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Levin notes that home ownership is at a decade-low and GDP growth is almost anemic at 2.2%, yet Romney continues to say ‘yes, we’re in a recovery, but we would have recovered faster but for Obama.’ Levin advises Romney to stop saying that because it’s simply not true and the people know it:

We’re not in a recovery. Here’s my constructive point for the day: stop saying we’re in a recovery, the people don’t feel like we’re in a recovery, and the people are right. So stop trying to appear reasonable when appearing reasonable, in your case, is appearing foolish.

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  • Stehekin912

    Mittens is so unsuitable. Too bad it looks like we will be stuck with him as our candidate. Worse, people who say O is in over his head and doesn’t know what he is doing are wrong. But if people say that about Mittens, well, unfortunately, they will be right.

    ABO, though. *sigh*

  • steprock

    Go with the McCain approach “I think Obama is a good guy and really cares about Amerika.”

    Repeat the losing strategy. Good call, Mitt.

    • aPLWBinAK

      Exactly. I’ve been saying for months that I was afraid Mittens would go that route and hand the election back to Obama. In ’08 I thought it sounded like McCain was campaigning FOR Obama,instead of against him.

      • steprock

        This election should be a slam dunk. If Mitt blows it, it’s his fault for going easy on O, and the GOP for running a moderate.

  • freenca

    Our home is almost worth what we paid for it in 1978 !!!!! In the Carter years, the economic Malaise, is back, but far worse b/c the BHO regime doesn’t EVEN have a PLAN, though they KNOW they don’t like Paul Ryan’s, or anybody elses!!

    • c4pfan

      They have a plan all right and there’s nothing Mitt is saying that would change it.

      • freenca

        That’s what my heart has been saying for a while, but the first thing we have to do is get BHO out.

  • Islam_Sucks

    Not to Levin:

    You’re conservative.
    You speak the truth.
    You use facts.

    He can’t hear you.

    • Stehekin912

      Love the poem. Makes me think of Cassandra…..

      • ApplePie101

        I’ve been thinking of Cassandra a lot lately.

  • c4pfan

    That’s because when it comes to the economy, there isn’t much difference between them. Mitt just says what polls tell him to say. Mitt wouldn’t be cutting anything and if you think him being for extending the student loan farce shows that he is a leader and will cut something in the future, you really are out of it. Mitt is just admitting the slow growth is the ‘new norm’.

    The DEBT is the problem and people still don’t want to deal with it. People still want to play fantasy that by electing Romney the economy will roar again and everything will be peaches and cream. When the real hard choices are coming and we still don’t get it.

    All I see is a future of tax increases and the death of the conservative movement.

    • Stehekin912

      Many of us who have lost excitement in re the presidency are focusing on the Senate and House seats (as well as Attorneys General and Governors, etc). If your state is Blue, work to get a good Conservative in. If Red and you are lucky enough to have a good Conservative in, work to keep him/her there. This will help us to keep it alive, and our country with it. Hope is not lost.

      • c4pfan

        Too many in Congress have let me down.

        • ApplePie101

          We can’t make the mistake of expecting representatives to do our work for us. That’s what got us into this mess in the first place. The United States was formed to be a hands on participatory government, not a government where you can send someone off to take care of business unsupervised. The reason the leftists have gotten as far as they have is because they ride their representatives hard. I live in a blue state, and I’ve seen them do it. We could learn a few things from the other side.

          • StrangernFiction

            The Left owns/is the media. You have to have representatives and leaders with courage to fight against that. The “opposition party” is led by people like John Boehner and Mitt Romney.

            IMHO we are past the tipping point. Hollering at your reps isn’t going to fix things. I don’t see any solution other than the states saying enough is enough.

            • BS61

              And sadly, the Boehners and Romney’s and others are following their news from the MSM! I tweet Boehner often to resign.

            • librtifirst

              The states are too dependent on the feds, due to the free money that the feds have at their disposal to bribe them with. The state government’s are corrupt as well. What it really comes down to is the local reps and Sheriffs being willing to defend our constitutional rights.

              You are right. The balance of power has tipped beyond recovery in the feds favor. Only a massive grass roots awakening and rebellion will have any effect now. The federal government will not let it happen. They will use force.

              The two parties are the same. There is no opposition, only establishment government.

