YOUNG: Ignoring the dismal Obama economic reality

Solving fiscal woes will require more than pretty words

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Mr. Obama begins his second term with less political capital than he would like — and far less than he realizes. While he may think he’s the master of his message, his unrealistic response to economic indicators could convince Americans that he is inattentive to the struggles they face.

J.T. Young served in the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget and as a congressional staff member.

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