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Dreadfully Pleasant Weather in April Keeps Consumers from Spending

by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:

I’m guessing you’ve heard a spokesmodel “journalist” or Wall Street Ivy League economist hack, on the corporate mainstream media, bloviate about the dreadful weather keeping consumers from spending over the last six months. They assured the technology sedated masses that they would resume their debt financed orgy of consumerism as soon as the warm winds of Spring arrived.

Well, Spring arrived right on time in April. Temperatures rose, the sun came out, and consumers spent even less. Oops!!!!

Frantic calls are being made to Madison Avenue public relations maggots for a new spin on data proving we are in recession. Maybe it was too sunny and warm in April. Consumers just wanted to sunbath in their backyards because 92 million of them aren’t in the labor force anymore.

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1 comment to Dreadfully Pleasant Weather in April Keeps Consumers from Spending

  • Ed_B

    Blaming the weather for ALL of our economic woes is what a real sissy would do, rather than face the truth of it. Sure, the weather has some effect on people wanting to go out and shop or visit a restaurant but it is incremental and not some giant bank vault door that slams shut and allows no commerce.

    This baloney has been put to the lie via the April results. So. Now they can’t blame the weather about everything without looking like idiots. Who knows? Perhaps they will figure out that the US economy blows chunks and isn’t improving significantly… despite what the talking heads say on the TeeVee.

    The REAL problem with the US economy, as I see it, is that NO sustainable economy can operate with 70% of its business resulting from consumption. That’s just too damned high. We need to MAKE MORE THINGS and consume fewer of them. The rest gets exported. Maybe those economics reporters should look into whether or not ANY country has been able to have an economy that is more than 2/3 fueled by consumption. Somehow, I doubt that this has ever occurred, yet we are trying to do that here. Supposedly, this kind of unsustainability is called “the good old days” and people are eager to get back to it. Pity that.

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