“Sigh! Everybody please take a look at the numbers.”
Morty your post would be thought provoking except economically your omitting a very important point that even Obama has addressed. Of course we are sidetracked by his glowing speech (he’s so good at that), but the issue of jobs and unemployment has been conveniently omitted in his recent comments. Cutting military spending means people lose jobs, and unless the economy is viable enough, which it isn’t, that just increases the unemployment situation and continues the sideways trend of our economy. Even your fearless leader Angela has realized that austerity has to be carefully implemented or it can cause more problems than it addresses. It hasn’t been talked about lately, but our fearless leader’s “job council” that he formed well over a year ago hasn’t met in a year and never has made any useful recommendations for dealing with unemployment. Obama has never submitted a functional plan for dealing with economic growth (in recent history). . It’s kind of O’s approach to the deficit. He convened the Simpson – Bowles commission (a bi-partisan group) and then totally ignored all their recommendations. Both parties decided they were too politically difficult to implement.
Coronations/inaugurations are great feel good moments, but just like when Obama addressed the Germans at the (Brandenberg?) “rally” in 2008 it’s high emotion and little reality. All his inauguration speech (devoid of detail) did was lay out his legacy plan for his second term. I wish I could be “hopeful” about economic growth and improvement coming from his administration but I’m a realist…
Apr 12, 2017