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Don't Let Idiots Ru(i)n the Economy

Laura Hollis on

If your child needed an appendectomy, would you let President Joe Biden do the surgery?

How about Vice President Kamala Harris? Majority Leader Chuck Schumer? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? Bernie Sanders? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Barack Obama?

The answer, unless you're depraved or some tragedy has rendered you incapable of rational thought, is obvious: "No." Why? Because they're not qualified.

The human body is a complex organism that consists of hundreds of equally complex systems. Performing surgery -- even a relatively simple procedure such as an appendectomy -- requires extensive education, very specific skills and expertise. If we allow anyone without that training and experience to perform surgery, the patient will likely die.

Let me point out something else that should be obvious: The United States' economy is even more complex than a single human body. It is the largest economy in the world, with a gross domestic product of more than $22 trillion. There are more than 30 million firms in this country, ranging in size from a single owner to 2.2 million employees. As of 2019, the U.S. economy employed more than 157 million people across hundreds of industries. It meets the needs and supports the day-to-day lives of not only the 333 million people who live in this country but literally billions of others across the globe who use our products and services.

Our economy has also created more prosperity for more people than any other in history. I mention this because the current administration is going to destroy it unless we stop them.

 

Earlier this week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, "The president wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that."

Excuse me?

Nothing in the president's job description -- and by that, I mean Article II of the United States Constitution -- gives him the power or the right to "fundamentally change" the U.S. economy. I would go further and venture that most of the people who actually voted for Biden do not want the "fundamental change" he and his puppet masters are contemplating.

This demonstrably mentally feeble human being is utterly unqualified to make monumental decisions about the direction of the U.S. economy. But that is perhaps unfair to Biden since none of the others slavering to remake it in their image are qualified either. They've never launched a company, created a product or service that the public is willing (as opposed to taxed) to pay for, grown a venture around it and made payroll every week. But even if they had done so, that would not qualify them to run or much less "fundamentally change" the U.S. economy.

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