Friday, February 6, 2009

7.6%

598,000 jobs lost in January.

I'm sort of sympathetic to the complaints that Obama and the Dems have not made a good enough public case for why exactly the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" is the right way to go... there has been quite a bit of "OMFG we're headed off a cliff!!!"... but when your opponents propose alteratives that are insane, and clearly demonstrate their economic illiteracy... and when we've had about 600K job loss for 3 straight months... it's not surprising people get a little frantic. It's not fear mongering when there actually is a good reason to be very very afraid.

Here's the Prez being a little too partisan for some, but in more of a "it's about f-ing time" for me: