I'm glad to know it's not just my imagination!
For a while there, I thought I was the only one that had these feelings. Nice to know so many other folks in the country are feeling about the same!
Poll finds Americans angry about pretty much everything
Sun Jun 5, 11:25 am ET
No wonder David Bowie was afraid of Americans.
A new Newsweek/Daily Beast poll finds that Americans are angry about…pretty much everything. From President Obama to congressional Republicans to even God (who has a 33 percent approval rating), everyone needs to watch out for an angry mob coming their way.
Unemployment is at 9.1 percent, gas and grocery prices are skyrocketing, the housing market is in the dumps, and people aren’t happy. Three quarters of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, and 81 percent say the job market is not where it needs to be. Half of respondents don’t think Obama has a plan to balance the budget, and 58 percent think Republicans aren’t doing their part to balance the budget either.
The poll finds that Americans are being affected by their anger in other parts of life as well. Fifty-six percent are so angry that they can’t even sleep and 13 percent say the anxiety has affected their sex life. Twenty-six percent of married respondents claim the country’s economic problems have affected their marriage, with more than half of those people saying it has made their marriage worse.
The saddest part of this whole situation...is that nothing shows signs of getting any better in the near future! I don't know about anyone else, but I am not comforted by that fact.
It would really be nice to have some positive things happen for a change, ya know? Guess we all need to stay hopeful, right? Right!
Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside. We can badmouth the weather guys for telling all those lies about the rain!