The man of "yes we can" seems more and more like "ehh I really don't care". That's the feeling you get when you hear today's big news from the campaign trail, in which President Obama rolled out his new "rural job initiative":
At the White House Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa, Tuesday, President Obama will announce four new economic initiatives that the administration says will spur growth and help create jobs.
• The Small Business Administration will double the amount of investment capital funneled to rural businesses through its Small Business Investment Company program. The total capital infusion will be $350 million over the next five years, officials say.
• The administration will sponsor and host “conferences” to help connect private equity and venture capital investors with rural start-ups. And, they’ll use “marketing teams” to go out and pitch federal grant money to private investors.