It's to be hoped that common sense prevails in Topeka. It's far too soon to end the experiment which would quash the economic revival in Kansas.

In a glaring example of Orwellian double-think, advocates of ObamaTrade say that it will create jobs while at the same time saying that we must pass a Trade Adjustment Assistance bill (TAA) to provide subsidies for U.S. workers who will lose their jobs.

It wasn't just the Dow that dropped on Monday. Its sister indicators were down as well, triggering concerns that bode ill for the economy in general. 

The economy went negative in the first quarter, with precious little evidence that it will rebound in the second.

While the U.S. Department of Labor continues to tout decreased unemployment rates, the reality is that a significant portion of the unemployed have simply withdrawn from the job market entirely, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals. According to the survey, 40 percent of the 8.5 million unemployed Americans have given up looking for jobs.


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