              Jesse Ventura tells a story about when he became governor. He says that the CIA called him down into the bottom of the capitol building for a meeting when he took office. It is an interesting story. Governors are kept under control, and put in via fraud as well. Here’s a video of Ventura talking about it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

      Mitt has too many consultants telling him what to say and do, which tells me that he has no core belief.

  • capelady

    Romney is just another go-along-to-get-along RINO… he doesn’t want to say anything to radical because he might upset the liberal media. Did he ever accept an invitation to be on Mark Levin’s radio show? NO. He’s a coward and he speaks in platitudes and poll-tested phrases because he is so afraid of making a mistake. He says really bizarre things when he tries to connect with people, so I guess he is like Obama that way – they have to keep him scripted. Sad. I love listening to Newt – intelligent, knowledgeable, confident in his credentials, loves America and understands our history, gets the big picture and has innovative and substantive solutions for our challenges… and he can communicate without notes, a teleprompter, or stuttering! I’m with Newt as long as he stays in – and if he drops out I am going to miss him!!! Newt can inspire… I hear they want a VP pick for Romney that is more boring than he is so he won’t be overshadowed as McCain was by Sarah Palin. How very sad…

    • Stehekin912

      Newt was not “my guy”, but I do fantasize about an O / Gingrich debate. That would be amazing. The man who wants to destroy our history and the man who knows it so very well. Ah. Nice. People may be annoyed with me, but I would rather have Newt than Mittens in the WH. At least we know the pattern of Newt’s stripes. I don’t think even Mitt knows the pattern of his.

      • capelady

        Well I live on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and what I know of Romney I don’t like… and the way he has managed to buy the nomination with the backing of the RNC machine by outspending anyone who challenged him on negative ads and smear campaigns filled with lies makes me like him even less. As far as I am concerned he is a fraud. He couldn’t run for a second term as governor because his approval was in the low 40’s.. so he ran to the left of Ted Kennedy for the Senate and lost… then he lost to McCain. Now it is “his turn”? That is the way we get our nominees now? What a farce! He can’t run on his record and he has no sincere conservative convictions… but he has been crammed down our throats and once again conservatives are disenfranchised by our own party and because a second Obama administration would destroy our republic we are forced to vote for the lesser of evils again. I know Newt has his shortcomings, but he reminds me of Winston Churchill… there are so many parallels. Both were disliked by the political establishment, considered erratic and untrustworthy… both were rejected and out of politics for a decade… both historians and authors, and both seemed to have a personal sense of destiny regarding their own role in the history of their nation… Winston also had a messy personal life… but Churchill was the right man for that moment in history when Britain faced and existential crisis… and I feel that way about Newt. If this were a normal election he would not have considered running – but he sincerely believes he has the knowledge, the ideas and solutions and the experience of working with Congress and liberals to implement conservative solutions… I believe he would be the right man for our nation in 2012. But, those in Washington who are as responsible for the mess we are in as the Democrats are comfortable with the status quo and don’t want Washington turned upside down with another Gingrich-led conservative revolution— but that is what we need. Romney is the lesser of evils. I will vote against Obama, but I am concerned that Romney will only manage the decline and not be willing to make the changes that need to be made to change our course.

        • GraceKnows

          Very well said, capelady!

    • Trust1TG

      Romney owns and manipulates a large chunk of the media. Premier/Clear Channel are owned by Bain Capital (Romney’s extreme profiteering scam at taxpayer expense).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

      If Mitt can’t face someone like Mark Levin how is he going to deal with Obama? Mitt is totally clueless as to what he’s going to have to face with the media doing Obama’s bidding.

      Clearly, the GOP is on the wrong side yet again, just like ’08. We should all be worried.

    • GraceKnows

      I agree with everything you said about Newt! He’ll always be my guy. I’m so confused, though! DID he drop out, or not? I keep hearing both, and I know that all the MSM and Fox, not to mention a lot of conservative blogs, have reported that he is leaving the race.

      I don’t know what to believe anymore, since they pulled this on us before during these primaries (Romney and others).

