Plan B

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Show of hands: How many of you have felt as if you’ve been searching in vain for good news these days? All of you? Well did you see this recent headline from USA Today?

Economists upping their forecasts for 2012

Compared to just a few months ago, three times as many economists now think the economy will grow by 3% or more this year. (Well that’s good news! Yes, and it’s true! Although we’re a bit dismayed that, apparently, it’s all thanks to Americans buying more cars and eating more food. OK, so that’s not the greenest nor healthiest way to grow the economy. But we’ll take what we can get.)

So everyone who loves America should be thrilled to hear this news, right? Not so fast. This is an election year. (Had you forgotten?) The GOP’s entire strategy for taking back the White House in 2012 has long been predicated on undermining any economic recovery. A persistently bad economy is the GOP’s best hope of us giving their failed policies of tax cuts for the hyper-rich another chance.

While we’re hopeful that the economy will continue to improve, we’re pretty sure that Paul Ryan and his Congress cronies will do everything in their considerable power to undermine anything positive before November. But what if that’s not enough? What if, in spite of all of the GOP’s shenanigans, our economy improves anyway? What’s their backup plan? What do YOU think?

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