There are many challenges ahead, but nothing like the dire mess that confronted a new young president eight years ago. That will be Obama’s legacy, the steady way he worked through it. The country is dramatically better off now than it was in January 2009, and that’s what the history books will say.
The Late Night host took “a closer look” at the Carrier story — from the first commitment made by Trump on the campaign trail to the deal itself — and found the president-elect “lying his ass off.”
In the end, the bailout that Obama championed saved more than one million jobs, and Fox News still hated it. If only Obama had saved 1,000 Carrier jobs instead.
Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.