Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Something Approaching Sensible

The Republican leadership in Congress finally said something intelligent today:

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called Tuesday for the mass firing of the Obama administration's economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers, arguing that November's midterm elections are shaping up as a referendum on sustained unemployment across the nation and saying the "writing is on the wall."

Boehner said President Obama's team lacks "real-world, hands-on experience" in creating jobs that are needed for a full economic recovery. The Republican lawmaker cited reports that some senior aides complained of "exhaustion," including the recently departed budget chief Peter Orszag.

Minority leader Boehner: Fire Obama's economic team, extend tax cuts

Of course, Boehner went on to blame the stimulus for our problems, and no doubt will be calling for tax cuts for the rich momentarily. Still, it's nice to hear someone in authority demanding that those two bozos be ejected from government. I'm sad to say that Boehner's mentioning of unemployment is going to be picked up by the press, and will play well to that segment of the public that's out of work, or worried about being out of work.

The Washington Post mentions in another article that there are several politically connected people who have called for the firing of these two, but nearly all come from the conservative side of the political spectrum. On the left, that job has largely been left to the "angry bloggers".

Once again, it's obvious that we really have no good choices if we want a good future in America. Neither party gives a damn about working people, and the nature of this debate is just more proof.

(h/t to Watertiger for finding this article.)


Suzan said...

They've never actually "worked," so how would they know?

Thanks for mirroring my comments at my site and many other "angry" blogger sites.


Neither party gives a damn about working people, and the nature of this debate is just more proof.

lawguy said...

I saw that and I thought that I'd go along with firing his entire economics team (although as you say for different reasons). On the other hand they have had enough real world experience to drive the world's economy into the shitter, I don't know how much more real world you have to get.

Cujo359 said...

You're welcome, Suzan. It's a surprisingly common perception out here in Left Blogistan. It's just not terribly common among the people who run the news.

I could go for that, too, lawguy. There's not a person on his economics team who seems to have any experience or knowledge of anything other than enriching himself at the expense of the country.