I have no idea. I was tired and fell asleep at the table. Not joking. I woke up a few seconds later, hit post and went upstairs to sleep. I'll try to give it a look later in the week. Sorry if I didn't finish it or stopped in the middle of something.
If you missed the big news: Chris Woodyard (USA Today) reports that Suzuki is going to cease selling cars in this country and will be filing Chapter 11.
We're told there will be layoffs.
Can America really afford many more layoffs right now?
I don't see how.
And I repeatedly noted here over and over how Barack would announce that now he was going to address the economy but find something else to focus on -- like a vacation!
We needed Hillary. We needed someone to come in, roll up their sleeves. Barack won't even do that for the victims of the hurricane. Bill Van Auken (WSWS) reports today:
One week after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with high winds and a record storm surge, nearly two million homes and businesses remain without power in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut as temperatures fall near the freezing mark.
Fear is growing that Sandy’s death toll, already topping 100, will be augmented by further fatalities, caused not by natural disaster but rather the inability and unwillingness of all levels of government and a social system driven by private profit to mount an adequate relief effort for the millions of people left without electricity, heat, water and food.
On Sunday New York City’s billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that between 30,000 and 40,000 New Yorkers would be left homeless by the storm for a lengthy period, the bulk of them residents of the city’s public housing developments. Much of this housing, he said, will be “out of commission for a very long time.”
Bloomberg said that the numbers left homeless were comparable to those recorded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, noting that many then left that city for Houston, Texas.
Barack is a complete and utter failure.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot"for Monday: