Businesses must compete with other businesses, which makes them deliver a safer, better product or service, and they must make a profit in order to continue to exist, and this effort makes them more efficient and careful with their customers' money, which is voluntarily given by the customer in exchange for the desired product.
Government, on the other hand, has no competition and has no need to make a profit, so they are inefficient and sloppy, unlike private corporations which must please and attract their customers in order to make a profit. Government is all overhead all the time: it costs the citizens of the nation money to support it, money edicted from them via taxes under pain of imprisonment if the taxes are not paid.
Only fools such as those who are participating in the "Occupy" movement would demand money and jobs from government, whose income derives from taxes, which makes it possible to redistribute the money the OWS fools demand, then block the coastal ports and the roads of major cities, keeping workers from their jobs and keeping products from reaching markets, which halts the very revenue the protesters are trying to obtain from government.
The OWS crowd blame corporations for the financial problems that Obama and other leftists have caused, when it's the government that failed to exercise oversight of Fannie, Freddie and the financial instruments being created all the time by the finance industry. And why did government fail in its oversight responsibilities? Because government employees (Senators and Congressmen) are in the pockets of the very finance industries they are supposed to oversee and control. One can't say that industry is above blame for its excesses, but government is ultimately culpable because it writes the laws and has the legal power to halt bad practices. And because legislators need the campaign contributions industry doles out, congressional overseers will not do their jobs, and have created the financial mess we're in today, which was caused by the fraud of sub-prime loans that government literally forced on mortgage companies, leading directly to our current economic troubles.
It's government, not industry, that has borrowed and printed us into national poverty.
It's government, not industry, that denies drilling for the oil and gas that literally keep us alive and fed.
It's government, not industry, that has blocked projects we badly need in order to expand the economy and create jobs.
It's government that issues regulations that cause industry to fail to grow, or cause it to actually shrink as a result of the government's intrusive regulations.
It's government that fines farmers (who provide our food, if anyone has forgotten) for raising dust when they plow, but won't prosecute admitted acts of voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party, and won't control our borders from illegal entry.
It's government, not industry which has grown enormously since Obama became president, and which will not control the spending of the tax money that it forces us to pay on penalty of imprisonment, while industry is having trouble making ends meet and keeping productive employees at work.
It's government that is destroying the best healthcare system in the world via Obamacare and its draconian and massive regulations.
And in particular it's the executive branch agencies of government that are unilaterally making laws in direct contradiction to the expressed wishes of congress, which created the agencies and assigned them their responsibilities in the first place, and are bringing our economy to a halt (the most egregious example of executive agency abuse is the EPA's insistence on pushing cap and trade regulations piece by piece, although congress specifically rejected these practices).
To save this great nation we must reduce the size, cost and intrusiveness of government by eliminating the EPA, the Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce and elect a new president and Senators who understand the value and importance of private industry. I was, after all, private industry that created the most robust economy and the largest and most comfortable and wealthy middle class the world has ever seen, and it has been government, under Barack Obama, that is well on its way to destroying that middle class forever.