Why Does Barack Obama Hate Our Economy?

I think it's a question a lot of us -- both right and left -- are asking right now. We originally had such high hopes for President Obama. While his wife obviously hates America, not even considering liking it until it looked like her husband might get the highest job in the land, it always seemed that Barack was at least apathetic about the existence of America. While he wouldn't shed a tear if it was destroyed, he didn't seem to mind it being around either.

But his actions lately have shown that not to be true.

First, there was the "stimulus" in which he caused a nation in debt to spend hundreds of billions of dollars it didn't have. And there were the bailouts to make sure failing companies stayed around to fester and bring down their industries with them. Now, there's the cap-and-trade bill to tax energy and thus make everything more expensive right when everyone has less money. And later there will be his national health care plan to tax health care benefits and make an expensive necessity even costlier. At this point, even the most ardent Obama supporter has to admit he's actively trying to destroy the American economy.

But why?

There are a number of right-wingers with Obama derangement syndrome who will just say, "He's stupid and evil!" But that's just making Obama a cartoonish villain and not even trying to understand the real reasons. Others have said that Democrats' brains swell as they get older, and the pressure of the brain against the skull eventually causes the Democrats to snap and savagely attack the economy, but that's an ignorant urban legend.

Still, you can understand how some people have these beliefs because it doesn't seem like Obama has any logical reason to hate the economy so much. It would be understandable if he had some bad history with the economy and was scarred by it in the past, but Obama has pretty much had no involvement whatsoever with the economy until his presidency. He never ran a business or had any capitalist dealings besides sweet book deals his whole life. Thus, you wouldn't expect him to hate the economy, but instead, be confused by it like a dog trying to understand a nuclear reactor. It would be understandable if, out of curiosity, he fiddled around with the economy a little, but his taking such active measures to destroy something he doesn't understand is quite odd.