The Washington Post's lead story Thursday paints a sobering economic picture:
"Just a few months ago, the economy seemed poised to finally strengthen. Business confidence was rising, and extensive government efforts to foster growth were underway. But those hopes are being dashed. Forecasters who once projected economic growth of 3.5 to 4 percent for the year have slashed their estimates with each round of disappointing numbers. Instead of accelerating, the U.S. economy is puttering along at a growth rate of 2 to 3 percent -- barely enough to bring down joblessness slowly, if at all."
And also this:
"The economic recovery is faltering, and Washington is running out of ways to get it back on track."
Really? Washington's fresh out of new ideas? Well how about an old one? Primum non nocere, y... more »