Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Look Around

* It doesn't take a genius to see what is going on in central Ohio. The economic mess left behind by the Bush administration has really hit the area hard. Restaurants and businesses are closing. Businesses are laying off people in droves. Some companies are pushing modest across the board pay cuts in an effort to keep as many employees working.

* If you've been shopping recently, you've noticed eternal sales. Over at our local Pier 1, prices have been slashed dramatically. Then again, you need to check out their stock price. Macy's, which took over Marshall Field's (which I really miss) and Lazarus, has had a continuous sale for several months. Now there is a possibility of major layoffs at Macy's.

If people don't have jobs, they can't afford to buy things like shoes, clothes, and food. I'm hoping that the stimulus package gets moving so some projects can get people back to work.