Recovery summer 5.0 is coming to a close and President Obama has spent the last two weeks figuring out what to do about Syria. Now that Obama's political capital has been drained with the Russians in control of U.S. policy on the Middle East country, the Obama administration is shifting its focus back to jobs and the economy with a new "report." Again.
Shifting the national conversation to the economy after a week of intense focus on Syria, the Obama administration now is highlighting its policy response to the Great Recession.
In a report released late Sunday, the White House is trumpeting the steps President Obama has taken over the last four-and-a-half years to address the economic downturn, the worst since the Great Depression, and linking them to the recovery.
Summarizing the report, Gene Sperling, Obama's chief economic advisor, argued that those efforts, while controversial, were also necessary to prevent the economy from sinking further.