My husband's and my conversations keep coming around to a conspiratorial theory about the job numbers in the economy. Separately we've come up with the suspicion that corporations have been holding back on the hiring front, deliberately keeping the unemployment rate high so that their tax loop heavy, regulation lax GOP presidential candidate, in this case Mittens, will have a better chance of getting elected.
So today when I saw the NYTimes blurb,
U.S. Added 96,000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.1%
I immediately surmised it would follow that most of those new jobs were released on August 31st following Mitt's nomination speech. Or, in the case of companies headed by women, on August 29th, the day after Ann Romney's line,
I mean, let's be real. You can't tell me every GOPeep who heard that Oprah-esque shout out didn't cringe, just a little, when they saw that. Or, like me, a full out stomach retch. Who wrote that garbage?
My assumption is, even the powers that be are cringing at the thought of four years of the smarmy Rmoneys in the White House (which inevitably, in most cases, leads to four more). Four years of overly sentimentalized television journaling of the family's struggling college years, where (insert sad violin music) they had to gasp! sell stock - wait a sec, I need a tissue - in order to pay Mitt's law school tuition. Four years of glamour interviews with each of the five Romney boys, where we get to listen to details of their own pulling-up-of-boot-straps stories.
(I swear one of those boys was fathered by Donny Osmond. You know which one I mean.)