Our politicians are still living on a different planet
Us mere mortals have little to cheer about, despite all the 'happy' economic news
Mercury is in retrograde: it's the reason why everything's out of sync, apparently.
Mercury is said to rule communication, clear thinking, truth and travel.
So when the volatile, tiny planet 'goes retrograde' (it's an optical illusion, actually, as it only looks like it's going backwards in the sky), all that important stuff goes catabolic, too.