White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger has released this:
While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturnsince the Great Depression. It is critical that we pursue the policies needed to build an economy that works for the middle class as we continue to dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007."Continuing to heal? For five years? Is this the hemophilia economy?" asks Keith Koffler at White House Dossier. "Americans will now have to live with the choice they made. Elections, as they say, have consequences. That’s how the system was set up, and in that sense, everything is working perfectly."