August 19, 2011

POLITICO: Obama’s Unhelpful Advice.

Call Uncle Sam. Sensible advice, but perhaps the president has forgotten just how difficult it can be for ordinary citizens to get answers from the government.

When this POLITICO reporter decided to take the president’s advice and call the USDA for an answer to the Atkinson town hall attendee’s question, I found myself in a bureaucratic equivalent of hot potato — getting bounced from the feds to Illinois state agriculture officials to the state farm bureau.

The President has better luck getting his calls returned, and so do Senators, and Obama doesn’t have enough experience outside politics to know what it’s like for ordinary people.

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