Geithner: Everything’s peachy. Really.

Big Government

Apparently, “any measurement” doesn’t include the unemployment rate, job growth, number of jobs, wage growth, hours worked, home foreclosures, rate of mortgage delinquencies, etc.

Which leads to the next question: what does ‘any measurement’ include? Surely there’s something that qualifies: for example, I imagine that segment of the sex worker industry that handles corporate lobbyists and union leadership cadres have been enjoying the recent influx of stimulus money. That’s good, right?

Feel free to come up with your own possible examples in comments.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


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  • curtis says:

    We are truly living in two alternate worlds..Obama & co. are living in the World of Oz while the rest of us live in the world of reality. It is getting harder and harder for them to maintain the positive optimism when even they cant buy into thier own BS.

  • David D says:

    Sales of gun ammunition are at a record high, proving that Americans have more leisure time than ever, and ample spare money for recreation.

    There have been huge increases in the number of people who have made their life better by moving out of Detroit.

    Our financial system is proving to be the most efficient in the world, as overly-optimistic homeowners from Florida to California are being relieved of burdensome mortgage payments. Say it loud and say it proud: “We Are House-Poor No More! Thank You, Mr President!”

    More people than ever can pay dues to a government union.

    No country in the history has had as many people opt for early retirement as America under Obama.

  • JP says:

    I don’t blame this crew for the crisis, but I hold them responsible for scaring the #$#% out of businesses in a bad recession. It’s surreal – endless yammering in DC about punishing businesses with huge taxes, running up mind blowing debt that makes you wonder what the future holds for America, the general demonizing of business, the government growth into the private sector…..
    No wonder no one is hiring.

  • Jeff says:

    Ummm, let’s see…measures that prove everything’s peachy. The Goldman Sachs bonus pool?

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  • drjohn says:

    If you in the land of wealthy Democratville, every is just fine.

  • jgreene says:

    Geithner is the guy who “forgot” to pay his taxes, remember. He is also the guy working on Wall Street whose home in the NY Post looked “unkempt”. I wonder if he was paying his bills.

    Geithner is “safe”. He’s going to get a great job with Goldman Sachs when he resigns or is fired by the Ditherer in Chief. After all he probably colluded with Goldman feeding them inside information that allowed them to make BILLIONS. Interesting how Goldman and the US Government have been working together for the longest time to enrich Goldman Sachs.

  • Laika's Last Woof says:

    Maybe in the “reality-based community” unemployment is back down to 5%?

  • Numb to the Criminality says:

    jgreene: “probably” colluded? Read the editorial in the WSJ today. Geithner used US taxpayer money to pay off Goldman’s CDS in AIG whole (100 cents on the dollar). The entire TARP/Bailout was mostly about saving Goldman. Goldman is now having its richest year ever. So as far as Goldman Sachs is concerned, yes, by any measure, they’re doing better thanks to Obama.

    Who else is doing better “by any measure” – state workers.

    And who was on the most visited list at the white house this past year? The chairman of Goldman Sachs and the head the SEIU.

  • The numbers in TurboTax look great!

  • Winston O'Boogie says:

    Why does Obama have time to golf, but not have time for our troops and to decide what to do about Afghanistan?

    In the world of Obama, Geitner, Sebelius, Holder,, the world is their oyster.

    Funny though that they are feeding each other snot wads and calling them oysters – probably looking for pearls too.

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