Sounds Like What My Grandpa Told Me About The Great Depression
Andrew Malcolm blogs at IBD:
A Panera sandwich shop on Chicago's North Side removed its regular prices Thursday and now posts only suggested donations. People pay what they can, maybe a little more than suggested, maybe a little less. If some have no money, they can help clean the store for an hour to earn a meal.
...Two years ago both Obama and VP Joe Biden, who's taking today off because he can, were promising an amazing Recovery Summer with hundreds of thousands of new jobs created every month. Federal job rolls have grown significantly.
But for the nation, that jobs vow turned out to be as empty as the promise to shutter the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center during 2009. Or the pretend-penurious Obama's 2008 vow to go through his federal budget line-by-line for savings.
The Democratic golfer's latest budget received a truly bipartisan reception on Capitol Hill; it was rejected by every single voting member of the entire Congress of the United States. The Democrat Senate hasn't passed a budget in more than three years. The official unemployment rate remains above 8% for a record 40 months.