The problem is that Bush hatred does not explain away the healthy economy, great job growth and the spread of success overall.
You think this is about Bush hatred? There are certainly those who focus on the lightning rod, but they do so at their own peril. The real issue is
the fact that our 'healthy' economy is a deception engineered to allow more looting to take place - IMO. The 'great job growth' you speak of
would be a thing to celebrate, if the jobs being created were not, for the most part, confined to the service industry and prisons.
So what if ten thousand retail jobs are created, or ten million fast food jobs, or ten billion lawncare jobs? They don't pay the bills, you can't
support yourself, nevermind a family!
The bright spot, in my mind, is the creation of highly-technical jobs supporting automated manufacturing, and that's something to be happy about.
What's that? There's no people to fill those jobs because most people are unskilled? Dang...
As stated before, you can point out individual cases of desperation and poverty, looking at the entire economy finds no merit in your arguments at
Arguably, the economy is at its pinnacle when the most people are suffering under high prices and low wages. So..how does that benefit the people of
Every time anyone on here gives actual numbers that have been verified, the "negativites" emerge with their crys of "Smoke Screen" or "Bogus"
You're missing the point completely. My argument is that the 'actual numbers' that you're so fond of are painting a very incomplete and
misleading picture. Believe what you want, but if you took the time to investigate the claims I've made, you would see they're accurate.
*Long-term unemployment at the highest levels ever. FACT.
*More educated and skilled unemployed than ever before. FACT.
*Minimum wage insufficient to meet the cost of living. FACT.
*Healthcare costs through the roof, far outpacing inflation and wage increases. FACT.
*Food prices outpacing inflation, routinely by double digits. FACT.
*Real-estate prices grossly inflated. (maybe this more opinion...)
*More part-time positions without benefits, compared to full-time with benefits. FACT.
That's a short list, I think.
The economy looks great on paper, when the government funnels billions into the pockets of defense contractors, who buy chips and boards and
components from overseas manufacturers, and resell them at a steep mark-up - as long as money is moving, from the taxpayers to the government, and
from the government to the privately owned companies that parasitize it. Does that actually help anyone in the thousands of towns and cities across
America that are still
reeling from outsourcing and automation? Nope.
now have to choose between food and medicine. And the elderly..I pity the elderly in this country. The veterans too. But hey,
tell them the economy is doing great, and that might keep them warm over the winter. Do you have the faintest clue how many homeless veterans we have
in this country? How many homeless children, thrown out by their parents and ignored/abandoned/abused by the State?
Yeah, the economy is doing great. It's the people that are screwed.