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Is the Economy Improving?

Posted Friday, January 14, 2011, at 11:55 AM

Many reports are coming out that 2010 finished strong and the economy is in fact improving. In December, the unemployment rate dropped 0.4% to 9.4% the lowest it has been since July 2009. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that factory orders rose 0.7% in November the largest increase in eight months. They credit this report for being the cause of the dollar rising higher than the euro and yen in the first week of January 2011. The dollar has steadily fallen against both of these currencies since early last summer. Reports also indicate that consumer spending was up in December 2010 compared to December 2009.

So are these reports to make us believe things are on the rise? I'm not sure the economy is on the rise but I can tell you what is? Gas! The national average for a gallon of regular is $3.089 as of 1/10/11 up from $3.052 a gallon on 12/27/10. Crude oil is trading at $90.81 a barrel with forecast predicting it will be $105.00 a barrel by the end of the year. Some people predict $5.00 for a gallon of gas by 2012.

Another thing on the rise is foreclosures. RealtyTrac reports that the number of properties foreclosed on in 2010 was 1.05 million, a new record. 69,847 of those foreclosures were in December alone. Home values have fallen 26% since their peak in June 2006, which is a bigger decline than that which was seen during the Great Depression years between 1928 and 1933. Home values are expected to continue falling in 2011.

I think the people in Washington D.C. want us to think the economy is getting better but we all know that high and rising gas prices do not help improve the economy. Neither does the fact that people are still losing their homes and while reports show a dip in the unemployment rate and increased hiring, you can quickly come to a different conclusion if you are out trying to find a job.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you feel the economy is improving?


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We are fixing to enter into INFLATION. The recession has become twice as bad as it was.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, May 25, 2011, at 10:59 AM

According to Obama, the economy is much better and the income is higher with lower unemployment.

hat a Unique Lie. Or is it a campaign speech to get re-elected?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Apr 30, 2011, at 10:35 AM

According to the one world Finance the economy is getting worse.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 3:03 PM

Nope! Not yet.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Apr 14, 2011, at 11:49 AM

Did everyone get the memo that Gasoline was going to go even higher now because of the Disaster in Japan and fighting around the world?

Jobs have now become harder to find because many plants have to shut down in America because they can't get parts from Japan.

Everything is going up in price including diapers!

When will it end? I have already predicted when that will be!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Mar 21, 2011, at 1:01 PM

Did anyone invest in Gold, Silver, Utility facilities, Gas, Oil, Food, Transportation Facilities or foreign Currency like I recommended a couple months ago?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 7:28 PM

Hey L@@k! The unemployment Rate is 8.9%. I do believe that is only 1 tenth of a percent below 9%.

Gas is still climbing steady along with everything else.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 5:36 PM

Here is the latest Unique Lie. President Obama has lowered the unemployment Rate to 8.9%.

He found temporary jobs for 1.5 million people at the cost of $228,000.00 each. In just a couple months now there will be millions of students looking for work or College Educations which will be too costly to get for most.

President Obama pulled stunts like ask women to go back to school by applying for school grants. That doesn't employ women but keeps them off unemployment to give the effect of people getting jobs, but only creating more debt with grants for the taxpayers to owe.

The states are laying off teachers now like we don't need anyone to teach our children in opposition to Obama's State of the Union speech which was nothing more than words put together to sound patriotic.

All this is suppose to make it look like Obama is helping the economy so he can get re-elected. I guess he doesn't know his job hasn't even started good. He was nominated to be the president so he would be in place when the peace treaty is signed in the middle east. He is needed to get everyone to agree to sign it. So, he WILL be re-elected inspite of all his Unique Lies and stupid tricks to fool the Nations.

He is being credited with making the economy better. It isn't better and is going to get even worse with higher rates and costs on EVERYTHING!

While all these economical problems are going on for you to complain about and concentrate on, you are missing what he is doing in the background right under your noses.

Is the economy getting better?

If you consider higher cost for Gas, Food, Utilities, Transportation, Airlines, Taxes, Insurance and Health Care related items, Homes and Autos,as the economy getting better, then yes it must be.

These things are what the rich Bankers invested in just before the prices started going up, like I predicted months ago.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Mar 5, 2011, at 12:36 AM

There is just so much happening that it's hard to remember all of it sometimes.

In Obama's State of the Union Speech, President Obama also said he was going to protect our borders.

Which borders was he talking about?

14 or 15 people were shot to death in two different bars last week in Laredo, Texas, on the Rio Grande just across the Mexican Border. Sounds like a lack of border protection in those two shootings.

When is Obama going to protect our Border? After he is re-elected?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Mar 2, 2011, at 1:53 PM

Did you read my prediction where I said that the big snow storm would hurt the economy even more?

