Monday, January 18, 2016

Democrats, Republicans and the Health of the Economy

When I speak of health, I refer to unemployment and spending by consumers. Both parties tout how strong the economy is doing and the United States is workforce back on track. Stronger than ever. Lowest unemployment record in years.

Have these economists or experts visited a Salvation Army, Goodwill or other thrift store lately? Thrift stores are packed. On weekends, the wait to check-out is a half-hour or more. One of the nations' largest Salvation Army locations is in southeast Michigan. In fact, the metro Detroit area boasts a bevy of resale shops.

And this is happening when Walmart, Macy's, Sears and Kmart are closing retail locations.

Unemployed workers have fallen off the official records. They still need jobs. They still struggle. More and more houses are becoming rentals. Food banks and food pantry's are limiting the amount of food available.

If numbers don't lie, ask the people looking for work this question - "How healthy is the economy?"

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