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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Baick
It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his eventual place in history.
The list of television shows about hunting for elusive treasure amid mountains of discarded stuff keeps growing like a suburban landfill. At least three new entries are premiering this summer, adding to the already double-digit roster of shows about "pickers" and pawn shop owners and people who bid for the contents of storage containers.
For instance, he said, "if he goes big on gun control, then it's 1994 all over again."
"I see Obama as almost uniquely handcuffed by circumstances," said John Baick of Western New England University.