I can’t bare to write about the Mid-Session Review. The latest one came out this afternoon. It’s the annual economic and budget outlook document the White House puts out during the summer, between releases of the budget each February. It’s the most boring thing on earth, and I’ve had to write about it for each of the last 13 years I’ve covered the White House.
Here’s the kind of stuff you find in it:
Here’s the kind of people who get off on it:
So, okay, you see what I’m talking about, right? Covering the White House is not all glamor. Anyway, I will at least give you the headlines out of it.
“The U.S. economy still faces strong headwinds.” That’s a quote out of the thing. Did you know that?
Also, the deficit forecast for this year has dropped from $1.55 trillion to $1.47 trillion. Which, it doesn’t take a PhD in economics to figure out, doesn’t make a fucking bit of difference.
So now you’re up to date.