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Posted on October 2, 2012

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Hillary – the Queen of Cognitive Dissonance

Hillary Clinton is a free market capitalist.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Hillary Clinton is a free market capitalist?  What???  On what planet?   Have you lost you’re mind?”

I’ve not lost my mind and Hillary Clinton is a free market capitalist on this planet.  Just not in America.   Hillary has decided that reducing regulation and taxation of small businesses is a favorable and worthwhile goal…

In Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.

Yes, Hillary Clinton is tacitly repudiating the Obama Administration’s mode of governance in favor of pro-private sector growth initiatives. Still don’t believe me?  Here it is direct from her own speech to Middle Eastern leaders at the Waldorf Hotel on Saturday:

“On the economic front, we are zeroing in on small and medium-sized enterprises because they are the growth engines in any economy.”

Any economy, Hillary?  You mean even in America, regulating and taxing the pants off of job creators is not a smart thing to do?

“They create the bulk of new jobs and they spread wealth more broadly through more communities. And when people have the opportunity to unleash their talents and create something of their own, they are more invested in their communities, their countries, and their new democracies.

So small and medium-sized enterprises “create the bulk of new jobs”?   That’s funny, I thought the government and Barack Obama did.

“So the OECD is helping emerging democracies find ways they can loosen regulations and make it easier to start or expand a small business.  “Several partners are setting up funds to help small businesses gain access to loans and financing.  People of the region need to see that their governments can be fair and just. So we are stepping up our efforts to return billions of dollars that were stolen or siphoned away over decades of cronyism and corruption.”

It’s obvious that Hillary knows what is right, but her pedigree as a political animal cannot bring her to speak this truth to her boss, and more importantly, the American people.

How can this be solid advice to diplomats from Northern Africa and not be equally valid for our own situation domestically?   Economic freedom there, is a good thing – but here, not so much?

“So we are stepping up our efforts to return billions of dollars that were stolen or siphoned away over decades of cronyism and corruption”.

If that doesn’t describe what needs to be done in America to remedy the criminal behavior of the Obama administration, I don’t know what does.   She’s right there in New York – why not speak out for the recovery of the Trillions of dollars that were looted by the banksters from the TARP bailout?   How about the AIG and Solyndra bonuses?   Crickets…

“And when people have the opportunity to unleash their talents and create something of their own, they are more invested in their communities, their countries, and their new democracies.”

And when people here want to unleash their talents and create something of their own, we have a President ready and willing to tell them, “You didn’t build that on your own” and to add injury to insult, tax the Hell out of them.

This is all so bizarre as to be beyond belief.  But wait, it gets better.   Haven’t we been told by all the establishment media pundits and fact checkers, that exploiting our own domestic oil and energy resources is not an answer to increasing revenue and reducing debt?

“Libya’s civil war hugely disrupted the economy by cutting oil output, the primary source of revenue, to virtually zero,” said an OECD analysis of Libya’s economy published in May.  “As a result, the economy contracted 41.8 percent in 2011 but as oil production recovers, it should expand 20.1 percent in 2012 as reconstruction takes hold, followed by a gain of 9.5 percent in 2013.”

So, how is it that according to Secretary Clinton, Libya’s economy can recover and oil production can expand 20.1%, such a plan (according to her party, the Democrats), would simply not work here?

In a private one on one meeting, with no recording devices memorializing the conversation, Ms. Clinton would tell you that the answer is that it would work, so long as we stripped away the superfluous and nonsensical layers of regulation and government interference preventing us from obtaining that energy.  And then she’d deny having said it.

Don’t think for a minute, that if Hillary had opted to challenge Barack Hussein Obama for the presidential nomination this year, that she wouldn’t have gone after him hammer and tong, on his energy policy (or lack thereof), his economic policy and the corruption within the White House.   She would have gone after him with a great deal more ferocity than ‘Mittens’ Romney – I can assure you of that.

“In Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, people rose up against their dictators because they were fed up with governments that served the interests of a few at the expense of everyone else,”

“But economic and social challenges did not disappear with the dictators. Too many people still can’t find jobs, and young and growing populations crave a sense of opportunity and self-determination.”

That’s  the truth, whether the irony was intended or unintended.  It’s good advice for Americans too, Madame Secretary.

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