Our Sadly Diminished Expectations

By: Friday September 9, 2011 3:11 pm

Official unemployment has been stuck around 9 percent for 16 months, and recent signs indicate our economic growth has stalled. And for over two years now, the American peopleĀ  have called jobs/economy the top problem in this country. In this environment, many people on the left are happy that a Democratic president asked Congress to [...]

Obama is Coming to Cut Medicare

By: Friday September 9, 2011 7:45 am

I don’t want to be entirely cynical about President Obama’s jobs speech yesterday. Some of the ideas in his proposal, like the money to fix up old schools, are great. He is finally putting his rhetorical focus on the issue the American people actually wanted him to be talking all along. If the package Obama [...]

Obama’s Pivot to Jobs Will Last Almost a Whole Week

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:54 am

Tomorrow will be President Obama’s big jobs speech before the joint session of Congress. This is Obama’s pivot to unemployment, which is the biggest crisis in American right now and predicted to drag on for years. Unfortunately, reports are that this pivot to jobs probably won’t even last a full week before Obama puts his [...]

Timing of Obama’s Speech: Incompetence or Pettiness?

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 11:50 am

[Update II - Obama compromised and will deliver his speech on September 8th.] President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress to address them on the issue of jobs creation. The time he chose for this speech is September 7th at 8 pm, which happens to be the exact same time as the next [...]