Tuesday, September 21, 2010
[T]he founder of Home Depot is coming out of retirement to speak up against Obama's assault on business. ...The article notes:
I heard him on a talk show driving home tonight. If the business world had more people like him speaking up the way he does, we would be in far, far better shape. [minor edits]
"My solution is that you take a guy like Timothy Geithner and put him in a new reality show. It's called 'Timothy Geithner Does Small Business', something like [the porn movie] 'Debbie Does Dallas', and it ends up the same way," said Marcus. "Basically, what they're doing to small business is very similar in this case [to what 'Debbie' did to Dallas.]"Figuring that the above quote, while somewhat amusing, probably didn't do Marcus justice, I listened to the video (scroll down) of a segment of the interview. That was much better.
Here are some notes I jotted during the segment, which clocks in at just over sixteen minutes. If you're pressed for time, Marcus really gets going around the 12:00 mark.
- About a "rich" businessman: "He only works twelve to fifteen hours a day."
- Regarding the tenured academicians Obama has "running" the country. "That's not the way America is."
- At 12:00, he offers a scathing mock apology for the "kind of person" he is.
- At 13:30, he notes that small businessmen, for the first time he remembers, are concerned about the national debt on a concrete level.
- At 15:30, he warns about the upcoming lame duck Congress, which he warns will pass cap and trade (which will "kill" one of the businessmen he spoke to). He says also that card check is being slipped in administratively.