By many measures, the economy is improving steadily even if growth remains painfully slow. There have been 31 straight months of job growth, and more than 5 million private sector jobs have been created. The unemployment rate is down to 7.8 percent not great, but the same as when Obama took office. The stock market has come back, new housing starts are the highest in four years and housing prices in Tampa Bay and other areas are rising. The financial industry is stable, interest rates remain low and corporate profits are healthy. There is still too much economic pain, but America is better off than most of the rest of the industrialized world.
Da! Is good!
My “favorite” endorsement was a judgeship. It ran something like this. “This person is reasonable, has wonderful experience, blah, blah, blah. The other person is also qualified, but not quite as much, but is black. We feel diversity is most important, so we recommend the black candidate over the other one.”
I kid you not. It was staggering.