Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Obama gives up on daily economic briefings

If you ever had the feeling that Obama isn't on the ball when it comes to the economy, this might just be the reason.
The Hill: At some point during the first two years of his administration, President Obama stopped receiving the daily economic briefing that he requested when he took office.
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced at his own first daily briefing reporters that Obama asked for the daily economic briefing, described then as comparable to the daily intelligence briefing the president gets every morning.
“The president asked that this be added every day to his schedule,” Gibbs said at the time. Gibbs added that Obama believed it is “important that each day he receive the most up to date information as it relates to the economy.”
But at some point, the daily economic briefings stopped showing up on Obama's daily schedule.

White House officials said the meetings slowly petered out, but Obama still receives a daily economic briefing on paper. [MORE]
I always had the impression that Obama was following a pre-made plan when guiding the nation. If you recall Obama's plans for America during the 2008 elections, you will find not much has changed since then. Never mind that the economy has gone through all sorts of contortions, Obama still had his plan for fixing healthcare, education and energy. These big bucks plans of Obama did not always jive with the economic realities at hand, but he followed them anyway.

Perhaps a master blueprint is the reason why he does not need daily economic briefings. It seems to me that any sane individual who is pushing top down control of the economy, would want to follow every subtle change. At any rate, Obama's handling of the economy has been an abysmal failure.

Via: The Hill


Anonymous said...

Maybe Michelle was telling Obama what she thought of those 2 hotdogs, the french fries, and (I heard also) a bowl of chili the day after her announcement of the Nutrition Plate.
I've already been wondering what kinds of food have been snuck into the White House kitchen below Michelle's radar.

SB Smith

madmath1 said...

Obama avoids looking at economic briefings for the same reason I avoid looking at my bank account: The horrid news is too much to bear.

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