Well they said today with all the snow melting from the Snow Storm we had is making the Flooding worse in the Northern States, including Tenn.

I just wonder how much they will raise the price of food now because of it, on top of what they have already raised it(6% last time I heard).

Well with all the jobs Obama flooded into the U.S. with his $228,000 per job, the unemployment Rate should be lower than 9%.

But wait. I just heard that 2,000 Teaches have just lost their jobs next year in just one State.

I am sure other States will follow that example.

We should thank the Unions for that.

The irony of it is in President Obama's State of the Union Speech, (the speech I said he tried to make sound Patriotic) spoke of paying the teachers what they were worth. He didn't say anything about firing teachers and putting them on unemployment.

And last for today, The Idiots in Congress want to allow College Students to carry guns to school for protection.

I thought they went to Colleges to study and become our Country's Leaders in Science and Technology, not gunmen and outlaws.

Then I saw where the Colleges want a Bill or law passed that would allow male and female students to live and sleep in the same rooms together.

So now they want the females to live with male students if they want to. That will work for a week or two then they will move out and move in with the next male they desire and the next until one of her male room mates whip out his gun he has a permit for and blows away his girlfriend's new lover, maybe her too.

If that law doesn't have pregnant students written all over it, I don't know what does?

What a web we weave!

And to top it off... Obama will be re-elected!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Mar 2, 2011, at 1:43 PM

When I watch the National News I can almost see it all coming together.

All the European, Middle East Countries and some North Africa Countries are unhappy with their governments. They are all demanding a new Government.

Don't you think some one is going to offer all of them the same kind of Government?

Why create a different Government for each Country. Why not give them all a One World Government?

See how easy that was to get the world to agree on a One World Government?

Now on to Libya!

Libya is showing it's muscle so the United Nations, God bless the sorry a_ _es, have sat back and ordered Sanctions against Libya and letting the United States go in and get em.

Sanctions against Libya? That sounds so lame. All they are doing with Sanctions is harming the citizens. Qaddafi has oil to bargain with when the sanctions are set up.

And yes, I will have more on the economy when the US goes to War in Libya!

Let's face it. Congress has given the United States two more weeks worth of money to run its government and the first thing on the agenda is... it is planning a full scale Invasion into Libya.

Enough about Libya. I want to know why President Obama isn't stopping along side Somalia and going in and eliminating Piracy forever.

All it would take is an Order from the UN to bring forth all Pirates by Monday or the UN will clean up Somalia of their illegal activity. If the Somalian Government can't arrest these Pirates then we should.

Let me see now! Pirates? Open Seas and Beaches! Just how hard would it be to sit on the beaches and wait for them to come back to shore ??????????????

Is the whole world plain STUPID or is it just me and maybe Charlie Sheen?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Mar 2, 2011, at 1:04 PM

The Kings of the Earth have all decided to go together with Socialism. They have decided to make everyone equal to everyone else. No one left behind, awards for everyone. No one is greater than the other.

So much for the Unions that are fighting to keep your wages higher than mine. Unions will be a thing of the past.

How do you make a poor man rich? You can't. If you made him rich he would just lose the wealth because he doesn't know how to manage that kind of money. So......

Obamanation would have to make the Rich man a Poor man! That is easy enough to do.

It brings along a recession to take peoples homes and jobs away from them. It borrows money using us as co-signers for the Stimulus packages, then through the money away on Corporations that don't know how to handle their businesses let alone their money. They use the money to buy company Jets and vacations and raises and go in debt again months later, just to be bailed out again with our credit.

It created 1 million new temporary jobs at the cost of $228,000 per job.

With the U.S. population at 311,000,000 what is 1 million temporary jobs.

It doesn't really matter because it has increased the cost of everything. Now we have to pay more for anything we buy. But we have to wait until the governments get their hands out of our pockets before we can even reach in and pay for our purchases.

Not only is the product costing more but they have to add shipping costs (Gas and maintenance) onto the price so they can stay in business. Wow! we get a double whammy when we stimulate the economy by buying.

We will soon feel the effects of Socialism - (An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are controlled substantially by the government rather than by private enterprise, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity).

God help us all when the Government controls the production and distribution of goods. Government proved it can not even control its own budget.

That describes FEMA with Federal Jurisdiction in all the Major Metropolitans (of or pertaining to a large city, its surrounding suburbs, and other neighboring communities). Pretty much describes the whole United States population doesn't it?

It almost looks like a Man-made Disaster coming that would declare a "State of Emergency" in which FEMA could spring into Action to "HELP" the people with Relocation Centers where FEMA would take good care of the people who would come under FEMA's Federal Jurisdiction or "Martial Law".

