Here’s another indicator that the economy is in trouble:  the Tooth Fairy is hurting for money.  A phone survey of 1,006 parents by Visa found that the average amount of money left under the pillow for a tooth has dropped from $3 to $2.60 in the last year alone.  One mom said if you have multiple kids losing multiple teeth in a year, the recession can really effect the Tooth Fairy. 

- Apparently this was the first decision on spending cuts by the new “Super Congress”.   

- This gives new meaning to the expression “Money is the ‘root’ of all evil”. 

- In a related story, Santa Claus has reportedly laid off 200 elves, and the Easter Bunny has let go nearly half of his Jelly Bean Counters.