Friday, July 8, 2011

More Evidence That YOU Don't Understand 12 Dimensional Chess

"Job Growth Falters Badly, Clouding Hope for Recovery," says the New York Times. "Economic outlook worsens as U.S. adds only 18,000 jobs in June," says the Washington Post. "June jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment rises," says CNN. "U.S. jobs barely rise, unemployment up to 9.2%," says Reuters in the Chicago Tribune. "Dismal jobs report shows unemployment rising to 9.2%," says the LA Times. "U.S. Payrolls Rise 18,000; Jobless Rate Climbs to 9.2%," says Bloomberg. "Jobs Picture Gets Even Worse as Rate Swells to 9.2%," says CNBC. "June Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Up to 9.2 Percent With Only 18,000 Added Jobs," says ABC.

"HOLY SHIT UNEMPLOYMENT IS SO HIGH AND THE ECONOMY IS SO BAD AND I AM SO SCARED FOR OUR COUNTRY," says everyone I know including millionaires who are eminently willing to pay more taxes because they are not garbage monsters.

Well, settle down, everyone! "Top Obama adviser says unemployment won't be key in 2012." Now don't you feel stupid?
President Obama's senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won't vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate.
Now, if you're a big stupid-head who doesn't understand politics, like me, you're probably thinking, "Okay, player." But that's because you're a big stupid-head who doesn't understand politics. Let David Plouffe explain to you how you are going to be voting and why:
"The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers," Plouffe said, according to Bloomberg. "People won't vote based on the unemployment rate, they're going to vote based on: 'How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?'"
And I guess through some magical combination of fairy dust and unicorn farts, people's personal situations will somehow stop being materially related to the GDP and unemployment rates and jobs numbers, and they'll start viewing tax cuts for millionaires and corporations as decisions for them and their families. Sure.
The remarks will likely irritate Democrats who think Obama and his political team have taken their eye off jobs.
Ya think? Possibly also people who were under the mistaken impression that Obama and his political team were capable of competent politics.