      • capelady

        He has not dropped out yet. I read one report that he would make an announcement on Tuesday but in another report he insisted he would go to North Carolina. I read that Perry has endorsed Romney because Newt is dropping out. It is confusing… I know he doesn’t want to drop out, but his financial situation may force him to. He has accumulated a huge amount of debt and he can’t possibly compete with Romney’s Wall Street backers when so many of his grassroots contributors can only afford small donations. The media has basically blocked him out and without Santorum in the race I don’t think he can prevent Romney from getting the 1144 delegates he needs with the RNC machine behind him. It is disgusting – conservatives in a number of states haven’t even had a chance to vote for the candidate they believe in. This primary process must be changed. I am beginning to think that we should divide all the states up into three or four super-Tuesday type of election days and have them close together so that nobody is forced to drop out until everyone has had a chance to vote. This process takes so long and is so expensive, the guy with the most money wins, which is a disgrace! Abraham Lincoln didn’t start campaigning until April for the November election and that was without TV and radio (what does that say about Obama?)… so this entire process has been perverted. I wish Newt could hold on and force this to the convention, but I am not sure that is feasible and he deserves a lot of credit for going on in the face of such lies, pressure, criticism and adversity. I hate to say it, but when America cannot see what is happening and surrenders to the dirty politics, they deserve what they get – the problem is that we who know better have to suffer the same fate.

        • GraceKnows

          Thank you, capelady. Exactly right once again. It’s incredibly sad. I pray that Newt does have the chance to at least influence the nation’s policies and strategy going forward.

          I’m not giving up on Newt, however he ends up in all this. He has made an indelible mark on the country, and on me.

          Maybe there really is going to be some earth-shattering event in June?

          • capelady

            I prayed that God would intervene and find a way to put Newt in the White House. Perhaps our nation is being judged – we certainly deserve it. That being said there are a lot of believers praying for America and fighting desperately to preserve our Constitutional Republic – I don’t think you can fully appreciate American exceptionalism or our founding without knowledge of God and belief that His Hand guided our Founding Fathers. Newt knows that – and that together with his understanding of history, world affairs and his experience with making Congress work would have been a miracle for our nation. Now we must trust God for the future and pray that he will give Newt favor and influence, though I don’t see that happening with the Bushies and the GOP establishment – they are afraid of him. Let’s face it, they don’t really want to change the government, they just want to tweak it a little, and with Romney that is all we will get.

      • http://twitter.com/boxerpaws60 Cain2Convention

        look what they did to Herman Cain. I wish people would have stuck up for him :(

  • detectivedick

    Mark,
    I live in the isolated or should I say insulated State of Maryland. Once gasoline hit the “glass ceiling” of $4.00 in the first week of April, demand has fallen for retail products and services. I can assure you we are not in recover, growth is now reflected in inflated prices as well as higher taxes. I average Joe has less to spend even though gasoline is down to $3.75. Just this year in our Progressive State, water rates went up 15%, ALL fees doubled (tolls, Marrage, boating, enmissions, car registrations), you name it all in the name of fairness. The personal pie of money is shrinking. Ever buy a box of screws, a pound of coffee etc…even ammo is up 15% over a year ago. So the “Recovery”..haha is calculated in gross sales not number of units sold.
    Romney needs to attack LIAR Obama on his failed anti American agenda, Smart meters, future tax increases that begin in 2013 connected with Heathcare and income tax rate increases. If it would not be for the Apple affect in the market, the indexes would be flat or even negative.
    Romney needs to state he will creat a recovery for all Americans not just the ones living on printed and borrowed dollars.
    Maybe Rev Wright is correct “the chickens have come home to roost” those chickens are debt that can’t be paid back in current dollars. That debt bomb will be the October surprise.

    • wodiej

      our water rates are tripling and electric rates going up 25%. On top of that schools want $100 million for air conditioning (nice perk but not needed-no one is dying from heat exhaustion).

  • Sober_Thinking

    Romney: The Great White Dope.

  • TANGO40

    America is rotting from the inside-out… and we can’t seem to get any “TRUE LEADERSHIP” that is willing to put a stop to it…

    • aPLWBinAK

      You’re right. The only one of the elected who seems willing to stand up and speak real truth and dam the consequences is Allen West.

      • wodiej

        Uhm…Gov. Sarah Palin

        • aPLWBinAK

          I said the ‘elected’….I was not aware that she is holding office as an elected person.

        • BS61

          I realize it’s my own personal issue, but a buck the system kinda person would have NEVER stumped for the maverick McCain here in my now state of AZ.

    • Jude O’Connor
      • BS61

        And yet sadly, the polls say they are against Congress and the Senate – but they don’t believe that their Congressman or Senator are the problem!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    Levin is totally correct!

