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Obama’s Economic Plan: Circumvent Congress and Cross Fingers for 2014


President’s speech and Pelosi’s latest initiatives spell an election strategy based almost singularly on blaming Republicans for inaction when the GOP refuses to move their agenda.

President Obama’s economic relaunch was actually the second one this month from a prominent Democrat, coming a few days after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced an economic empowerment agenda for women. They both said they are hoping for Republican support to turn their ideas into reality. But they both are also well aware that these issues are more likely to become a fine campaign platform for the 2014 elections, if not necessarily a winning one...