No, Mr. President and neither did the government.
I have finally stopped fuming enough to focus my wrath upon the outrageous anti-business attitude of the current, and soon to be former, President of the United States.
I want to make the President an offer since he will soon need a job. My business is located in Northern Virginia and is engaged in consulting services for land developers and home builders. I can say unequivocally that government, which the President likes to tout as the reason for economic growth, is one of the main obstacles to the creation of jobs and wealth. He has obviously never tried to get a building permit, develop a piece of land, open a store or put an addition onto a house.
Mr. President, you do not realize this, but the streets we live on, the water and sewer lines that service our homes, the electricity, telephone, cable and gas lines were all built by the private sector. If anything, government slowed down the process creating higher costs and delays. That does not create jobs, it destroys them. The cost of regulation and delay is enormous.
Here is my offer, Mr. President. I will put you on a survey crew and after a few days outside in 100 degree weather you can tell me who actually builds things in this country…..the private sector or the bureaucrats who regulate to death every aspect of our lives? If that doesn’t make you change your mind, you are a bigger fool than I ever imagined.