walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

green shoots and changing parties

There's been a fair amount of angsting about how this economy had better show signs of improvement soon, otherwise the midterms are going to be tough on the Democrats.


We all expected this (well, we should have). Employment is late to recover after a recession -- the markets recover way, way before the layoffs even end, never mind everyone having found a new job. And recessions brought on by financial crises tend to be nasty, long-lasting ones with slow recoveries. Blah, blah, bleeping, blah.

But I do wonder about the Democrats will get hammered for not doing enough to improve the economy theory. Let's say you live in a state where you are eligible for 79 weeks of unemployment insurance, and you try everything imaginable, only to discover you can't even get a job flipping burgers. And then, some time later this year, or before the election in 2010, that unemployment runs out and you still don't have a job.

Are you _seriously_ going to vote for a Republican who tried to block the extension because it would be hard on businesses? Really?
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