Sorry I’ve been absent, y’all.
I’ve been running around like a crazy person getting ready for my sister’s 40th birthday weekend.
The markets just tanked.
And by tank, I mean – TANKED.
Now all eves have turned to the…wait for it…jobs report due out today.
You know, the shit that wasn’t addressed during the fucked up from the floor up debt drama we just went through.
Wait…that’s not entirely accurate. The GOP manufactured FUBAR did address employment during the debt drama by instigating a partial shut down of the FAA that resulted in thousands of people being unemployed.
News came yesterday that Congress managed to strike a bipartisan deal to end the partial shut down of the FAA…
…but methinks that the world was unimpressed with the back-slapping celebration from some over linking the debt ceiling to spending cuts without any substantive policy to create jobs.
Part of me wants to shrug. Fuck the markets – when they soar no one wants to hire and when they tank everyone says that’s why they aren’t gonna hire.
The other part of me can’t get past the fact that Congress just shat the bed in losses to the tune of over $400 million through the FAA shut down alone. They’ll burn the house down to win an argument over the best way to put out a fire.
This shit is enough to make a bitch quizzical – if job creation is enough to curb market woes and calm investors down, why the fuck isn’t anyone doing a damn thing to encourage the creation of jobs?
***cue the sound of silence***