With New Improved Laser Like Focus

In the latest puff piece by the Washington Post designed to show that our POTUS really really cares and has that laser like focus on the pulse of the nation and is absolutely clear that the main issue plaguing the American people today is a three-letter word, J-O-B-S, one has to wonder if his staff are having fun at his expense.  “His advisers described his attentiveness – noting, for example, that he discussed the economy with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) for 15 minutes before golfing – but got little traction.”

Apparently, it only takes 15 minutes to have seriously discussed the economy. Fifteen minutes! Maybe he could have called Geico and saved a bit for all of us on car insurance. One would imagine that at the very least, the President could pick up the phone and call one of those debt consolidation companies to see if over half could just be forgiven so as to stop the harassment of the American people by endless bills. It also is only supposed to take 15 minutes. But seriously, when the jobless rate hovers at over 9%, you’ld think that conversations about solutions would at least last long enough to have a pizza delivered.

It got little traction. What the heck does that mean? That Bloomberg wasn’t interested? That the President wasn’t interested? No. What it really means is, neither of them were very serious about the problem or discussing it.