President Obama to unveil latest diversion from jobs, economic growth next week.

How do we know this? Because he announced yesterday that jobs and growth were now his administration’s top priority.

On Tuesday, America went to the polls. And the message you sent was clear: you voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours.


At a time when our economy is still recovering from the Great Recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth.


As was noted last year, this administration does love so to ‘pivot’ to jobs and the economy. In fact, it loves pivoting so much that it always gets caught up in the moment and pivots all over the landscape, eventually landing somewhere that isn’t jobs and/or the economy. The administration then lies there blinking and spent for a while until it gets its breath back, and then starts the entire spastic mazurka all over again. This would be funny, if it was happening in somebody else’s country – and only then if was a country that I didn’t like anyway. In this one it’s stopped being infuriating through sheer repetition, and now just become largely sad.

Anyway, can’t wait to see what shiny object Obama will fixate on for the rest of the year, in order to avoid thinking about our looming debt problem. Probably education; the President hasn’t mucked up that one recently, and Arne Duncan is still wandering around with his reputation largely intact. Can’t have THAT, can we?

Moe Lane (crosspost)


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