Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11448 posts, RR: 73 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1302 times:
The US economy grew in September and October. Durable goods sales were up, and new home sales were up to near record levels. News like this seems to be underreported by some of the media, who may not want to shine any good news that may reflect well upon the president right before the election. Which way is the media slanting its editorial process?
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L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30127 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
And it grew despite the presence of something that investors hate..Uncertainty.
Uncertainly cause mainly by the election and the closeness of the two canidates. Election of Hanoi Kerry could bring radical change in the way the economic engines of this country are run.....changes that by definition would change the investments that investors would make.
Look after the election for the economy to set on a direction as investors feel more confident about the way the country will head.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
So can I...and the view looks great from here
Tax breaks are a proven economic booster...my family used ours to help buy two news cars...something we couldn't have done if we hadn't gotten the break. To me, that's a practical example of economy stimulation.
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11448 posts, RR: 73
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
You know Whitehatter... I posted something from Xinhua for Gods sake. The tax cuts helped our economy overcome the recession and recover even after the incredible damage suffered by our consumer based economy. People had more money to spend and did.
Consumer confidence is a weird thing that is definitely impacted by the media and messages sent by political leaders to whom people look for confidence. I know that seems silly, but people look to their elected leaders for comfort. We put these people in place to keep the store running, i.e. the courts the defence forces, the lawmaking and enforcing, and for basic leadership. We are sorely lacking in that category from many of our leaders who seem intent on amking people feel bad so that they will vote a certain way. Now the funny thing is people will respond to this either by accusing republicans or democrats.
I think the dems are shamefully crying wolf and shrieking that the sky is falling so they can scare the voters into voting for them. They say that the evil republicans will take drugs and ssan checks away from seniors, and that they are creating enemies around the world.
The republicans are telling everyone that there are evil people who are intent on hurting us, and that they are the better party to lead us through this. The only enemies created are the people who already hated us and want to hurt us. Our winning will require sacrifice and perseverance. No other way, and they told us what to expect. The economy is getting better and better, and we are movingin the right direction.
All told, I'd rather get the truth and see the progress, rather than listen to the democrats cry and whine.
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
I posted something from Xinhua for Gods sake.
And this is important why?
Consumer confidence is a weird thing that is definitely impacted by the media and messages sent by political leaders to whom people look for confidence. I know that seems silly, but people look to their elected leaders for comfort.
So if that was the case, then the economy would be growing proportionally to the approval ratings of those in power. NEVERMIND WE HAVE THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK! So let's say that the economy will grow of a majority approval rating and will reduce in periods of a negative rating. So if Bush's approval rating was only 51% (see here: http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm) then wouldn't the economy be feeling a very limited growth? (Nevermind the fact that the Bush approval rating has been a bit in flux around the 50% mark)
The republicans are telling everyone that there are evil people who are intent on hurting us, and that they are the better party to lead us through this.
Hmmmmm...... so if the people in power don't have confidence, then should I (your logic)
Actually Whitehatter. The liberal media in this country is also doing all they can to play up "slower growth" in those reserve districts....
So by this logic the "conservative" media is doing what...............
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1249 times:
So if that was the case, then the economy would be growing proportionally to the approval ratings of those in power.
What Dl021 said is true - Kerry keeps saying that the economy sucks and that it's Bush's fault. His supporters, many of whom don't even like Kerry but will vote for him just because they hate Bush more, will convince themselves that his claims are true, simply to justify their vote. Only a week left to go and automatically you will have 47 or 48% of the population who will say to the pollsters that the economy sucks.
Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
Amazing -- not one of you guys has mentioned the out-of-control debt and deficit regime that your pal Bush has foisted on the American people with his ill-considered and now totally indefensible war in Iraq. It will punish your economy big-time over the next four years, and the only thing propping it up is the continued (for now, anyway) willingness of Asian banks to hold on to US debt instruments. If the dollar craters, as some economists are predicting, they'll bail out so fast you'll wonder what hit you.
The economy is moving right now because of an insatiable demand for resources and investment from China -- something that Bushites (Kerryites, too, sadly) are determined to de-rail through blatant protectionism.
In a perverse way, I actually hope Bush is re-elected. It would border on criminal for him not to be in office when these chickens come home to roost.
Good luck, y'all.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.