Obama’s secret weapon for fixing the economy

Kristor writes:

In a water cooler conversation just now I remarked to a colleague that it seems unlikely Obama can say anything unexpected this evening: “His quiver is pretty much empty, unless he pivots sharply to the right, which seems unlikely.” But walking back to my office, I realized this was totally wrong. The individual mandate in Obamacare is an entirely new kind of policy lever, that can be used to solve all sorts of problems, including recessions. Obama could simply announce that he would issue an executive order mandating that every American taxpayer go out and buy an American car this week. Recession over.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 08, 2011 04:59 PM | Send

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