This is the absolutely predictable results of firing over half a million state, local, and federal workers since January, passing a debt reduction bill that ensures way more job losses, and the economic uncertainty that comes with the THIRD fabricated near shutdown crisis of the government in less than a year (with at least 3 more coming this year).
We already went through this history after the Great Depression when Budget Hawks demanded austerity and forced a double-dip. Now thanks to the Tea Party, we are repeating history.
Before we can talk about what to do to put us back on the upward path we were on last year, we have to STOP doing what is driving us into the ditch this year.
1) We need to stop having the Tea Party hold the entire country hostage every 3 months, flooding the country with massive uncertainty.
2) We need to understand that cutting jobs in the gov't in the middle of a job crisis is making unemployment worse.
3) Drop the lazy bumper sticker mindless 1980's dogma, and think of REAL solutions.