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 11:58 AM

Cost of a barrel of Oil is now doubled to $200.

Cost of gas keeps going up along with the cost of Living.

Everyone saw what happened when the price of gas went up earlier. The cost of fuel is added to the cost or delivery of Food products and everything else.

The bottom of the Economy Barrel has fallen out.

You only have Obama and the World Bank with the Feds to blame.

The United Nations needs to raise it's dress up and see if it has any balls left. I heard a retired United Nations Weapons Inspector say they knew Gaddafi has 9+ Tons of liquid Mustard Gas, yet never done anything about it until now and my guess is they are expecting the Protesters to disarm him and his regime.

The United Nations has always proven to me to be an entirely useless organization.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Feb 28, 2011, at 7:27 PM

Here is a good show of the Economy getting Better.

Pres Obama borrowed money for his Stimulus Packages that would produce 1 million new jobs.

How did it work out?

Obama spent $228,000.00 to create each new job which are only temporary jobs. He spent more money than any president has on jobs, which are not even permanent jobs.

He could have done better by just handing the money over to the people to put back into the economy.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 11:17 AM

I see where Tennessee is getting into the World wide Protests soon. That ought to really help our economy don't you think?

Pres Obama and the experts claim the value of homes has dropped.

I am no expert but how does the value of a home drop when the cost of living has increased?

You can not build the same house today for the same price you could 5 years ago.

It isn't cheaper to build a house today. People may be asking for less money to sell so they have money to live on or to move where they can find a job or where they can save on heating and fuel costs.

It is just a planned scheme where the rich can buy for less to nothing to day and make a fortune on it when the economy levels out.

(This time the rich are going down. They will get stuck with their investments with no one to dump them on. They will have to keep paying the mortgages and taxes on them until they pass them down to their kids.)

The economy isn't going to get better. YOU WILL SEE IT GET WORSE IN THE COMING YEARS!

You don't hear anyone predicting the economy is getting any better, except Pres. Obama.

There is too much world wide CHAOS for the economy to get better.

Gas prices are going up, Food prices are going up, Utilities are going up, Energy companies will be passing their new raised tax on to the consumers, the price of clothes has even gone up and people are forced to buy special clothes for their school children and jobs, not to mention everyday clothes.

Farmers and growers aren't exempt either. They can't keep growing with living costs up. Some are selling out others are losing their farms and ranches because of the NAFTA Super Highway and soon to be High-Speed Rail Trains. The government has to get the land somewhere. It has to buy up the FARMS via Public Domain.

With the value of homes decreasing the rental properties are sure to come down. Yeah, right!

Businesses are not just laying off, but are shutting down as well. Unemployment is running out of money and the time is up on all the earlier unemployed who have received their benefits.

The good news!

SOCIALISM! SOCIAL JUSTICE!

That's right. No one is left behind. There are no leaders nor losers. Everyone is an equal.

How will the Feds accomplish this?

The only way that will work is... The Anti-Christ giving everyone the same amount of credit on their "Mark of the Beast" account in order for them to buy and sell in the world.

If you don't accept the Mark of the Beast so you can buy and sell, you are putting a clog in the wheels of progress.

The taxpayers won't be paying anyone else's fair share. You aren't able to buy or sell, you will be eliminated.

SOCIALISM! A Fair and Just and Equal SOCIALIST World of a Zombie Slave Society.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Feb 25, 2011, at 11:06 AM

Well, well, well.

Looks like Saudi Arabia has jumped on the "Protest" wagon, so now we can count on the Gas prices going real high SOON!

We are talking about oil prices going up, so everything will cost more, but we will feel it more at the Gas Pumps.

Don't see the economy getting any better just yet.

Now the protests are over here in America, so we will have to see what happens next.

The Democrats are hiding from WI and IN and not doing their job.

Why hasn't President Obama spoken out and ordered them back to their job or lose it.

WI and IN are just inches away from being declared in a "State of Emergency" because their State Legislature is no longer in control of passing bills and representing their people no their state.

A "State of Emergency" would place them under the control of "FEMA", which is a Federal Agency having Federal Jurisdiction.

That would mean WI and IN and any other state who follow them could lose their State Jurisdiction in matters normally of the State and be forced to come under Federal Jurisdiction or what you could then call "Martial Law".

Once FEMA takes control of one State it will flow over to another State and another State, and blah, blah, blah. FEMA won't be so easily shut down once it starts.

These States could also be considered Rouge States or Rebellious States and lose all voting power and seats in the Congress. It happened years ago when the Congress passed the 14th Amendment.

Do you see a plan to take over the people world wide yet? All these harmless events are giving those in power the ammunition they need to rule the world with the One World Order.

