As trucking goes, so goes the economy

There are 5 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from May 16, 2009, titled As trucking goes, so goes the economy. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

Looking for signs of economic recovery? Try counting the number of trucks on the road.

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Chad

Houston, TX

#1 May 17, 2009
The slow economy hasn't been so bad from my perspective. The freeways are less congested, and I can get to and from work pretty easily. I've saved tons of money not having to take the toll roads. Less trucking equals less pollution. So the air should be better. Restaurants aren't so crowded. I can take the family out and pretty much get in anywhere without a wait. Yep, it's a struggle for some people. But if you aren't a heavy borrower, if you have always lived within your means, then making adjustments at a time like this isn't so difficult. If you rack up stuff on credit cards and carry balances from month-to-month, if you purchased a home on an adjustable mortgage, then I can see where you'd be in trouble. But Obama will bail you out, so you can go on a spending binge again real soon.
SoooTired

Chino Hills, CA

#2 May 17, 2009
Amazing! If you look at the local media you would think the only people being affected are teachers!!
jo-pa

Fenton, MO

#3 May 17, 2009
GEE CHAD. YOUR SUCH A PERFECT PERSON. CAN I COME LIVE WITH YOU?
mynameismud

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#4 May 17, 2009
i totally agree with chad.only problem is obama is using the responsible peoples money to bail them out.
Roy

Tulsa, OK

#5 May 18, 2009
Chad wrote:
The slow economy hasn't been so bad from my perspective. The freeways are less congested, and I can get to and from work pretty easily. I've saved tons of money not having to take the toll roads. Less trucking equals less pollution. So the air should be better. Restaurants aren't so crowded. I can take the family out and pretty much get in anywhere without a wait. Yep, it's a struggle for some people. But if you aren't a heavy borrower, if you have always lived within your means, then making adjustments at a time like this isn't so difficult. If you rack up stuff on credit cards and carry balances from month-to-month, if you purchased a home on an adjustable mortgage, then I can see where you'd be in trouble. But Obama will bail you out, so you can go on a spending binge again real soon.
Chad, you need to grab your ears and pull until you hear a pop, that will be your head comming out of your ass.

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