- The Washington Times - Friday, June 22, 2012

As long as Barack Obama is president of the United States, the American economy and, for that matter, the global economy will not recover.

Not being able to claim any success in reviving the economy, President Obama has turned to a strategy of desperate vote-buying. Whether it’s college students, homosexuals or young illegal immigrants, the recent attempts to target various voting blocs is the Obama method. One group he seems to be leaving out of the vote-buying scheme are blacks, a constituency he assumes will vote for him anyhow.

Mr. Obama is the first multiracial president. Yet American blacks are among those suffering the most from his economic ineptitude. Socialism excludes private enterprise, which is why under Mr. Obama, the plan is to tax and regulate the private sector into total submission. No wonder the economy is in the tank.

The student loan interest-rate cut Mr. Obama advocates would save just a measly $6 per month, for one year only. As for immigration reform, it needs to be done in an orderly fashion by law, not by executive order.

CRAIG ANDERSON

Salt Lake City