The President chose as his new campaign attack-slogan “Betting on America?” Was he inspired by lottery ads?
I was accused of taking a word from the President and trying to infer far too much meaning from it. Not true. Words are chosen. Words are the crystallized, solid form of our vapor-like thoughts. They have meaning. Even if the writer-speaker did not consciously list words to select from, and reason his way to the most precise choice, his mindset screens out concepts and words, and flashes up other words which those who think differently would never even think of. There are words that I would not even conceive of to describe a concept. Now, along comes “Betting on America” as the Democrat slogan of the hour.
The Marxist influence runs deep in modern America, even while the Communist Party seems like a funny anachronism. The ghost of Marx lives on in our thinking, which plays out in our language and politics.
How about: “You work, you earn, you keep your money!” How about “Charity is a choice!” for those Democrats who believe that Republicans are just too mean to be generous? How about, “Money is power, and we leave it in your hands.” Or, simply, “Letting America work.”
Mr. President: Stop chastising American businesses. Stop trying to shame American businesses into staying. Just stop beating up on them, and they will stay, return, and grow. Your words say you want them, but your actions betray your true intent.
As a rallying cry, “Betting on America” is awful.
It’s even dishonest. The government climate drives business away. This administration’s main thrust is to legislate, regulate, litigate, and tax private enterprise into submission. They imagine that business operators will just stay right there and take the shakedown. Instead, business ambition goes elsewhere.
So, instead of stacking the deck against American business operators and then chiding them for taking their trade elsewhere, how about just leaving them alone? Then, you will watch the jobs come back.
Want a close to home application? There are counties surrounding my own county with unemployment above 10%, with one county as high as over 20%! In those same counties, a particular judge is widely known for bias against employers. Duh. Disrespect your manufacturers long enough and they go elsewhere. I would not manufacture there.