Gin's Lead Indicators Strong in December

The lead indicators of the San Diego economy, published monthly by Alan Gin of the University of San Diego, are looking good. The December data, published today (Feb. 11) show that all the indicators -- building permits, initial unemployment claims, stock prices, consumer confidence, help wanted advertising, and the national economy -- moved in a positive direction. "That is the first time that has happened since April of 2004," says Gin. The December indicators were 107, up from 106.3 in November and the highest since 107.4 in December of 2008. Despite the improvement, Gin still thinks hiring will be slow this year.

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Keepers of Leading Economic Indicators keep calculating the consequences of Republican betrayals of the Wealth of America as a result of Republican dedication to the exportation of American opportunities, jobs, manufacturing, and expertise to their partners in Communist China for decades.

So it is at least a tiny bit of good news to note at last that all economic indicators that have been moving in the negative direction in San Diego “since April of 2004” have “moved in a positive direction” once again for at least one reporting period.

The root cause of our economic failures is now beyond any doubt, Republicans must be considered the new “Red Coats” for their maniacal efforts to destroy American Democracy in Washington, Sacramento and San Diego with their core cultural values of corruption, greed, hate and immorality, especially their “Just Say NO” destructive politics in Washington that are the worst betrayals of American Democracy since the Tories in 1776.

But the worst fact of life for American Democracy today is that both parties are disenfranchising We The People, making it increasingly impossible to vote for either maniacally corrupt republicans or criminally negligent democrats.

The inescapable conclusion is the We The People must have a third party alternative if we are to survive as a democracy, one that isn't founded on corruption and incompetence that reigns supreme in Washington, Sacramento and San Diego today.

Response to post #1: Wow. One party is crazily corrupt and the other is criminally negligent. Not much choice there. Best, Don Bauder

I don't care what the "indicators" say, there are NO Jobs being created. No jobs, no recovery, it is that simple. The country cannot continue to fork over billions in unemployment benefits and social services for out of work citizens.

We may have stopped LOSING jobs, but we have not CREATED any mew jobs at all.

Until jobs are being produced by business there will be no recovery.

Until we stop shipping our manufacturing base overseas we will not be creating new jobs.

Response to post #3: The stock market used to be a good lead indicator of an economy. This time, I believe it reflects liquidity -- massive federal spending and the Federal Reserve lending money to banks for zero percent. But the economy really isn't recovering significantly. There are good signs here and there, but many more bad signs. Best, Don Bauder

Response to post #2 and #4:

Times have most certainly changed and traditional indicators aren’t keeping up with what we really need to know for rational decision making purposes.

Reflecting on changing times, my proudest and first vote was for Eisenhower while I was stationed on Okinawa protecting America from communism during the Cold War. And the most hideous irony is that the republicans have now sold America out to communist china.

Every American should read his 1961 Farewell Address to the Nation: http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

Iraq is most certainly a worst-case scenario republican failure to heed Ike’s extraordinary wisdom.

Further, Republican politicians are now a “community of dreadful fear and hate” that have “mortgage(d) the material assets of our grandchildren” while selling out the Wealth of America to “become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow” due to far too many republican betrayals during the Bush Autocracy that are still being committed in Washington today .

But the republicans’ most immoral failure was not only to marginalize Ike’s grave warnings, but to also repudiate Ike’s prayer:

“We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.”

We must now hope and pray that “Gin's Lead Indicators” continue to indicate a lasting recovery in spite of the fact that Republican betrayals against American Democracy continue to occur as a result of Republican dedication to the exportation of American opportunities, jobs, manufacturing, and expertise to their partners in Communist China.

Response to post #5: In that same speech, Ike warned that the pursuit of federal money could unduly influence the course of higher education. He was on the money on that one. Best, Don Bauder

“We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.”

Reading that really moved me.

And makes me proud to live in this country.

We forget in times like this that we are all in this together (or at least the poor/middle class people are).

Thanks for the post.

Response to post #7: Ike's supplication was offered 50 years ago. We sure haven't made progress. Best, Don Bauder

Response to post #7 & 8:

SurfPuppy619, Thanks for focusing on the prayer.

Don, one wonders whether the NORC culture dominates the American psyche today, especially whether "family values" is just a republican slogan that is the worst case hypocrisy in politics.

GOP cultural values have most certainly degenerated from the highest level of integrity with Eisenhower to the sewer level of integrity with Bush, Schwarzenegger and Sanders.

Interesting NYT/CBS poll released on thursday that determined:

81 percent of Americans believe members of Congress don't deserve re-election, and

80 percent said that members of Congress are more interested in pandering to special interest groups than in serving the needs of people who elected them, with

85 percent of Republicans dissatisfied or angry compared to 53 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of Independents.

