Monday, March 17, 2008

The News Has Made It to the Ivory Tower

President Bush noticed the other day that our economy has hit a rough spot. I think for those of us in the trenches on America, that could be viewed as a drastic understatement. And what is our president's biggest concern about this state of affairs? That the federal government doesn't do too much; doesn't over-correct the problem.

If a reporter talks with the many families across the country whose homes are facing foreclosure, or have been foreclosed upon, I am certain their views would be altogether different. Talk to the single parent families, or the families with two bread-winners, or the retired or otherwise not workin who are living on fixed incomes; their views would be different from our president's as well.

Talk to the unemployed, seeking work in this "rough spot" in the economy. Talk to the employed who aren't sure they're going to be able to buy the gas they need this week to get to work. I'm pretty sure their concerns are different from the president as well.

Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chief, also views the economy in a picture more in keeping with the average American. Click on the title link to learn more.

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