Here's the most predictable news bulletin of the day and maybe the year. It came from
Well, sure. Nothing undermines investors' confidence in their investment like having a pall of uncertainty thrown over it. And that's just what our president has done by his latest disservice to the American economy. As if he were buoyed by his party's dramatic defeat in the midterms, the current occupant of the
As if nostalgic for the Great Depression, or at least the Great Recession only a few years ago,
What, you didn't know your little old personal computer, or maybe your iPhone these days, was a public utility? Neither did all those outfits using it to offer you, via the Internet, a long list of new services, an ocean of information, conveniences in general, and who knows what all in the future. (Have you tried the app to get Uber or Lyft to pick you up lately?)
But our president, as out of it as ever, knows better. Or at least believes the all-knowing
Suddenly, all that investment has been clouded by a president innocent of any experience in business, or maybe the most basic lessons of Economics 101. Which may be why he consistently proposes anything but freedom for an economy straining against the chains he's put on it. The man is an expert -- at bringing a recovering economy to a screeching halt. Beginning with investors' confidence.
But stay strong and hold on to this thought: Only two more years to go! And then the country may have a new beginning. The way it did when a president who believed in freedom -- his name was Reagan -- took the reins from a failed one whose major contribution to the American economy was a whole new vocabulary of defeatism, from malaise to stagflation. Remember all that? Please, let's not go there again. And if we must put still more chains on the American economy during what's left of this president's tenure, then remember that what's done can be undone.
No, the country doesn't have to live forever with a sixth of the economy -- the whole massive government-industrial health-care complex -- subject to the latest whim, waiver, and sudden diktat of a theorist in the