You might either recall or be sick and tired of hearing of “green shoots.” That’s what Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke called the second-derivative improvement in some economic indicators. The second derivative is the rate of change, and it turns positive when the rate of decline slows.
Fortunately, for Congress a green shoot has appeared. Last fall, in a poll, 59% of voters would vote to replace the entire Congress. Now just 57% of voters would. Read the entire story by clicking here.
If you’re part of the 43% that wouldn’t vote to replace the lot of them, you might want to check out the picture below. Admittedly, it’s of the Connecticutt congress, but is probably pretty representative. You can find the original story here.