Friday, April 11, 2008
Consumer Confidence Hits 26 Year Low...
Screw the war....America might not be happy about or want to know what is going on in the Middle East and as the Republicans have demonstrated, fear is the soft underbelly of the majority of voters...so,
Let's just say America isn't very impressed with Republican economics. Surely the public will be impressed with McCain's lack of understanding on all economic matters except "reading Greenspan's book", "more tax cuts and less regulation" and of course, the Keating Five. What a record...please run with that and let us know how it all works out.
If there was an issue that can inspire real and immediate fear and it touches each and every American personally, it is the economy and the absolute anarchy that Republican policies have produced. Americans get Hallmark Card Happy Meal Media Messages 20 times a day or more about the war, but nobody but George Bush is trying to put a Happy Face on the economy and McCain has done nothing to demonstrate that even grasps the complexity or seriousnesss of the problem.
Some personal perspective: 26 years ago, in 1982, I lived in an apartment in NYC that cost $175.00 a month and I thought it was too much. Now that same apartment would rent for at least $1800.00 a month. This was an unrehabilatated railroad tenement apartment with the bath tub in the kitchen. If people were pissed off then, how pissed off should they be now?