The 'economy tour': It happens every time his polls drop

It happens every spring or maybe every summer or maybe every time that the Obama approvals start dropping. 

Like Willie Nelson, President Obama is "on the road again".  Get ready for another economic tour - another round of speeches about how his agenda is tied up by that GOP that does not care about poor people, children, grandmothers and everybody else.

Hopefully he won't use that bus "Made in Canada" this time around.

 We just learned that President Obama will unveil his new economic agenda:

"With major battles looming in the fall over the federal budget and the debt ceiling, President Obama is trying to regain the initiative, embarking on a campaign-style tour of the Midwest this week to lay out his agenda for reinvigorating the nation's economy, administration officials said Sunday. "

Does this guy know that he's been president for the last 5 years?  or that he passed a "stimulus" in the spring of 2009?

President Obama is doing a little more distraction than unveiling anything new about the economy:

1) The last jobs report was mixed to say the least.  Morton Zuckerman is not impressed:

"The longest and worst recession since the end of World War II has been marked by the weakest recovery from any U.S. recession in that same period."

2) Gasoline prices are going up and that's squeezing middle class incomes:

"The economic recovery of summer 2013 is playing out in an all-too-familiar way for poor and middle-class Americans: Gas prices are up, growth is slowing, and there still aren't nearly enough new jobs to employ the almost 12 million people seeking work."  (Washington Post)

3) The Senate immigration bill is dead.  We will probably get something from the House but I'm not sure that President Obama will sign it:

4) The Middle East is a mess and Iraq may be the next headache; and

5) ObamaCare may have to be delayed because it's not ready for prime time.  The unions are the last group to figure it out!

President Obama has little to talk about or show for his 5 years in the presidency. Job growth is weak.  Immigration is stuck in the Congress. ObamaCare is not off to a good start.

Why not get out of Washington DC and go around the country giving speeches to pre-screened "yes we can screamers"?   It beats governing, tackling problems or showing leadership!


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