President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to convene a joint session next Wednesday night, at which he will deliver a major economic speech.

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Obama said he plans “to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy” during the 8 p.m. ET session.


What a dick. The administration schedules this speech at the same time as the next Republican presidential debate. How political, how partisan can you get? That’s a tell that the “jobs” program is a political agenda, not an economic agenda. How frustrating. We need serious policies for the economy and we get a political agenda.