Obama Laments Shrinking Size of Government!

By John W. Lillpop

While the nation scratches its collective head in bewilderment at President Obama’s latest faux pas—“The private sector is fine”—his hand-wringing over the loss of jobs in state and local governments is even more puzzling.

Consider that Tuesday last was a particularly brutal day for labor unions, those greedy predators whom coerce on behalf of public service employees by feasting on the carcasses of, until now, unsuspecting, citizenry.

From Wisconsin, where Governor Scott Walker rode a wave of voter disgust at the selfish refusal of public service employees to even consider “fairness” in their outlandish salary and benefit demands, to the sunny climes of San Diego and San Jose California where locals trimmed back the grossly unfair pension arrangements of public service retirees, the message sent was loud and clear:

Excessive pension and wage demands will no longer be allowed to bankrupt American states, cities and municipalities!”

In other words, labor unions BEWARE: You too, have a responsibility for preserving the American dream, and we intend see to it that you accept your fair share of the economic pain that has devastated America!

Given that hostile environment and, the fact that 23 million Americans out of work or underemployed, why would the “smartest man in the world” say this? 

“The private sector is doing fine,” Obama said at a press conference on Friday. “Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy, have to do with state and local government -- oftentimes, cuts initiated by governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.”

A shortfall of government employees is to blame, Mr. President?

But what about Greece, Spain, and the European mess?

What about the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Japan?

What about the Arab Spring?

What about the warm US winter?

What about the refusal of the Republican-controlled US House to spend even more hundreds of billions of American money on another stimulus that will edge the nation even closer to a further downgrade of the US credit rating?

Above all else, Mr. President, what about the lingering effects of George W. Bush?