It's time for Independents to rise up and kick out the Republicans and Democrats who have taken American Democracy to its lowest level of integrity in history.

And in San Diego, Nero-Sewerwater Sanders has proven beyond all doubt that it is time to end the "Strong Mayor" era of corruption that he and the SD Republican Establishment have been using to destroy San Diego.

Response to post #9: Congress certainly deserves the contumely manifested in the poll. It seems that every time some politician gets in trouble for a sexual misadventure, he is one who preaches family values -- loudly. Best, Don Bauder

Response to post #10: It’s much worse than that Don.

The dominant republican philosophy is that their leaders depend on the fact that there are always enough stupid voters who can be convinced to support their hidden agenda of perpetuating their aristocracy that enriches themselves by selling out American jobs and American manufacturing to slave states like communist china.

Thus the GOP is a political cancer that is destroying American Democracy.

And the GOP keeps proving this by electing sycophantic puppeticians like “W”, “Terminator” and “Nero-Typhoid Jerry” Sanders to carry out their acts of treason against American Democracy that are destroying our economy today while the GOP Bloodsucker Class gets richer and more powerful by increasing poverty.

Worse yet, GOP puppeticians, and puppetjudges have track records of corruption and lies that prove they shall never warn us about out of control economic, health, safety, education, poverty and other threats they have created throughout this century until it is too late to prevent hellacious consequences.

The worst case threat that confronts San Diegans today is that “Nero-Typhoid Jerry” Sanders is the root cause of far too many deaths in his 2007 Sanders Firestorms that have earned him the nickname “Nero”, and he is now threatening us with typhoid diseased water supplies (RE: your blog “SD's Drinking Water 9th Worst of Major Cities”) that have earned him the nickname “Typhoid Jerry”.

More and more health and safety problems are increasingly out of control so Sanders and the Establishment can maximize the larceny of their corruption just for the purpose of magnifying their wealth granted by the Establishment, enabled by a corrupt judiciary that continues the legacy of the Greer Court.

Nationally, the latest SCOTUS ruling further otherthrows the Rule of Law by disenfranchising the majority of voters, proving again that republican voters have been too easily fooled and will believe mind controlling propaganda that doesn’t require them to think, just like Hitler did before WWII, allowing him to slaughter 50 million people.

Response to post #11: There have to be a lot of stupid voters if Sarah Palin is going to be in the presidential sweepstakes in 2012. Best, Don Bauder

Response to post #12:

Unfortunately for "Gin's Lead Indicators" that means that San Diego is past the point of no return because stupid San Diego republican voterss have been:

o Electing criminally corrupt GOP establishment controlled puppetmayors like Golding, Murphy and Sanders since 1992 who have been destroying quality of life in San Diego right in front of their eyes, and

o Former San Diego Presiding Judge Greer plus his henchmen judges Malkus, Adams et al. were found guilty of committing racketeering conspiracy and mail fraud for the San Diego Republican Party Establishment from 1983 to 1992, for a decade which means every judge in San Diego had to be aiding and abetting by at least looking the other way, a San DIego judicial tradition which continues today.

So "There have to be a lot of stupid voters" in San Diego, i.e., all republican voters who have been enabling the corruption of San Diego's entire political system for about 30 years at least.

Don, this means that stupid republican voters in San Diego will be enabling corruption that will provide you with a living for the rest of your life, while the Reader continues to record out of control burning, pollution, violence and republican larceny against innocent San Diego families for many decades to come as Nero-Typhoid Jerry-Il Duce Sanders puppeticians keep perpetuating the SDGOP legacy of destruction.

Response to post #13: The corruption will provide me a living for the rest of my life? Well, I turn 74 this year. What does that mean? Best, Don Bauder

Response to post #14:

Don, you are still young enough to make a difference when we need journalists like you the most.

Response to post #14: You're only as old as you feel. And often I feel old -- especially when I look in the mirror. Best, Don Bauder

Response to post #16:

Let me share a secret Don, when I reached the age of dirt I stopped looking in the mirror except to shave.

I asked my wife to inform me if I need to look for any other reason.

The 70s just aren't as old as we thought when we were kids, when far too many were dead or not nearly as healthy as we are today in our 70s.

Then again, I am privileged to know some amazing role model class WWII vets in their 80s and they give me great hope, but have stayed in good shape their entire lives.

Response to post #17: I don't even look in the mirror to shave. I use an electric razor while I'm at the computer. Best, Don Bauder

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