President Obama delivered a speech on the economy this week where he continued to blame everyone else for his failure to lead discussions on resolving the debt ceiling issue. First we had to pass the TARP bailout, then it was the stimulus. The $700 billion dollar Tarp fund was in part designed to promote lending to small businesses. The $862 billion dollar stimulus package was supposed to finance infrastructure projects. Remember the "shovel-ready" jobs that even the president finally had to admit weren't so shovel ready?