Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Two more layoffs at my job today. So here's your MONDAY POLL, SUPER-DEPRESSION EDITION!

Poll #1346356 I'm goin' where there's SO depression

Have you lost your job in the last three months?

Yes
14(14.9%)
No
80(85.1%)

How many people, other than yourself, do you personally know who have lost their jobs in the last three months?

none
16(17.0%)
1-3
47(50.0%)
4-6
20(21.3%)
7-9
5(5.3%)
10+
6(6.4%)

Have there been job cuts at your place of employment, even if you have not lost your job?

Yes
37(39.4%)
No
35(37.2%)
This question does not apply to me
22(23.4%)

If you are self-employed or a freelancer, have you lost any regular clients due to the economic downturn?

Yes
15(32.6%)
No
31(67.4%)

Prior to the current economic downturn, what is the worst period you can recall for the U.S. economy?

The post-9/11 crash
12(13.2%)
The dot-boom crash of the late 1990s
15(16.5%)
The recession of the early 1990s
23(25.3%)
The union-busting crash of the early 1980s
19(20.9%)
The 'stagflation'/'malaise' of the mid-1970s
7(7.7%)
The unemployment crisis of the early 1960s
0(0.0%)
The recession of 1957
0(0.0%)
The post-Korean War monetary crisis
0(0.0%)
The Great Depression
6(6.6%)
other (see Comments)/I am not an American
9(9.9%)

What's your favorite thing about the current economic crisis?

How the neo-conservatives are saying that George W. Bush did a great job of getting us out of the post-9/11 crash by huge tax cuts just prior to a disastrous war
4(4.4%)
How industrial and financial profiteers basically manufactured the whole crisis according to the Naomi Klein playbook
4(4.4%)
How paleo-conservatives continue to pretend that, all economic history and evidence to the contrary, we can get out of a major recession by way of tax cuts
21(23.1%)
How ‘centrist’ has become a code word for ‘trying to please everybody by doing things that are totally ineffectual’
3(3.3%)
How Obama basically fucked up this whole thing after the fact by trying to appeal to these bogus, fake-ass ‘centrists’
7(7.7%)
How right-wingers are (falsely) claiming that the bailout will cost more than Iraq and Afghanistan combined, but failing to mention that their proposed tax cuts actually will cost more than triple the costs of those wars
3(3.3%)
How ‘pork’ has come to mean ‘anything the government might actually do to help people’
24(26.4%)
How there’s still a huge emphasis on tax cuts, which aren’t going to help people who don’t have jobs at all
10(11.0%)
That happy little smile on Grover Norquist's face lately
1(1.1%)
How none of the opponents of the recovery program seem capable of remembering the letters “F”, “D” or “R”
14(15.4%)

If you have not been laid off, and your company has not seen any layoffs, what industry are you in?

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