Rich Lowry accuses the Kerry campaign of using a "jury rigged misery index" to measure the state of the American economy. And then he asks, where's the misery?
First of all, one does not need to artificially inflate numbers that come from our current government, when all you need to do is wait a couple weeks for someone to find an error in the figures, and force revised, more accurate, numbers to be published. Secondly, I would answer the question about "Where's the misery" in two ways, this generation, and sadly, the next generation.
My aunt knows a young man who wanted to take advantage of the college aid that was "positively raining" on him in the form of the GI Bill. On the day he turned 18 he enlisted in the National Guard, so that he could afford to go to college. He was not told by his recruiter that immediately after basic training he would be deployed to Iraq. His mother is currently in misery.