Soft or Fettered?

In an interview with NBC in Orlando, President Obama had the audacity to call America soft.

The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.

As much as I hate to admit it, I have to agree.  America has lost a competitive edge.  So how to fix it?  I wouldn’t call America soft, I would call her fettered.  Fettered by overzealous regulations and direction from the government.

We’ve been told that America is going to be a leader in green technology like solar energy.  Of course that means supporting companies like Solyndra with ill-advised loans.  Or companies that just happen to be, by weird coincidence, run by Pelosi’s brother-in-law.

We’ve seen senators from other states calling for EPA intervention into Alaskan mining efforts (which thankfully have been rebuked).    This is the same EPA that is causing havoc in Texas with new regulations.

We’ve struggled with high oil prices that continue to retard economic growth.  Yet have you heard any support for alternative drilling techniques or for a relaxation of the off shore drilling ban?

Just two years ago, even Obama agreed that you don’t raise taxes in a recession.  Yet now he threatens to veto any plan that doesn’t include a tax increase and reviews of his latest recovery plan find nothing but tax increases.  Thank goodness it doesn’t have a chance to pass the Senate, let alone the House.

If Obama really wants to get back on track, may I suggest taking the chains off America instead of dreaming up new and inventive shackles?

Godfrey: Doesn't give a damn what Obama does to the country
Doesn't this sound like a threat?