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The economy is going great! If you don't believe me, look at the GDP! Growing at a yearly rate of 4.9% in the third quarter, adjusted up from the early 3.9% report.
I personally don't see that much of it, maybe because I'm a dirty liberal who doesn't want to believe in the terrific power of massive tax cuts for the rich and drips and drops for regular folk. I do notice more and more people of all ages on creepy ass blue tooth phones, which could be a sign of an improving economy. Or a sign of the apocalypse. Whatever.
(Side note: California is making it illegal to speak on cell phones while driving as of Jan. 1, unless it's a hands free set. More creepy ass blue tooth phones. I think it's the apocalypse. Your mileage may vary.)
You might feel a little bit like this picture, but that's only if you buy stuff that is made overseas. But we all buy American, don't we? Buying stuff made in China? Haw, haw, haw! Why would we do that? They're commies, for chrissakes!
Here's what's happened to the dollar vis-a-vis the currencies shown on the kitco.com website. Every one of the twelve is up against the dollar over the past year. Here are the percentage increases.
Brazilian Reals 26.4%
Canadian $ 17.0%
Indian Rupee 14.3%
Aussie $ 13.2%
Russian Ruble 7.6%
Swiss Franc 6.3%
Chinese Yuan 6.2%
S. African Rand 5.9%
British Pound 4.1%
Japanese Yen 4.1%
Mexican Peso 1.0%
But things are going great! Yay, the economy!
Now playing: The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money
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