HUGE disconnect-- DC sees rosy economy, voters see pain and trouble
One of the key findings of the Alliance for American Manufacturing's (AAM) recent national poll was how clearly voters see a deteriorating economy in the U.S. Specifically, more voters rated their personal economic situation as "negative" in 2011 than 2010.
Contrast that with the startling findings of a new Gallup economic confidence poll. As Joan McCarter reports at Daily Kos, the Washington, DC area was the one area in the country with a positive view of the economy.
As McCarter observes, DC is home to a "Beltway Bubble." All the lobbyists and special interest groups are doing great business right now. They're not feeling the pain...
Never has the economic divide been more startling.
Related recent Blogs
- The Big Three set the stage for a manufacturing renaissance • by TGarland • 12/10/2013
- December 10, 2013: Welcome back, GM • by mmcmullan • 12/10/2013
- Pharmaceutical companies' interests are covered in the TPP -- as for everyone else? Ehh ... • by mmcmullan • 12/09/2013
- A swing and a miss for Biden in Asia • by TGarland • 12/09/2013
- December 9, 2013: China reports biggest trade surplus in five years • by TGarland • 12/09/2013
- Kickstarting a manufacturing renaissance • by TGarland • 12/06/2013
- December 6, 2013: The #AAMeter, it moves (in the right direction)! • by mmcmullan • 12/06/2013
- U.S. Manufacturing Gains 27,000 Jobs in November: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement. • by scapozzola • 12/06/2013
- Indiana manufacturing program expands • by TGarland • 12/05/2013
- Scott Paul: Keep skilled jobs for skilled workers in Washington • by mmcmullan • 12/05/2013