By RICHARD ROEPER
Maybe it would have been something of a logistical nightmare to postpone the trip. But it’s not as if president hadn’t invoked the Aug. 2 deadline again and again as he bickered and battled the GOP over the best way to attack the deficit. He knew he was scheduled to fly to Chicago later that same week, and he knew he’d be open to criticism for a fund-raiser with a top cost of $35,800 per person — a figure that many unemployed and underemployed adults would be happy to take as a yearly salary right now.
The president, according to liberal Arianna Huffington, has attended 37 fundraisers so far this year. He ought to pledge to attend no more until the jobless rate goes below 8 percent. Then we might actually see a laser-like focus on jobs!