Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Sorry, Obama haters, signs the economy is picking up
Yes, anyone and everyone who doesn't want this president to succeed (that would be you, Senator Mitch McConnell, among many others, mostly from his own political party and/or the Right Wing of the nation), there are excellent, strong signs the economy is improving. Here are but a few:
--Housing around the country is showing some signs of rebounding. Phoenix and Tuscon, Arizona, for instance--two markets badly hit by the downturn from 2008 on--show increases in places of a 20% range in increased sales. (See all links below).
--Chrysler announced it's experiencing its best sales in 4 years;
--Further, Chrysler announced rather big news that they're not even going to have their usual two week Summer shutdown this year, sales are that good for them;
--In a much "bigger picture" indication and trend for the country and our economy, manufacturing activity is also said to be up significantly;
Is it enough? No. Are we where we want and need to be? Again, no. But it's an improvement. It's a lot of improvements.
In the meantime, the president did a very cool thing yesterday and mixed some international business with pumping up the troops a bit by flying into Afghanistan. He also thanked them for their service and sacrifices and hard work.
The haters will always hate, I suppose, even at the risk of either bringing or keeping their own nation from succeeding.
Links: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/01/151709227/some-housing-markets-rebound-but-bargains-scarce; http://www.npr.org/2012/05/01/151753728/chrysler-sees-best-april-sales-in-four-years; http://www.npr.org/2012/05/01/151761864/manufacturing-activity-hiring-pace-picks-up; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/world/asia/obama-lands-in-kabul-on-unannounced-visit.html