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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fiddling While Rome Burns: Obama Isn't Working -- Literally

With a nation still at war and facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, one would think President Barack Obama would be “focused like a laser” on America's national security and economic rebuilding.

But as two investigations by the Government Accountability Institute reveal, the president has spent less than four percent of his total time in office in economic meetings or briefings of any kind. That’s a total of just 412 hours spent working on the economy at a time when 23 million Americans are desperate for a job.

As for his duties as commander-in-chief, Mr. Obama attended only 43.8 percent—less than half—of his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDB) where presidents are briefed on the nation’s most pressing intelligence threats.

It’s shocking, really—enough to make the average citizen wonder: “just what does the president do all day while America crumbles?”

But when MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about his response to a Washington Post opinion article by Marc Thiessen citing the abysmal PDB findings, what was Mr. Carney response? He said he found the report “hilarious.”

The president of the United States fails to attend over half his daily briefings on the nation’s gravest threats, and his spokesman finds that “hilarious”?

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