We Need Confidence, but We Get 'Dr. Doom'
Peggy Noonan thinks Obama is missing the jobs crisis, again
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2013 12:02 PM CST
President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the White House on March 1.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – President Obama didn't recognize the scope of the jobs crisis in his first term, and he's making the same mistake in his second, writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal. Instead of public-works projects, we got health care reform, and its costs are only making employers even more reluctant to hire. We needed jobs then, and we need jobs now, but the president—or "Dr. Doom," as Noonan calls him—is too busy fighting over spending and taxes and warning of sequester Armageddon.

Once people start working—and Noonan thinks the current unemployment rate doesn't reflect how dire the situation really is—a cascade of good things start happening to the economy and the deficit. "There's little sense he sees this," writes Noonan. "Dr. Doom talks about coming disaster when businessmen need the confidence to hire someone. He's missing the boat on the central crisis of his second term." Click for the full column.

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JoeNobody
Mar 13, 2013 1:50 PM CDT
Yeah I am disappointed too, because he is NOT LIBERAL ENOUGH. This would be a good timel to nationalize all the gasoline distributors and put an end to their price gouging. Of course if you are an anti-Obama, pro-business "conservative" you wont mind paying $4/gal for gas that was $3/gal just a short month ago because you believe all the BS the oil companies are putting out as an excuse.
Bushdidit
Mar 11, 2013 7:59 AM CDT
Pretty sad that we've been leaderless since 2008. I can't believe there are so many lazy free-loading morons living in America now. Looks like the takers are determined to destroy the greatest nation ever.
right2dave
Mar 11, 2013 7:35 AM CDT
Face the truth. Obama did and will not have a clue as to what to do but shoot a few hoops. He parties and lets the chips fall where they may.