in modern history demanding that private sector businesses help him grow the economy. 8-|

Doug Powers breaks it down:

The translation to Obama’s rallying cry to business is this: “You idiots better figure out a way to pay for all this irresponsible BS I’m shoving down your throats without laying people off and running up the unemployment rate or you’re in trouble!”


To the public-trough lifer, there’s no understanding the problems and challenges of private sector business. In government, if you want to hire, you just do it and go take the money to do so from somebody else. What’s the problem? Bill Clinton once best demonstrated this lack of ability to understand private-sector economics when he told Herman Cain, then CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, to “just raise your price” to cover additional taxes and regulations. Yes, economic brilliance at its finest.

Obama’s blaming private sector business for the sluggish economy when, if he wants to find somebody to fault, he could start by looking in a mirror — and we know he doesn’t mind doing that.

Not only that, but it’s telling that President Obama actually believes that it’s the”obligation” of the business community to help America grow. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the “obligation” of business to try and make money for themselves and their stockholders via the sale of a quality product or service?

Would someone buy this President a clue? Please?

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21 Responses to “Audacity of a dope: Obama says businesses have “obligation” to help the US grow”


  1. Neo says:

    This should help …

    In an unprecedented and controversial move, the White House has launched a new program at the Department of Labor which will refer workers who have complaints about their bosses to a toll free number at the American Bar Association, where they can get a lawyer to work on their case on a contingency fee basis.

    A laser focus on jobs … for lawyers

  2. Carlos says:

    If “businesses have an obligation,” then government has an even larger one: GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET BUSINESSES DO THE BUSINESS THEY’VE GAMBLED THEIR OWN MONEY AND EFFORT ON!!!!! It ain’t like the government, ya know, where they can steal others’ money by proclamation to pay for employees they don’t need to interfere with businesses.

    And, of course, just like everything else he touches he has screwed that up so badly the economy may never fully recover.

    There are consequences for electing an affirmative action president without a clue of how a country runs and with even less knowledge of economics.

    Speaking of which, the unemployment numbers came out yesterday, and it’s amazing what the effect of dropping 2M from the unemployment rolls ’cause they haven’t been able to find a job in over two years is. And from what I understand, the leftist blogosphere is burning up with high praise for our glorious leader for the rate dropping so rapidly!

    What a bunch of maroons, exceeded in their stupidity only by our glorious leader Obhammud.

  3. RM says:

    “Government and businesses have mutual responsibilities; and that if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all,”
    Barack Obama

    “Corporations that get in bed with government will get more than a good nights sleep”.
    Ronald Reagan

  4. Janelle says:

    I love it………yet another idiotic statement from Mr. OBrillance and not a peep from what used to be news media. But it’s all over the blogs, at least the good ones. Keep it up!

  5. RSweeney says:

    All this from a guy whose business experience consists of suing banks to make more bad loans.

  6. PE says:

    He knows his audience, and it is to them that he speaks: morons.

  7. bob jones says:

    This administration has broken every law, rule,code, regulation and honor known to man. The Republicans need to haul them before congress for full disclosure and charge them with their appropriate crimes. Nothing would be more appropriate than these despicable bastards being grilled by congress, going through trials and being perp walked all through the next election cycle.

  8. if he wants business to create jobs give them and private citizens back their money. then business can invest and private citizens can spend their money on goods and services. that will create jobs instead of politicans paying people not to work so they can but their votes. buying votes doesn’t create jobs

  9. Jon says:

    O is doing this on purpose.

    “Rules For Radicals” by Saul Alinsky – it’s their playbook. Read it and know thy enemy.

  10. Taxpayer says:

    So, Obooby, you’re going to force people to produce. Good luck with that.

  11. DaveinPhoenix says:

    The only responsibility business has is to earn money and make a profit – for the shareholders or owners who face the risks. The payoff for the regular working folks is JOBS. These idiots in the WH and Congress wouldn’t have the b*lls to either run their own business, or actually (gasp!) work for a living. Their whole lifetime philosophy has been to hate the evil “rich” despite not having a clue as to how the “rich” actually got rich. Of course, that’s what happens when you’ve never worked a day in your sorry little lives. Jeez, I wonder what happens when you declare war on the very people who take the risks and create the jobs ? Maybe it’s called unemployment ?

  12. b5blue says:

    ‘You talkin’ to me?’

    – John Galt

  13. RM says:

    Government is also a growing corporation and the best description of that is as follows:
    Pelosi in Dec. 2009 said health care reform was her Christmas gift to the nation. Imagine a friend gives you a $10,000 wrist watch which is ugly, garish and doesn’t work well. You don’t want it or need it but you graciously accept it.
    “Thanks, but how can you afford it”?
    “No, problem” your friend says, “I used your credit card…and by the way, did you know I own my own wristwatch store”?

    The moral of the story is, all of this government spending appears to be for us but it is really for them and their growing business which is government.

  14. Kevin Reed says:

    “called on U.S. businesses to do more to help grow the economy”–thanks a lot, Mr Obvious. You mean the pixie dust and unicorns aren’t growing the economy sufficiently?

  15. Tango says:

    ….His statement seems to indicate that Barry believes the press accounts of American corporations sitting on massive piles of cash (rather than hire new employees).

  16. btims says:

    Every person attending the Super Bowl will be patted down:

    And I guarantee you that the thought will not occur to any of the 80,000 or more persons being patted down as they enter Cowboys Stadium tomorrow (1) that the reason for this humiliating treatment is fear of terrorists; (2) that all the perpetrators and planners of recent terrorist attacks in America have been Muslims; and (3) that if we didn’t have Muslims in America, we wouldn’t have Muslim terrorists in America, and we wouldn’t have to be patted down when entering a football stadium.

    It won’t occur to a single one of those 80,000 football fans. They never think that instead of letting ourselves be humiliated because of Muslim terrorism in America, it’s the Muslims who ought to endure the consequences of Muslim terrorism in America—namely by not being allowed to be in America. We are a contemptible nation of sheep, being treated as we deserve, because we don’t fight it. Truly the likes of Janet Napolitano and George Casey (who says that diversity is a higher value than American lives) are our rightful rulers.

    It’s the immigration, stooopid.

  17. david foster says:

    It would be amusing to watch Obama trying to run an operating business (not a law firm or a consultancy) of any type, ranging from a single hot-dog stand to a multinational manufacturing company.

  18. Tom TB says:

    “Economically illiterate” is the most accurate and KINDEST way to refer to Barry/Barack/Hussein/Soetoro/Obama.

  19. Kate says:

    I hope the whole audience at the Chamber of Commerce walks out on the guy…do ya think he’ll hear them then? He has no problems hearing the complaints of the Egyptian rock throwers!

  20. Carlos says:

    From the reaction to his speech, I have to wonder how the SEIU got so many of their members to dress decently and be salted into the audience? Didn’t anyone notice them being bussed in from parts unknown?

    Or maybe, just maybe, the “leadership” of the Chamber is similar to the “leadership” of the AMA, ready to line their own pockets and throw their “rank and file” membership under the bus?

    I wonder what ever happened to making an honest profit, instead of cozying up to the den of thieves we call this administration.