Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘recession’

A Growing Ignorance

jobless menThe headline of the article in today’s paper was “A Growing Hunger” with a subheadline of “While jobless rates plummet, the opposite can be said of the number of people in need of food assistance.” [you can view the article here]

I will stipulate that this article was written about the growing need for many families still feeling the pinch of Obama’s recession.  I know that the article isn’t about how there really is not a recovery.  There is even mention of that;

“It doesn’t feel like the economy’s improving…It feels like it’s getting worse.” 

Return to Prosperity

I often wonder how political “leaders” can look at a problem and see such divergent paths to remedy the situation. In my adult life, this period is the worst that I have encountered. I don’t care that pundits say that the “recession is over” because it doesn’t feel that way to me or my wallet. Author Arthur Laffer provides an in-depth look at the state of the economy and gives a pretty detailed prescription for bringing America out of the blackness (redness if you are an accountant). Return to Prosperity should have used this quote from one of our presidents very early in the book,

Summers’ Solstice

My alternate title for this piece was “And Then There Was One.”  When White House economic “guru” Larry Summers announced that he would be resigning from Obama’s economic team leaving only Tim Giethner from the original dream team.  Summers exit was preceded by Peter Orszag and more recently Christina Romer abandoning the sinking Bad Ship Obama.  I remember that these folks were touted as the best and brightest and best suited to lead us out of our recession.

Headline Humor – Volume II

I know many of these stories are serious, but the headlines removed the restrain from my brain and we get headline humor.  These are the actual headlines as I found on-line.  When you click on the headline you will be taken to the original story which more often than not has nothing to do with my vision of the headline.

Poverty rate at highest level in half-century, data show

‘It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’ Carla Bruni reveals what Michelle Obama REALLY thinks of being First Lady

The recession is over! So where’s the party?