Instead of resorting to the same old/same old Democratic formula of government solutions to the problem of persistent unemployment, men who are actually in the business of creating jobs (well, as a byproduct of providing goods and services) have some advice for the president, advice which can be summarized by something a successful president once said: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
. . . asked several CEOs leading up to the speech what bold steps Obama could take to reduce the 9.1 percent unemployment rate.
John Schiller, chairman and CEO of Energy XXI, said “if the government would get out of the way, from a regulation standpoint, and let us [XXI] do what we do good you’ll see us continue to hire and grow this economy.”
“I think that’s a message from across the board,” said Schiller.
Let’s hope that before his speech Thursday night, the incumbent president has a change of heart and pivots from the tried and failed policies of the past to those that have worked. The fewer burdens the federal government (indeed governments at all levels) places on private enterprise, the more jobs they can create.
(H/t: Reader Peter Hughes)