Now, just like a year ago, the public's priorities for Obama and Congress are to shore up the economy, rev up the job creation engine and defend us from terrorists, according to a recent Pew poll.
Nothing else comes close, not even health care or financial regulation.
The bottom line is that beating up on Bank of America (BAC - Get Report), Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) or Citigroup (C - Get Report) won't score as many points with the public as hunkering down on some good old-fashioned economic packages.
Job creation is the surest indicator of whether economic improvements are underway, and so far we're not seeing the results.--Written by Glenn Hall in New York. More Recent Outrage Columns: GE Shows Industry Is All That Matters. Obama Keeps Banks in Crosshairs. Brown's Win Overrated. Citigroup Loss Shows Bank Tax Bunk.