Monday, December 30, 2013
2-in-3 call it a 'bad year,' 4-in-10 a disaster for their family.
Overshadowed by the bungled debut of Obamacare and congressional gridlock, most Americans in a new poll dubbed 2013 a bad year that will be quickly forgotten. For more than four-in-10, the perils of 2013 hit home hard.
“Put simply, most Americans are happy to see 2013 go,” said the latest Economist/YouGov Poll.— 54 percent called 2013 a “bad year” for the world. Another 15 percent called it a “very bad year,” with just 3 percent calling it a “very good year” and 29 percent a “good year.”
We're surprised by these results, but we should not be. Millions are unemployed, more millions are underemployed. Graduates can't find jobs. Obamacare turned out to be a bigger disaster than even we imagined. The Middle East is in flames; it's gotten so bad that thanks to Obama's bungling (or deliberate sabotage) the Israelis and Saudis are actually on the same side on the issue of Iran and the bomb. Deficit control is not even on Obama's agenda, neither is jobs, the economy or repairing our foreign relations. Scandal after scandal surfaced once the re-election of the Worst President Ever was safely behind the State Run Media.
The only thing that's going right are corporate profits, and it was a great year for the stock market which is why for us, (we manage money) it was a good year. We do not expect a repeat in 2014, which may give some hope to the two-thirds who had a bad year.
Happy New Year!