Skip to comments.Weak Economy Points to Obama’s Constraints (NY Times: 'Critics must fair. O's hands are tied')
Posted on 06/02/2012 8:10:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The bleak jobs report on Friday predictably had heads snapping toward the White House, looking to President Obama to do something. Yet his proposed remedies only underscore how much the president, just five months before he faces voters, is at the mercy of actors in Europe, China and Congress whose political interests often conflict with his own.
That day, Mr. Obama continued his weekly travels around the country, prodding Congressional Republicans to pass his to-do list of temporary tax cuts and spending initiatives to help create jobs. The Republicans only mock him, which leaves Mr. Obama free to blame his opponents and their presidential standard-bearer, Mitt Romney. But in doing so, he telegraphs a message of powerlessness that no leader likes to convey least of all one who ran for office four years ago vowing to bridge Washingtons partisan gulf.
Developments overseas have not helped either. American officials have complained as Beijing began letting its currency devalue again, making its exports cheaper and those from the United States to China more costly. And administration officials, and Mr. Obama himself, have lobbied leaders in Europe for more forceful action to promote growth or at least contain the threat of financial contagion there.
In his weekly address on Saturday, recorded on Friday at a Honeywell International plant near Minneapolis, the president cited the global woes buffeting the economy. But he singled out Congress for rebuke.
While we cant fully control everything that happens in other parts of the world, there are plenty of things we can control here at home, Mr. Obama said. There are plenty of steps we can take right now to help create jobs and grow this economy.
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If he is seen gnawing on a hambone or licking his fingers after tearing into a po’kchop, pretty sure ole barry is a garden variety leftist POS.
But, ya know, if he really IS the father of those two girls, he at least has been porking that pig Moo-chelle....which may, or may not, be considered un-muslim to do.
The Great O’s little hands are tied.
He needs dictatorial powers to fix the economy.
Nobody has ever been able to make America prosperous and employed Before with all of those constraints, checks and balances.
Yep - the first Black President of the greatest Nation on Earth is......a VICTIM!
And nobody had all those ATMs stealing jobs from travel agents who lost their jobs because of the internet. It is just not fair! /s
Get on board with the newspeak.
Resist we much.
The Canadian Governments poured a Billion dollars into GM, as part of Obama’s plan to save the auto industry.
Now, GM will cease production of the Impala and Equinox as of June 1 2013. New product will not be assigned to that plant.
2,000 direct jobs, and many more in the supply chain will be lost.
I guess 0bama did not really “save” GM, nor Chrysler
Yes, he did. For China.
Muslims are allowed to lie to promote the destruction of America. You do know Barry and the kids do not celebrate birthdays, don't go to church, don't act like even Sunday Christians.... Everything you'd expect a Muslim Manchurian candidate to do.
Barry Hussein tried to set up race riots for Zimmerman but he will probably fail. There are other possible opportunities that will be Barry's Reichstag fire. He will be trounced in the fall election if there is an election but some are hypothesizing Obama will cancel the elections.
Barry is destroying the country per the Muslim takeover plan. Obama, as a MUSLIM TERRORIST, is a phenomenal success. Americans want to get rid of Barry Hussein because he is a terrible POTUS, not because he is a TRAITOR. As you laugh at that description, remember Barry could NOT be as stupid as his decesions. Barry is destroying America on purpose.