Right wing politicians are loathe to credit the New Deal with any success in hoisting the US out of the Great Depression, but credit WWII for that achievement. But that claim, however, undermines their entire premise.
I'm sick of our media and government telling us how scared we should be, whether of violent crime or violent tornadoes or bogeyman terrorists overseas. My parents recognized the hard-won wisdom of FDR: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers.