Or even "a decline"!
Still, the White House was eager to put a good face on the economic picture, clouded by the release earlier Friday of a report showing the economy lost 63,000 jobs last month, the most in five years. Shortly after Lazear appeared to speak to reporters, Bush was to make a hastily arranged statement on the economy at the White House.
This is my imitation of the White House: "lalalalalalalalala can't hear you can't hear you!" As I said before, how wonderful it must be for the protected bubble livers. Not having to face the fact that people can't afford to feed themselves or heat their homes. Or find jobs. Every single day brings bad to worse economic news. But the President and his economic advisers keep saying "nothing bad is happening!" It's pretty hard to ignore the man behind the curtain. Since the curtains been reduced to a kleenex.