If there was ever any doubt Barack Obama is not taking the economy seriously, this would seal that notion. The “president” held an economic summit this week, but no economists were in attendance. Instead, Obama met with Al Friggin’ Sharpton.
Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there,” according to the White House.
And here’s the rest of the readout, via Politico:
“The President reiterated his commitment to supporting policies that will directly impact those hardest hit by the economic crisis by making sure that America is a magnet for jobs, increasing access to job training programs, partnering with high-poverty communities to help them rebuild, and encouraging companies to invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods.”
You know, when I had trouble paying my bills last month, I didn’t seek out a financial planner. I hired an ignorant, monosyllabic racist who can barely dress himself. It’s proven to be a wise decision.