NEW HOUSING STARTS Economic Calendar: Financial Calendars - Yahoo! Finance APR 2010 672 K MAR 2010 635 K Compare the numbers to three years ago. APR 2007 1506K MAR 2007 1518K FEB 2007 1525K BUILDING PERMITS APR 2010 606 K MAR 2010 685K Compare the last two months to 2006 to get a feel for how bad it is. APR 2006 1984 K MAR 2006 2059 K There are total idiots on this board who mock the unemployed daily in their posts. They pretend that it is funny that they are out of work and can not find a single job anywhere. They refer to GDP and claim that we are out of this horrific Depression. The anger welling up in the public is getting oppressive and it will burst soon. I have no patience with the total buffoons who mock their plight. We are in a serious Depression and we do not seem to be making headway in the construction world. As I have proposed thousands of times, we need to make jobs that will benefit the country as a whole. Taking the watershed from Minnesota and the Dakotas and rerouting it to the west to put more land under cultivation would be a fantastic solution, and it would put ten million to work, yet Obama refuses to ask for such a project. He is the greatest asshole we have ever had in the presidency.