Economic news

Federal deficit falls to smallest level in 4 years, Decline seen helped by higher tax revenues
I don’t understand how tax revenue can be up now that the disasterous Bush tax cuts have had time to have an effect. I’m sure someone will explain it for me.

Dow ends at record high
I don’t understand why this doesn’t matter to anyone. I’m sure someone will explain it to me.

U.S. Finds 810,000 More Jobs, Explaining Discrepancy
I don’t understand why the “jobless recovery” we heard about for years is still taken as gospel by so many. I’m sure someone will explain it to me.

Considering the sum of these individual messages and that hourly wages rose at the same rate as the CPI and that the future of gas and heating oil seems stable, I don’t understand why the economy still sucks. I’m sure someone will explain it to me.