I have always thought that when you don't have a clue about what you are doing, the best way to disguise this is to call a meeting. Make sure you name it something big, important, and fancy--like a "December Jobs Summit" or something. It will delay the widespread appreciation of your ignorance.
December might well be a jobs trough, as opposed to a summit; but since the real reason for calling a meeting on the issue to disguise the fact that "the President hasn't got a clue how to grow the economy," it doesn't really matter.
Consider the following quotes:
"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings." ~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"
or, better yet, from one of my favorite thinkers:
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. ~Thomas Sowell
Or, the ultimate description, from Carl Jung:
A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.