Monday, July 5, 2010
Not everything presented as "good news" turns out to be good after all. For instance, the government announced that the unemployment rate last month dropped slightly from 9.7% to 9.5%, which Barack Obama cited as proof that his policies are "on the right track!"
The only little flaw in the president's claim is the fact that the drop in unemployment didn't come from people getting jobs, but because another 652,000 people gave up all hope of ever finding a job and stopped looking.
Put another way, the president of "Hope and Change" is now measuring his success in terms of how many people are driven into hopelessness by his anti-business, anti-job policies.
And in further support of the democrats' drive to encourage people to give up, House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she believes the best way to create jobs is to extend unemployment benefits. Logic, apparently, is not the same on her planet as it is here on Earth.
But while more and more Americans seem to be giving up on "Hope," an ever-growing number are dedicating themselves to "Change" in November.
Now that will be good news.