Saturday, January 30, 2010

TO BE OR NOT TO BE


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Ah yes, the crisis is over, the economy has righted itself and all is well in the world, according to this corner of my morning paper;
"The U.S. economy grew at a breakneck rate of 5.7 percent at the end of 2009, the government said Friday, providing the strongest evidence yet that the nation will avoid a dip back into recession."
Thank God. Back from the kitchen with a second cup of coffee and just settling in, my eye fell upon this;
"As the economy has soured, with unemployment rising, home prices tumbling and loan defaults soaring, bank failures have accelerated and sapped billions out of the federal deposit insurance fund."
The Washington Post giveth and the Washington Post taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Washington Post.