The optimistic 4%
Apparently 81% of respondents to a recent NYT/CBS survey feel "things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track" for this country – up from 69% last year and 35% in 2003. Only 4% said the country is better off than five years ago (what the hell are these nimrods smoking?).
According to The Times, only 21 percent of respondents said the overall economy was in good condition, the lowest number since late 1992, when the recession that began in the summer of 1990 had already been over for more than a year.
Of course, Poppy Bush was in charge then. It’s worth remembering what Bush jr spent Friday March 14th doing:
Following his speech, he went to a ritzy Upper West Side apartment building overlooking Central Park to raise money for the national Republican Party. The private event pulled in $1.4 million from about 70 attendees.
That’s roughly $20,000 a head. I guess we found our 4%.