I'd be curious about the source for those economic stats. I was wondering if "Former Democrat" has a link/source for this information.Given the spike in gasoline prices, it's almost impossible that inflation will not be affected.BTW Franklin, you forgot to mention that they still haven't caught whoever sent the anthrax all over the Hill.As for whether Democrats "thrive" on bad news, the party out of power always thrives on "bad" news.