Posted by: mutantpoodle | January 6, 2012

Good(er) news

More jobs, (slightly) lower unemployment.

The chart above is from Paul Krugman, who uses it to rebut Mitt Romney’s claim that Barack Obama is a job-destroyer.

I’ve been saying for the last few months that Obama’s re-election depends more on Angela Merkel than anyone else, and todays news simply reinforces that. Absent external forces, it looks like the U.S. Economy will continue to crawl forward.

I hope our President is sending Merkel gift baskets on a regular basis, and getting the CIA to have a soothing voice beamed at her saying “easy money…easy money” while she sleeps.  I know that our 2008 meltdown dragged Europe down with us.  I’m just hoping they are decent enough not to return the favor.

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