The title of Ken Blanchard’s recent post is “The do nothing president.” I like how he has turned a phrase used by Democrats and the current administration (“Do nothing congress”) against them. For the first 2 years, Democrats had total control of Congress, the senate and the presidency. Democrats did whatever they wanted even when a large majority of the American people protested loudly in opposition. Since the Republican landslide victories of 2010, democrats have chanted “do nothing congress”, “congress is holding this country hostage” etc. It’s time conservatives and Republicans start calling Barack Obama exactly what he has become. A “do nothing president.”
The President is running against a do-nothing Congress. “If they won’t act, I will” he has said. But according to the CBO, only 10% of the money in the President’s jobs bill would be spent next year. Much of it (40%) wouldn’t be spent until after 2015. The bill reported out by the Senate committee will be spent over the next two years. If the President were really concerned about the need to act now and if he really believes that this sort of thing stimulates job growth, this is the sort of thing he might have proposed.
I strongly recommend reading the full post by Dr. Blanchard.