Friday, April 14, 2006

tough economic times

last night i said to the wife, “wow, it’s really bad times in Michigan’s economy”… i didn’t say that simply because i just heard something on the news right then and there… i think i just more realized it… a couple things contributed to me saying that… Detroit’s economy is dismal and it is the poorest big city in the nation… Michigan’s economy is nearly as bad and is one of the worst in the nation… the auto industry is flailing… houses aren’t selling… the jobless rate in our state is among the highest percentages in the nation…

okay, that’s enough…

i bring this up because i don’t think i’ve really been directly affected by any of those things… i have a job and the wife has a job… we’re not struggling financially… but we do live in the D (proper) and i work in the auto industry and we’re in the middle of all this… yet i’m not experiencing much of the affects of the economy… we pay more for things (like gas, heat, food) but somehow that’s not so much a big deal… i guess a better way to put it is: it doesn’t affect us like it does others… read my other blog enough and you’ll know why…

it’s incredible to think that we’re living through a tough economic time… i mean, it’s not like we’re in the Great Depression or something, but it is a tough time for a lot of Detroiters and Michiganders… it’s worth mentioning i guess… maybe i just felt like i needed to write or something…

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

This hasn't really hit the rest of the country yet. Where do we draw the line between cheaper production and saving our country? It seems to already be too late to stop. Free trade is not fair trade by any means. Things will only get worse...

8:07 PM  
Blogger lovedetroit said...

that's a good point you bring up about free trade not being fair... i think this country is hung up on wanting things to always being fair... things are not always fair, life is life... you try your best and you deal with what happens... don't get me wrong, i want things to be dealt with fairly, but i can't always get what i want and i shouldn't assume that i'm entitled to get everything that i want...

4:14 AM  

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