As Economy Sinks, Obama Invites Us to "House Meetings"
Maybe, as a patriotic gesture, you should buy a new TV for the occasion, because consumer spending is down, with December's numbers making for "the worst year for consumer spending since 1961." Even welfare kings and queens aren't spending, we assume, because as the Times reports, public assistance remains flat -- a triumph of "the end of welfare as we know it," but also, like many such triumphs over the past few decades, a drag on our current economy. Senate Republicans do their part by vowing to stop the stimulus bill, as soon as they get tax cheat Tom Daschle. Happy days are here again!