It all starts with destroying the Economy. It isn't getting any better. The only one who says the economy is getting better is Mr. Obama.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Feb 24, 2011, at 12:46 PM

Obama has put this country in such a mess that I doubt if anyone will want to run for president in 2012 and take the blame for the Obamanation.

Obama couldn't even balance the Governments budget. He is like a kid in a candy store wanting more and more of everything and not knowing what to do with it when he does get something.

Vote for him if you want to using your new Voter Photo ID cards, but I wouldn't.

Doesn't really matter thou because Obama will be re-elected just the same.

The New One World Order needs Obama to sit in on the 7 year Peace Talks.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Feb 23, 2011, at 2:20 PM

Now Let's go much, much deeper into the this economy getting better.

The Christian bible says there will be chaos in the world, kind of like it is now with all the countries protesting etc. THEN the Anti-Christ will show up with all the answers.

But how long before that happens in the future?

First we have to Look at the middle east countries. All of the Middle East Countries are wanting President Obama to get the 7 year Peace Treaty signed by Israel by September 2011.

This is why I predict that Obama will be re-elected. The Middle East Countries feel save with Obama in charge of this Treaty signing. Will they wait to see if Obama is re-elected before they push this treaty. I think so, because they will want Obama around to make sure everything goes as planned.

I personally think it will be at least next year or the year after before the 7 year Peace Treaty will be enacted. A lot of things have to be ironed out first.

If the Peace Treaty is between Israel and the Middle East Countries it won't include Russia, North and South America nor the European Union, United Nations nor Asia.

If the Peace Treaty is between the Untied Nations, it wouldn't include the poorer Middle East Countries that need the peace treaty.

Anyway, the Middle East wants peace and are pushing for this year.

Now here is the thing... The signing of the 7 year Peace Treaty is the beginning of the Tribulation period, the beginning of the unknown Anti-Christ who will rule for 3 1/2 year before admitting who he is.

This Anti-Christ will appear to do good things and help the economy get back on its feet.

Now... wait until you read this!

The signing of the 7 year Peace Treaty is also the beginning of the pre-tribulation period where most Christians believe they will be raptured up off the face of the earth. (1 Thess 4:13-18)

However, it won't be a secret Rapture because Christ is coming with the voice of the archangel, a loud command and the trumpet call of God. (1 Thess 4:16)

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

So everyone can forget about the people just disappearing and cloths left behind. Everyone will know what is happening.

Look at the bright side... all the Christians will be gone and they have left all their homes, food, cars, property, money and possessions for anyone to claim.

The Anti-Christ has straightened out the economy and stopped all wars and fed and clothed the hungry.

Looks like the economy just might recover nicely in a year or two at the cost of....?

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Feb 18, 2011, at 2:00 PM

Is the Economy Improving?

Let's L@@k Deeper.

President Obama gave what was suppose to be a very Patriotic State of the Union speech.

He praised our education system as being the best in the world and wants to give teachers the pay they are worth.

Obama wants our students to go to colleges and learn all the scientific and biological and technical training that is available so we can become a super nation again.

Then he came out with his laughing stock budget proposal.

He wants to tax big corporate energy facilities.

That tax would be passed on to the customers...us people.

Obama wants to Investing in education, with a goal of training more than 100,000 new science, technology, engineering and math teachers over the next decade

But he want to Cut Pell Grants - Congress on December 21, 2010, specifies that the maximum Pell Grant award amount shall not exceed $4,860. Average cost about $40,000 to go to college. That ought to keep a lot of students from finishing college.

Obama also thinks if he stops the Grants in the summer time that will save federal money but at the cost of many not getting the education needed.

Obama wants to cut $400 billion over the next decade by freezing "non-security" discretionary spending.

To achieve this, many federal programs with a direct impact on the states are facing significant cuts:

* Social Services Block Grant:

* Community Development Block Grant:

* Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program:

However, President Obama will use the money saved to finance top priority programs like Rebuilding the nation's infrastructure with a substantial infusion of federal funds into high-speed rail, nationwide wireless, the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank, and a $28.6 billion (68%) increase in highway planning and construction.

Just the total cost to meet our infrastructure needs is $2.2 trillion and that federal stimulus funding will cover only eight percent of the cost.

Obama is offering States $8 billion dollars to help with High-speed Rail projects.

White House Seeks $53 Billion For High-Speed Rail

San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes. LA to San Diego in 80 minutes.

In Florida - a high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa, would cost taxpayer $3 billion in matching funds. Less than 100 miles. Where is the logic in that?

How does that help taxpayers in other states. Obama is trying to destroy the States and the people.

President Obama's budget plan would include Promoting clean energy technology with the goal of one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.

