The U.S. and Washington state departments of labor would have us believe that the economy is recovering because jobless claims are down.  Does it not occur to them that many claims have stopped simply because people's benefits ran out?

My claim ran out in September at the same time the stimulus stopped, so I am no longer on the weekly benefit rolls. That doesn't mean my economy is recovering — far from it. And look at the hugely inflated prices at the grocery stores. How naive can bureaucrats be? 

Recovery my foot.

Pat Lane

Mount Vernon

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