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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

And We Trust These People to Elect a Government

The stock market is setting record highs; only twice since the 1960s has unemployment ended the year lower than May's 4.5% rate; the economy continues to grow; personal income continues to grow; inflation is tame at 2.7% over the last 12 months, but only one-third of Americans rate the economy as "good" and 70% think it getting worse, according to Gallup.

And we trust these people to elect the government. Well, I suppose that's better than the alternative. Or as the great Churchill put it, "democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time."

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