dpd1 - 10:18 am on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
It will get better. It always does. The bad has to be equal with the good, and we had a lot of good for way too long. Things were waaayyy overvalued, and everybody was waaayy overextended. When you've got construction biz guys buying old Chevys at Barrett's for 2 million and stuff, that's when you know things have gone too far. The party is over. It's going to take a while for things to reset. But I wouldn't say it's the doomsday that some people seem to think. Frankly, I believe the return to normalcy was well on it's way a few months back, but the media and government decided to keep force feeding everybody the negativity they love so much, with the nightly doom and gloom reports, and continued freebies being pumped out. I had friends who were all ready to go back to work. Then the extensions kicked in, and they decided "they'll wait and see what happens". Which is a BS way of saying... 'I'm going to sit on my butt another 6 months'. Then the unemployment took another nose dive. Coincidence? I don't think so. As long as people have an excuse to say things are bad, they will be. Most people still have jobs and still make the money they always made. If they aren't actually taking advantage of all the incredible deals out there right now, that's just irrational fear, perpetuated by the media and backed up by a government that wants to treat us like invalids. Any speech I've seen made in the last 6 months starts out with something like "I know things are bad now". What the hell kind of motivation is that?