This won’t be much consolation when you lose your job, but the awful economic news coming out of Washington DC this morning is great news for owners of U.S. bonds, which rise when expectations of economic growth decline. The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treasury Bond Fund (ticker: TLT) is up more than 30 percent in the last year, and is up more than 1.5 percent this morning in pre-market trading.

Naturally, Twitter noticed: