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  • New Video: President Obama's Recovery Summer Vacation


    As the summer begins to wind down, many are beginning to take a second look at the grandiose promises made by the Administration about this summer before its start. While this “Recovery Summer” was lauded as the must-see event of the summer, the reality failed to match the rhetoric.

    But as many Foundry readers understand, the entire proposition was doomed from the start. Plans planted in flawed Keynesian economics will not bear any fruit. Our latest video exposes this failure, highlighting the Administration’s continued attempt to pass off failed economic policies as successes.

    The government is not a reliable engine of economic growth. That engine has historically been—and will continue to be—the private sector.

    Congress can play a positive role by allowing private enterprise to function properly and supporting policies that stimulate job creation and encourage investment. If nothing else, hopefully the exposure of all these failed promises will be a reminder to other Americans of the importance of embracing the free market, even if this concept is beyond our current leadership.

    Posted in Economics [slideshow_deploy]

    10 Responses to New Video: President Obama's Recovery Summer Vacation

    1. George Colgrove says:

      "Congress can play a positive role by allowing private enterprise to function properly and supporting policies that stimulate job creation and encourage investment."

      Just say no to federal grandiose! Deregulate and get out of the way. We do not need a government program for anything. We need entrepreneurial spirit running amok on Main Street while the government makes sure that can happen just by defending our boarders in interest on the international scene. Congress does not need to do anything but pass a budget to make this happen. Boring – maybe. However, these people are not superheroes, stars, or celebrities. They are just congress people who are elected to do a public service to the people. This is not a sexy thing and should never be.

    2. Mike D Houston says:

      I wonder what is the grand total costs for all of the first family's vacations?

    3. Pingback: Video: Obama’s Recovery Summer Vacation | ProjectVirginia

    4. Dee Glover Virginia. says:

      I for one these vacations are really taking the food right out of my mouth for it is mine and yours that is paying for all their vacations…….
      Next every time obama has a big speech to give he either goes on vacation 1st. Or he takes vac. Right afterwards..You see he needs that time to talk to people about what he should do and how to do it,,,so people open your eyes darn it cant you see what is going on and what obama is doing to our country…………………………..

    5. gerrit, your mom says:

      wow. the guy's voice in this video is so money. i mean, he should narrate EVERY video.

    6. Robert Lebischak, Gu says:

      I'm so happy the great leader had a good summer vacation. Hell, I could not afford one. Lets hope this makes the people think for a change, we have become like sheep, doing what the Parties tell us to do, vote the party, vote Dem and so on. Well we did, we did what the parties said to do, look what it got us. Now I hope we have learned that we must us our minds and think, if not well out great leader will have many more vacations on our money. It's up to us, not them.

    7. Billie says:

      Obama and the like could've showed some decency and "sacrificed" all personal expenses to be none. When it becomes less affordable in the private sector, it shouldn't be afforded to the private sector. All members of government, president and family included, should show what they undeservingly expect of us and "go without" extras they haven't even earned.

      Government would be trustworthy if they had respect for the dignity of the people and remove government everywhere the private sector was once expected to be and can again be held accountable to do for themselves as freedom stands without government overreach and intervention.

      President Obama's summer vacation recovery from his summer vacation.

    8. Billie says:

      oh my gosh, correction: 3rd line: …what they undeservingly expect of us…

    9. Billie says:

      Obama and the like could've showed some decency and "sacrificed" all personal expenses to be none. When it becomes less affordable IN the private sector due to government impositions ON the private sector, shouldn't be afforded TO the private sector. All members of government, president and family included, should show what they UNdeservingly expect of us and "go without" extras they haven't even earned.

      Government would show some worth if they showed respect for the dignity of the people and remove government everywhere the private sector was once expected to be and can again be held accountable to do for themselves and conduct free market business fair and honest as freedom stands without government overreach and intervention.

      President Obama's summer vacation recovery from his summer vacationS.

    10. Dick Wolbert, Santa says:

      The Obamas have no concern about what makes America tick. "In bad times, quit spending so much" "Do not flaunt your wealth or position in life"

      Be real.

      Be concerned about your neighbor.

      Shut your mouth when you do not understand what you are talking about.

      Know the difference between a lie and the truth.

      Stay home, what ever country that may be.

      When you leave in 2012, close the door behind you.

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