Obama supporter Colin Powell offers an insightful critique of the president’s economic missteps:
“The president also has to, I think, shift the way in which he has been doing things,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think the American people feel that too many programs have come down. There are so many rocks in our knapsack now that we’re having trouble carrying it.”
Powell said the president needed to focus “like a razor blade” on employment, giving the same level of attention to jobs as he did to passing bills overhauling health care and education.
(H/t: Reader ILoveCapitalism.)
I agree. If the president had devoted as much attention to the jobs situation as he has to health care, I think people would view him more favorably than they do now — even if said focus prevented a strong recovery, that is, if the economic situation looked as bleak as it does. It’s almost as if he assumed that passing the “stimulus” would be enough, then he could move on to those projects really near and dear to his heart.