The Economy: A Play in Four Short Acts

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Shorter Fed: The economy sucks really badly, but we’re not going to do anything about it. Have a nice day!

Shorter Republicans: Pain is good for you, so we’re not going to do anything either. Or allow anyone else to do anything. See you next November!

Shorter Democrats: We’d like to do something but there’s nothing we can do. Sorry, folks!

Shorter Obama: Prosperity is just around the corner. This time for sure. Clap louder!

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