Members of Barack Obama's administration are not on the same page.
Example: On Meet the Press this morning, Christina Romer echoed John McCain when she declared that the fundamentals of the economy are sound.
WASHINGTON -- One of President Obama's economic advisers said Sunday that the economy is fundamentally sound, a striking reversal from the Democrat's campaign rhetoric as his administration now guides the nation's financial health amid dire conditions.
Obama's Democratic allies pleaded for patience for an administration hitting the two-month mark this week, while Republicans said the White House's plans ignore small business and the immediate need to fix what ails the economy.
During the fall campaign, Obama mercilessly mocked his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, for declaring, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong." Obama's team painted the veteran senator as out of touch and failing to grasp the challenges facing the country.
On Sunday, economic adviser Christina Romer was asked during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" if the fundamentals of the economy were sound. "Of course they are sound," she replied.
"The fundamentals are sound in the sense that the American workers are sound, we have a good capital stock, we have good technology," she said. "We know that -- that temporarily we're in a mess, right? We've seen huge job loss, we've seen very large falls in GDP. So certainly in the short run we're in a -- in a bad situation."
Just a week ago, White House Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag declared that "fundamentally, the economy is weak."
Romer is saying exactly what McCain said during the campaign, but Obama used the "fundamentals are sound" line to paint McCain as out of touch. All the Dem hacks in the media, news and entertainment, picked up on it.
That's just sickening.
BS we can't believe in.
So here we have Romer saying, "The fundamentals are sound."
And we have White House Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag saying that "fundamentally, the economy is weak."
Which is it?
ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS SOUND? YES OR NO?
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