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Old 05-08-2010, 05:02 PM
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Sorry guys but I disagree. We are feeling the soft affect of money being pushed into the economy by the government. Bail-out and TARP caused us to print money we don't have backing for save the Chinese. We have legislated health care which will cost trillions more and increase taxes. People are not returning to work. The O admin is quoting figures from the BBB instead of quoting from their own Dept of Labor and the U6 indicators which show people looking for work as well as people not looking for work. Actual unemployment is around 17%. Most of the jobs created are temp government jobs for the census with a duration of roughly 90 days. Keep saving your pennies and find a new place to move your 401 if your fortunate to have one. We have a long 2 1/2 years to go. I recommend exercising your constitutional right to vote and boot the 545 elected officials and put in people that represent you and not their pockets and pensions.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:40 PM
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Went on a business trip Wednesday through today. Just got home. I was sitting and going over notes I took at all the meetings.

Apparently the recession is over. According to the one keynote speaker. He has in the last 8 weeks met face to face with CEO's of large and small companies. He asked them all one simple question. How are you doing?

He said their answer was either great or fantastic. He continued to say that he will guarantee Christmas sales to be the highest they have been in 3-4 years.

He said that people have put money aside and they are ready to spend. Talking about consumers.

There were companies from west coast to east coast. and all points in between.

I have to over the weekend come up with ideas to grow our company and get everyone else on board and "fired" up to grow the company. I sense I wont be doing what I currently do now for much longer. I think they have plans for me.

Just wanted to see what every one else has to say and if they see the same thing. Where you live.
I don't thin the recession has quite hit here in PA. But when it does . . . not good! I do know one thing. My expenses have gone up, but my wages haven't really b/c the pay increase I did get just help compensate the fact that taxes went up so I really don't make much more then I did a year ago. It's become more difficult to make ends meet. With a wife back in school, two kids in school that are growing like weeds and eat me out of house and whole there is a whole lot of room for extra $ for fun. I'm just thankful I still have a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food on my table.

Grocery's have gone up in price. It's becoming harder to make a dollar stretch. Gas hasn't quite hit $3 a gallon but I imagine it will come Memorial day and into the summer.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:44 PM
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You have to think about the people who work in the oil industry in this country though. The workforce of the oil industry is HUGE. If you capped gas prices at $1.50 a gallon the oil companies would pack their shit and get out. That would put tons of people out of work and cripple the economy, not create a surge. I live smack dab in the middle of the oil field and even though I don't work in the oil field my company is almost entirely dependent on that particular industry. If you crippled the oil field in that way the city I live in would be a ghost town.

I wish every day that oil would climb back to $150 a barrel. I sure as hell don't like paying $5 for a gallon of gas, but for the extra cash in my pocket that comes with it is 100% worth it.
Our local and state government is broke. They have not $ left b/c of bad spending so now they're trying to figure how to raise more money. And we all know what that means.

For those of us who work in blue collard world nothing has changed, we still have a high unemployment rate and the job section in our local paper is 3/4 of a page at best.
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