The other day, I called a friend and interrupted her mid-cry. She’d just returned from putting her only son on a plane to China, where he was moving after giving up on getting a job here.
The next day in the supermarket, I bumped into another friend, looking downcast. She told me her only son was planning his move to Hong Kong, after a fruitless year-long search for a job in the financial sector.
“Obama’s destroying the economy,” she told me; then she looked nervously around at our hyper-Blue State neighbors. “I feel like I have to whisper, or they’re going to come and arrest me.”
Welcome to Obama’s America 2012, a joy-free zone in which the best and brightest youth are flocking to a Communist dictatorship, because they see more hope of economic opportunity there.
With 1 out of 2 recent college graduates out of work, the future leaders of the nation are hanging out in Mom’s basement, enjoying their parents’ health insurance coverage, while nodding off in a government-induced haze.
But many of the most driven, entrepreneurial types — the kind of unstoppable hustlers who built America — are bolting and may never return.
Why should they when they might land a fine job with that quintessential American company, Procter & Gamble? Its beauty unit is slamming the door on Ohio, and moving its headquarters to Singapore.
Or maybe they’ll get a piece of Eduardo Saverin’s next venture. He’s the billionaire co-founder of Facebook who just tore up his U.S. citizenship.
Back in the halcyon pre-Obama days, Saverin emigrated here from Brazil, looking for opportunity. Well, he found it — and now he’s following it to Singapore.
Ah yes, it’s the glorious age of Hope and Change — when Americans are renouncing their citizenship faster than Obama can grab cash at a George Clooney fundraiser. In 2011, a record 1,789 Americans gave up their US citizenship, exceeding the totals from 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined.
But even though America is bleeding jobs and draining brains, talent, and opportunity, don’t let Obama hear you complain.
The man gets very mad when you don’t genuflect to his hokum. And if you make a big donation to Romney, expect O’s wrath to pour down upon your cranium good and hard.
The Wall Street Journal tells us that Obama’s campaign website publicly names and shames eight private citizens who gave to Romney. The president’s website accuses these new public enemies of living “on the wrong side of the law,” where they reap illicit profits at “the expense of so many Americans, ” thereby earning “less-than-reputable records.”
After Obama denounced Romney donor Frank VanderSloot of Idaho Falls, Idaho, something rather curious happened. Michael Wolf, a former Democratic law clerk from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, began trolling through VanderSloot’s divorce records. What a coincidence!
Yes, for the crime of donating to Obama’s opponent, Frank VanderSloot is getting the full Roto-Rooter treatment, just like Joe the Plumber. Remember Joe?
When candidate Obama inconveniently told Joe that he wanted to “spread the wealth,” Joe quickly became a target. Helen Jones-Kelley, head of Ohio’s Department of Jobs and Family Services, authorized searches of confidential state databases, looking for Joe’s child support and unemployment records.
Obey Obama, comrades, or pay the price!
But don’t worry. I’m writing this very softly so Obama can’t hear. Because just between you and me, I want to ask: If Obama is pushing out our best and brightest entrepreneurs to distant shores, who’s he pulling in?
Well, here’s an interesting fact: a new survey reveals that the number of Muslims in the U.S. has soared 67% since the 9/11 attacks. Thanks to our State Department’s massive importation of Muslim immigrants, Islam is now the fastest growing religion in America, up from 1 million in 2000 to 2.6 million today.
What could possibly go wrong? Don’t you trust the State Department to sift out wretched refuse like the Times Square bomber, and the convicted plotters against Fort Dix, the New York subway system, and JFK airport?
Driving out wealth creators and importing potential destroyers may seem like national suicide, but it’s a winning formula for mansion-dwelling, Marxist politicians. Just ask François (“3 Homes on the Riviera”) Hollande, who catapulted into the French presidency by garnishing 93% of the Muslim vote.
Now France’s successful citizens are stampeding out the door, desperate to get to England, Israel, or anywhere outside his sticky clutches. And that means more votes for François next time around!
Meanwhile, back in the former land of the free, Obama plays the same cynical game, intimidating and threatening opponents, so that even a frightened mother in the supermarket feels like she has to whisper.
But a million whispers sounds like a roar. Let’s roar.
HT: American Thinker