America Politely Declines a Fifteenth Serving of Kool-Aid
The NYT surveyed 1,224 Americans to see how they feel about the state of affairs here at home, here's what they got:
Americans are more pessimistic about the nation’s economic outlook and overall direction than they have been at any time since President Obama’s first two months in office, when the country was still officially ensnared in the Great Recession, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Amid rising gas prices, stubborn unemployment and a cacophonous debate in Washington over the federal government’s ability to meet its future obligations, the poll presents stark evidence that the slow, if unsteady, gains in public confidence earlier this year that a recovery was under way are now all but gone.
Capturing what appears to be an abrupt change in attitude, the survey shows that the number of Americans who think the economy is getting worse has jumped 13 percentage points in just one month. Though there have been encouraging signs of renewed growth since last fall, many economists are having second thoughts, warning that the pace of expansion might not be fast enough to create significant numbers of new jobs.
Finally! Do you get it now, America? There are no jobs. They are gone. You all didn't want to work in factories or get your hands dirty or grab a fucking mop, you all wanted to get liberal arts degrees (everyone deserves an education! Even if they can't afford it and don't know the difference between you're and your by the time they are 19) and office jobs. Now the factories have been shipped off around the world and there aren't even enough low-paid retail gigs to get by. Don't cry to me, you did it to yourselves.
The survey reveals that 57 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy while a whopping 75 percent do not approve of how Congress is handling its job. See what happens when you vote with your hearts, morons? They're all idiots, throwing out the last bunch only put different idiots in there.
The price of a gallon of gas is up 99 cents for the year already and summer hasn't even hit - I guess that's still Libya's fault somehow?
Keep on keepin' on, kids, it doesn't get any better from here.