The news that unemployment dropped to 7.8 percent last month was both heartening and discouraging ("Conspiracy theories about job numbers," Opinion, Oct. 9).
It was great to see the economy growing this year at an average of 150,000 jobs per month (60,000 more per month than is needed to just keep equal with population growth). President Barack Obama's recovery plan is working. America is moving in the right direction.
However, I am discouraged that right-wing bloviators are accusing Obama of having rigged the good job numbers. What?! There is not an ounce of truth to that smear, and they know it.