Is there a Dr. in the house?
Or a shovel, cuz it's getting deep! Creation Date Wednesday, 28 September 2011. Hits 1750
It's amazing how much can change in 3 years. In 2008, it was a Senator who told us that it was the policies of a President that were responsible for the shape of the economy. Now that Senator is President, and he is telling us that it is the failure of the Senate to work with him that is shaping our economy. 3 years ago, 7.2% unemployment was the worst economy since the Great Depression. Today, 9% unemployment is a recovery. $8 trillion in debt was unsustainable then. $12 trillion isn't enough now. It has been only 3 short years since the man who is complaining about Congress not working with him told us we should not vote for the other guy because he voted with the President 80% of the time. Yes, a lot has changed in the last 3 years. But do you remember then Senator Obama's reaction to Phil Graham's take on the economy?
“This comes after Senator McCain recently admitted that his energy proposals for the gas tax holiday and the drilling will have mainly psychological benefits,” Mr. Obama went on. “Well, you know, America already has one Dr. Phil. We don’t need another one when it comes to the economy.”
What happened to that guy? It seems he has opted for the psychological approach to economics after all. Here is what he had to say to the Congressional Black Caucus over the weekend.
You have to stop complaining, stop grumbling stop crying. We are going to press on. We have work to do.
Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? Yet the end of President Obama's remarks to "Dr. Phil" Graham show that some things haven't changed since 2008. We still need somebody to actually solve the economy.