Nation of Whiners
OK, so there was one quarter of negative growth, but not technically two consecutively! And payrolls have been lower for seven straight months, but that doesn't mean people are hurting, it means business is doing what it has to do in a rough climate! Unemployment's at 5.7%, that's practically full employment! And wage growth may be behind inflation, but if you don't mention inflation, it's up!
So quit your bitchin'!
(I remember in 2004, the job number was considered a MAJOR leading indicator in how the election would swing. It seems like it's totally disconnected to the Presidential race this time around. Obviously there's no incumbent running, but if "the economy" is the major issue, shouldn't it, you know, be an issue?)