It’s relevant, worthwhile, and it may mean something. I hope it does. “Consumer Sentiment Drops to Lowest Level in Three Decades — U.S. consumer sentiment dropped to its lowest point in more than three decades in early August, as fears of a stalled recovery gelled with despair over government policies,” and there’s this statement from the director of the survey, whose name is Richard Curtin. He said, “Never before in the history of the surveys…” meaning theirs; this is Reuters, University of Michigan. “Never before in the history of the surveys have so many consumers spontaneously mentioned negative aspects of the government’s role.” I hope that’s legit. I hope that holds. I hope that means that people are finally beginning to realize that government is not where to turn when faced with consequences such as those that we’re in now. Government must get itself out of the way.

I hope Obama has taught people that.

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