President Obama and his staff have repeatedly stated that if the United States is going to be successful in its economic recovery efforts; it will take a “growth mindset.” One would think from all the stimulus and bank bailouts, that this would be the case. However, no matter how much the politicians wish the media would just keep talking about how great their stimulus programs are, they have been unable to do so. Perhaps this is because no one is really listening. So, how does the economic recovery example work?
First and foremost, it should be made clear that the phrase “economic recovery” is only good rhetoric. When Obama was running for office, he often said that we were on the road to economic recovery. We were not. We were cruising along at a very slow pace that actually caused us more harm than good. The reason for this drift in the economy, was an inability to have a positive plan or message that could guide us through the waters of economic recovery.
If we can't create a road map for ourselves and our government, then how can we expect others to do so? We will end up with a bunch of folks walking blindly with no idea of where their life is headed. Worse, they will continue down the path of destruction without any regard for the impact their actions will have on future generations. We need a vision of where we want to be and how we are going to get there. This is the type of leadership, a nation needs in order to move forward and not backwards.
It should also be noted that President Obama and his economic recovery team are not doing anything to stop corporate bankruptcies or to make sure that creditors and lenders adhere to the letter of the law. They simply want to go into action as if the recession didn't even happen. This boggles the mind. Why would any leader in the United States go into another recession situation without creating any plans for the future? Of course, they are totally oblivious to the fact that the recession they are in was the product of their own failure to act earlier.
So, what should be done now in order to turn things around and begin the real economic recovery process? The first thing that must happen is that we must focus on creating jobs. Yes, there are those in government that seem to think that creating more jobs is the answer to everything. However, putting people to work is the only way to improve the economy. Once the workers are in place, the business community will begin to pick up and prosper. . . . . . . Only then will the trickle-down effect to begin.
When the economy recovers, the job market will begin to flow again. People will be gaining back confidence in this economy. That's the type of economic recovery example a leader need to be setting. Do you think it's time you set a similar example for your country?