12/28/16

Proof of the craziness

As if we needed more ... proof of the craziness:

It ain't the economy, stupid

[Elkhart] exemplifies the economic recovery the country has experienced since the Great Recession ended. Elkhart’s unemployment rate, which had reached a high of 22 percent in March of 2009, is now at 3.9 percent. Hiring signs dot the doors of the Wal-Mart, the McDonald’s, and the Long John Silver’s. The RV industry makes 65 percent of its vehicles in Elkhart, and the industry is producing a record number of vehicles, which is creating a lot of jobs in this frosty town in northern Indiana.

Record numbers of RV's are being produced, with Elkhart's unemployment dropping from 22 percent to 3.9 percent.

Americans are purchasing record numbers of RV's - truly an essential item, totally necessary to sustaining life - yet ... the economy sucks, and it's not going to get better till Trump takes office, and even then, it's going to take him two terms to 'fix' things.

“He didn’t help us here, but he took credit for what happened,” Chris Corbin, 47, who works for a dispatch company in Elkhart, told me. Corbin thinks it will be Trump who improves the economy. “It’s going to take two terms, but he’ll fix things,” he said.

How do people get to be so ... oblivious?