President Obama's latest campaign talking point on the economy is that the Republicans in Congress are responsible for laying off teachers, police officers, and firefighters. This message is so misguided, and at the same time so characteristic of Mr. Obama's overall approach, writes Ira Stoll, that it is worth taking it apart in greater detail in five ways as an illuminating example.
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