#1 Americans brimming with optimism on the economy02-20-2017, 05:38 PM
By Jonathan Easley - 02/19/17 12:00 PM EST
A strong majority of Americans say the U.S. economy is running strong, and most believe the upward trend will continue under President Trump, according to a Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill.
The survey found that 61 percent view the economy as strong, against 39 percent who say it is weak.
A plurality, 42 percent, said they believe the economy is on the right track, versus 39 percent who said it is on the wrong track.
Trump and congressional Republicans have claimed credit for the turnaround, noting numerous polls in 2016 that showed that many Americans wanted change in the nation's capital. Democrats counter that former President Obama handed a healthy economy to Trump and point out that the unemployment rate has dropped under 5 percent. At a press conference on Thursday, Trump said he inherited "a mess."
LINKMay the FORCE be with you!
02-20-2017, 05:53 PM
I'm so optimistic I could just shit.Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
02-20-2017, 06:49 PMMay the FORCE be with you!
02-20-2017, 08:20 PM
The rises with the Obama administration were more indications of the uncertainty rather than optimism. The low risk investments were paying nothing and the administration making anything else too chancy, the only place to park any spare change was the stock market. From the first Trump signaled a better offer. I hope Congress is smart enough to help knock out the blocks to real business investment the last eight years have created.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
02-21-2017, 05:01 AM
So far so good. I hope the economy continues to improve. President Trump inherited a great big mess and is doing really well so far.
02-24-2017, 08:32 AM
I'm not as optimistic yet. The stock market has been artificially high for a LONG time. Home Depot buying back stock with other companies with near zero int rate loans. Lowe's laying off thousands, Macy's and others not doing well.
OUR next down turn will be a BAD one. In the past when the economy slowed they lowered interest rates, well can't go no lower then they are now. Then a stimulus would be orchestrated, can't have a stimulus when you're $20,000,000,000,000.00 in debt. Money just doesn't have the value it did.
All day long here in WNC you see commercials with banks loaning up to 120% of your homes worth. This is what got us into the mess to start with.
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