The stock market is in turmoil, and the election is heating up. Turn on the news and it seems as if the sky is falling. Housing starts are at their lows in 17 years, and credit is supposedly tight. But here’s the rub, both of my businesses are doing better this year than last. Most of my clients, individuals and buisnesses, are doing better this year than last, from an income standpoint.
Admittedly this could be purely anecdotal, but it leads me to this question. How many people are actually doing worse (income) this year than last?
Every single election the message in the news is that EVERYTHING is in crisis and only the big government democrats have the answers. Now this election there are some legit issues that lend some credibility to that strategy.
Remember Al Gore:
EVERYTHING THAT SHOULD BE DOWN IS UP AND EVERYTHING THAT SHOULD BE UP IS DOWN.
The point is big media has been campaigning for liberal democrats for decades and crisis and panic are their stock in trade so even though it is bad at the moment you can expect it to be reported as if North America is falling off the face the planet and the sooner we get Obama into office the sooner his majesty can fix it all.
That’s ridiculous. I’m in the “liberal media”, and let me tell you- the liberal media is hurting just as bad as everyone else.
The liberal media has their money invested in shit too, and have mortgages and car payments just the same. The liberal media is trying to save money to put their kids through colllege, and is just as worried about AIG, Merrill, and all the other companies failing.
Not to mention, most of the people who bitch about the media have no idea how the media, or at least newspapers, work. We can’t ignore everything that happens that looks bad for Democrats, and focus on everything the Republicans do. 98 percent of the time, the bias stops once you leave the editorial pages… and even then, there’s a shit ton of conservatives.
This is not some cooked up bullshit thing- this country, economically, is in horrific shape.
You need to come out from under your fuckin rock and realize that CNN hasn’t destroyed the fucking economy.
I have doubled my income over last year.
If you really are investing, you know that the talk is way bigger than the reality.
Weak people love to be scared. The press loves to help those fears along. Weak people long to have a parental figure come in and tell them everything will be alright.
The press loves weak people.
No one crying about how horrible it is now ever lived through the 70’s and early 80’s.
Triple the interest rates, and double the unemployment numbers, and you might be getting close.
I just don’t get all the little chicken shits out there worrying about how bad it is. But then again, I don’t want to get them. I’ve been as poor as a person can be in this country, and never stuck my hand out, or begged for the Gov’t to do something.
The best thing the government can do is get the fuck out of my life, and get the fuck out of my wallet.
The media always exaggerates. This is not news. The economy IS in bad shape. It’s not in as bad shape as the media portrays. So? What has no basis in fact are these ludicrous assertions Tiribulus has made that it’s all some liberal media conspiracy. There is no doubt some unconscious tilt and it’s unavoidable that political ideology of reporters will color how the issues are reported somewhat. There is no active conspiracy. And there is a mostly successful attempt to be fair. Your philosophy on the government’s proper fiscal role also has no relevance to a discussion about what the media reports. The media’s not orchestrating all the bailouts. It’s just reporting on them. The media has also been prety harsh on Democrats and Democratic leaders whenever there is something of import to report too.