Saturday, January 24, 2009

Remarks of President Barack Obama, Via YouTube

Well, we know President Barack Obama refused to give up his CrackBerry, and now he'll certainly cement his reputation as the hippest tech-generation president yet, with his first YouTube national address today on his administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan:

President Obama admits, toward the end of the talk, "I know that some are skeptical about the size and scale of this recovery plan."

I'll say. Man, that's one gargantuan expansion of government Obama's peddling, and there's debate whether the recovery package itself will stimulate the economy (Keynesian multipliers, and what not), rather than the natural recuperative powers of American hard work and initiative at the aggregate level, facilitated by incentives to produce, save, and invest through lower marginal tax rates.

On Thursday, Robert Barro, a Harvard University economist, labeled all of this leftist stimulus talk "
Democratic voodoo economics."

3 comments:

The Intellectual Redneck said...

Obama is a "miserable failure"
I must admit that this is sweet revenge. A few years ago tech savvy internet users with Bush derangement syndrome linked President Bushes bio with the Google search term "miserable failure." Now the label has been transferred to President Barack Obama.

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rdan said...

This is a huge stretch. Keynes is not supply side silliness. And Thain sends his regards.

I would like my money back from the first round of bailouts a la Paulson.

Come on, hard work is being done, right or wrong. What is your proposed structure for real? (From one who doubts Summers advice)
BDS and miserable failure was a net joke pulled off by college kids...you live in a one dimensional world if you think it represents anything.