Survey says...we've come to our senses


POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 7:06pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:08am

The recovery seems to only be limping along, and not just in the U.S.
Around the world, this recession has proven to be a tough one to get over.
Five years ago at this time, we were watching in horror as Lehman Bros. stock brokerage went swirling down the porcelain and everyone wondered, which of the dominoes is next.
Unemployment followed the stock crash, and everyone who thought the go-go years were never end, got a cold dose of reality in the face.
And this recession was worldwide.
So, the Associated Press surveyed households in the 10 strongest economies around the world to see what has changed about their attitudes toward money and debt.
Now, driving down the south loop past all these beautiful dealerships, it’s easy to get that new car itch.
And while cars are doing well, when it comes to other money itches, most folks are resisting.
The biggest findings of the survey…
A lot of folks are scared of the stock market.
They are shunning any new debt other than what is absolutely necessary.
They are hoarding cash.
And they are spending as little as is necessary.
Safety and risk aversion seem to be rampant.
Unfortunately, a fast recovery depends on spending money, and that’s not happening.
While folks are investing today, they are going in with their eyes open.
And no one thinks they are going to hit the big casino.
That casino closed in 2007.

Comments News Comments

Who would read an AP Survey with an expectation to learn facts, much less, formulate an unbiased opinion on the nation's economy. We're sitting pretty here in Texas with energy exports, but in the Northeast, God bless their poor Yankee hearts, jobs are scarce and money is tight. Gray suggests people are "hoarding" cash, and are sitting on savings, but the truth is most people don't save and poor spending is simply the result of a reduced income. AP is a newspaper not a professional poll.

Well what do you expect from Obamanomics.

Spend spend spend, tax, tax, tax, and spend spend spend MORE.

This whole 'recovery' is a charade. A lie made to help get Democrats elected.

And the MSM has been involved in it up to their eyes in this series lies and half-truths.

Post new Comment