Again – I wish the DC media and the White House would highlight items like this chart and the ones I posted previously. The cutesy D = Drive & R = Reverse lines are just that – cutesy. They don’t TELL apathetic or frustrated voters anything. For voters who aren’t die hard partisan, they need facts & charts & numbers to help them see how their vote impacts their wallet. It really is crazy to expect what was a nearly 10 year economic slide to be turned around in 18 mos. But that’s pretty much what everyone on either side is screaming about. And the thing is – the economy IS moving, ever so slowly, upwards. It’s just not moving up as fast as it slid. But it IS moving up. Let’s not forget one of my other favorite charts – The Bikini Graph:
For those eyeing private sector jobs specifically (though I don’t know why, because jobs are..hey..JOBS..whether govt or private!) – here is the Private Sector Only Bikini Graph:
Still moving in the right direction no matter how you slice it.
I’m sure as hell not about to give up on policies which ARE working and risk putting leadership back into the hands of people with ideas that almost certainly WILL set us back again. I’m also NOT discouraged and NOT apathetic. I’m voting – and my vote will be to keep those blue lines moving in the direction that helps everyone, even those who don’t vote for them 😉