Posted just now on Facebook, click my name to friend me:
Lots of Fed contractors where I live got 8.1 percent raises this month. At Farmers Market you could see it in the vendors' faces. Buying buying buying was going on, blatant proof the economy gets boosted when wages go up. In fact, the vendors were walking over to other vendors and buying stuff they'd wanted to buy for months. It was wonderful to see.
(Watching the news instead of working on book but oh well)