The  scene below, which is completely fictional, takes place in the Oval Office. The participants are President Obama, and a trusted advisor, whom we shall call Jimmy (not his real name). Jimmy is dressed in a blue blazer and khaki pants. His girlfriend had a headache last night. Let us listen in:

President Obama motions in the aide, who enters the office with alacrity.

Jimmy:   Mr. President, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

Obama:  Well, Harry Truman said if you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the sausage factory, so I’ll take both.

Jimmy:  The goods news, Mr. President, is great news. Oil prices are plummeting, which will provide nearly every single American a sudden increase in disposable income. Unless you happen to work at Exxon, this is the single most exciting economic development in years. Not only is gas at the pump cheaper, you get reminded of it every time you drive past a gas station and see another price cut. Unlike the higher stock market, this will provide a tremendous boost in spending power for middle America. The economic recovery had already been slowly shifting into a higher gear, but this should get our country roaring ahead.

Obama: So what’s the bad news?

Jimmy: Oh, your environmental policies are completely discredited. The idea of “peak oil” now seems ludicrous. The biggest problem with oil is we have too much of it. And subsidies for alternative energy will only become more expensive relative to fossil fuels. People aren’t stupid: it’s hard to argue the economy would be better off switching from carbon at the precise moment when the plunge in oil prices is so beneficial it almost seems like a Christmas miracle.

Obama: Well, at Columbia the professors used to say, “It may work in practice, but will it work in theory.” Being right intellectually often means being wrong empirically. Plus, what about global warming?

Jimmy:  Mr. President - or may I call you Barry – trust me, by the time you leave office after two more years of this turbo-charged financial rocket boost, you will be going down in the record books as presiding over the greatest economic expansion of any modern president. Is shredding a few million more birds in wind turbines really worth it? Mr. President? Mr. President? Why are you looking out the window at the White House lawn? Um, never mind, I’ll just tiptoe right back to my cubicle sir.



Jimmy departs, making to mental note to pick up Excedrin on the way home for his girlfriend.

 


Comments

10/31/2016 4:58am

bulshit

Reply
07/10/2017 12:37am

I like the quote that was said in this post. It's very uplifting and motivating because this is applicable to the teenagers nowadays. Many people tend to give up easily when they are having a hard time because they want instant success. No one wants to work hard anymore because the people are so thirsty for success. But what we must remember is that we can never be successful if we wouldn't work hard. And success is best earned with hard work and perseverance. Never doubt yourself because you are capable of many things if you just believe in yourself.

Reply
10/31/2016 7:26am

well its a good news for each and every american that american prime minister barack obama giving great news. Oil prices are plummeting, which will provide nearly every single American a sudden increase in disposable income.

Reply
06/28/2017 3:23am

This blog has something entertaining in purpose. The story may not be true but it leaves the people a lesson and a feeling of laughing behind a factual factor. USA has been the most powerful country in the world but aside from this, corruption in the american government is arising. We cannot call them successful if what leaders are doing are nothing but wickedness. Every country must present themselves rich in financial state and as well rich in dignity and integrity.

Reply
07/16/2017 2:41am

If you chose to redeem an Xbox Live Gold code, your Xbox Live Gold subscription will certainly be either developed or restored promptly. Continue the Redeem Code button for you to access it.

Reply
07/17/2017 4:21am

Today we released the brand-new hay day hack to obtain free endless coins and also rubies! After that you could make use of the most recent hay day cheats web page by going to the download area, if you wan to have free diamonds and also coins.

Reply
09/11/2017 8:18am

Beauti Queen amazing kolkata escorts agency alwyas ready for you at your doorstep. Beauti Queen provide you high profile independent girl in kolkata, escorts service in kolkata, kolkata escorts. If you are looking for the ultimate encounter in Kolkata then I am your sophisticated young Kolkata escorts that provides upscale companionship for making your night becomes true.

Reply

Jiya Roy is a high class luxury and premium independent escorts agency in Gurgaon offering sexy independent escort Girls, models and cheap rate call girls for incalls and outcalls and travel arrangements. Female companions available 24/7 for business events, tour guide and much more.

Reply
09/16/2017 1:25pm

Gurgaonfemales.in offers highly educated model from Gurgaon and best Escorts service in Gurgaon through some of its sizzling Independent escorts in Gurgaon Call Girls who are available to customers 24*7.

Reply

We are providing Best Escort Service in Gurgaon with affordable rates, just call us for Hi profile Call Girls in Gurgaon . Contact us for Call Girl in Gurgaon. http://www.gurgaondivas.com/

Reply
09/19/2017 3:43am

Hi I am Arpita kaur an high class independent escort girl in Lajpat Nagar ! We are provide high class escorts service inLajpat Nagar, Arpita Kaur Provide only for 18+ age, impressing and discreet gentlemen for utmost pleasure to get delight contact 24X7 any time any where in Lajpat Nagar. http://www.arpitakaur.com/lajpat-nagar-escorts.html

Reply



Leave a Reply