Here is a quote from President Obama. There is a video to provide confirmation that he actually said this. It is such a disconnect from the actions of the Obama Administration that I can’t help but be cynical.
I know that there are a few Republicans here in the audience … If you talk to us, it turns out we’re pretty common-sense folks. We don’t think government can do everything … We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations. We don’t want to tax all businesses out of business … But we do think that there’s a role to play for government.
Here are my first thoughts:
1. Mr. Obama do you really believe that the Affordable Care act isn’t a top down solution?
2. Do you believe the Exchanges in the Affordable Care Act bear more than a slight resemblance to the free market?
3. If President Obama’s regulatory touch has been light, I would hate to see a heavy handed regulator.
4. Mr. President, do you just want to tax every business that pollutes the environment out of business? Or just tax every Republican owned business out of business?