House Speaker John Boehner just tweeted out his jobs plan, the entirety of which fits in a single tweet:
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 7, 2014
While obviously the result of a less-than-careful social media staffer, the tweet is a reminder of how Republicans have been struggling to find an economic policy that can resonate with Americans worried about stagnating earnings and poverty.
Indeed, if you click through to the actual plan, you'll see that it doesn't contain much more detail. Here it is, in its entirety:
· Reform our tax code.
· Solve our spending problem.
· Reform our legal system.
· Reform our regulatory system.
· Improve our education system.
You have to Google around for the full details, in a policy speech Boehner delivered at the American Enterprise Institute in September.
But that even that speech was short on detailed policy proposals -- particularly striking when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and others are moving forward with comprehensive plans. The challenges the country faces, like stagnant middle class wages, are truly thorny. They don't lend themselves to simple solutions.