Michigan's economy keeps getting worse.
The unemployment rate is now 9.3%. Even worse, economists are predicting even more job losses to come. Specifically, 108,000 in 2009.
Meanwhile, congressional democrats have shown what they think of Michigan by replacing Congressman John Dingell as head of the Energy and Commerce Committee with Henry Waxman of California. Dingell is a liberal, but he has the saving graces of being mostly pro-gun and sympathetic to the auto industry. Waxman is hyper-partisan, mean, and extremely left-wing.
More tough times are ahead.