If Only the Onion Were the Real News

A satirical news clip from the Onion is titled: “Obama To Create 17 New Jobs By Resigning And Finally Opening That Restaurant.” The irony is that, of course, the economy would in fact thrive much better if such politicians spent their time in the private sector, creating wealth, rather than in the public sector, destroying it. This fake quote from Obama sums up this economic reality:

“The hope is that this bold initiative will demonstrate to other American business owners that it is possible to break the cycle after they somehow get sucked into politics and things snowball so fast that they lose sight of what’s really important, like serving people the best slice of pecan pie they’ve ever tasted at a price that can’t be beat.”

Anthony Gregory is a former Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books American Surveillance and The Power of Habeas Corpus in America.
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