Official portrait of Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Barky's former lead economic advisor not only trashed her former boss's recent call for a nearly 25% minimum wage hike, she did it in The New York Times. That's got to leave a mark on the Bark. Christina Romer went so far as to question the need for a minimum wage in the first place - a curiously conservative position for a former top advisor to a far-left Democratic - noting that "robust competition" is sufficient to ensure decent wages. Worse, she noted that minimum wage requirements do nothing to combat poverty, and in fact help to perpetuate it.
No wonder she's a former top advisor; it's well-known how much His Excellency enjoys the free exercise of intellectual honesty within The Realm. But it gets worse: not only is the Choom Gang Chief getting unwanted economic advice, but the U.N. and eight former DEA heads have all called upon Barky to nullify recently-passed laws in Colorado and Washington state legalizing marijuana.
And while ordinarily one might be inclined to advise the U.N. to kindly go urinate up a rope, they correctly note that the U.S. is signatory to international drug-control treaties banning the prolific weed. It's also highly unusual for eight former agency heads to issue a joint statement on any subject.
The onetime DEA heads issued joint statements saying the Obama administration has reacted too slowly and should immediately sue to force the states to rescind the legislation.
There's really only one thing for Barky to do, at this point: hit the links. After all, Tiger Woods himself observed that Barky's a pretty good golfer, for a guy who only plays five days a week.