Monday, February 22, 2010

Paint It Black

Here is an interesting view of unemployment figures by county in the US over the past 3 years. Note that the color black is unemployment over 10% and purple is 7%-9.9% and 2009 appears to be the onset of a blackout in way too many counties while many are bruised in purple and trending to black.

As the "Healthcare Summit" approaches Thursday and threats of reconciliation loom it might help congressional leaders to note that Americans without jobs question the wisdom of focusing so much time on health care reform when the economy is in the toilet.

Look at all the red states turning black and purple. When my kids where little I would play Mick Jagger singing You Can't Always Get What You Want. The would ask for something and I would inquire, what does Mick Jagger say? To the majority party as you watch your red states turn black I would point you to Micks lyrics from Paint It Black below

Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts.
Its not easy facing up when your whole world is black.
Politicians better start facing facts before they face the voters in November or their seats will be fading away.

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