(VIDEO) Sen. Johnson: Obama and his Administration Have ‘Little Experience in Manufacturing or Business’

Senator Ron Johnson (R, Wis.) commented in advance of the President’s speech on manufacturing and is here to tell President Obama, “the government doesn’t create jobs, it creates debt and it is the private sector that creates long-term, self-sustaining jobs.”

Today the President is traveling to Pittsburgh to talk about manufacturing. As a person who spent 31 years building a successful manufacturing company, I am curious what President Obama might say about manufacturing. He has little personal experience in manufacturing or business. He has very few members within his administration with success in manufacturing or the private sector.

President Obama needs to change his way of thinking. He needs to realize that government doesn’t create jobs, it creates debt. It is the private sector that creates long term, self-sustaining jobs.

America is an economic and debt crisis. What kind of leadership can America expect from a President who lacks the background and experience to know how the American economy works? He recently blamed inventions like the ATM, for unemployment. This is a depressing display of economic ignorance.

Milton Friedman once visited China and saw workers digging a canal with shovels. When he asked, “why not use bulldozers?”, he was told because digging with shovels, created more jobs. Friedman replied, “Then why not use spoons, instead of shovels?”

Technological innovations create jobs. They drive our economy forward, by helping workers be more productive. That raises everyone’s living standards.

There is a reason the United States holds 5% of the world’s population, yet produces 25% of the world’s goods and services. It is because of Freedom, the free market system, and the marvelous innovations, that have been the result of that system.

President Obama’s own Chief of Staff, and his nominee for Commerce Secretary, have acknowledged, that this Administration’s economic policies, are backward. His agencies seem to be trying to regulate America back to the Stone Age. This has created the uncertainty, that is keeping investment capital on the sidelines, and stifling job creation. If the President truly recognizes the importance of manufacturing, he needs to learn something about ATMs, the innovation they represent, and America’s free market system.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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