Don’t Forget How Hard it Was

These are difficult times we are living through. Unemployment is stubbornly high above 8%. The country has produced less than 100,000 net jobs each of the last 3 months. The growth rate is anemic at less than 2%. The country’s huge debt is hanging over our heads, and Washington seems unable to address these or any other problems. People are coming to terms with idea that there is a “new normal”, with experts telling us we must lower our expectations when it comes to the country’s and our own financial success. We all need to start talking to our friends about how they must burn in their memory the difficulty of this moment in time. This is the best way to combat the fact that the booming economy 1 year from now will look like it was so easy to achieve after about 6 months of a Romney presidency.

The current President has blamed everyone and everything for the weak economic recovery. George W. Bush, tsunamis, earthquakes, the euro crisis, the debt ceiling negotiations, rich people, and greedy businesses headline his list of culprits. The real fault lies in his failure to realize what most former presidents understood and Calvin Coolidge put this way, “The chief business of the American people is business.” If you spend most of your presidency implementing new taxes, new regulations, new costs, and new obligations on business, they will become cautious. When you run for reelection, and promise to double down on more of the same, they will almost completely stop hiring or investing. This is what has led to the probability that Mitt Romney will be elected President of the United States.

Let’s track where we are headed in the next year. This will be a very divisive campaign to endure. With the amount of money being raised, and the incumbent becoming desperate it will get very ugly. The economy, stock market, and attitude in the country will get worse before they get better. The President will point to republicans, upcoming droughts, hurricanes, and perhaps locusts for the still stagnant economy. There will be a moment, when the majority of people will believe that Romney will win. The positive signs will start in the stock market before the actual election, and it should accelerate right after election day. This rise will be improperly historically credited to President Obama, but it will be the first sign of optimism in the economy. After Inauguration Mr. Romney will start tackling the hard problems before our country, but it will be the ending of attacks on business that will spur our economic growth. The liberal media may be tempted to call business leaders racist for not taking risks under President Obama, but will probably just decide to report the narrative of how easy the recovery was.

The condition of our economy is pretty awful right now, and the President is blaming whoever or whatever he can think of. The American people seem to realize that an excuse for failure is not the same as success and will vote accordingly. Next year there will be hurricanes & floods, Greece or other countries may leave the Euro, and yet our economy will be humming due to leadership that understands how business works. The turn will be very quick as confidence returns to the greatest economy ever. Don’t let your friends forget what it was like a very short time ago. When a Democrat tries to make the argument that it was easy to get the economy going, turn to them and say, “You’re right we just had to change Presidents.”

Author Bio:

Michael has been an editor and contributor at the website www.freemarketsfreepeople.net for over 2 years. He has over 20+ years of diverse business experience, from running complex operations where he managed hundreds of people, to starting and running small businesses such as www.realinterestfund.com. He is blessed, or perhaps cursed, with a logical mind which he uses to analyze government, media, politics, and culture. He believes that his life experiences help him bring a unique perspective to the issues of the day.
  • Dorothy

    Your assessment of a Romney presidency, equated with a recovery of the economy in six months is, in this writer’s opinion, overly optimistic.  A two-year time frame would be more in tune, when equated with sustained price levels of oil between $40 and $60 per barrel.  There is still more pain to be faced in the US economy, in the sense that the economic clock has to be reset.  Anything short of the osterity measures required, will extend the time line of any such recovery.  Under a Romney presidency, that recovery time will be shorter, than otherwise would be realized with a renewed Obama presidency. 

    • James King

      I sure do agree with you.

  • Berryraymond

    Romney can and will change the belief system.  Businesses will begin to invest, and there will be an impovement.  Regulations will be removed and America will once again be a business friendly country.  Now lets get to the debt problem.  Romney cannot help us here. The dirty little secret is that it doesn’t matter how much more extra money goes into the federal coffers, not one penny will be spent to pay down debt.  If the Federal government gets more money, it will spend it on more programs, designed to help whoever.  William F. Buckley’s famous saying is too often forgot, “anything you subsidize grows, and anything you tax shrinks.”  It will take generations to heal the harm this administration has inflicted.  The major task is to rid the nation of the failed Keyansian economist, and to educate the new generations of voters.  We may still skip several generations who will never know the greatness that once was America.

    • James King

      What you say is true and sad at the same time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Green/100001808911369 Stephen Green

    One thing is cristal clear, Our government no longer ‘belongs’ to us. It’s the rich who own it and run the show. Not us..

  • James King

    I hope you are right, but I simply think it will be a standard “changing of the guard” that we have known for so many years. Yes, the economic recovery you forecast may take place, but Romney has said he would work to stop the “growth” of spending. He has not said he would cut spending, and good economic growth may occur without cutting. But it is not the right thing to do. Regulations by the dozens must be ended and dramatic spending cuts must take place. If these two things do not take place some years down the road will be like they are today. But along the way the Republicans and Democrats will get elected and work to better themselves, not America just as they have for more than 100 years. I think we will not be well until voters realize the truth of what Ayn Rand wrote many years ago that…the difference between a Welfare State and a Totalitarian State is a matter of time. That matter of time happened a long time ago.

  • Drew Page

    I realize that there are those among Republicans and conservatives who will find fault with certain of Romney’s actions and/or inactions.   But facts are facts, a  failure to vote for Romney is a vote for Obama. 

    Do you really want four more years of listening to him make excuses and blaming others for all of the problems American citizens are facing?  Do you really want four more years of Eric Holder as Attorney General or, God forbid, being named to the Supreme Court?  And at what point will Obama see fit to enhance the membership of the Democrat party by opening our southern border and putting the entire population of Mexico on welfare and all other types of U.S. government assistence?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Gorak/1042415972 Dave Gorak

    A Romney presidency holds no hope for America’s 20 million unemployed who now have the added burden of having to compete in a dismal jobs market with even more illegal aliens, thanks to Obama’s June 15 amnesty for a minium of 800,000 “kids” who can be as old as 30 and still qualify for work permits.

    Romney’s milquetoast response to the president’s disregard for the Constitution and the will of the American people leaves no doubt, despite their campaign rhetoric, that both political parties now can’t be bothered with protecting American jobs.

    Their only priorities now are  to avoid saying or doing anything that radical Hispanics deem “offensive” or jeopardize  hefty political contributions from anti-American business leaders, including those who are at the controls of our spineless mainstream media.

    Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration
    http://www.midwestcoalitiontoreduceimmigration.org

  • MCH

    I agree  with what was written  .  Remembering what it’s been like  for the last  four years.  The middle class is poor  and the poor hopeless all  trying to make a dollar out of ninety nine cents 

  • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

    “You’re right we just had to change Presidents.” Yes, by law.  Seems two terms is all we allow these days.
    But, that aside, you might suggest; Do we have to ‘s—-can’ the whole idea of “America”.
    Currently, with all his exhortations to the ‘prols’, the current chief is portraying an “Imperial Presidency” (a cyclical gripe).
    But model he’s using is Caligula; self-deification, narcissism, marshalling the markets.