President Obama attempted to swivel back to the economy once again during an interview with ABC’s This Week. Asked by George Stephanopoulos whether the president could stop inequality, Obama responded, “I think the president can stop it. The problem is that there continues to be a major debate here in Washington.”
Obama again pushed for Keynesian intervention into the economy, stating that government could push “against these trends.” After spending trillions of dollars at the fastest rate in human history, and with the slowest economic recovery in American history, Obama is still fully committed to his tax-and-spend policies. “[T]he problem that we’ve got right now is you’ve got a portion of Congress whose policies don’t just want to you know, leave things alone; they actually want to accelerate these trends,” Obama said, suggesting Republicans want a bad economy.