"Obama's goal is to get ahead of Republican messaging on the issue of government spending and cuts as deadlines for budgets and debt ceilings loom in the Fall."
So, his speeches are not about how he will improve the economy; they're just an exercise in spin. He seeks to control the "narrative", blah, blah, blah.
"Ironically, Obama's economic push and message of big government comes just a week after the collapse of Detroit and as unemployment sits at 7.6 percent."
If Obama had a city it would look like Detroit.