Thursday, December 22, 2011

WINTERS HERE! How Do We Think We're Doing In America Today?


IT'S WINTER TIME
Brrrrrrrr Already!
My cell hone sounded with and Email received at 4:13AM.  I was awake so I got up to read the mail.  It was a Gallup Report.  As I do the first thing every morning, I crossed the day off the calendar and today I noticed in the fine print that it said that Winter Begins.

In 2011, an average of only 17% of Americans said they were satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.  Most often cited was the economy, jobs, the deficit, and the job elected officials are doing as the most important problems.  Although dismal, the 17% is a bit of an uptrend.
  

ABOUT WHAT ARE THEY DISSATISFIED?
26% ECONOMY IN GENERAL
25% UNEMPLOYMENT/JOBS
16% DISSATISFACTION WITH GOVERNMENT/POLITICIANS
12% FEDERAL BUDGET DEFICIT
06% ETHICAL/MORAL DECLINE
05% HEALTHCARE
05% POVERTY/HUNGER/HOMELESSNESS
04% LACK OF MONEY
04% EDUCATION
04% LACK OF RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER  

IMPLICATIONS

Americans continue to express low levels of satisfaction with the way things are going in the United States, rivaling the lowest Gallup has measured in the past 30+ years.  That dissatisfaction probably reflects American economic anguish and the prospects for considerable improvement in satisfaction are not great unless the economy greatly improves.
HOW'S THAT HOPE AND CHANGE WORKING OUT?


 Well, it is time for me to put on the coffee and get Julie's and Gunner's breakfast.  I don't think it is time for Americans to start "Throwing Tea in the Harbor" yet, but it's getting close.  One thing for certain, come November 2012 it really is time for a change.  The good Lord willing and the krick don't get too high, I'll do my part.  I trust you feel the same?

God Bless you and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA

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