Monday, November 17, 2008
How's the economy?? No, Seriously.
Okay, I know, the economy sucks right? Well my mutual funds are down and..........well, my mutual funds are down. So, I guess I should just go hide in a hole somewhere.
Once again the media is hammering the poor economy point and getting everyone to jump on the "bailout bandwagon". Now GE needs money, there are other labor unions needing money(kind of a coincidence since they all supported Barry), and the whole world's going to Hell in a handbasket. That's IF you believe everything the media tells you.
In case you haven't done this, go out near the malls this coming weekend. I went out Saturday up to the Viewmont Mall area then to Montage. The amount of traffic and packed stores told a different story. I went in to Sam's Club and gave up waiting in line because almost every patron had carts and flatbeds packed with product.
The shops at Montage were filled with shoppers carrying bags from store to store.
Last time I checked, these weren't signs of a struggling economy.
And as for the credit crunch, here's another story for you. I went in Guitar Center and a certain instrument caught my eye. They were having a special with the "Guitar Center" card. I told the salesman I'd take one. He said "oh, with the whole bad economy and credit thing maybe we should make sure we can get you approved first." I just laughed and said "sure, whatever you want." Long story short, I had no problem getting approved for quite a nice amount. So, I'm not a victim of this credit crunch or this "tanking economy" either. And from the looks of all the happy shoppers, the only victims are those people who are believing what the media is telling them without finding out for themselves.