He thinks changing the whole country's way of transportation in just 4 short years when the Government is out of money on March 4th and the economy is getting worse in spite of the Unique Lies Obama is telling us about the economy is getting better.

Now Obama has the unions in a uproar and laying off teachers and other employees or making them take cuts in pay.

How is that helping the economy or the unemployment rate.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Feb 18, 2011, at 1:11 PM

Is the Economy Improving?

Well let me see.

Nope!

The United States Federal Government will be broke again on March 4, and "MAY" have to shut down again..

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsroom/2...

Man! What did Obama do with all that money he got for stimulus packages to provide 1,000,000 new jobs at a loss of 3.6 million jobs.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Feb 17, 2011, at 6:05 PM

Doesn't look Too promising Rodney,

President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110208/ap_o...

Why is Obama even mentioning anything about not spending and reducing the WHAT?

Obama always does exactly what he says he won't do and doesn't do what he promises to do!

Yet He will get re-elected in 2012!

Let's l@@k at this closer. A six (6) year spending plan. That will lead into the year 2018. It has been published that the Government is starting the Micro Chip Implanting by the year 2017, just one year after Obama should be finishing his second term.

I believe Presidential Terms will be done away with by then, so Obama will continue to rule when the North American Union is scheduled to change over in 2022.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 4:05 PM

I heard today that this next snow storm will put a longer hurting on the economy.

It doesn't really matter because the U.S. Gov. will only tell us that the economy is doing better and the cost of living has come down.

Congress said they want to stop spending and cut the budget, decrease the agencies, cut taxes and lower the deficit.

Congress can't stop spending money. Congress can cut the budget but has to creates another agency to do it. Congress decreases the agency buy creating commissions to examine and report on which ones they can drop. Congress didn't cut taxes, they only extended the lower taxes for corporations. Congress has been trying to lower the deficit for the past 60-70 years and have only increased it.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 11:24 AM

The Stock Market should keep climbing until things level out and prices drop or interest rate is raised.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Feb 3, 2011, at 4:24 PM

Food prices going up from 3% to over 6%. Airline tickets are going up. They are adding the cost of jet fuel onto the ticket prices, because oil and gas has gone up. It's winter so heating fuel has gone up.

Keep watching!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Feb 3, 2011, at 4:22 PM

Luckily the meteorologists didn't predict the weather correctly, as usual. Some places in the west and even in the north only got 3 to 9 inches of snow.

Of course there will still be a big price to pay before it is all over.

We have another couple storms coming to add to the problems. And we still have all the melting to come yet. Keep you fingers crossed.

Before I forget it, TVA is not only going to raise our winter and summer rates, but also going to charge DREMC and over electric providers with a higher rate during peak hours of the day, which will of course, be added to our electric bill.

That is unfair! Suppose everyone didn't cook super until 9:00 pm instead of 5 or 6pm. The usage would probably be even worse because everyone waits until 9. TVA would have to change its peak hours to later.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Feb 2, 2011, at 3:20 PM

And Now, as if things aren't bad enough, we have a very server weather storm that is going to affect our economy in a very vigorous way.

Althou we may not get much in the way of a winter storm, we are going to feel the effects of this storm economically.

I would watch the stock market closely in the next few days.

This is suppose to be the worse storm EVER in the north. When the north shuts down it always affects the southern states, just a little later. Food prices will go up, actually everything will go up in cost because of supply and demand.

Airports will be closed and passengers stranded for days maybe weeks.

Shippers in the north will be shut down for a few days causing a shortage of supplies around the country, so not just higher prices, but fewer products, produce, gas, oil, even communications and air waves will be disrupted.

This storm will cause hundreds of deaths around the country, not just in the north east. Numerously more people will become unemployed by this horrific storm.

It all depends on how reliable our weather forecasters are! They are calling this the worse storm, not in decades nor centuries, but worse storm ever recorded in the north east.

If I remember right, I read where there was a worse storm in the north east before. It happened when a meteor struck the earth 10 million years ago, LOL!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Feb 1, 2011, at 2:37 PM

One of the patriotic things he said was they are building roads and bridges in the mid western states and they were being funded by foreign companies.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is overseeing the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) as the first leg of the NAFTA Super Highway.

Cintra Concessions de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. of Spain, for one is funding money for the Texas Corridor, a huge NAFTA 10 lane super highway, four football fields wide through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn..

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?i...

As a consequence, the TTC will be privately operated, leased to the Cintra consortium to be operated as a toll-road.

The United States will get its share in Taxes, because the foreign countries don't get tax breaks when they purchase U.S. Roads, Bridges Buildings, Utilities, etc..

