Here’s what’s facing the righty bench as it starts to take back the country:
* A surging economy, reports The Washington Post today.
The U.S. economy grew at its fastest rate in more than a decade between the months of July through September, according to government data released Tuesday morning, marking the latest sign that a once-sluggish recovery is now running at full speed.
Note, however, that under Tea Party/GOP Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s job growth rate lags the country’s by about a third and the state ranks only 32nd nationally, the Journal Sentinel reports. So good start, Bucky: Molotov!
* Plummeting gasoline prices:
Gas prices continue to drop on a daily basis. In fact, the price of gas has fallen for 89 consecutive days.
* Double-trouble: Low interest rates and rates of inflation:
(Reuters) – U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.
* Expanding demand for transit, and worse for railophobes – – development along new urban train lines – – including just to our northwest in Minnesota, says CNN – – but thank goodness Walker and his legislative allies are already blocking Amtrak, light rail and streetcar plans, and all the resulting benefits, in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. That’s so proactive, it’s retro!
* Millions more Americans now have health insurance. Moochers.