The AP is reporting that Obama is preparing to give a speech that will outline his jobs plan, as well as a plan to get the economy going, and, if that weren't enough, a plan to reduce the national debt.
This news is, well, startling. Of course, we can't get too excited today, because he is going to finish his vacation first, and give the speech after Labor Day...which is 2 and a half weeks from now. I suppose he has to rest. He probably has been very busy learning about how the economy works, how taxes influence a host of corporate decisions, including hiring, operating the printing lever at the Treasury. Perhaps he wants to rest up and be fresh for when he
A cynical person might point out that America has been struggling with high unemployment for a few years; that we just had a massive showdown that took us to the 11th hour on a debt-ceiling "crisis"; that the US economy has slowed to a crawl over the past 2+ years, and that Obama has never put anything even close to resembling a reasonable plan forward. (Reminder: his proposed budget failed to garner a single vote in the Senate, and has been roundly dismissed as laughable.). Most reasonable people would find themselves in total agreement with that cynical person.
So, to recap, Obama has not previously outlined any reasonable plan regarding budgets, employment (or lack thereof) or national debt. He has displayed an affinity for history lessons, higher taxes, increased borrowing, higher spending and demagoguery. He brought so little to the table during the debt ceiling crisis that the other players simply worked around him and his ego. He NOW has a plan, but his vacation is more important than telling us that plan, so all of the unemployed workers will have to wait about three more weeks before they learn how he intends to get them back in the work force.
I'm a cynic, so I believe that he wants to be able to enjoy his vacation without hearing his plan being mocked by everyone for how ridiculous it is. We know how thin-skinned this guy is.
We have seen pictures of Putin's election campaign in recent weeks where he went diving and "recovered" ancient artifacts. I'm dreading the release of photos of Obama wearing his jeans and sandals, licking ice cream or looking like a complete dork on his 10-speed with a bike helmet. Go throw a football, or build something or clear some brush. I know we're gonna end up with a picture of him dropping a Frisbee...