'Mourning' in America: What must be done about a depressed nation
Jason Blatt of Knight Capital Americas, LP reacts to down market on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 8, 2011.
August 10th, 2011
04:59 PM ET

'Mourning' in America: What must be done about a depressed nation

By CNN's Ed Hornick

As the Broadway musical "Anything Goes" says, "It's always darkest just before they turn on the lights."

Recent polls confirm that the country is desperately looking for those lights amid continuing economic malaise. But positive signs are hard to find.

The evidence: an unemployment rate over 9%, the S&P downgrade of the U.S. bond rating, troop deaths in Afghanistan, soaring government deficits, a ballooning national debt, the dollar getting pummeled overseas, yo-yo gas prices and gridlock in Washington that has stalled virtually everything.

America, it appears, is stuck.  Read full article here.


Topics: Economy • President Obama • The News

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. NYC REPUB

    Depressed....not i speak for yourself!!!

    August 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  2. Russell Brown

    Are their any in the family of faith that would meet in Dc .
    to pray for our country and its leader .
    All I need is 7people of faith to pray with me .

    August 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  3. Bill in STL

    Pretty large assumption there that people have not been praying already!

    August 11, 2011 at 4:49 am |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    He asked for '7 people of faith' to pray with him Bill. Russell is praying to GOD, and is asking for seven more people who believe and have faith in GOD to pray with him, not those who who're praying to Satan that OBAMA fails with no care that the nation tumbles and falls too!

    August 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm |