Skip to comments.(Gallup:) Upper-Income Americans' Economic Confidence Shaken (First time since 2008)
Posted on 09/13/2011 5:54:13 AM PDT by markomalley
Upper-income Americans' economic confidence was badly shaken in August, with 80% saying the economy is "getting worse," up from 66% in July. This is the first month since the financial crisis of late 2008 and early 2009 that upper-income Americans are more pessimistic about the future direction of the U.S. economy than other Americans.
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Kind of a "you-can-fool-some-of-the-people..." thingie. Obozo's stupidity is catching up to him...
They finally realized Obummer is coming after their $250,000 + incomes.
I can’t imagine how anyone with any significant investments or savings is optimistic?
First your retirement and savings accounts get whacked in Sep-Oct 2008
You try to nurse it back in a totally irrational illogical roller coaster stock market and now... whacked again, as Jug Ears stands in the Rose Garden and brays about tax increases and the GOP RINO establishment talks about being cordial and cooperative
And then, there is real estate...
As a sideshow Europe sinks faster into the rot of its post Cold War decadence
the Middle East turns into one big jihadist camp with our troops in the middle of it not allowed to shoot at anyone and make them mad
Russia smirks at obama
and China goes on a world shopping spree for vassal states
yeah...I feel real optimistc
If you turn to page 2, ‘upper income’ is defined as over $90K. This would be the top 20% of households.
LOL! That’s for sure!
translation: if this class-warfare crap actually pays off for Barry they’ll be coming for me like armed robbers with badges.
Our saving grace was our two biggest nest eggs. One got slammed in 2008, cut to almost half of what it was. The other, thankfully, is still plugging along.
Together, my husband and I make just under $100K. After taxes, raising 3 kids(who are outgrowing clothes every six months and shoes every 3), addressing all the deferred maintenance on our house that we didn't have the money for, car repairs, and husband out on disability this year, we still have nothing in the bank. Years of "putting off till next year" caught up with us - HVAC, water heater, washer/dryer, fence, roof, all went. $20K out this year alone.
If anyone thinks we are living large over here, they have not walked in our shoes. It took us years to get out from under the debt. We cut ever corner possible; haircuts at home, shopping at thrift stores, building our own furniture, baking at home, no vacations, very few family outings, no "toys."
We will need another year or two, at least, to get back to real saving again. Am I optomistic we are going to make it? No. Will we survive? Yes, we always find a way.
Rich? Give me a break!
They also know the Bush-Obama tax rates are expiring in 2013 and Obama's committed to seeing them expire so they "pay their fair share."
They also know ObamaCare has tax hikes in it.
If they have a working brain cell, their confidence should be shaken!
The only thing Pew is claiming is that you are in the top 20% of households by income. Nobody said you were rich.
Sorry, didn't mean to direct my frustration at your, my friend. Was venting at the MSM and our corrupt FedGov.