Wednesday, February 6, 2013
TFP Column: Wasn't It The Economy Dummy?
It occurred to me that after arguing about the economy for most of the 2012 election season (you know, about 1000 years), the subject had all but disappeared from the national radar screen. Strangely in fact, after ever more promises that it was time to make jobs number one, the president sent home his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
So it seemed only fitting that once more the Commander in Chief failed to submit his budget to Congress on time and asked Congress to kick the can of Sequestration further down the road so that we can talk about gun control and comprehensive immigration reform, that someone needed to write, "Wasn't It The Economy Dummy?".
After all, the Senate hasn't passed a budget since April of 2009, the unemployment rate is still at an unacceptable high, and the only part of the economy that's growing is the deficit. After all the hype in 2012 about creating more wealth in this country (mostly, it appears, so we can tax it), nobody seems to be doing anything about it.
It's only the middle of the week however, and that makes this a week where there's much more to come. The TFP Star edition is only now hitting the streets and we're still days away from a weekend with Toledo's largest Sunday circulation and Ohio's best weekly newspaper ... the Toledo Free Press.