Obama's economy leaves misery in its wake


If I knew how to fix the disconnect between newsrooms in America and the Obama reality, I would.

Take the New York Times. ("Please," my conservative friends may joke.)

But, not me. I consider the NYTimes one of America's great institutions. It still contains some of the best reporting in the world.

Yet, the writers on its opinion pages, who have special access to this great reporting, can't connect the dots between the misery in America and the Obama administration.

For the Times opinion page writers, the Obama administration can do virtually no wrong. You wonder sometimes, do the opinion writers at the Times read their own newspaper and understand the American economic misery contained therein?

Consider this story that reports there are "more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression, the most unequal metropolis in America."

How did that happened? The Obama administration has been in power for five years and now we have more homeless children in New York since the Great Depression?

C'mon, man. Stop with the excuses. Start thinking about what New York's high taxes have really done. Couple that with a national economic policy that by all standards has failed to improve the lives of our most vulnerable.

NYTimes opinion writers: Try to keep up with the reporting in your newspaper and think outside the liberal box. Because as your own newspaper reports:

"She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. A few feet away, their mother and father sleep near the mop bucket they use as a toilet. Two other children share a mattress by the rotting wall where the mice live, opposite the baby, whose crib is warmed by a hair dryer perched on a milk crate. "

That's the opening line in just one snapshot of a family in New York coping in Obama's new normal.