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The Sky is falling! The Sky is falling! Is it?

Good morning, Netizens...

The newspapers across the nation are cutting back personnel and expenses as never before seen in history. Carla Savalli of the Spokesman-Review predicted this trend before it was front-page headlines, and now the chickens have come home to roost with many prestigious newspapers in steady decline.

The national economy is, according to the majority of financial analysts, in steady overall decline. According to several British tabloids, 28 million people in the US now rely on food stamps to feed their families. The price of bread and milk, staples of the American diet, have steadily been creeping upwards.

The mortgage crisis continues unabated, with no sign that subprime mortgage loans are improving. As more Americans are losing their homes in foreclosure, the Fed has been attempting to inject money into the pockets of big-ticket banks and lending institutions.

The Middle East war continues unabated, and the incredible mind-boggling debts that are steadily mounting up, the number of dead American soldiers and the general unrest which continues are doing nothing to placate Americans fears.

Do you feel secure? Do you believe the dire economic predictions that are floating like so many dead cadavers in the waters of our lives? Is Spokane truly exempt from all the dire circumstances taking place back East? Inquiring minds want to know.


Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.