Republican Convention Keynote Speaker New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is acting strange for a Republican.
Yesterday Mitt Romney's key ally signed a bailout for the solar industry in New Jersey, from the Star-Ledger N.J. law to rescue solar subsidy market gets both criticism and acclaim:
The New Jersey solar subsidy market flew too high on borrowed wings and then fell in dramatic fashion.Revive an industry? Excuse me, the market knows what to birth and kill not government, right? That's socialism! No bailouts!
Yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie signed a law to revive the industry, which ranks only behind California's in terms of total solar-energy projects.
But it actually gets worse for conservatives, Christie did not just use the power of government to interfere with market processes he proclaimed his government policy created jobs.
“This is just another one of the steps we’re taking to try to continue to have job creation grow here in the state, and to make sure that our solar industry, which has been a large part of the growth in the state in the past couple of years, continues to be a part of that growth,” said Gov. Chris Christie yesterday after he signed the bill.Government creates jobs? So the Obama stimulus was a good idea then right? Solyndra was a good idea by that standard. Senator Kyl is going to be pissed. Then again so will the entire Tea Party Caucus. Hell, that even contradicts the Romney Campaign!
From MittRomney.com Hard-Working Americans Are What Create Jobs, Not Government :
This week, President Obama recently said, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."Looks like the President is not the only one with such a "naive" view, in fact Romney's key ally and Republican Convention Keynote Speaker shares that view. Markets fail and sometimes what is good for markets is bad for people, maybe the economy is not as simplistic as the Romney Campaign would like voters to believe. Maybe Mitt Romney, not President Obama, is the one with the "naive" view of how the economy works.
Comments like that are a slap in the face to the American Dream and reveal the President's naïve view that government, and not the hard work, talent, and initiative of people is the center of society and the economy. Clearly, this President doesn't understand how our economy works.