Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Binder Full of Straw Men?

The president's vaunted economic plan for his second term--all 20 pages of it--is out:

There are no new proposals in the plan Obama is touting; it is a repackaging of proposals he has been offering on the campaign trail for months, such as plans to use half the savings from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for domestic infrastructure investment; create incentives for companies to bring jobs back to the United States (and end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas); continue investing in “clean” energy and recruit 100,000 new math and science teachers.

Of course, the regulations to implement the plan will be 187,250 pages. That's how President Obama fixes everything.

UPDATE: I haven't been this excited by a Democratic plan since their effort--three years after we invaded Iraq--to unveil a plan to win the Iraq War. Sadly, the next year they decided to try to lose that war. They still are, come to think of it.

UPDATE: The 20-page picture book has a table of contents. Really. For the latest volume of the World's Smallest Books series. At least it wasn't a pop-up book like Vice President Biden wanted.