Where there is only one boss and three voters, the Obama family delayed a decision on the family dog.
The decision(s) on the stimulus? A snap. And the White House urged and still urges immediate passage. Speed is needed.
We have to avert “catastrophe.”
The dog was more complex than the stimulus. It has to be hypoallergenic. House trained. Politically correct.
The stimulus just has to throw money around and that’s apparently easy: especially if it is borrowed money. It isn’t really our money. We’ll just print more.
So the president took his jacket off and rolled up his sleeves for photo ops in the Oval.
But he never really rolled up his sleeves and went to work with Republicans urging new ideas upon the president and the Democrats.
And what have we got? Two more photo op days: today in Elkhart, Indiana and tomorrow in Fort Myers, Florida.
Public reaction to the stimulus should be reminding the White House of the saying: “That dog won’t hunt.”
In Elkhart they make RVs.
In much of the rest of the world, you’d have to explain what an RV is and what a hypoallergenic dog is.
We might have to get back to basics.
Is this a catastrophe?
Depends what your definition of “is” is.
Obama Stimulus: “Don’t They Make RVs in Elkhart?”
Senator Chuck Grassley, the Republican from Iowa, said on a Monday morning TV news program, “Bipartisanship starts at the beginning. You have to sit across from one another for days or weeks. He also said the calls to his office were 8:1 against the stimulus….