Team Obama Doubles Down on Stupid, Calls for Even More Government
Last Friday, Obama informed the country that “the private sector is doing fine.” He then went on to say,
Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy, have to do with state and local government…
And while Obama has since had to walk back his witless economic observation, his campaign staff is still running with the notion that the country’s economic and unemployment problems are caused by too little government spending… not too much. Starting with David Axelrod:
President Obama’s top campaign strategist said Sunday that the country needs to “accelerate” job creation in the private sector — by hiring more teachers, police and firefighters.
But teachers, cops, and firemen are government employees, not private sector. Local government, mostly, but government – as in taxpayer funded – all the same.
David Axelrod made the comment as he continued to perform damage control for the president, who said Friday during a press conference that the private sector’s “doing fine.” But Axelrod drew rapid-fire ridicule from conservatives, after he called for more public-sector hiring to address private-sector economic issues.
“The private sector, we need to accelerate job creation in the private sector,” Axelrod told CNN’s “State of the Union,” before adding: “One of the ways that we can do that is putting teachers and firefighters and police back to work because those are good middle-class jobs.”
Told that teachers and firefighters are part of the public sector, Axelrod continued to defend his statement. “But that will help accelerate the recovery,” Axelrod said.
For Obama, Axelrod, and their economics-illiterate, big government supporters here’s a clue: The private sector is that portion of the economy which CREATES wealth and tax revenues… not that portion – federal, state, or local – that dissipates wealth and tax revenues.
If Obama’s own campaign advisors can’t make his misstatements on economic policy sound less foolish, he is in serious, serious trouble.Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, election 2012