Q. Why Are US Exports Not the Capitol of Ireland? September 7, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
A. Because they’re not Doublin’
Doubling exports would be a good idea, if there was a way to accomplish it that didn’t rely on sheer dumb luck. Unfortunately for our president (and our economy), he couldn’t find a way and he’s not very lucky.
Five years, he said. Doubling exports was critical to our economic recovery, so he promised to double them in 5 years.
With only 5 months to go, here’s how he’s done:
When I look at that chart, I see the work of a man whose policies killed off export growth a year after he took office.