The president offered nothing new in today’s presser. He offered the same son-of-stimulus plan that has already failed. He blamed the eurozone for the moribund U.S. economy, despite the fact that his own policies — ObamaCare, his desire to end the Bush tax cuts, and his unbridled regulatory state — are killing American jobs. He called for government “investments,” despite his record of failed investments in green initiatives like Solyndra. He claimed that the US economy has created 800,000 jobs this year and that “the private sector is doing just fine.” He said that public sector jobs are where the layoffs and pain are occurring, but if he believes that then he would do well to look to the reforms championed and passed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. His reforms have saved public sector jobs and lowered local property taxes at the same time, both of which will spur economic growth. President Obama strongly opposed those reforms, and tepidly supported the failed recall attempt on Gov. Walker.
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