I think all politicians like to keep the bad news coming . That way you need them to throw their buddies out of power. Same as the media pumping bad news to gain eyeballs . Gold "edges" up hundreds of dollars but when it goes down ten it "plummets"  and is a relic.   I see a different economy than the one reported . The highways are crowded and big trucks are everywhere tying up traffic with gigantic loads . You can`t even get into a restaurant or a mall parking lot unless you go early morning or late at night . I gave up trying to get into the local Tim`s or Mc Donald`s for a coffee.  I just don`t see what the government is seeing.