The Audacity of a Dope

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As the stock market plummeted below the 7,000 mark, reporters asked President Obama what he thought of the way the market was responding to his budget plans. He had the audacity to reply with a dismissive air, “watching the market is like tracking an opinion poll in politics.” An opinion poll! As though the stock market doesn’t represent the real savings, investment, and retirement hopes of millions of Americans. As though businesses don’t matter. As though jobs can be created and protected by companies that are closing. What have we done to America?

The only true stimulus plan is one in which tax credits are given to companies that hire and train new workers. The government needs to stop taking money away from business, and let businesspeople keep their money to use in hiring, producing, and expanding. Only then will the economy start moving again

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