Mister God, Is That A Copybook I See In Your Hand…?
Bill Quick

Rasmussen Consumer Index – Rasmussen Reports™

Thirty-one percent (31%) of American Adults believe the economy is getting better, while 42% believe it is getting worse. That’s not much different that expectations at the end of 2011 when 33% said better and 46% worse.

There remains a huge partisan divide on this, however. By a four-to-one margin, Republicans believe the economy is getting worse. By a 49% to 20% margin, Democrats believe it is getting better. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 27% say better and 43% worse.

A recession is when your neighbor is out of work. A depression is when you lose your job.

I think the “economy is getting better” crowd is in for a rude awakening this year, though.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Mister God, Is That A Copybook I See In Your Hand…? — 5 Comments

  1. Geez, what a pessimist. What about all the economic savings from the ObamaCare? What about the boost to the economy from the green energy revolution? What about the boon to the economy that is going to come from social media? What about the boon to the economy that is coming from Sheriff Joe’s extra-special efforts (and you know that nobody messes with Sheriff Joe) rooting out government waste? And don’t forget the Ben Bernak, ruler of the allmighty Deaderal Preserve!

    I swan to goshen, hanging out with you old fogeys is sure cramping my naturally optimistic style. Harshing my mellow. Just a bunch of Debbie Downers. Damned if I know why I even bother.

  2. By a 49% to 20% margin, Democrats believe it is getting better.

    That’s because a Democrat is in the White House. If a Republican were president, Democrats would be trumpeting that this was the worst economy since the Great Depression. And for once, they’d actually be telling the truth.

  3. But, but, all the psychics I’m seeing on TV making 2013 predictions are saying the economy will surprise the experts and grow. They also predict earthquakes in California, hurricanes in Florida and war in the middle east, so how can we doubt them?

    • Yeah! A forecast is as good as it’s author. Economists, geologists, weather forecasters, and political analysts (not to mention climatologists, vulcanologists and quants) have always been right before, so why wouldn’t they be right now (“right right now” – should I write “right now” or write “right right now”, or maybe right “write now” – maybe nemo will no, but, oh dear, he’ll not read this because I wrote “it’s” instead of “its” above)?

      Oh wait! You said “psychics”. But wait again! What’s the difference? They’re all equally good an’t they?

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