Just now, I heard "good news" on the ABC nightly newscast. This "good news"? Our economy has added 262,000 jobs in February! President AWOL has also been trumpeting this sign our economy is good on his social security traveling medicine show.
Using the magic power of the internets, I found what the president would call "bad internets". According to partisan chopshop the Bureau of Labor Statistics
, the unemployment rate increased by 251,000. Using another magic power I call "subtraction", that means we only added 11,000. This is a drop in the bucket of more than 8 million jobless, not accounting for those who have given up looking for work out of frustration, like me.
Know, I don't know what the research staff of ABC makes, but its more than me: $0. Why am I doing a better job than they are? I know people hate bad news, but what about lies? What kind of world are we living in where Xinua
gives a more honest account of the US economy? In the immortal words of Lt. Don Brodka, security officer of the Springfield "Try-n-Save":If I wanted smoke blown up my ass I'd be at home with a pack of cigarettes and a short length of hose.
-Miguel Sanchez 19:42 EST |