That has to be very Patriot selling United States property to foreigners. (A condition of Bankruptcy)

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Jan 31, 2011, at 3:14 PM

Obamanation doesn't want to spend any more money on stimulus packages that are putting our government in debt, but intends to help the Big Corporations because that will help job growth. Where was he when he bailed out big Finance and Corporations before? Where are all the jobs he promised last year?

He said he was going to help the unemployment rate by creating jobs on roads and bridges again at the cost of foreign countries! (Foreigners will own the roads and Bridges and charge the states to use them.)(http://gothinkblog.com/gblog/?p=336) Didn't he say that would work last year? Where are the roads and bridges that were repaired and why has the unemployment rate gone up instead of down?

Believe it or not (if you listened to his speech), that was his way of informing us of the work being done on the Super Highway in the middle States going from Mexico to Canada that will be transporting products and items to make products much faster. Does it help the people or Corporations? Well, Corporations, of course! People won't be allowed on the super highway. It is for Corporations, Military and limited people who will be paying Toll costs.

Obama also stated he was for protecting our borders from intruders so he can keep the jobs here for Americans the way it is suppose to be.

Obamanation is getting scared, it also wants the American people to go to college and learn scientific and technological degrees so our country will be a super power again instead of China. Where is the money going to come from if he doesn't get it from Congress?

Doesn't the Tennessee Lottery provide for scholarships in Tennessee? Nothing to help the schools get them ready for college, but helps with scholarships.

Kids today want to do drugs and bring guns to school so they can get thrown out of school and put in jail, They want to drive drunk and without drivers licenses so they can be kicked out of school instead of graduating.

Obamanation wants to forget about that Socialism slogan "No child left behind" and push the smarter ones into helping our country take back its Superiority it is losing to China.

That's okay too, because these uneducated students don't need to be in high up positions running the country or telling us what's good for our bodies or operating on us for a piece of the Obamacare insurance claims.

It is getting so bad now that only the Anti-Christ will be able to fix it all, so the bible says!

Just kidding! Obama has to be re-elected in 2012, and the Bio Chip implantment starts in 2017 (so you see, the world doesn't End on Dec 21, 2012) and before the Anti-Christ appears I predict all National Amusement Parks Like Disney World, Disney Land, Las Vegas and all Gambling Casinos, and Tourist attractions (where fun and laughter is a part of life around the world) are shut down for one reason or another.

When you see them start closing their doors (bankruptcy, not enough tourists to stay open, IRS Seizures, Fraud or Law Suits) you will know the Anti-Christ is about to show himself and save the world from the Bankers.

Let's watch now and see if President Obama does any of these things he has promised to the people.

He will prove that everything he said is just for your comfort but not the way it will happen.

President Obama will do what he is told to do and the first thing is to allow Congress to spend Billions in February. That has already been promised to Congress.

Watch them as they "Get er Done"!

His speech sounded very Patriotic, however unless he does what he promised this time around, it isn't patriotic at all, but more unique Lies.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 3:04 PM

Yes the economy is improving for the governments and corporations.

Bell Buckle Town Hall couldn't come out and read my water meter this month because of bad weather, however they didn't mind tacking on a late fee because we were snowed in and were late with the payment. It didn't seem to hurt Town Hall, in fact they made a couple extra dollars off of us because the economy has been so good to them in these trying times.

If the town would stay open 8 hours a day people could pay their bills and do other business with them.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 10:27 AM

I would apologize Mr. Carney, if I was wrong. My wife bought the paper at our local store and was charged $1.00 for the paper for the past week. She commented about it, but the store wasn't aware it was only 75-cents, and stated that was the new price of the paper.

When I do buy a paper, I miss a lot of content, because I can't read it without reading glasses and a magnifying glass to read the ads and classifieds and legals. Of course the legal NOTICES may not be a problem soon if the newspapers don't demand their rights to Freedom of the Press.

The News Tribune (where I worked) had two Mastheads that we used. one was weekday and the other was the Sunday Masthead. We would change just one line... changing the vol #, issue #, Day, Date and Price and that line was proof read just like the other stories and articles before the paper went to press.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 8:25 PM
John I. Carney
No one asked anyone to apologize; I simply assumed you'd seen the misprint on that day's paper, which was a mistake on our part.

The weekday paper is still 75 cents; the Sunday paper is still $1. Neither price has changed recently.

If anyone is trying to charge you $1 for the weekday paper, it's the store, not the newspaper. The Times-Gazette has not changed its cover price. Our vending machines and our front office still charge only 75 cents for the weekday paper.

Yes, the economy is improving when

TIMES GAZETTE

can raise the price of their newspaper up to $1.00 and make it smaller in size ... page size, font size, advertisement size and news size and ONLY has to publish it 5 times a week.

Just like everything else in the economy... Higher in price and smaller in Quality and Quantity.

