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    "Pretty Happy" With Economic Recovery?


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     k3vsDad was appalled when Congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said she was 'pretty happy' with the pace of the economy during a Sunday interview on Fox News. 'It just struck me that we are settling for the least rather than striving for the best. We need a wake-up call to not just take what we can get, but follow the American spirit of reaching beyond what is the most obtainable to what lies over the mountain ... that pioneering spirit upon which the nation was founded and grew,' he said. k3vsDad's comments echo those in Frida Ghitis's column on optimism on CNN.com.
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    I am pretty happy about straight 28 months of job growth in the private sector,” (Democratic National Committe Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman Debbie) Wasserman  Schultz said on Fox News Sunday when asked about the latest jobs report  showing 8.2 percent unemployment nationally and 80,000 jobs created.

    Like  I’ve said — we — and President Obama has said, we continue — we need to  continue to improve and we need to do more and we need to work together,” Wasserman Schultz added when Fox News’ John Roberts pressed her about those figures.But I am pleased that the manufacturing has had a resurgence and created 500,000 jobs in the last 28 months.”

    When  I first read these words I was tempted to place this in my Cornfield  OOPs! File...but then it hit me, Wasserman-Schultz is being serious.

    The  head of the Democratic National Committee is "pretty happy" and  "pleased" at the way the economic recovery is happening. In  manufacturing that gain is less than 18,000 jobs per month. The nation  was losing 800,000 jobs per month at the start of the Administration of  Presdident Barack Obama.

    I  left the Republican Party  many years ago when I realized that the  party did not always match up to my personal opinions and beliefs,  becoming an independent and voting for the candidate that best aligned  with my views. But I have to tell you, reading or hearing remarks such  as this from the head of the DNC is almost...not quite...but almolst  enough to make me mosey on back over to the GOP fold.

    Yeah,  I'd be holding my nose, but when a political leader talks about being  pleased or happy with the way things are going with the American  economy, it is enough to push me far away or cause me to heave...it's a  toss-up.

    How can the DNC Chairwoman find any pleasure in the way the recovery is going?

    Yes,  positive numbers are better than negative numbers and can be stated  that way, but not to be "pretty happy" or "pleased" about.

    Is she and the President so far removed from every-day Americans they cannot see the despair and agony on people's faces?

    Do they not feel the pain each payday trying to figure what can be paid and what has to be put off?

    Does  Wasserman-Schultz not understand that here in the real world, people  are debating getting their prescriptions or buying food?

    One  can take hope that the numbers are up, albeit not enough to really  help,  but one should be completely unsatisfied and displeased with the  results until the numbers are sustainable.

    From  the Cornfield, I cannot believe the Congresswoman from Florida and  Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is "pretty happy" and  "pleased" with the pace of the economic recovery.


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