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  •  Obmam's partial failure of leadership (0+ / 0-)

    on economic issues is apparent.

    Given the current GOP, it's entirely possible that government policy could not have dealt with this crisis any better than it has.

    But a crucial part of leadership is communication. The President should repeatedly and loudly be answering the following questions - because the truthful answers work to his political advantage:

    1) Why are we in an ongoing economic crisis? (Answer: bankers, bankers, and more bankers)

    2) What are the steps government can take to blunt the effect of the crisis on average Americans? (Answer: extend unemployment insurance, perform badly needed infrastructure repairs, funded by tax increases on the wealthy)

    3) What has created the Federal deficit? (Answer Bush tax cuts and unfunded wars that do not accrue to our benefit)

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