I think I’ve discovered our problem.
Voters blame president most for slow economic recovery
Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.
It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy.
Two-thirds believe our current economic distastefulness is a “result of bad policy.” The next question should be: what constitutes good policy?
Is the problem simply that the government isn’t doing the right things? Or is the problem for the love of God would you people just stop? Just stop. Back slowly away, now freeze. Don’t move. Remain perfectly still. Close your eyes, even. Close ‘em! We’ll tell you when it’s okay for you to do anything.
See, the pessimist in me believes that when someone says “the government is to blame!” what they mean is “the government should do something!” The optimist in me believes that when people say “the government is to blame!” what they means is “the government should stop trying to fix it!” Just stop. For the love of God stop.
Unfortunately, the pessimist in me thinks the optimist in me is a gooey-eyed simpleton, while the optimist in me thinks the pessimist in me just needs a nice nap.