For 3+ years the economy has felt that way to me. The numbers tend to look OK, there isn't any one thing to point at and say that's it, but still it just doesn't feel well. I see friends who a few years ago were doing well, now struggling a little. A few more people adding second or third jobs. Talk about vacations is less frequent, talk about job concerns is more common.
And now just more information that, while not meaning we are sick, sure tell me we are not well.
As a nation, we now have a negative savings rate.
pushing the savings rate for all of 2005 into negative territory at minus 0.5 percent. That was the lowest annual savings rate since a decline of 1.5 percent in 1933, a year in which the country was struggling to cope with the Great Depression.
The rich get richer, The debt grows, and Bush still wants to give huge tax breaks to the very rich of this nation.
No wonder it just doesn't feel well.