The news reported today that President Barack Obama is cutting his vacation short by a few hours to rush back to
. Why exactly would he do that? Washington, DC
14,000,000 unemployed Americans didn’t keep him from going on vacation.
The rare, though hardly catastrophic 5.9 earthquake didn’t bring him back.
417,000 new Americans filing unemployment claims didn’t bring him back.
Now with big, bad hurricane Irene huffing and puffing what exactly does he think he is going to add by coming back?
I like Dennis Miller’s view that we’re better off with Obama on vacation because it beats his normal mode of being “out-to-lunch.”
Maybe he is afraid to fly now that we don’t know where 20,000 man portable, heat-seeking, anti-aircraft missiles are that the
Soviet Union provided to Qaddafi. Maybe Obama is going to try and help find Qaddafi.
I think that we would be better served if he wrapped his head around Stephen Moore’s column in the Wall Street Journal “Obamanomics vs. Reaganomics” which said in part:
“By the end of the summer of Reagan's third year in office, the economy was soaring. The GDP growth rate was 5% and racing toward 7%, even 8% growth. In 1983 and '84 output was growing so fast the biggest worry was that the economy would "overheat." In the summer of 2011 we have an economy limping along at barely 1% growth and by some indications headed toward a "double-dip" recession. By the end of Reagan's first term, it was Morning in
. Today there is gloomy talk of America in its twilight.” America
Indeed that is what is so maddening about what Obama and the Democrats (Progressives, Liberals, Socialists, whatever) have done to this country. We know what works. We know what doesn’t work.
We don’t need a “balanced solution” as all the liberal talking heads are crowing about. Any “progressive” (liberal, socialist, leftist) element that is placed in a package of tax cuts, deregulation, and spending reductions will weaken the effects of that package and extend the current crisis.
We don’t need a “new” solution or a “grand bargain” – just dust off Reagan’s plan and implement it with one caveat – CUT SPENDING. Do that and this economy will be running like a top in no time.