Tuesday, June 02, 2009

According to , President Obama has the approval of 33% of Americans so far as his job performance is concerned.24% of those survayed strongly dissapprove of the President performance at this point in time.

Thirty-one percent (31%) say the President’s economic stimulus package has helped the economy while 27% believe it has hurt. Fifty-two percent (52%) are now worried that the government will do too much while responding to the economic crunch.

Overall, 58% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance so far. Forty-one percent (41%) disapprove. For more Presidential barometers, see Obama By the Numbers and recent demographic highlights.

How long will the honeymoon last? Obama will stay in good standing with Ameas long as the economy doesn't sink to much farther into a hole. If things work out according to plan, Obama will manage to stay in our good graces.

Monday, June 01, 2009

State of the Economy

What a dreary day in the united States! To start the day off, an American icon ( General motors ) went and filed for bankruptcy. This puts many workers on the unemployment line and it will not help our economy in any short order. Not soon after GM filed, the NYSE delisted the firm. If you still happen to own stock in GM, I do, then it's possible that we may never get our money back out of the company. My bet is that in the longer term, I'll recoup my investment with a very decent return. Can't do any worse than i've been doing with Microsoft.Time will tell, I guess.
I'm wondering if I can now buy a GM vehicle at one of those major dealer discounts that I've been hearing about? Not happening in Tampa,Florida, yet.