    The ECONOMY is NOT IN RECOVERY
    (I have been in real estate for 40 years)

    I hope Mittens is a fast learner AND

    He is willing to “bend the rules” – like ZERO the LIAR is –

    I think Mittens will be learning about how forgiving his religion is

    Mittens will be “tested” more than Abraham sacrificing his son Isaac !

    I hate ZERO!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

      Romney has always been willing to bend the rules or ignore them for a vote or a dollar – BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WE NEED.

      We need a man of courage and integrity who is willing to stand for what is right and true.

      Romney is nothing but a liar, a liberal and a crook.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Mitt’s trials and Abraham, a child of God, whose faith was amazingly displayed, very different:

      Hebrews 11:17-19 NKJV

      By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.

      And as to a willingness to ‘bend the rules’, Mitt’s got a record of breaking rules already. I don’t understand why would you hope for Romney being like Obama when it comes to rules?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

    I dare not disclose details, but there’s something revolutionary coming in the next 45-60 days. You won’t miss it, trust me on that. The left are about to experience real, meaningful pain. It will cost me nothing, but when it is inflicted there will be hundreds of thousands of hands laid on at once. It will be a beautiful thing to watch, and watch it I will. =)

    • MaxineCA

      Oh, you are such a tease! Can you give your fellow Scoopers a clue? Maybe we want to be apart of it, or not……

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

        You will be invited to take part. Sorry, can’t reveal any more now because the (pa)trolls are about.

        • MaxineCA

          I understand. So are you saying there is a reason for us to be hopeful that we can take our country back by legal means? I’m ready to be hopeful!

          • Nukeman60

            45-60 days is the middle to end of June. Perhaps, he’s referring to the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare. That’s my guess.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Redder/100000544267578 Bill Redder

              yeah but that’s no secret and the bottom feeders here have zero impact on the ruling.

              btw: digging the avatar mr. kawasaki.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      No kidding. We’re all just waiting for THE AVENGERS movie.

    • GraceKnows

      Glad to see you back here, Dave! I think you mentioned this before. Sounds wonderful… and mysterious.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

        Thanks for all of your responses – especially Mr Redder; I love air-cooled fours – and interest in my surprise. It isn’t a court ruling, or any recently dug dirt on zero. It’s a way to fight back, one vote at a time. I believe the thing I’m referring to will forever change political discussion and activism in America. I really can’t say more than this, but believe me when I say this is gonna blindside the leftists. *evil grin*

        • Galatiansch2vs20

          Is it something you expect to happen at the Republican Convention- perhaps a legal means of having someone other than Romney being our nominee?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

            Nope. It’s not an event, but a tool.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

    What do you expect from Romney – he has no moral compass in business or politics.

    The truth is far from him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

    Levin lost his voice of authority and credibility when he defended Bain Capital and Romney’s business tactics which are just as ruthless and repugnant as Romney’s radical liberal governorship, lies and campaign tactics.

    • ApplePie101

      Doing the math here: you don’t like Romney, you don’t like Levin, which suggests that you do like someone with initials RP.

      • wodiej

        since you like Romney does that mean you are a liberal and like Obama, Bush and other RINO’s?

        • BS61

          I’ll be voting against Communism – as far as I know, Romney is not a communist/marxist with radical ties and he is the one that we are stuck with for now. Getting rid of this oppressive regime is more important as we continue to rid the RINO Congressmen and Senators. We Tea Partiers know it’s not going to happen in one election, we need to be plotting for 100 years like the progressives did!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Redder/100000544267578 Bill Redder

            as disgusted as i am about the prospect of a romney administration you are 100% right. we need to look long-term; we didn’t get into this mess over one election and we’re not gonna pull out of it in one election. no matter how dire things seem at the moment. until conservatives learn that politics follow culture we will always lose. until we learn to work from local government up will will lose.

            still, as a gingrich supporter i’d like to at least see him as vp. surely, all the energies focused on gingrich’s election can now be pointed towards a “recruit newt for vp” campaign. at least we would have a conservative watchdog in the wh (admittedly NOT a romney priority) not to mention unsurpassed in getting an agenda heard and defended (certainly a romney priority).

