Another Friday and another good economic report. The US economy continues to grow and unemployment drops again. See Jobless Rate Dips in August:
"Hiring perked up in August as employers added 128,000 jobs, pulling down the unemployment rate to 4.7 percent, sending a Labor Day message that the economic expansion still has staying power."
We've never had a perfect economy. However, this current economy is looking pretty good.
What will we hear from the doom and gloom crowd today?
For several years, I've said that Democrats are the party of gloom and doom, i.e. the messengers of misery!
It's nice that some Democrats agree with me. Read Message of Misery by Anne Kim, Adam Solomon, and Jim Kessler.
Kim, Solomon and Kessler are three Democrats. Anne Kim is the Director of the Middle Class Project at Third Way, Adam Solomon is the Chairman of StoneWater Capital LLC and a Third Way Trustee, and Jim Kessler is the Vice President for Policy at Third Way.
Check out this line:
"Voters may feel that the economy is heading in the wrong direction at a particular point in time, but they consistently view their own outlook as better (think of voters who hate Congress, but like their own representative). And they are turned off by a message of gloom and doom."
We have been saying this for a long time. Our side has also been winning elections for a long time!
I love this line because it gets right to the point:
"Folks, if bashing rich people, the oil industry, and the drug companies were an effective political strategy, jets would be landing at Michael Dukakis National Airport in Washington."
Instead, they land at Reagan National in Washington!
Moral of the story: Americans are a positive people and they do not like messengers of misery!