Geithner to CEO’s: Obama Doesn’t Hate You…Much

This is actually funny because there have been a number of articles aboot President Obama being the most anti-business President ever, so much so that even his supporters are starting to turn on him. Personally, I don’t know what these people are so shocked that Obama would be so anti-business. Everything aboot his background, influences, and mentors say that the public sector awesomely awesome, and it’s up to people who make more than $250,000 a year to pay for everything.

Maybe they all got all caught up in the hope and/or the change, but it’s ok…because Tim Geithner is on the case.

Apparently they’re sending Geithner to try and convince business owners, the same ones that Democrats demagogue regularly, which the President doesn’t hate them as much as he thinks they do. Whether or not they’re buying any of it…

Geithner did everything but put on a Paul Revere costume and wave a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag when he declared, “This president understands deeply that governments don’t create jobs, businesses create jobs. And our job as government is try to make sure we’re creating the conditions that allow businesses to prosper so they can hire people back, get this economy going again.

“We have a recovery led by private demand, private recovery,” he continued. “That is the most important thing we can do right now…of course, we recognize that if we’re going to have growth in the future we also need to be — make people confident that we’re going to have the will as a country here in Washington to act to bring those deficits down over time as growth strengthens, recovers.”

Lovely. Geithner also made soothing noises about keeping most of the across-the-board Bush-era tax cuts, the ones Obama spent his campaign denouncing as giveaways to merely “the rich.”

Now, does any of this jive with any of President Obama’s agenda items?

Just words.


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