by William Teach | August 4, 2011 9:11 am
And we all know what happens when they actually focus on jobs: things get much worse. Then they get distracted by a shiny abortion or something, and things slowly get worse
The debt ceiling crisis barely was averted Tuesday when President Barack Obama and other top Democrats were ready to change the subject.
Obama offered little praise for the $2.1 trillion deficit package during a press conference at the Rose Garden, instead vowing to fight for “new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth” in the coming months – an agenda he has tried to resurrect at least a half-dozen times in the past two years.
Democrats on Capitol Hill are backing up Obama, hoping to take up various proposals dropped from the debt ceiling compromise or sidetracked by the winding debate, such as approving trade deals, extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, and allocating funding for new highway infrastructure and a clean energy program.
Blah blah blah, same old stupid ideas that have already been shown to fail. They had two years of full control to push their idiocy which has prolonged and deepened this recession: now they need to get out of the way and let the adults try it. Of course, they will never allow the GOP to try their ideas. And Democrats really have no new ideas. Here’s the Washington Post’s Suzy Kimm, posting an AP story at Ezra Klein’s spot
But there are other ideas out there. A canvass of economists and policy analysts returned five suggestions that have, at times, enjoyed bipartisan support, and that could potentially make a real difference:
And those super wonderful ideas?
Liberals really have no new, or worthwhile, ideas. Someone gives a speech and says “we need jobs.” A prarie dog pops its head up and chirps “high speed rail.” Another says “paint bridges.” Another says “spend money.” Amazingly, none of the political wonks ever think to ask successful liberals like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, or Peter Lewis (Progressive Insurance) how to create jobs.
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