Liberal Bummer: Obama Can’t Do Anything To Fix Economy In Short Term

News for liberals: he hasn’t been able to do anything in the long term, either. He’s had over two years. He had a compliant Congress for the first half of his term. What they’ve done hasn’t worked. But, of course, what the Liberals are worried about is not an actually better economy, but, an economy that appears to be better, what with the 2012 elections coming up: What can Barack Obama do to fix the economy? Not much

President Barack Obama is heading into his reelection campaign with a flagging economy that appears incapable of producing the sustained job growth needed to push unemployment below crisis levels.

And there appears to be very little he can do about it, at least in the short term.

See? It’s more about the elections to the Left then about getting the economy going and getting people back to work. Obama’s general idea on how to accomplish this is to give a speech and tell people to “get ‘er done!” I wish someone had said before the election that a guy with limited real world experience, no executive experience, and who ducked tough votes would have a difficult time being POTUS.

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Here are five reasons Obama won’t be able to do much but hope and pray that this month’s dismal jobs report – which showed the economy created just 54,000 jobs in May – was a blip driven by transient factors, including the Japanese earthquake that disrupted manufacturing and temporarily high food and gas prices that spooked consumers and drained wallets.

See? It’s not Obama’s Fault, it’s something else. The earthquake. Months ago. As far as food and gas prices go, food has been going up for quite some time now, and gas has been steadily rising for almost a year. To use the left’s words “who’s president?”

Those 5 are

  1. No new stimulus: Because this worked so well previously.
  2. Housing in the tank: the stimulus didn’t help on this, nor did the other Dem programs.
  3. No driver of stronger growth: everything Obama and the Dems did was aimed at government, not the private sector, which Obama and the Dems seem to be hostile to
  4. No clear path to deficit reduction: sure there is – stop spending so damned much. The simplest concepts always seem to elude liberals.
  5. No big tax cuts: Obama wants tax increases, which we hit those who create jobs and move the economy. We don’t necessarily need tax cuts, except for the corporate rates. We need to make the 2001/2003 cuts permanent. The 2 year extension did not help create stability. It just put the pain off for 2 years.


“The president can improve the jobs environment short term, but I don’t think he will,” said Matt McDonald of Hamilton Place Strategies, an adviser to the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “At a basic level, there needs to be more certainty for job creators, and a view that the U.S. has a long-term plan to deal with the debt. But the economic strategy they are left with at this point is the same as their campaign strategy: hope.”

Pretty much.

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