UPDATE: Congratulations to the Senate GOP: You just blocked jobless benefits for people who want to, you know, keep eating.
Fox Biz continues to insist on sending me email alerts about jobless claims dipping, and I continue to share them with you; I know how heavily The Political Carnival readers rely upon and trust Fox, so who am I to deny you?
Now we all know what a French gay Kenyan commie fascist Marxist socialist President Obama is. We know that because Wall Street is doing so well.
We also remember the zeal with which his White House predecessor boosted our economy, so clearly, the snail's pace efforts to pull out of our economic doldrums is all Obama's fault. Republicans have nothing to do with it. Especially House Republicans. Especially House Republicans who have done everything in their power to obstruct the president.
However, despite the GOP's imaginative (or is that, imaginary?) plans to revive the economy, despite their endless declarations to reach out to women and minorities, despite their plans to slash and privatize Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, despite their stomping all over President Obama's stimulus proposals, we've managed to add jobs.
So kudos, GOP! America owes you a debt of gratitude for doing everything under the sun to succeed... by blocking, smearing, misinforming, and lying your way into the dubious honor of being the least productive Congress in U.S. history! And because of that adorable strategy, these numbers could be even lower; but those on the right would have none of that, because their success depends on PBO's failure:
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 331,000 from an upwardly revised 351,000. Wall Street expected claims to fall to 335,000 from an initially-reported 348,000.
This Moment of Snarkitude has concluded. Now back to our liberal Kenyan socialist Marxist program already in progress... emphasis on "progress."