Monday, August 29, 2011


Monthly jobs report comes out Friday.   Absent a miracle or massive mismeasurement, it most likely won't be anything close to the very very good news we need to start turning the economy around with any speed.    I understand the difficulties of getting things done, of Republican obstructionism, of Democrats who also, too, suck, but ultimately such excuses don't matter.  Results do.  If I were the one in charge of this pop stand, I'd direct my economics team to come up with the "If I were a prime minister instead of a president, this is what we would do" plan.   And if all they came up with was minor tax breaks for hiring, "patent reform," and "trade deals," I'd, you know, fire them.