Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reaping What We Sow III

"I can't believe we wanted
more of this pessimism!"
Can the Misery Index be far behind?
Fewer than four-in-10 Americans (39 percent) rate the US in a positive manner – the most negative feedback the country has produced since 1979.

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are as negative about the country’s prospects as they have been in more than three decades. Americans are more upbeat in their predictions of where the U.S. will be in five years (48 percent positive), but this is the lowest rating since an August 1979 Gallup poll was conducted.
Actually, since most of the media has abdicated their position as the watchdog of people in power (there are a few noble exceptions), don't count on the Misery Index being brought back, at least not while Barack Obama is the president.  But don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!
The 39 percent of Americans who give a six to 10 rating when asked to evaluate the nation’s current status is similar to the 37 percent who said the same three years ago. These ratings of current conditions coincide with Americans’ assessment of satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S., which is only at 25 percent in the same poll and below the historical average satisfaction rating.
And yet, even though 39% of the country believe we are heading in the right direction, more than 50% voted for a continuation of said direction!

And you want to know why I entitle these posts as I do...

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