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Americans Aren’t Buying Obama’s Improved Economy



They remember how much and how quickly their savings disappeared just a few years ago. Namely, that people went shopping for the things they didn’t buy during the harsh winter months. I think consumer spending will continue to grow at a healthy rate,” she said. I think consumer spending will continue to grow at a healthy rate,” she said.

Obama’S Numbers January 2016 Update by factcheck.org

There are 15 million fewer people who lack health insurance. The federal debt has more than doubled — rising 116 percent — and big annual deficits have continued. What we offer here are some key yardsticks from sources we consider solid and reliable. The drop in all violent crime — including homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — is even greater. The figures cover all kinds of firearms, including handguns, rifles and shotguns. But even compared with the best quarter prior to his taking office, which was the third quarter of 2006, after-tax profits are up 27 percent. The first week of 2016 was the worst opening to a new year on record. But that gain may be illusory — due to normal seasonal variations. The economy has added more than 9 million jobs, and the jobless rate has dropped to below the historical median. That’s down somewhat from the previous quarter — which was a record.

The increase in solar power in particular has been spectacular. But falling gasoline prices have given consumers other ideas.

Jim Rogers Warns: “You Better Run For The Hills!” by shtfplan.com

A manufactured crisis that sends the masses begging to be saved will occur. That 3% – 5% that your company is/may be matching won’t be there for you to retire on anyway. Cyprus was a beta test to see how it would work out for the banksters. If a bank does fail it takes “premiums” from the other solvent banks to cover the bad one.

It seems they are getting so scared now though, that they are starting to turn on their own. It is bad enough knowing that money is borrowed into existence, leveraged to a small percentage of deposits in a vault. The way this economy works, this iniquitous system of things, doe not allow for keeping and enjoying the fruits of your labour without having the government and the bankers taking 50% and upwards away from you.

They have absolutely no skin in the game concerning your employment or your business, but they nonetheless take a good sized chunk of what you payed for with a portion of your time and efforts. And if you have no car insurance, then you can’t get tags renewed, the cops can tow your car, you could end up in jail. I have a car, boat and enough supplies to sail away for several years when no if the time comes. If you don’t pay property taxes, you pay vehicle registration. If you don’t work, well then, you pay for that in a different way. So you can be sure that other countries, when the problems come, are going to say… let’s do it too. If you’re going to listen to government, you’re going to go bankrupt very quickly.

Have enjoyed the past 3 months of quietly sitting and listening to their once a month gathering. When we moved to the country we used the money on the sale of our previous house to pay cash for this one we are in now. I wonder if the saying derived from “two heads are better than one even if one is a sheep’s head” from such a situation. You have caused enough chaos here and we need to sort this out by ourselves now thanks. I have done it myself as an oilfield work camper, in my own motorhome.

Free power, wifi, water, 24/7 access of shop facilities and equipment.

So you can’t give them a relative’s address who lives somewhere else. They will come steal your house which you’ve worked your whole life to pay for. A physical residence is not necessary, you just have to explain in writing why you do not have a physical residence. This is true in several states, no law yet exists which says you must live in the state your drivers license is from.

If you don’t drive, you pay sales tax, taxes out of your check for something or the other.

The Unhappy States Of America: Despite An Improving Economy Americans Are Glum by washingtonpost.com

Some blame politics and polarization for causing people to feel more anxiety and bitterness toward work colleagues and family. While consumer confidence is at the highest level since 2004, polls that look at broader issues than income and spending power don’t appear as rosy. Some people are even struggling to feel connected to their work colleagues. Jobs are plentiful, growth is picking up, prices aren’t rising too quickly, and unemployment is on track this year to hit the lowest level since 1969. In 2009, a year when 15 states showed declines in well-being, money and financial worries were at the top of the list. Almost every demographic group dropped in well-being in 2017 — except for wealthy white men. Then there are growing concerns about the state of the nation and the world.

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