I can’t be the only one who has watched even five minutes of the national news lately and felt like the world must be going to hell in a handbasket. The stories come at you one after the other as if the news producers have been chain smoking depressants.
- Manufacturing is at a 26 year low
- Consumer confidence is lower than it has ever been
- Unemployment rate highest in seven years
- Retail sales continuing to fall
- Huge corporate lay-offs
It’s just plain scary to walk by the television, especially between 6-8pm. So I don’t. I can filter what comes in through my internet news, but the television news is an unstoppable train of suicide-inducing blather.
Uber was watching the first five minutes of our local news at lunch with me yesterday and asked why they always focus on the bad news. I didn’t have an answer for him. Why do they always focus on the bad news???
There has to be SOME positive economic news somewhere. I was able to drive to a city that is about 30 miles away this week. It was the first time I’ve been able to make that drive in months. But lower gasoline prices allowed me to make the excursion, and even spend a few dollars in that city. The fact that I could drive there was good for their local economy. That’s good news!!
I swear, I WILL stop watching the news altogether if the producers of these shows can’t find something hopeful to talk about soon. Yes consumer confidence is at an all-time low. You wanna know why???
BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS INTENT ON TELLING US WE SHOULD BUILD OUR BOMB SHELTERS BIGGER AND DEEPER!!!
I am fully aware of how bad things are. I know people personally who are in dire straits. The homeless shelter where my hubby is the director is busier and fuller than ever. I know all this.
Now tell me the GOOD news…..PLEASE…
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