The only catch is that America is throwing the BS flag with increasing regularity. So, five hours later press secretary Jay Carney rephrases the stupid remark to make it sound like what you heard in plain English is not what the Great One said. Or, as happened yesterday, the leader himself comes forth to recant:
The Private Sector is Doing Fine
I know that I would have looked at that line before delivering it with a straight face and said, YGBSM! But the Bamster didn't flinch. He does what he is told by his handlers knowing confidently that his charisma and the adoration of the true believers will carry him through.
Then he is forced to say this:
Obama backpedaled and declared it is “absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine.” While there had been some “good momentum” in the private sector, Obama said, public sector growth lagged behind, making it imperative that Congress act on his proposals to hire more teachers and first-responders.I guess what the Captain means is there is great momentum in the private sector but it is in the wrong direction and he doesn't really consider that a problem. It is the growth of the public sector which isn't happening fast enough. We need a lot more government which will be a lot bigger drag on the private sector and require a lot higher taxes and a lot more debt so that he can have a lot more power.
Psssst! Mr. President, the federal government doesn't hire teachers or first-responders in our federal system. That is a local government function paid by local taxes and based on decisions of local city councils and school boards. Butt out!