Eight and a half percent unemployment, and the economy is back. So we were told last week. The administration's economic policies are working. The media have so dumbed down our expectations that this is supposed to be good news. It wasn't three years ago when unemployment was at 5% and we were told we were in a recession. Told you that in this political season, with the mainstream media in bed with the establishment politicians, truth would be the first casualty. It is being killed by the death of a thousand cuts.