Economic Mess 2013?

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Economic Mess 2013?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Would you say that we are still in an economic mess? Is the economy getting better or worse?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes
MrWishyWashy , Real or memorex , K101 , Incendiaire , PassionateLover2 , leanright69
6  (12%)
No
Zandrock , treehugger
2  (4%)
Not sure
Kissaki , lainebug , BlooJay , ChubbyNerd , seaotter , Missmarc , rihanne , Strider , Living Doll , Trysexual , SecondStory , RedKyuubi , Ryuson , SMichelle
14  (27%)
Economy getting better
El-Jaro , Lildrummrgurl7
2  (4%)
Economy getting worse
travelnurse , freud13 , JackRaiden , Isola , DigitalSweety , damnbul12 , Chelynn67 , Kitt Katt , bayosgirl , TicklingPink , Loriandhubby , epiphanyjayne , 4everpissedoff , MissCandyland , GONE! , Fun2 , darthkitt3n , BrittaniMaree , kitty1949 , big b , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , luvslukin , KittiezToyz , Falsepast , LavenderSkies , MrWill
26  (51%)
What economic mess?
lulz
1  (2%)
Other
Total votes: 51
Poll is closed
02/18/2013
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travelnurse travelnurse
I think it is getting worse, I see stores and business closing all the time.
02/18/2013
freud13 freud13
I agree with travelnurse. It does seem to be getting worse.
02/18/2013
JackRaiden JackRaiden
I don't feel like it has improved much, and I haven't seen data suggesting it has to any noticeable degree.

Confidence has not recovered (to spend, loan, hire). Wages still stagnant, minimum remains ridiculous. Debts of all kinds only rising, further crippling. Home prices and mortgages still a mess. Decent legislation could've helped (jobs acts, debt relief, financial regulations), even if temporary. Nope, incompetence. There haven't been enough jobs in the US in decades, especially ones with livable wages. /rant
02/18/2013
lainebug lainebug
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Would you say that we are still in an economic mess? Is the economy getting better or worse?
not sure too soon to tell
02/18/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I'm not sure.
02/18/2013
DigitalSweety DigitalSweety
I guess the economy is getting better if you're rich. If you're not... well, too bad, I guess. :-/
02/18/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Would you say that we are still in an economic mess? Is the economy getting better or worse?
Economy getting worse
02/18/2013
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Yes for me.
02/18/2013
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by JackRaiden
I don't feel like it has improved much, and I haven't seen data suggesting it has to any noticeable degree.

Confidence has not recovered (to spend, loan, hire). Wages still stagnant, minimum remains ridiculous. Debts of all kinds only ...
The job situation is going to get much worse after the 15th of April. Many small businesses like mine cannot afford health care for their employees and after paying the usual quarterlies and then any added taxes, the penalty for not providing insurance is going to close more doors than the fallen economy. Trust me!!

I am part of a business association and all of the other owners in my area are also seriously wondering if they will be in business after tax time. I am in a trade that has mainly businesses for clients. When the economy took a hit, I lost my real estate agents, general contractors, 1/3 of the businesses in my area closed and the cost of my materials went up...I managed to keep it together by running another business from home. After I pay my penalties for no insurance, I might have to close my doors.

Do not blame the businesses for the lower wages--they are barely surviving after paying taxes and comp on the employees. Add in health insurance and they are bankrupt--also, think about this...the older the employee, the higher the insurance premiums. I cannot EVER afford to hire someone over 25...so much for seniority, huh???
02/18/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Prices are rising, so that's a bad sign. I haven't seen many business close here in Columbus, Ohio-yet-but that is my fear as taxes and regulations increase. I am all for helping people out, but when taxes keep increasing to the point that businesses can no longer make a decent profit, that's a huge problem in my book. I hope things will turn around soon...
02/18/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I'm certainly an economic mess.
02/18/2013
rihanne rihanne
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Would you say that we are still in an economic mess? Is the economy getting better or worse?
can't say.
02/18/2013
lulz lulz
I don't pay much attention to the economy and such. Maybe when I start working
02/18/2013
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
We will be getting worse until we are off fossil fuel.
02/19/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Worse
02/19/2013
GONE! GONE!
I think it's getting ever worse.
02/19/2013
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Would you say that we are still in an economic mess? Is the economy getting better or worse?
I'd definitely go with yes!
02/19/2013
Fun2 Fun2
It's a house of cards.
02/19/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
Economy getting worse
02/19/2013
kitty1949 kitty1949
Definitely getting worse. I'm trying to keep my head above water, as are many people I know.
02/19/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm trying to be optimistic.
02/19/2013
MrWill MrWill
I KNOW it is worse.
02/19/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
I try not to think about it too hard to keep myself from panicking about the future.
02/19/2013
big b big b
obama has done nothing to help the job market, all his new regs and obama care have just hurt it
02/19/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
Getting better
02/19/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
Not sure
02/19/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I don't see anything getting better yet.
02/19/2013
luvslukin luvslukin
The can is being kicked down the road very well, but we are rapidly running out of road. If you think this is bad...... just wait.
02/19/2013
Voir Voir
Prices are constantly going up, taxes always being added or changed - businesses closing and jobs constantly outsourcing to hire workers in foreign countries is all pretty negative on the economy.

Hell, the global economy as a whole isn't looking so hot right now. UK has experienced a drop in currency value recently and Germany's value is in a pretty steep recession at the moment as well.

War also isn't helping and neither is this whole snit with N. Korea - although recently there have been notices that the government has 'cut back spending'. Still, I think if they'd cut 30% out of their fat ass paychecks it'd go a whole hell of a long way to improving economy... and chill out on this ridiculous expenditure hunting down and incarcerating for marijuana.

Just stupid things swallowing up money and jobs vanishing or going under because they can't stay afloat with the inflation and lack of consumer purchases.

it's pretty much to the point where I don't think we'll hit a place like back in the Great Depression; because of the fail safes and currency value basically not being backed by capitol anymore - and if one of the big countries goes down everyone is going down so... -shrug-
02/19/2013
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