Anyone who thinks BHO did not have the economy as his first priority were not paying attention to hs words before his first election. He stated he planned on transforming America. That meant he planned to knock America down a few pegs, thus destroying the economy. Remember his apology tour? Why else would he give Brazil funds to help with oil exploration? And limit ours. He thinks America has hurt other countries with Capitalism and he wants to level the playing field, but with America lowered economically from developing countries.