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), Goldman Sachs ( GS) or Citigroup ( C) 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.