I guess this country is doing quite well, right? I mean, if we're taking personal anecdotes, this country sounds great right now.
Only two, and those two buildings are always going out of business, even before the recession.Just take a cruise in your electric smart car, and take a look around town, and notice how many businesses are shuttered.
None where I live *shrug*How many strip malls that used to have stores, and traffic are now either slotted for, or torn down completely. How many downtown's are only half occupied and operating.....etc.
No, we lost a lot 5 and 6 years ago. There's a big difference in what I said and what you said.We have lost a lot in the past 6 years.
Personal anecdotes aside, no one is claiming the economy is as good now as it was in the late 90s. But it IS better than it was in late 2008.And no amount of manipulation of statistics make up for the actual eyes on feel of what "the new norm" is...People see that.
Then it sounds like our politicians need to go to work to incentivize job creation in America, instead of providing tax breaks to companies who close plants here and outsource the work to China.People notice that they look for work and only get offered a job with 23 hours a week.
Well, they voted in 2012 and America apparently liked the direction in which we were going. We'll see what 2016 brings.All of this are the real indicators that people see, and are told that things are getting better? They know that's bull, and will vote accordingly.