Letter to the Editor
I ask the question, “When is good news for America bad news?” When Republicans want to get elected. The job numbers came out and unemployment is at 7.8% and the Republicans are freaking out because it’s good news. It reminded me of when Clinton was president and there was good news all the time. They used to complain that the economy is “overheating” and the Fed was trying to put the brakes on to stop uncontrolled economic growth. And back then the Republicans were freaking out over, “What are we going to do about the surplus?”
And then there was Bush and the surplus problem went away fast and it was all bad news. Especially at the end what the whole economy was collapsing and 4 years ago we were in a state of crisis. The Republicans put us in such a deep hole that here we are 4 years later hoping to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Which brings us to today’s news. Today we crossed an artificial line of below 8% unemployment which is at least a symbol that we are finally crawling out of the Bush hole and it’s good news for Democrats and bad news for Republicans. It seems to me that the choice in this election is clear. If you like good news then vote for the Democrats and if you like bad news then vote for the Republicans. Maybe we can send the Republicans a message that preferring bad news is the wrong answer.