patently obvious that this would happen. DUH!
Any of us who have run a business kn0w that. But Obama and his minions were always insulated from this–they were virtually always mere employees, and in any case they were and are not struggling at all. But when you are an executive and are judged only by results, when you eat only what you kill, you understand far better. See, Leftists tend not to live off the sweat of their own brow, so they don’t get it. I’m NOT saying they don’t work hard or are not honorable or are not intelligent, but they don’t really understand what it is like to float your own boat. They have just never done it. They are worker bees, not business owners.
That’s why the vast, vast majority of business owners are Conservative. Pretty much only those very high up (who don’t have to worry about such pedestrian things) and those very low (who want stuff stolen from others and given to them) are Leftists. That’s why the “Gig Economy” is such a huge threat to the Left. Yes, there are echoes of the Victorian disdain for labor and being a merchant, but in modern days being your own boss is a HUGE threat to the Left. So they make it as hard as possible.
It’s also why the Left wants control of the Academy so badly. They already have a stranglehold on public schools. You get more “converts” if you can indoctrinate them young, and the younger the better. So Universal Preschool is a Lefty fantasy, not because it works (it doesn’t, as any knowledgeable person can tell you) but because it makes it more likely that they can “mold” the children to their way of thinking. Why do you think the Left hates home schooling with the heat of a thousand suns? Look at history–the Left’s goal has always been to get kids away from their families (where they might be taught conservative things!).
That’s why the Founding Fathers set things so that only white males (who usually owned land) voted. It wasn’t mere racism or sexism (though there are cases where that indeed may have been active, as well). It was the idea that only producers had a say in how the gov’t was run. In modern days, Lefties have turned voting into a fetish. In old times, almost everyone could vote, but only a certain portion were, in fact, eligible.
And THAT is why you simply never vote for a person who has not lived off his own business if you can possibly help it. It is NOT IQ, It is the lived life experience. Having an abstract understanding is usually not enough. You don’t really understand until you have lived it. Real knowledge is experiential, not abstract.