The worst part about this is they gave Obama the better lines. I like this show better when Zach hits harder.
A close second is the plug for Obamacare.
Oh, and there’s the whole, “Why is he on Between Two Ferns when the world’s on fire?” thing.
According to the latest jobs figures, 10.5 million Americans officially categorized as unemployed, with 3.8 million considered long-term unemployed, 7.2 million Americans working part-time involuntarily, 2.3 million “marginally attached to the labor force,” and 755,000 “discouraged workers,” there’s still plenty of work to be done on the economic front. Wages have been flat for a decade. Household debt has declined some since the Great Recession, but it’s still considerable, particularly a boom in student-loan debt. Despite the highest level of tax revenue in American history, last year’s deficit was “only” $680 billion, and the national debt is $17.4 trillion and counting. Math, science and reading test scores for American children remain mediocre, with no signs of improvement over the past decade.
Then, of course, there’s the Affordable Care Act, where most of the previously uninsured are finding the options are not affordable at all, and perhaps ten percent of the uninsured have selected and purchased a plan, as of February 13.
With Russia on the move in Ukraine, Venezuela exploding, Syria disintegrating, violence and refugees spreading to Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, the Taliban threatening the elections in Afghanistan, and China and Japan continuing to rattle their sabers over small, uninhabited islands, there’s no shortage of work to be done in foreign policy, either.
Nevermind. The president’s bracket selection will go on, no matter what else is going on in the world.