As November approaches it is becoming more and more apparent that President Barack Obama has little to no idea what it really takes to run our country. Leave it to a community organizer to run the country into an economic abyss. The U.S. economy is stagnant, with high unemployment, deficits, and debts as far as the eye can see, and yet President Obama is still relying on the same old stale liberal policies. One way to showcase how Obamanomics has failed American citizens is by examining the economic landscapes of individual states that have adopted differing strategies for financial recovery.
States such as California and Obama’s old stomping ground of Illinois have adopted liberal deficit spending policies that mirror the President’s excessive government policies. These states do not have much else to show for their liberal agenda other than high unemployment and a large pile of debt. Illinois posts an 8.7 percent unemployment rate, which is well above the national average. In California, the bastion of liberal ideology, Sacramento is swimming in debt that is approaching the $16 billion mark, on the heels of a credit downgrade. President Obama’s liberal ideology is failing at all levels of government, not just at the federal level where he is to blame.
On the other hand, states like Ohio and Wisconsin have done a tremendous job cutting the toxic fat from excessive government spending and programs. Both Republican Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin have reported substantial growth and considerable job creation over the past fiscal year. Ohio ranks 4th in the nation for job creation in the past year to date, and Wisconsin has not seen an increase in unemployment or underemployment since Gov. Walker implemented his pro-growth policies, while 23,000 new jobs were added to the Badger State.
Why is it that we don’t see the mainstream media giving praise to Governors Kasich and Walker for doing what they promised when they were elected, and getting their state’s fiscal house in order? All we get is a frenzy about a recall election in Wisconsin where the liberal media and Big Labor lost in a huge way. We should commend the governors for doing what is necessary for their states, and for that matter our country, at a time when the President of the United States is failing the American people at every turn.
President Obama is showing Americans that he just does not understanding how the free market system works – nor does he care. We find ourselves in a situation where the impact of Obamanomics has set our country back a long way. We are on a path towards bankruptcy and President Obama must take his head out of the sand. Wisconsin and Ohio are blueprints for President Obama to right our ship of state. Unfortunately, I have no faith that he will take cues from these states because he is so beholden to his own failed liberal ideology.