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-- -- -- Did not -- our problems.
But -- existent.
Makes solving them that much harder.
Are at this weekend's Rally to Restore Sanity is pretty funny.
But even Jon Stewart had to find a bad guy and as usual it was the media.
But -- hardly compares to some of the biggest problems we're facing.
Like unemployment nearly 10%.
Small businesses failing at an alarming rate foreclosures still rising.
The good news is that voters know exactly what the problem is.
In an opinion research poll over the weekend the top issue for respondents with the economy and by a landslide some 52%.
Other issues like health -- immigration in the environment -- barely moved the meter.
To know how -- your elected representatives have performed in combating the slow economy simply look at their latest report card second quarter GDP.
Announced last Friday the broadest measure of the economy's performance -- 2% growth.
Some folks even say this is good but you know what it's abysmal.
Most recoveries -- economic expansion of 567%.
The real problem was such -- GDP growth is that we have to have growth of at least 3% to be in moving the needle in the right direction on unemployment.
According to investors business daily 3% represents the nation's long term growth potential.
Defined as workforce growth of about 1% less productivity growth just over 2%.
Growth below 3% -- the ranks of our unemployed that's some fifteen million people it's gonna continue to grow.
That is what's on acceptable and what we need to push back on.
Stopping the spending in Washington is one way we get the jobs machine jump started and running again.
As we've said before this is the -- in Germany took in the wake of the economic crisis Germany spent to boost its economy but nothing like we did.
Now -- unemployment rate is 7% and falling.
And GDP posting its best quarter in decades.
Britain posted a surprise 3.2 percent GDP gain.
We stop spending and reduce our bloated government we should be beating European countries not lagging behind.
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