An open letter to President Obama
Dear President Obama,
As you prepare your State of the Union address, I am sure that you have a great deal of concern when you actually examine the state of the union.
Even after five years of your amazing, inspired leadership and your continuous speeches about how much you care about the American people and how you are working so hard to get them back to work and to improve living conditions for everyone across the country, things have not improved. This must surely worry you and your administration.
With more people in poverty than ever before, with over 90 million people out of the labor market (when there are only about 250 million adults), with a “real” unemployment rate of somewhere between 14 percent to 35 percent — the figures are so jumbled, with more people on welfare than ever, with a national debt of over $17 trillion, it would only be normal for you to be extremely concerned about the state of the nation.
I totally understand how difficult your presidency has been for you. As you have said again in an interview this week, if only it were not for the Republican Party, Fox News, the Tea Party, and Rush Limbaugh, you would have been able to cure all these ills, put the country back on track, have huge job growth and lift the country’s credit rating.
So, I thought it is my responsibility, as a concerned citizen, to give you an example that you might find helpful to set the country on a more prosperous course. If you followed this recipe starting now, at your State of the Union address, you might be able to accomplish, in your remaining three years, just what Scott Walker has accomplished in his three years as governor of the great state of Wisconsin. You see, just like you, Gov. Walker has experienced adversity at every turn. Since he was elected as a Republican in the very deep blue state of Wisconsin, he has had to deal with opposition from the left during every minute of his time in office. The unions have thrown everything they had at him. He had to survive a recall election (I believe the only governor to ever do so). He had to survive local, state and national press doing everything they could do to assassinate him personally and destroy his political career (as we now see happening to Gov. Christie). Like you, he stuck to his principles and he survived all this battering and yesterday he gave a positive, uplifting State of the State address that you might be interested in reading or watching (fox6now.com/2014/01/22/preview-of-gov-walkers-state-of-the-state-address). After all, you can identify with a chief executive having to singlehandedly fight off so much opposition and lack of bipartisanship.
Gov. Walker, by applying conservative economic principles, has, after just three years, produced a surplus of over $900 million. And, because, true to those same conservative principles, Gov.Walker believes that any money that the state has actually belongs to the people of the state of Wisconsin, he will now give that money back to the people who actually earned it (minus a rainy day fund) by way of a $800 million tax cut. This will cause even more jobs to be created and all those people now working will pay taxes and therefore the revenue to the state coffers will increase and then taxes can be cut further, and so on, and the cycle of economic prosperity — just as it did in the 1980s — will continue and Wisconsin now has a bright future.
Therefore, as you are a student of history and you can see that your policies, which are like those used in other failed states in Europe, for example, where the countries are now bankrupt, you might want to study a proven example of success — as shown by Scott Walker’s example of strong conservative leadership and sound and proven economic principles — and use it as a recipe for the nation.
In life and certainly in business, leaders look to other people’s successes and follow their example. You are the only leader I know of who looks at other people’s failures and follows their example.
So, if you would like to give a rousing State of the Union address, full of hope and with a clear outline of how you intend to lead this nation to prosperity in the coming three years, Gov. Walker’s template might be a place to start.
p.s. I am currently living in China because the U.S. banks are not lending money to developers, therefore there is no recovery in the commercial real estate sector, which supports my profession. With interest rates of zero, and the Feds just printing silly money, there is no motivation for the banks to lend, so they are just making millions for themselves instead and sitting on the cash. But I am sure you know this as they have contributed heavily to both of your campaigns; it is almost like a money laundering scheme.
Formerly of Cameron Park