Between tee times President Obama explained to America's CEOs that we have been "lazy" in attracting foreign investment to the US:
President Obama to CEOs: ‘We’ve Been a Bit Lazy’
By Jon Garcia
For the second time in as many months, President Obama has taken the nation that elected him president to task for its own lackadaisical economic performance on the global stage.
Obama told a group of CEOs today that the United States has gotten “lazy” and that America lost its hunger in promoting itself in a global marketplace.
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America,” he told the CEOs who are gathered on the sidelines of the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, which the United States is hosting this year in Hawaii.
“I think it’s important to remember that the United States is still the largest recipient of foreign investment in the world and there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity — our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture,” he said.
The First Busy Bee (a former community organizer and unpublished law review editor and lecturer) has shredded the rule book on behalf of the UAW, ended off-shore drilling, punted on the Canadian pipeline, and thrown sand in Boeing's gear for attempting to open a plant in South Carolina. If these other slackers could just pick it up, we might be able to achieve Greek's status by Christmas.