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Krauthammer on Obama's 'Lazy' Comments: Shows His 'Ill-Concealed Contempt


"ready to blame everybody except himself for the lousy economy"

Hard at work in Honolulu during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, President Barack Obama made a comment that the United States has been "lazy" about attracting new businesses to America. As Dave Urbanski noted in The Blaze Sunday, the third time in as many months that Obama has "chided the United States for lack of effort in the competition for business."

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer responded on Fox's "Special Report" Monday, telling the President to look in the mirror before blaming others:

"No one is asking him to go out there and a cheerleader. But when you call your own country lazy when you are abroad and call it unambitious and soft when you are home, I think what you are showing is nothing but ill-concealed contempt.  Obama is ready to blame everybody except himself for the lousy economy. The lack of investment. Why are people reluctant to invest?  We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, in the industrialized world. Obama has spoken about it. One issue on which the republicans would have agreed on lowering that rate, eliminating the loopholes in three years in office. He has done nothing. Trying to shut down $1 billion plant that was constructed as a favor to obama union ally people look abroad and say this isn't a place I want to do business.  It's his issues, his overregulation over taxation. All the red tape he has added. Now he blames Americans' laziness. Unseemly. "

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