The Present really has to do a better job of picking his audience. They are beginning to tell him things he doesn't want to hear.
Trying to sell his economic record in Iowa yesterday, President Obama got an earful from a successful businessman who pleaded with him not to raise taxes.There is an old saying in the corporate world and the military world. Not to mention dealings with your mate:
"One of the things that concerns me is the repeal of the Bush tax cuts," said David Greenspon, referring to Democratic plans to raise taxes on individuals earning more than $200,000 a year and on families and certain businesses earning more than $250,000.
"The repeal -- I don't care if it is 5 percent -- that's 5 percent that would create a job," he told Obama during a meeting with about 70 people in a couple's back yard in Des Moines.
"Five percent on millions of dollars of profit creates many jobs . . . As the government gets more and more involved in business and more and more involved in taxes, what you're finding is you're strangling those job-creation vehicles."
Before Greenspon could complete his question, his microphone was cut off and taken out of his hand.
Never ask a question you don't want the answer to.
Evidently the Present is sticking with a policy that is wildly unpopular. Good for him. Jimmy Carter needs to be retired from his #1 spot. And in 2012 we need to retire the small ∅.