With the bad news that over 500 Lexington workers will be laid off at Lexmark, Andy Barr shot off a press release to make sure that we all blamed the real enemy:
“The fact that one of Lexington’s largest employers is cutting more than 12% of its full-time workforce brings home — once again — the human cost of our nation’s current economic policies. When I am elected to Congress, fighting for Kentucky jobs will be my top priority.”
Yes, this is an obvious sign that Obama’s regulation stranglehold over our economy has cost these workers their jobs.
Or, as an economist would say:
“The inkjet economy has reached its pinnacle,” he said. “There’s not much more happening there.”
Wait, so Obama is forcing people not to print copies, and instead making them…
Lexmark chairman and CEO Paul Rooke, who headed the inkjet division before taking the company helm, said in a conference call with stock analysts early Tuesday that Lexmark now sees the future in laser imaging and in computer technologies, such as those recently purchased by Lexmark, that allow work groups to share information, possibly without printing.
Damn you, President Obama, making Americans use this whole “digital” thing instead of printing copies. I guess that’s what Obama means by “winning the future,” or whatever other European ideas he’s trying to cram down our throat.
If you want to see Andy Barr talk about how awful Obama is by single-handedly (well, with Ben Chandler’s help, we should say) putting all of us out of work in Kentucky, you can watch him at the RNC here in 20 minutes or so (3:24).
You can watch Ben Chandler speak in a couple weeks at the DNC at never past never on never.