http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/...24.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037&ir=Politics "Before we go high-fiving each other about unemployment falling, we should consider the reasons for it falling, which aren't quite so high-five-worthy. Unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in December from 7 percent in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Unemployment has plunged from 7.5 percent in June and is way down from a high of 9.9 percent in 2010. All of which is good news. But: One reason for the big drop in unemployment in December was that many, many people dropped out of the labor force -- 347,000, to be exact. They stopped looking for work, which made them no longer "unemployed" in the eyes of the Bureau of Labor Statistics." While I wish I didn't have to deal with the furlough and the uncertainties of the last couple years I really do have it good. Maybe it's time for some FDR type programs and to stop waiting for the private sector to come through.