Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our leaders don't understand how bad our economy is.

Graph from Saturday's New York Times showing slow recovery from this recession
Look at the graph above. No wonder so many of my friends are having a hard time finding work after being laid off. 42 months after the start of this recession employment is still down 5%. That's almost four years! Read the article by clicking on this link.

A Gallup poll made public a week earlier provides a striking picture of why nothing is being done about it.
State's optimism about the economy
Notice the big disconnect? While every single of the 50 states is in some way pessimistic about our economy, our oblivious leaders in D.C. think we're doing great.

For more details about the numbers that make up this graph, go to this Gallup website:

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