With his “stimulus” boondoggle going bust and unemployment at its highest rate in a quarter-century, in California at its highest rate since Barbara Boxer was in Kindergarten, the president is at his wits end; he doesn’t know what to do.
So, he’s holding a jobs summit at the White House and going on a listening tour across the country. Seems we elected a guy who, as Jim Geraghty put it, doesn’t have a Plan B:
Now he’s announcing a “jobs summit” at the WhiteHouse, and a “listening tour.” You’ve officially run out of good ideas when your plan to help people who can’t find jobs consists of listening to them tell you that they can’t find jobs.
If they had better ideas, the Obama administration would be trying those instead.
It’s a sign of his arrogance that he assumed the economy would react as he said it would if the “stimulus” became law.
Well, I have some ideas the could consider at that summit. Figure out what they’re doing right in the Lone Star State. Seems that’s where the jobs are. Of the top ten cites on a list compiled by “BusinessWeek.com and Moody’s Economy.com to identify America’s 25 next recovering job markets,” four are in Texas. Cities in Texas, Alabama and Georgia dominate the list.
Maybe he should talk to the Republican governors of those states. And then he should talk to people like Carly Fiorina who have identified what needs to be done to create jobs: go to the job creators–and ask those executives, entrepreneurs and innovators what the government can do to reduce the obstacles to their expansion. ‘Cause when such folks expand their operations, they create jobs.
The key thus is, to borrow a much overused phrase, to “grow the economy.” Government never really does a particularly good job at that. That’s why the President need listen to the entrepreneurs, the job creators.