If Obama Concentrated As Much Energy On Governing As He Does On Campaigning...
While big issues simmer untended, our leader is focused like a laser beam on trivia that benefit him politically but do the country little or no good.Obama devoted a full week this month to smacking the rich around with the “Buffett rule” — which his own advisers acknowledged was more a crusade for “fairness” than a way to fill the budget gap. This is approximately like complaining to a bank robber that he is cutting in line.
The president then launched a crusade to hire a new crew of federal enforcers to nab crafty oil speculators who might be driving up the price of gasoline — assuming these speculators exist.
This ploy was a model of PR efficiency. It not only portrayed Obama as riding to the rescue of motorists besieged by $4 a gallon gas, it showed him ready to slay a few more Wall Street types he’s set up as the boogeymen of his administration.
He moved on last week to solve the crisis that subsidized student loan rates might rise to their normal level — something everyone should have been planning for, because the end date of this benefit was set five years ago in a vote that he missed.