The decision by Ohio voters that collective bargaining for public employees is in their best interest is a shining example of why America embraces democracy. We have the right to make good decisions. We have the right to make bad decisions. We have the right to vote for whom and what we want, regardless of the consequences.
There is an enormous, leering elephant in the White House. It sits in the corner of the Oval Office, smirking each time a new jobs report confirms that we again failed to put more than the most meager dent in the unemployment numbers. The beast relaxes, happy and content, while the president and his accomplices oversee a never-ending stream of PR pieces designed to convince us that the job situation is someone else’s fault.
Payback can be ugly. The free-for-all in Washington has been over for nearly a year, and the strain on the president is showing. With guaranteed approval of spending bills a thing of the past, the White House is compensating by grabbing all the power it can, passing executive orders, seizing authority, and wielding the Justice Department like a club over states that refuse to step in line with administration policy.
The person most responsible for preventing the economy from creating jobs wants to be our friend. “We can’t wait” is the Obama administration’s newest slogan. We Can’t Wait to Create Jobs, We Can’t Wait on Congress: The Time to Act is Now, and “We Can’t Wait” to Strengthen the Economy and Create Jobs are splashed across White House media releases.