- We're raising the cost of employment.
- We're encouraging companies to shift jobs offshore.
Note: This blog should not be taken as Democrat/Obama bash-fest. It is just a fact of life that presently Democrats are in power and they are the ones currently ratcheting up government intervention.
Nevertheless, the Bush Administration has a lot to answer for as well. The tremendous increase in the rate of growth in government spending began during the Bush Administration, not when Obama took office. The further centralization of education was the result of Bush's No Child Left Behind program. The first TARP bailout bill was a Bush initiative as well. Bush pushed for large increases in foreign aid spending. Before Obama, Bush was the great interventionist-in-chief.
As the Psalmist says "Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation" (Ps. 146:3).