Allen Weh is an Albuquerque business executive, military veteran and former candidate for governor of New Mexico. He offers this view on the leadership of the country.
The American economy isn’t going in the right direction, and most states’ economies are in the tank as well — New Mexico’s certainly is.
What we see an awful lot of these days are our elected officials wringing their hands and casting blame on their political opponents. In effect, it’s everybody else’s fault but theirs. In truth, this behavior of the career political class is largely driven by their inability to solve our problems, or even understand how things can be improved for the common good of all of us.
What most of these people sadly lack is the real leadership to inspire people to overcome their differences and join together to solve our common problems. All the more reason for term limits, by the way.
In Washington, the president blames the Congress, and the Congress blames the president. Net improvement for the people: Zero.
In New York, and now elsewhere in more than 147 cities, we are watching a so-called “Occupation Movement” protest the alleged greed of Wall Street and evils of American capitalism. No question there has been some corruption in Wall Street, but overall the system we have has made the greatest economy in the world.
President Obama had little to say about it this week other than it “represents a broader national concern.” Well, if you’re the commander-in-chief and all you’ve done is demonize the job creators, business people, and make class warfare a centerpiece of your political dialogue, it only makes matters worse and fuels the divisiveness.
Where is the inspiration, where is the leadership and where are the solutions for our economic malaise that will benefit all of us — and not just a select group of people Obama favors?
It’s time for real leadership to emerge, and it’s time for career politicians to follow — or get out of the way!