I don't subscribe, because why pay when I can read it on line? I can enlarge the type also when I am on line.

When I worked in the composing room of a newspaper in FL. we published a newspaper 6 days a week. No Saturday paper. Saturday we put out Sunday's big edition and half of Monday's edition. Come Monday morning all we had to do was add the latest news, mostly AP wire stuff.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Jan 25, 2011, at 3:57 PM
John Carney
Our weekday price is still 75 cents. The $1 Sunday price was printed on our front page Tuesday by mistake. The UPC code was correct, so anyone who bought the paper from a store (or, of course, from a vending machine) should have been charged the normal 75-cent price, assuming they scanned the newspaper instead of punching the price in by hand.

Also, I need to point out that you miss a lot of content if you're only reading the web site.

The economy should pick up soon. Congress is wanting to block a ceiling on spending so they can keep on borrowing money to buy this and that, keep Medicare and Soc. Sec. and food stamps.

This will only raise the deficit and decrease the value of the federal reserve notes, but it will give Congress a chance to gamble longer at the tables with your tax money... improving the economy and growth in all the States. Yeah, right!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Jan 24, 2011, at 3:55 PM

Dianatn,

Humm, Sounds like they are lying to someone!

Read the DREMC magazine that came out last month. TVA said they were raising the rates in the Winter and Summer starting in April of this year.

Your $1.50 per month cut must be ending in the Summer of this year when rates go up.

April and May is the new Spring months to TVA and will be lower than the 4 Winter months and 4 Summer months rate, so it will appear to look like a decrease in the cost just before they "Shock It to Us". 4 months of supply and demand prices and 2 months of normal rates??? Then another 4 months of supply and demand prices and 2 months of normal rates again, over and over again.

4 months in Winter and 4 months in summer and only 2 months with $1.50 cut in Fall and 2 months $1.50 cut in Spring.

We won't even feel that $1.50 cut for those 4 months. And if we do, it will be taken back during the winter and summer months which are twice as long as the spring and fall months.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Wed, Jan 19, 2011, at 5:52 PM

But but but... Unique TVA says they are giving us a cut in electric bills. It is going to average 1.50 a month per household. Gesh I am not sure what i am gonna do with all that extra money :)

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 9:04 PM

My New Electric Bill went over $500 this past month. I can tell you for sure the economy is NOT getting better for the people, but it IS improving for the corporations though

I have always had large electric bills, but never $500 and over. I believe DREMC estimates the last couple months meter reading lower than they really are so when the summer or winter rates kick in, they can add these extra kilowatts they didn't charge us for when the higher rates go into effect, making them thousands of dollars.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 4:52 PM

It is kinda like the music in Jaws. We can hear DA-da dada and know its coming but we don't see the shark yet. But he is there people. He is there. And the Prez may get re-elected, but he sure as (bleep) won't get my vote. I think hopey changey has done enuff damage.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 1:08 AM

Thom,

I have wondered those same points myself. Even when the economy was at its worst, every restaurant was full every night. Or the parking lots looked that way at least. I also wondered if the gas prices were not one of the biggest issues to cause the economy to drop. Kind of like a perfect storm of economic crap. It seemed like before the media let us know the economy was bad, the only thing I heard was gas prices, gas prices, gas prices. I also wondered if people started hanging on to their extra money because all we heard from the media was how bad the economy was, which added to the further decline of the economy. BTW, I am definitely not an economist, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express, lol.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Sun, Jan 16, 2011, at 10:11 PM

People who are unemployed and coming up on the end of their unemployment checks are still unemployed and this will double the economy crisis because now they won't be getting a check to buy food or pay their rent.

You will ALWAYS see people eating out when the economy is bad. People have to eat and believe it or not, sometimes it cheaper to eat out. Especially at a smorgage board or "all you can eat" dinners.

We started going into this recession when Congress started spending money on useless Stimulus packages that accomplished nothing but deflating our Federal Reserve Notes.

Look at Shelbyville's no trash pickup solution. Let the people get rid of their own trash. I personally don't think the convenient centers will be able to handle the volume of trash that will be coming in. What will the City do then?

If they shut down the centers it will just be worse. Another BAD City Planning Committee decision to deal with. Tell me that is going to help the economy in Bedford County? The City can do it, they just want to steal more Federal Reserve Notes from its residents. There goes your budget because the government can't stay on theirs.

I still think the cost of living has gone up a tad bit since a year ago. I also think the City council will agree with that!

I wonder if all the customers will get their trash service money refunded when the City pulls the service? I bet it is a keep paying and lose your service deal of the new year.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jan 16, 2011, at 8:35 PM

I kind of have a different take on the economy than most. Every time we have gone to (or past) a restaurant in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Nashville, Columbia, or Shelbyville, we have both noticed that the parking lots seem to be quite full. So, to me, this could be because of either of two things.

