Time to Dump the Job-Killers — And Save the American Way

Written by William Pauwels on June 10, 2014

In response to a recent article of mine on Clash Daily, a reader wrote, “Let’s dump Leftists!”

How I wish that were possible.  Unfortunately, Liberal-Leftists or, so-called Progressives, have indoctrinated practically every aspect of America’s culture. 

Half of the population pays little attention to politics or economics until election day rolls around.  Then they vote for the guy that makes them feel good – usually the guy who makes the most Liberal-Leftist promises.  Frankly, Liberal-Leftist propaganda sounds good when left unexamined, and not subjected to the informed, failed experience of history.

The other half of the population is divided between those who support Constitutional, Free-Market, Free-Enterprise Capitalism – as established by the Founding Fathers — and those who are still trying to make de facto Marxist/Fabian-Socialist/Centralized-Government-Ideology work. 

Hopefully, the decline of U.S. prosperity (U.S. median annual family income down $5000 under Obama) and job creation (22 million unemployed) – and the skyrocketing price of commodities (food, energy) and necessities (education, housing) – will wake up under-informed voters.  Hopefully, they will recognize that the Democrat Party’s vision of an all-government, all-the-time, tax-and-spend, centralized bureaucracy is a seriously flawed and failing system of governance.

It’s reported men have approximately 699,000 fewer jobs today than in 2007, before the recession started.

Also, the job participation rate is currently the lowest since 1978 under President Jimmy Carter.

When you consider the population growth since 2007, these numbers are even more disturbing.

At some point, the American people must come to recognize that the Obama/Reid/Pelosi/ Clinton/Democrat-Party’s tax-and-spend economic strategy is a disaster for ordinary working Americans.

Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Clinton/The-Dem-Congress-and-Administration have given us Progressivism in spades, and it is dragging America down.  Their all-government, all-the-time regulations and controls are stifling America’s ingenuity, creativity, work ethic, excellence, leadership, etc.

Liberal-Leftist Progressives (quasi-Marxists) simply don’t get it. . . . When government taxes workers – and pays non-workers – we get more non-workers. Again, the U.S.A. now has over 22 million unemployed and underemployed workers. . . . Government Policy Should Make the Poor, Rich – Not the Rich, Poor! . . . The prosperity of any nation is the result of its collective productivity, ingenuity, and private economic investment – less the cost of government and nonproductive entitlements – as measured in non-inflated (constant) dollars. History has clearly demonstrated that a competitive, free-enterprise, work-ethic-emphasizing, entrepreneurial, profit/surplus-motivated, constitutional, sky’s-the-limit economy – is the best way of producing jobs and prosperity for the greatest number.
Clearly it’s time to restore America’s traditional commitment to what our Founders invented – the American-Way.

Clearly, the U.S.A. must return to these Founding Principles: The American-Way ― The American Prosperity Machine:   Traditional Judeo/Christian principles and values . . . the right to life, liberty, equality of opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness . . . freedom of speech, action, religion and commerce . . .  an educated and informed society . . . freedom from gender and racial discrimination . . . affordable healthcare . . . the rule of constitutional law . . . honest elections and presidential leadership . . . patriotic, truthful, checked-&-balanced, limited government  . . .  a strong military . . . the right of citizens to own and bear arms . . . secure borders . . . free, competitive markets, enterprise and institutions . . . properly but minimally regulated, free-enterprise . . . balanced trade . . . private property rights . . . low cost, domestically supplied energy and natural resources . . .  individual responsibility . . . controlled immigration . . . English as a common language . . . entrepreneurialism . . . a strong work ethic . . . full employment . . . fair pay . . . appropriate safety nets . . . low taxes . . . a strong, reliable currency . . . financial availability, mobility, and responsibility (balanced budget, minimal debt) . . . Competitive, Free-Market, Free-Enterprise, Constitutionally limited government  . . . and American Exceptionalism.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.