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"Ah, so *THAT* is what they mean by 'strong economy'!" (Original Post) ck4829 Dec 2019 OP
So great kimbutgar Dec 2019 #1
Thank you! ChubbyStar Dec 2019 #2
Has anyone else been shocked by the rise in grocery prices lately? Vinca Dec 2019 #3
Yep, you're not alone with that ck4829 Dec 2019 #4
$1 more Nature Man Dec 2019 #5
That's what happens I suppose PatSeg Dec 2019 #8
I've even noticed this at Aldi nt Blue_playwright Dec 2019 #12
BOOM! Thank you for mentioning! Would have done so if you hadn't. bullwinkle428 Dec 2019 #19
yes Skittles Dec 2019 #17
THAT is in fact what they mean by a strong economy. PatrickforO Dec 2019 #6
So awesome that my local Bed Bath and Beyond is closing IronLionZion Dec 2019 #7
What a great meme PatSeg Dec 2019 #9
I would have put the emphasis on *THEY* since they are obviously not us. erronis Dec 2019 #10
I hope sagetea Dec 2019 #11
Where's the outrage for the Farm bailout? If its twice the NoMoreRepugs Dec 2019 #13
This, y'all world wide wally Dec 2019 #16
Yes and No. Caliman73 Dec 2019 #18
No begrudging on my part. NoMoreRepugs Dec 2019 #20
The only reason the farm bailout is necessary is because of trump's trade wars Poiuyt Dec 2019 #23
I know, right? ck4829 Dec 2019 #24
thank you n/t Schmice3 Dec 2019 #14
Exactly! The stock market is not the best index of economic strength. Quality of life for the people Nitram Dec 2019 #15
K&R smirkymonkey Dec 2019 #21
The other question: why the hell IS the dow doing great? The overnight market is being Squinch Dec 2019 #22
That is a good question, I think a lot of it is arbitrary ck4829 Dec 2019 #25
Thank you, I know several asshats like this. dewsgirl Dec 2019 #26
Message auto-removed Name removed Dec 2019 #27

kimbutgar

(20,626 posts)
1. So great
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:25 PM
Dec 2019

That I went to my local mall yesterday Sears, Forever 21 and Dress barn had going out of business. sales. In the first Saturday of December the mall had little traffic. Even in Target the lines were not bad.

Vinca

(50,086 posts)
3. Has anyone else been shocked by the rise in grocery prices lately?
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:29 PM
Dec 2019

I swear every time I go to the store the item I previously bought is $1 more.

PatSeg

(46,326 posts)
8. That's what happens I suppose
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:35 PM
Dec 2019

when the president screws over the farmers with his delusional trade wars. Many people predicted this would happen.

IronLionZion

(45,044 posts)
7. So awesome that my local Bed Bath and Beyond is closing
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:34 PM
Dec 2019

and has a going out of business sale. A Macy's nearby did the same a few months back. Some of this may be due to increased online sales, but still.

erronis

(14,719 posts)
10. I would have put the emphasis on *THEY* since they are obviously not us.
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:55 PM
Dec 2019

THEY are a separate class perhaps separated by a totally unique genome.

Definitely separated by wealth and access to more than the mere basics of life.

THEY are the ones who are destroying the democratic process. THEY do not want us to have a say in THEIR activities. Laws are only for THEM.

THEY can pal around with others around the world who are intent on harming us. THEY only care about THEIR bank accounts and sometimes their families.

THEY don't care about the state of the world or its climate because THEY can insulate THEMSELVES for a while. But not forever. THEIR time will come.

sagetea

(1,356 posts)
11. I hope
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:05 PM
Dec 2019

that someday, we will stop measuring our economic growth by how good the rich are doing. It just blows my mind!


sage

NoMoreRepugs

(9,152 posts)
13. Where's the outrage for the Farm bailout? If its twice the
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:40 PM
Dec 2019

size of the auto industry bailout, 100% repaid with interest I believe, shouldn't the farm handouts be a topic of conversation????

That money is NEVER going to be repaid.

Caliman73

(11,644 posts)
18. Yes and No.
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 05:16 PM
Dec 2019

Democrats should not begrudge assistance to industries in need of support. We bailed out the big 3 because the livelihood of factory workers and all of the other industries supported by the auto industry were in trouble.

Our farmers keep us fed. They work hard and while many voted for Trump, it was because they likely fell for the lie that Trump was going to help them.

What we should be repeating every day is that while the auto industry needed bailing out because of the general economic down turn under Bush and the Republicans, the farmers' situation was ENTIRELY a creation of Trump. Farmers are always struggling because of the nature of food prices and global markets but Trump's idiotic way of doing tariffs is the ONLY reason why they needed to be bailed out.

Trump is a HORRIBLE negotiator a HORRIBLE business person, and a HORRIBLE president. That is what needs to be said.

Nitram

(22,549 posts)
15. Exactly! The stock market is not the best index of economic strength. Quality of life for the people
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:10 PM
Dec 2019

at the bottom of the pay scale is the best measure.

Squinch

(50,431 posts)
22. The other question: why the hell IS the dow doing great? The overnight market is being
Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:10 PM
Dec 2019

propped up to the tune of billions, in addition to all you describe.

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