Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What others are saying

Entrance question: Are the New York Times' columnists all confined to the same living quarters? Even if it does have the carbon footprint of Friedman's crib?

Mom sends them downtown everyday with their sack lunch and the identical note folded up on a 3"x5" card.

All of that could have been pulled together under the umbrella of job creation — short-term and long-term. In the immediate aftermath of Mr. Obama’s historic victory, and with the trauma of the economic collapse still upon us, it would have been very difficult for Republicans on Capitol Hill to stand in the way of a rebuild-America campaign aimed at putting millions of men and women back to work.

Maybe they were all on holiday together as well in February of '09, a mere month into the new Presidency, when all $800 billion of Porkulus passed but our recollection is that the Obama regime has very much indeed, with Keynesian brute force, focused on jobs every step of the way and with the entirely predictable results.

The meme for '10 (and '12?) has emerged: Porkulus, son of Porkulus, Cash for Clunkers, Cash for Caulkers and Home-owners' assistance programs to name but a few were entirely insufficient if unworthy of mention altogether, the Democrats and the President really need to get serious about the economy and job creation this time around.

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