Once Upon a Time in the West

The big news today was the announcement that the jobless rate has fallen below 8% for the first time in 8 years.

The latest jobs report has U.S. unemployment at 7.8%, the lowest rate since January 2009.

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Raise the Roof

Last year’s raising of the debt ceiling was an unnecessary national media circus that showcased the thick-headed selfishness of the GOP and the lack of strong will among the Democratic Party.

A wave of Tea Party catering Republicans complicated the debt ceiling talks, refusing to accept any form of tax increase. Watching the GOP open themselves up to the manipulation of the Tea Party had me questioning whether I was watching CSPAN or Star Trek II.

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