In my opinion one of the greatest issues we face in America at this time is fixing our broken economy. I know there are those who would disagree, but as a small business owner, trying to stay afloat, this is the worst I have seen in years… and they say it could get worse before it gets better. Folks are struggling across the country, making tough choices on whether to fill the tank or buy necessities. The tank sometimes comes first and leaves little for the necessities:
Today, crude oil prices “spiked above $102 a barrel for the first time.” Thankfully they “retreated after the government reported the nation is greased with more oil and gasoline than expected.” Loosen up with OIL, will you BushCo. You are making Americans suffer!
Reuters reported today that in January, “new orders for long-lasting U.S.-made manufactured goods fell by 5.3 percent.” A Commerce Department report showed it was the “biggest drop in five months” and the drop was “more than analysts expected.”
My clients and my vendors all tell me times are tough. Small business owners always take the first hits and many small business owners I know have long suffered under the Bush Administration. We need a president who really understands what’s a stake with our economy and has the experience to fix it.