And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Your Good News of the Day: US weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969; unemployment rolls shrink
That's right, lowest since 1969! I was nine years old in that year.
The data pointed to sustained strength in the economy.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to 192,000 for the week ended April 13, the lowest level since September 1969, the Labor Department said.
Let the good times roll. More people working means fewer getting government assistance, spending less public money, and they're all paying taxes. Eventually, that should help lower the national debt a bit.