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U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on the passing of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nelson Mandela at the age of 95, at the White House in Washington, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on the passing of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nelson Mandela at the age of 95, at the White House in Washington, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Theiler  

The administration is discovering private enterprise is complicated

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Seton Motley
President, Less Government

President Barack Obama recently uttered one of the most frustrating, angering, and mind-numbingly uninformed things ever extruded by a government official.

Obamacare is in the midst of its ginormous, historic, inevitable fail — taking down with it the entire health insurance industry and large swaths of the broader private sector. And the man who led the demand that government do this said of the rolling, slow-motion train wreck, What were discovering is … insurance is complicated to buy.”

Spoken like a man who has spent almost zero time in private, productive employment. And who described his very brief tenure in private, productive employment as being Like a spy behind enemy lines.”

The president doesn’t like the free enterprise system. He fails utterly to understand it. (Or, or perhaps additionally, all of this wreckage is intentional, but that’s another essay.)

So with the 2014 elections looming, we read things like:

Are Democrats Really About to Start Calling for Obamacare Repeal?

To which the president responds, We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president.

The president and his Democrats demanded we drastically over-regulate the financial and banking sectors with Dodd-Frank. And when it inevitably goes terribly wrong: 36 Dems Go Against Obama, Support Dodd-Frank Change.

Yet the president remains impervious to facts: White House Threatens Veto Against Dodd-Frank Change.

Senator Obama promises before he is elected president: ”(I)f somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can  its just that it will bankrupt them…

And then as president: EPA Regs Have Closed More Than 300 Coal Plants

It’s almost as if he didn’t know coal generated about half of our nation’s electricity in 2009. Or maybe he did. Where was he planning to plug in all those Chevy Volts?

Under Obama, Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands Is Down 40%

Senate Dems Urge Obama to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

We could do this all day. This administration has been all-encompassing in its anti-private sector push. Joined by Democrats everywhere — until elections forced them to begin to acquiesce to reality.

Upon Obama’s inauguration, arguably the freest faction of the “free” market was the technology sector. Which is why the wired and wireless Internet Revolution has delivered unto us a free-speech, free-market Xanadu.

Nothing has made the First Amendment more horizontal than the World Wide Web. No longer does one need to cede speech to the pro-government media — just start a blog, speak your mind and spread the word. Find like-minded others, and start assembling. The Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy of the Tea Party all took place on the Net.