Money Money Money ...
And Congress has decided that the federal government doesn't have the money to extend unemployment benefits. That means that those who lost their jobs during the "Great Recession" won't have even that minimal cushion to sustain themselves and their families while they struggle to find a job, any kind of job.
We've been assured that the economy is recovering, and the primary proof offered is the Dow Jones numbers, the highest in history. Somebody is making money, just not the government (apparently) and those who are still unemployed.
I guess the American Dream is only for the denizens of Wall Street and the CEOs of the Fortune 500. The rest of us? Maybe next year.