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“Americans Optimism Is Dying” & Economic Chart proof


Photo courtesy: Liberty Crier

– “Americans Optimism Is Dying”
“It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.

And now it is gone.

It has been slipping for some time, really, but a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll this month put an exclamation point on Americans lost optimism.

When asked if life for our childrens generation will be better than it has been for us, fully 76 percent said they do not have such confidence. Only 21 percent did. That was the worst ever recorded in the poll; in 2001, 49 percent were confident and 43 percent not.

When you look closer, things seem even worse, if thats possible,” quoting Liberty Crier.
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– “Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook”
“The Tough Road Ahead for Wal-Mart”
“The world’s largest retail store cut its profit outlook as its customers continue to spend cautiously,” by Anne D’Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer.
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Editor’s note: Yelm’s retail sales, which rely on Wal-Mart, have been flat or eked out negligible gains recently.

– “How Did the Suburbs Become the Zip Code From Hell?”
“For most of the 20th Century, suburbia was the great imaginative engine driving the American Dream. A home in the ‘burbs was the place you could sit back in safety and security and watch the great capitalist parade roll by.”

“Somehow, while everybody was grilling hotdogs, the demons slipped in. Then they kicked back and made themselves at home.”
By Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet.
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Editor’s note: The leaders here for the last decade-plus have crafted Yelm as a suburb and bedroom community of the Olympia, Tacoma, JBLM Metroplex. This story is so pertinent here.

– “The Scary Economic Trend Making Americans More Job-Insecure Than Ever”
“Under-the-table, off-the-books has become the work for many”
By Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet.
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– “Fake Economic Recovery Exposed With One Chart Mike Maloney”
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