Republicans Step on the Economy

By Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine - June 9, 2012

President Obama’s message on the economy has been a delicate balance between noting that things have gotten better but acknowledging that they haven’t gotten better enough. The goal of his press conference was to shift the balance from the former toward the latter. A month ago, Obama was running ads that sounded almost chipper. Now, in the wake of a terrible jobs report and looming Euro-disaster, he wants to remind everybody that he has a plan to improve the economy and Republicans are blocking it.

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