President Obama recently returned from his overseas trip. A trip in which he paid a visit to Ghana to deliver a speech to the Ghanian Parliment. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think that it’s perfectly acceptable, recommended in fact, that Presidents travel the world and deliver speeches like this. Further, I actually enjoyed the message that he gave early:
We must start from the simple premise that Africa’s future is up to Africans.
I love it. In fact, it’s what is at my Libertarian heart. Personal Liberty-Personal Responsibility.
Most of the speech was as you would expect, but I did have to laugh at Obama’s advice on creating wealth:
No business wants to invest in a place where the government skims 20 percent off the top … or the head of the port authority is corrupt. No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery.
So, lemme get this straight. Obama’s advice to Ghana is for the government NOT to take a cool 20% off the top. But his advice to America is to increase the skim we are already taking off the top?