by Damozel | Ludwig Wittgenstein said: 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.' Assistant Treasury Secretary Chuck Swagel didn't have any reassurance to offer about the economy, 90 minutes after the country learned that the country has lost jobs for the sixth months in a row. In fact, as Dana Milbank remarks, words failed him.
Does this mean the economy is worse than the Bush administration expected?
"We shouldn't, in a sense, be surprised when the data are, are, soft," Swagel managed to say.
Does the economy need another stimulus package?
"I-it seems, you know, it seems like that's, that's enough, uh, enough."