Our Wallets, Ourselves

Your cover story should have been titled, "How the President Could Encourage, Cajole and Bully Congress to Try to Fix the Economy" [May 26]. For each of your economic issues, the President has little, if any, direct or unilateral power. No doubt, every President has secretly shared Theodore Roosevelt's daydream: "If I could only be President and Congress too for just 10 minutes." But without an explanation as to the President's actual powers, your article sets up yet another generation of Americans to be disillusioned when their chosen candidate fails to produce the promised manna that he or...

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