Jeffrey Sachs, a renowned American economist, presented a clear and concise observation about our country’s economic turmoil the other day on a morning talk show. He said no one in our government really has a handle on what to do about our out-of-sight debt, bleak unemployment statistics, social security sickness or hemorrhaging health care system. One day President Obama cites one set of financial statistics; the next day, he cites new numbers on the same subject, Sachs said. No one knows where the statistics came from, how they were derived or what they mean, including the president. We have no idea who is really in charge of monitoring the mess. In the meantime, President Obama is busy raising money for his next election, rather than fixing the country’s money woes.
If I were president, this is what I’d do: I’d go on TV and say the following: “Our nation is in serious trouble. I do not care about The Tea Party, the Democratic Party, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump or Michael Bloomberg. I am not going to fund raise, stomp all over the country, or make pronouncements about how great I am. Instead, I am going to gather the 50 brightest minds in this country, including professors, economists, doctors, health administrators and businessmen, and we are going to stay together in The White House until we come up with a plan to put our country on the right path. We will live together, eat together, meet, debate and stimulate each other’s intelligence. I have about 20 months left to get this right, and if I do, I will earn the right to be your president again.”
I am sick and tired of our political system. I am sick and tired of watching bombastic bozos like Donald Trump commanding attention for their antics. Obama needs to become the leader he promised he’d be, instead of leading us further into the woods.
PS Jeffrey Sachs would be one of my chosen group. Donald Trump would not.