        • ApplePie101

          Way off. You should read some more of my comments, friend. But I take it my guess was right about you? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s a hobby of mine. I like to guess where people are coming from.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Was the video (can’t see with hedgebuilder filter) put out by Ron Paul?

        Because my own situation doesn’t add up to liking Ron Paul:

        I don’t like Romney for his radical liberal governorship, for his lies, and for his campaign tactics; I don’t like to listen to Levin because of his bad language, and I don’t like Ron Paul myself.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

      I feel the same way W. Rush also caved on that fact causing me to lose a lot of respect for both of them.

    • wodiej

      couldn’t agree more.

    • NHConservative0221

      Total BS.

      Bain bought alot of companies that were on the verge of bankruptcy due to their own bad decisions.

      You, NEwt, and Perry all sound like Obama in attacking capitalism by going after Bain.

      • Trust1TG

        Do a little research – Bain is what’s wrong with Wall Street and DC.

        Romney left the taxpayer holding the bag while he raked in huge profits.

        He’s a crook and liar.

  • Sandra123456

    Some areas of the country haven’t rebounded from the 2000 recession, let alone this last one.

    Romney ought to take a tour through some of the towns and cities in upstate New York and see all the closed stores. Plus for many now in that area medical services are a very long drive away and there is no such thing as local pharmacies for many now. Then add to that 2 major floods floods in 7 years have devastated parts of the region.

    Recovery? What recovery? The Reagan Recovery that stretched into the 90’s was the last time we saw a good economy in this region.

  • Jude O’Connor

    When Mitt stops listening to the GOP base and relies on his business skills and fills his Cabinet with intelligent humans we then will be on the proper road. The devastating base needs cleaning to the core and at present is full of people just a few clicks different than Obama’s Cabinet.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      An advisor who a sibling of mine informs me Mitt picked to do with military matters for his campaign, and this just shortly before speaking to people at Liberty University, was a gay activist.

  • ApplePie101

    The republican establishment continually shoot themselves in the foot by using talking points from the democrat playbook.

    • StrangernFiction

      It’s almost as if they are really statists.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    Yes, folks, here is what the GOP has given us, a liberal RINO. The GOP has given us a candidate that best suits THEIR needs, not ours.

  • bjohnson55

    This country is dead in the water and I agree 100% with Mark we are in a losing race with China. If these politicians don’t pull their collective heads out of there exit orifice’s we will allow China to take everything. It is all about the economy and the sooner we address the bloated overspending Federal Government by ELIMINATING whole dept.s of Government the better. That is what we need to hear from Romney, not this Liberal Light B U L L S H I T.

  • wodiej

    For someone like Romney who is loaded with millions, has several fancy cars and a huge mansion, how in the world would he know if the economy was in recovery or not? Because he only made $1 million on his investments instead of $1.5 million? There are people who have lost their homes, their marriages, their jobs, their health insurance and thus their livelihoods, are standing in line at food banks, and most of all lost their hope. Romney is about as far removed from reality as a candidate could be. Gingrich talked to Americans like a normal person. All Romney did was trash his opponents with Wall Street money and didn’t say anything about himself that would make a person inspired about voting for him. He’s a fake and a phoney and the only reason he wants to be president is for the power.

    • Sandra123456

      I agree 100%. I think what you have expressed so well is what Democrat strategist Hillary Rosen tried to express ineptly when she was talking about Mrs. Romney. These people have no conception of what the “Average Joe” is going through in this lousy economy.

      I agree Romney is a fake and a phoney, but what are we to do?

      Anybody but Obama. (sigh.)

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      There may be more to why he would like to be president:
      http://latayne.com/mitts-mormonism

    • Karl Rogue

      7 powerful sentences

  • Linky1

    Romney should stop with the platitudes, get his hands dirty and see what is REALLY going on with the average American before he spews this crap. He sounds just like Obama when he goes on like this. Take a few lessons in humility and economics before you hit the campaign trail.

  • BS61

    NOBODY likes Romney! I’ll be voting out the commie in the WH.

    • http://twitter.com/zeeshopper Zeeshopper

      OK, and then what? Think about it for a second. Does that really make sense to vote for someone you know is weak and who doesn’t have a chance against huge obstacles that are the Chicago machine, the media and 0bama himself? They are already attacking him big time, and he still think that 0bama is a good guy. Not voting for 0bama is a given, but that will not help Mitt since he won’t change who he is and what we already know about him.

