Why is a government official accountable for economy?

Well, I am now up to HERE with these snide comments that some government official is “responsible” for economic ( read “business”) performance in his geographic area.

President Coolidge said “After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.”

Please know that President Coolidge never said, and did not intend to say, that the business of America (the country) is business, as many have misquoted.

There is no excuse (save one) in which you can think that a government official is responsible for the economy. That one excuse is if you live in a Socialist or Communist system. Oh, I know that it is very trendy to say what this state or that state is doing to provide opportunities for successful businesses to be more successful but the truth is that adversity breeds competence and an easy way to financial ruin is be handed success on a platter. Just look at President Obama’s business give-aways and you will see what I mean.

So when you read that some politician is destroying the economy or that another is really making it work, just say “malarkey”. It is not true. One cannot legislate success in business.(Except in a communist society)

Author: Reasonable Citizen

Reserved, inquisitive, looks before leaping, www.reasonablecitizen.com

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