Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Obama on Today Show June 14 Video
Ann Curry asks why Obama isn't angrier about the economy. When is the press going to *get* that feigning anger isn't something that Obama does? Obama is even tempered, which apparently is bad for headlines.
She also asks him why he can't "convince" business to hire more people, which is a really uninformed question. Obama can't convince business to hire people. That's silly. Business is based on profit. If they're profitable with the people they have they won't hire people. If the demand for their goods and services increase and they need to hire more people to meet that demand, they'll hire more people. Right now, people are still shoring up their financial houses, not spending as much, though today's better than expected retail report continues to show that people are getting back to spending.