  • Stehekin912

    Well, my Scoop friends, I was listening to the Hillsdale College Constitution 101 course Lecture 10 today and in it, Dr. Larry Arnn quoted from Reagan’s First Inaugural Address a passage about heroes. I was in need of a little hope and inspiration, and found the quote compelling. So I looked up the speech and found the passage. So I share it here with you…from Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address:

    “Each one of those markers is a monument to the kind of hero I spoke of earlier. Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, the Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno, and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir, and in a hundred rice paddies and jungles of a place called Vietnam.

    Under one such a marker lies a young man, Martin Treptow, who left his job in a small town barber shop in 1917 to go to France with the famed Rainbow Division. There, on the Western front, he was killed trying to carry a message between battalions under heavy fire. We’re told that on his body was found a diary. On the flyleaf under the heading, “My Pledge,” he had written these words:

    “America must win this war. Therefore, I will work; I will save; I will sacrifice; I will endure; I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone.”

    The crisis we are facing today does not require of us the kind of sacrifice that Martin Treptow and so many thousands of others were called upon to make. It does require, however, our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together with God’s help we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us.

    And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans.”

    For us the “war” is one about and fought upon the battlefield of ideas. Therefore, let us do likewise. Heroes all.

    ABO

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    If this is a “recovery,” I’d hate to see what a really bad recovery looks like. I think this is and always was a jobless recovery. All of the Obama economic policies were ment to stimulate the banks and did very little for the average working person. If you look at the stock market, the banks are doing fine because of all the cheap money they’re getting from the Government and the Federal Reserve. But you’ll notice that the volume of trading on the stock exchange is very low, indicating that a lot of average people are staying out of the market and that the bulk of the trading is being done only by banks and major corporations. Add to that lousy home prices, steady high unemployment, low construction, and people hording their money and you have the makings of a jobless recovery. Levin is right in that people don’t feel like we’re recovering form anything, so Romney should just say that.

  • poljunkie

    What recovery? Our home is worth 45% less than what we paid for it, but yet we continue paying our mortgage- good money after bad.

    The Northern part of our state has a 16% unemployment rate. 16!!!!

    A gallon of gas is 4.00

    A gallon of milk is 3.00 unless it is on sale, and then the shelf is usually empty.

    If this is a recovery. Help us all.

  • 12grace

    Maybe some Americans are in recovery….

    Trumka’s Big Bucks

    In an email announcing the new AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch website, the leader of the nation’s largest union organization encourages members to fight excessive executive salaries. But in doing so, he risks training fire on his own impressive pay package.
    In a recent email to union “e-Activists,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka encourages union members to visit the site, calling it “your one-stop shop for the most recent information on out-of-control CEO pay and what you can do to stop it.”
    Trying to stir union members into protesting the disparity between the wages of CEO’s and the worker’s they manage, Trumka’s email said, “Runaway CEO pay isn’t just bad for our economy, it’s bad for the morale of working families, too. All workers, from the executive suite down to the shop floor, contribute to making a company successful. But these corporations are buying into the myth that the success of a corporation is the result of its CEO alone.”

    As President of the union, Trumka makes over eight times as much as the average American worker.
    more:
    http://freebeacon.com/trumkas-big-bucks/

  • K-Bob

    I don’t have time to write this up, but it totally supports what Mark is saying.

    Ruh Roh: First Quarter GDP Wasn’t Even the Anemic Reported Number of 2.2% – It Was Actually… Zero

    (link goes to Doug Ross @ Journal, where I didn’t see any “h/t” to anyone, so maybe Doug is a first responder to the “OP” (original post).)

    • Nukeman60

      Who you going to believe, your own lying eyes, or…

  • aZjimbo

    I heard this today on Mark’s podcast. I sure hope Mitt grows a pair of balls real soon to take on barry. At times he sounds like a flat out wimp.

  • Coming Apart

    REPEATERS, GREAT. Growth in Jan and Feb; wasn’t the unusual warm weather the driver in the growth in JAN and Feb?

  • http://twitter.com/csouza59 Chris

    I Did not want Romney. Supported Perry & Newt. But now Newt is out, our alternative is Obama vs Romney. Get real ppl our country will not survive 4 more yrs of Obama. We will see after the election more of the obama who thinks he is king. He must be stopped! I don’t care if its Romney at this point. Obama is dangerous.