Former first lady Hillary Clinton, a proverbial Democrat contender for the 2016 presidential race, recently said in a speech that businesses don’t create jobs.  She also said trickle-down economics has been tried and it’s failed miserably – she was lambasting Ronald Reagan’s policies that succeeded.

Hillary is a big government Democrat, that’s obvious, who believes in the sanctimonious power of a bureaucrat in control of the lives of others.

The unfortunate part is several in the audience actually applauded in support of her tutorial.

In reality, the concept she talks about is delusional.

I was a small business owner who built a million-dollar business from nothing.  At one time, we had many employees – I created jobs.  The government had nothing to do with that.  As a matter of fact, government regulation often stood in the way of progress and was a detriment to growth in a real way.  I had to deal with the EPA, the IRS, OSHA, and a whole list of other regulatory agencies that made life difficult when it didn’t need to be.  But, in creating such a behemoth regulatory agency, that the United States government has become, bureaucrats need to get paid and it’s on the backs of businesses in America that they inflict their plight.

In hindsight, I predicted early on that the American public would turn on Barack Obama and they have.  The American people are growing tired of the corruption and lack of leadership coming out of Washington DC from both parties.  The President’s approval rating is in the cellar, but Congress has an approval rating that’s in the tank as well.

I’ve also been saying the Democratic Party has swung too far left for Americans to stomach.

The day after election night, I believe you’ll find that the Republican Party will have a good night.  Many Democrat incumbents, up and down the political spectrum, from Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Legislators, Mayors, and even school board members will be ousted because of what the public views as needed change.

That political ploy of “Hope and Change” Barack Obama used to get elected is going to backfire on his party.  “Trickle-down” is going to work its way through the ranks and many on the losing side will be scratching their heads to wonder why.

At a Democrat fundraiser recently, several in the audience left at the very beginning of the event when Barack Obama began to speak.  I’m sure it was in protest of his leadership and policies that have been a detriment to the country.

During a recent college football game there was an infomercial that ran on the stadium’s Jumbotron video monitor that featured a host of Hollywood actors speaking out about domestic violence, but when the President of the United States began speaking on that infomercial there was a retort of boos that arose from many of those sixty some thousand in attendance.

There’s a reason the President’s approval rating is poor.  It’s because his policies aren’t popular and some even view them as un-American.  Democrat candidates on the campaign trail didn’t want him anywhere near them because he was viewed as toxic to their campaigns.

With that said, here’s a word of advice to the Republican Party and all those individuals who make up said organization.  The American people are tired of business as usual in Washington DC.  Integrity and honesty will never go stale – you might say it’s the American way. Heed this, all ye politicians who place an “R” behind your name.  You’re going to be given a tremendous opportunity to lead – do so with integrity.  Stand for something.  Being a moderate Republican isn’t all that different from being a Democrat in the public eye.  It’s riding the fence, and a majority of Americans don’t care for that.  They would rather have you stand for something than be like a weathervane that turns in whatever direction the political winds blow.  Eradicate the National Debt that plagues us.   Stand for family values, a great defense, strong borders, and the Constitution by all means.  There’s a reason it’s called “The American Way.”  Represent that, and you’ll have our support.

Greg Allen’s column, Thinkin’ Out Loud, was published bi-monthly from 2009 to 2017.  He’s an author, a former nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit Ministries in Jamestown, Indiana.  He can be reached at

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