The Economy’s “Turned the Corner”
Remember a couple weeks ago when President Obama said that the “private sector is doing just fine?” Well, he’s not the only one in his administration that thinks that.
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said that the U.S. economy has “obviously turned the corner.” We guess when your department gets a 62% increase in funding (over a ten year period), you would think the economy has turned around too.
But has the economy turned a corner? The more than 23 million people who are unemployed or underemployed would beg to differ. Just 69,000 jobs were created in May. We might not be bleeding jobs each month, but we are far from a recovery and far from having “turned the corner.”
So we now have President Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (remember last year’s comment: “It’s very clear that private sector jobs have been doing just fine”) all believing that our economy is doing fine.
And they claim they’re not out of touch…
How else is Tom Vilsack out of touch? See the K Street Food Fight!