Dear Leader has decided to pivot and focus on the economy. Yes, the economy, with its 16 percent of unemployed African-Americans, instead of the Stand Your Ground law in Florida. Yes, the Stand Your Ground law in Florida, which was always the real focus on Dear Leader’s agenda, because ideas mean more to Dear Leader than people, and Trayvon Martin was a human being instead of an idea or a policy point.
Dear Leader has renewed his focus on the economy, because it’s the economy that matters. It’s not Dear Leader’s four months wasted on gun control, where he armed Syrian and Libyan rebels via Qatar, but refused to endorse allowing Chicago residents to arm themselves in order to defend against record violence against their person and property. Yes, the economy is the most important issue, which doesn’t explain why we’re almost to August and Dear Leader has finally come around to focusing on the economy. It doesn’t explain why Dear Leader spent months attempting to erect greater barriers to gun ownership by law-abiding Americans while facilitating easier access to assault weapons for jihadist fanatics in North Africa and the Middle East.
Dear Leader is focusing on the economy, because after five years of doing little to improve the economy besides flooding investment banks and institutional investors with easy money via the Federal Reserve, it’s time to make the situation on the ground match the Dow Jones. We don’t want to talk about artificial scandals like Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, Solyndra and the green money hole. No, we should at long last have a discussion about the economy.
We should examine why, after over $2.5 trillion in stimulus, a TARP bailout that stretched to over $29.3 trillion, and hundreds of billions of dollars in annual subsidies through below-market borrowing rates and outright giveaways for big banks, the economy hasn’t yet recovered. With Chris Whalen estimating bank subsidies alone at $780 billion a year, Dear Leader needs to have a conversation about the economy with his advisors.
Dear Leader needs to focus on the economy, specifically the parts of the sequester that involved outright giveaways to business and subsidies as well. Of course, Dear Leader could also focus on the economy and address why he chose to define a full-time workweek as 30 hours a week, which led employers to cut employee hours in order to avoid the employer mandate. Dear Leader could examine the impact this had on the upward mobility of lower working class individuals and families.
Perhaps Dear Leader will realize that employees who work fewer hours have less disposable income to spend, especially when they have an individual mandate to buy insurance staring them in the face.
Rest easy, America. Dear Leader is focusing on the economy at last, and given his record with the glorious triumph of the stimulus bill, the tremendous success of the TARP bailout, and his astonishing successes with green energy businesses, not to mention his full coverage of every American (minus 30 million or so) who will be insured under his Obamacare, you just know his focus is going to work. After all, he got us the Olympics. Oh, wait.
Dear Leader’s focus is laser-like, and the economy is his focus. His record when he focuses is flawless, so prepare for an economic recovery unlike any the world has ever witnessed!
Jay Batman is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law, where he attained his J.D. in May 2013. He completed a B.A. in English with a minor in Political Science at the University of Montevallo in 2002. He is employed with Dustin Stockton Political Strategies, LLC, and presently resides in West Texas with his dog and co-author, Buddy Love