Don't Worry, Be Happy: Recession's New Theme Song?

Job hunters at a job fair
Job hunters at a job fair

Happy days are here again! What? You didn't get the memo? Well the folks at Gallup Poll say that Americans are more content and comfortable with the idea of their new recessionary lives. We suspect that Gallup couldn't reach many of the 25 million un- and under-employed, but we'll take them at their word that many people think the worst is behind us.

And the reports yesterday that the number of private sector jobs surged in December to the tune of 300,000 new ones, well, that was probably enough to make John Boehner weep. OK, weep harder.