Politics & War
For much of last year, a standard trope of President Obama's speechwriters was that there were certain things only government could do. "That's how we built this country â€” together," he declared. "We constructed railroads and highways, the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge. We did those things together." As some of us pointed out, for the cost of Obama's 2009 stimulus bill alone, you could have built 1,567 Golden Gate Bridges â€” or one megaâ€“Golden Gate Bridge stretching from Boston to just ...
One consequence of the botched launch of Obamacare is that it has, judging from his plummeting numbers with "Millennials," diminished Barack Obama's cool. It's not merely that the website isn't state-of-the-art but that the art it's flailing to be state of is that of the mid-20th-century social program. The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he's just another Commissar Squaresville. So, health care being an irredeemable downer for the foreseeable future, this week the president pivoted (as they say) to "economic inequality," which will be, he assures us, his principal focus for the rest of his term. And what's his big idea for this new priority? Stand well back: He wants to increase the minimum wage!
Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos of Amazon (a non-government website) is musing about delivering his products to customers across the country (and the planet) within hours by using drones.
Drones! If there's one thing Obama can do, it's drones. He's renowned across Yemen and Waziristan as the Domino's of drones. If he'd thought to have your health-insurance-cancellation notices dropped by drone, Obamacare might have been a viable business model. Yet, even in Obama's sole area of expertise and dominant market share, the private sector is already outpacing him....
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