Number of the Day

69,000: The number of jobs added nationally in the US in May, less than half of the 150,000 jobs which were predicted and expected by economists. Whooooops.

The official unemployment rate rose back to 8.2%, and the underemployment rate rose to 14.8%.

The US government needs to borrow and tax and spend. But the Republicans have turned those things into dirty words (unless it's to fund wars, of course), and the Democrats are spineless. We are in real trouble.

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