1) People aren't really as affected by the "recession" as the media would like us to believe.

or

2) People are getting themselves further into debt by going to these restaurants and using credit cards.

Am I the only one that thinks that we started sliding into this recessive economic state back when gas prices went up so high? Well, with oil prices going up again, and now they're saying food prices are going up as well, we shouldn't expect things overall to get better anytime soon.

-- Posted by Thom on Sun, Jan 16, 2011, at 12:49 PM

Want to know what the economy is doing? Just watch the churches. The churches are closing their doors one by one.

All that government Financial Aid it gave to the churches has come back and bit them on the ass. Just what I predicted would happen last year.

Silver has gone up in value like I predicted it would. Everything is still going up in costs, but not your paycheck nor Soc. Sec..

Anyone with money can become a millionaire over night if they bought up homes pennies on the dollar and could survive the depression. It's a rich mans market and that is just what the rich Bankers are doing. Making a fast fortune. When they get bored with their new money making scheme they will easy the economy.

They have to bring the middle class down to the ghettos first. Easier to control them.

The Fed has purposely informed the people that the economy is on the up swing so people will go out and borrow again.

Anyone can see the economy isn't any better nor will it be until our money will pay the bills.

The government doesn't bail anyone out. It puts them further in debt. Not only has the government put us further in debt with its bailouts, but also the companies it bailed out.

In spite of it all, I still say President Obama will get re-elected in the next election with or without your votes.

And I predict that he will be the last United States President.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sun, Jan 16, 2011, at 10:46 AM

THe only reason it is improving is because of Obama's low ratings. The economy will get worse in 2011 as the housing market continues to collapse and companies cut back. Home values were hugely inflated along with incomes and benefits. The low value of the dollar will compound this problem for some time to come.

-- Posted by Chef Boy R.D. on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 6:38 PM

Foresclosures are high because of government intervention in the form of the communtiy re-investment act which extended loans to people who could not afford them by bypassing time proven reuirements such as minimum down payments and debt to income ratios. These banking institutions got into trouble, Bush saw it, and told congress to correct the problem in 2006. They did nothing and the house of cards collapsed. This is just the market self correcting back to reality.

The economy may be recovering slightly since most companies made drastic cuts that probably went beyond what was needed and now are needing to recover some of their lost productivity to meet demand.

Gas prices are indeed growing and I expect the dollar will return to it's weakening progression. Inflation is on the increase on most products which is to be expected when the Fed. prints more money to buy up the huge government debt.

Home values may be falling as much as in the great depression but the difference is that home values now are artificially inflated and during the depression they were not. Ask anyone who lived during the depression (although most of them were children then), what we have seen in the last few years doesn't even compare to depression days regardless of what the government and media tell you.

The market is driven by how people feel, so yes I would say the government is trying to make people feel better about the economy. After all, we just had a turnover in the election so why wouldn't the incoming congress want us to feel better about it?

If the government would stop plundering the people we would all be better off. Ask yourself this ; Does the government do by law what would be a crime for you to do as an individual? If the answer is yes, then it is an unjust law. Injustice eventually is corrected albeit quite painfully at times.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 2:37 PM

The government is showing a false hope to everyone, claiming that the economy is better and that the unemployment is down.

First of all, they are ONLY counting those who are filing new claims for unemployment benefits. They don't count anyone who is not filing or those who cannot file.

Foreclosures are still happening, people are still struggling, and there are still too many people unemployed.

So, I agree. I don't see where the economy is getting better.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 2:23 PM

The powers that be - in Washington - and whatever entity they represent, can juggle and manipulate figures to make us believe whatever they wish. Fuel, food, utilities, things we need for day to day living are still increasing. I, personally, cannot see how the economy has gotten better.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 1:57 PM

I do not disagree with your comments, but what are the solutions? People, especially in Tennessee have bought into the idea that government is the problem to all these ills, and that unobstructed free markets will provide the path to the golden land. The Obama administration has been hamstrung by these beliefs, and cannot deliver more robust solutions, which would require more federal government involvement, as was experienced during the Great Depression. This robust involvement could be a greater regulation of the financial markets which caused most of this problem in the first place. It is not Freddie and Fannie alone, because the Europeans experieced a housing bubble like ours.

-- Posted by Grit on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 1:28 PM


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Rodney Simmons is a life long resident of Bedford County. He grew up in the Halls Mill area and graduated from Community High School. Rodney's career has primarily been in the construction industry and he holds a degree in Construction Management. Some of his hobbies include fishing, reading and writing. He presently lives in Shelbyville with his wife and two teenage children.
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