We thought it was odd the American public described Obama’s speech on Tuesday as “salmon.” But you know what? We looked back at the video, and it’s true. That whole thing was about salmon.
It’s an open question whether America can compete in the long run with other countries’ salmon. Ours tend to get eaten by bears a lot. And it will be a challenge for Obama to fund a modernized salmon infrastructure and salmon education initiatives while balancing the budget. The real difference is whether or not he will be willing to make reforms to salmon entitlements, but it doesn’t seem politically possible at the moment. Salmon think they should get water for free from the government and make no effort to provide it to themselves, and that’s not going to change in one spawning season.