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.
by Atrios at 11:40