Mike Bloomberg made headlines by warning that the weakness of the U.S. economy could lead to riots. Mentioning the r-word was a critical error. Mayors of large cities should not say "riot" unless there is one. Period.
Rather than tinker around the edges with temporary tax cuts and more government spending, we should embrace a bolder and more effective plan to open markets and create powerful growth incentives by reforming taxes, regulations and entitlements.
In proposing a huge deficit reduction package, the president continues to reinforce the canard that the budget deficit is our biggest challenge -- indeed, that we're in the fix we're in because government has become too big.
President Obama is embarking on a campaign to promote the new jobs bill and fight for its passage. Will this fight be coming to your state? Well, ask yourself this: are your state's electoral votes up for grabs in 2012? No? Well, probably not then.