Obama's latest dumb idea: A 'secretary of business'
The Kansas City Star
In an interview yesterday on MSNBC, President Barack Obama said that if re-elected, he would push for a new Cabinet-level department headed by a “secretary of business.” This person would oversee federal agencies such as the Small Business Administration.
Obama: “We should have one Secretary of Business, instead of nine different departments that are dealing with things like giving loans to SBA or helping companies with exports. There should be a one-stop shop.”
This is so lame it boggles the mind. Obama speaks as if he’s unaware we already have a Department of Commerce. Its mission: boosting the economy and encouraging more job creation. What would a Department of Business do, other than serve as yet another federal favor factory?
Obama’s latest big idea is just one more sign that intellectually, he is a spent force.