Thursday, July 21, 2011

It just gets better and better... Another CEO calling out Obama's policies

The CEO and founder of Home Depot, in an interview with Investor's Business Daily, concurs with Steve Wynn and takes it a bit further when asked what he would say if he had a chance to sit down with the Community-Organizer-in-Chief and talk about job creation:

Marcus: I'm not sure Obama would understand anything that I'd say, because he's never really worked a day outside the political or legal area. He doesn't know how to make a payroll, he doesn't understand the problems businesses face. I would try to explain that the plight of the busi nessman is very reactive to Washington. As Washington piles on regulations and mandates, the impact is tremendous. I don't think he's a bad guy. I just think he has no knowledge of this.
 Bernie Marcus also echoes Wynn's sentiment that business owners are afraid of retribution from the government if they protest or complain about this Administration's policies:
IBD: Why don't more businesses speak out?

Marcus: They are frightened to death — frightened that they will have the IRS or SEC on them. In my 50 years in business, I have never seen executives of major companies who were more intimidated by an administration.
 And then there's the money quote when talking about Obama and his promises to streamline regulations:
Marcus: His speeches are wonderful. His output is absolutely, incredibly bad. As he speaks about cutting out regulations, they are now producing thousands of pages of new ones. With just ObamaCare by itself, you have a 2,000 page bill that's probably going end up being 150,000 pages of regulations.

Marcus has found the Job Creators Alliance, based in Dallas, Texas, which is trying to find businessmen who will stand up and fight stifling regulations and iron-fisted government tactics.

It seems that more and more people are starting to call bullshit when they see it coming from the White House.  From Obama's sob story about his mother and insurance, to his assertions that he is going to mandate the streamlining of regulation while creating more and more each day, former rubes are having the wool pulled off their eyes and are realizing that this man and his minions in Congress and the executive branch are trying to destroy the economy of this country.  I just hope it's enough and is in time.


North said...

Marcus, Steve, and me. Business owners.

Obama? Puppet.

Midwest Chick said...

Puppet, definitely, to his socialist agenda and mentors.

Brigid said...


Old NFO said...

Marcus did it ALL himself... Bootstrapped out of a poor lifestyle to where he is today. Him I respect!!!

Midwest Chick said...

Yep. And it's interesting that he says that he could not have done it in today's business climate.