Bill Clinton Steps in After Congress Fails
So it has come to this. In another example of the real US Exceptionalism we’ve now become the only first-world nation to need a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) intervention. CGI is organized to “devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.” This year, that’s us.
Am I the only person this bothers?
That’s not to say a Clinton intervention is unnecessary; just the opposite. Despite the spiteful and blustery rhetoric from the Republican-controlled House, this Congress seems unable to fix anything. They haven’t created a single job – not one. Their economic strategy consists entirely of fawning over the rich as if they were the precious thing that makes us all worthy.
Didn’t we already try that?
Yet this is Republican science in a nutshell. They practice faith-based economics – start with a moral belief, ignore all evidence and be blind to bad results. When whatever you believe in doesn’t work, just do it more. Then double down. Comparing these Republicans to either Sasha or Malia finds them several years wanting in maturity and comparatively without any sense. Either Obama kid could surely do better at creating jobs.
There is no jobs program, no tech investment program, no worker retraining program, no business creation investment fund, no new Small Business Administration technical assistance initiative, no manufacturing development loan fund, and no green jobs program. They’ve taken that Reagan “can’t do-ism” to a level that would frighten even old Ronnie himself.
The Democratically-controlled Senate, as usual, remains paralyzed by its filibuster and supermajority rules. The Senate is actually controlled by the tyranny of one. It’s certainly no excuse, but even if that formerly august body could manage to accomplish anything, they’d run into a roadblock just south of the Dome.
Today’s Congress is made up of collective senility on the north side and complete nutbaggery to the south.
So these things are left to international philanthropists. Until now, these folks had concerned themselves with third world countries like Haiti and Namibia. Last year they focused on healthcare and education for girls and on bringing technology into the outback. The year before that it was about building canals and railroads. And the year before that? Well, you get the idea.
This latest Clinton Global Initiative, dubbed “CGI America” is focused on job creation. Here. In the United States. Let that sink in for a moment…Continued on the next page