The mainstream corporate media parrots it too..
And the cockroach Investors on Wall St. are sure investing like it..
But are we?
There can be no recovery without real jobs- not McDonald's-caliber employment, but real jobs that provide real, living wages that allow people to be in a position, if so choosing, to achieve home ownership.
We hear a lot about 'job creation'- mostly minimum wage and temp-caliber garbage. But what about worker's ability to retain the jobs they presently hold?
For "fun", I looked up the word 'furlough' on Google news, specific to employment specific to just the past few days... I found quite a bit of news headlines affecting people all across the nation- here are some...
Commissioners to vote on furloughs Tuesday (Marietta Daily Journal) 4/27/11 -- "The Cobb Board of Commissioners is slated to vote Tuesday night on scheduling five furlough days for county workers. "
York City School Board votes to furlough more than 70 workers (York (PA) Daily Record) 4/27/11
City parks employees may be facing furloughs (AM NewYork) 4/26/11 -- "To save some green, the city may end up forcing its full-time parks employees to take six-month furloughs...If that happens, the parks will be in trouble, said Dilcy Benn, president of Local 1505. “It’s going to be dirtier and there’s going to be a lot more crime if there’s no one to monitor,” "
Budget shortfall forces furloughs on Utah's school for deaf and blind students (AP) 4/24/11
Clayton (GA) board chooses furloughs over retrieving stimulus payouts (AJC.com) 4/18/11
Palm Beach (FL) school district employee layoffs, furloughs looming (SunSentinel.com) 4/23/11
(Texas) Senate panel approves bill for teacher pay cuts, furloughs, layoffs (Dallas Morning News) 4/14/11
Broward (FL) schools to cut $115 million from budget (WSVN.com)- "Senate panel approves bill for teacher pay cuts, furloughs, layoffs"
(Mayor) Wharton's 2012 (Memphis, TN) budget includes layoffs, furloughs (wmctv.com) 4/20/11
And then you have this lil nugget from the White House--
"White House economic adviser Gene Sperling said on Tuesday the U.S. economic recovery was still projected to continue at a sound pace despite the effect of high fuel prices." - Reuters News 4/26/11
~ Three things you best understand if not already..
1) There is No real recovery
2) There is a great disconnect between everyday people and politicians
3) The current President has done Nothing in 27 months in office to make your lives better... Not one piece of legislation.. Nadda..