“Obama to tackle economy head-on”, reads tonight’s BBC headline. Obama made the commitment today.
This is not a good idea. Someone needs to tell Barack Obama how big the economy is. Our annual gross domestic product is about 13 Trillion Dollars. A dollar weighs one gram, so this is a 13 Trillion Gram economy we’re talking about. That’s about 28.6 billion pounds. Obama is maybe 200 pounds, max. Here’s one tackle that isn’t going to be pretty.
The best kind of tackle in this case would be from the side, maybe with a handy rock to place in front of the economy’s toe so that the economy will trip and fall of its own weight.