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Opening Arguments

And water is wet and the sky is blue

Gee, ya think?

The chairman of the Business Roundtable, an association of top corporate executives that has been President Obama's closest ally in the business community, accused the president and Democratic lawmakers Tuesday of creating an "increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation."

Ivan G. Seidenberg, chief executive of Verizon Communications, said that Democrats in Washington are pursuing tax increases, policy changes and regulatory actions that together threaten to dampen economic growth and "harm our ability . . . to grow private-sector jobs in the U.S."

"In our judgment, we have reached a point where the negative effects of these policies are simply too significant to ignore," Seidenberg said in a lunchtime speech to the Economic Club of Washington.

"Too significant to ignore" doesn't apply to the White House, I'm guessing. Welcome to reality, Mr. Seidenberg. What took you so long?


tim zank
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 9:57am

Mr. Seidenberg and his colleagues, after all those "heady" luncheons and roundtables at the White House have begun to finally realize the Marxist at the helm is serious.

They all thought that "fundamentally change America" promise was political theatre until the boot was on their neck.

Told ya so.

Bob G.
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:06am

Leo & Tim:
How's about we say: "Too ignorant to be significant"?

It could work.