Obama seems to be under the impression that the government manipulating the economy is cool. But this is NOT a command economy. It's a market economy, and every time he dabbles with it and regulates yet another project (limiting its potential) and requires just one morep ermit for whatever (limiting potential investment money) he hurts the forward progress.
Obama means well, but this term was a term meant for a businessman, not a social hippy. Hippies have their purpose and that is to limit market growth (sometimes its good cause it fights inflation and sees to it that people are treated fairly) but really..? NOW...?