Why Americans worry about 2013: ‘Surviving is the new prosperity’

Results of a recent Gallup poll kicking off the new year show Americans have a highly pessimistic outlook for 2013.

BizPac Review was not surprised since our own poll showed that only 8 percent of our readers think 2013 will be better than 2012.(Take the poll below)

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly invited Democrat and Daily Beast columnist Kirstin Powers and a Republican radio host Chris Plante on  her show to talk about why over half of Americans have such a bleak outlook for the future. The results of the poll reflect the partisan views of the country and seem to be linked to how one feels about President Obama.

“Surviving is the new prosperity,” Plante said, describing the sentiments of a small business owner who agrees with the poll results.

“I’m embarrassed for my species at this point,” Plante said, speaking of the mess in Washington DC.”If this is the best the human race can do at the highest levels of governance on the planet earth than I think we are in pretty big trouble going forward.”

Independents joined the Republicans in their view that America’s best days are behind us.

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  • http://WestLinn Mary Diaz

    It will more of the same or worse.

  • Frank Lubinskas

    We have the most corrupt government in modern day times. It started with the highly corrupt Clinton Administration, continued through the Bush Administration, and has reached incredible new highs with the Obama Administration. But we get what we ask for! We permitted a foreigner to take control of our country and he is polluted every branch of our government with communist radical Muslims, bent on "fundamentally" transforming our lives! They control our schols, universities, and our media, and we foolishly believe and agree with everything we are spoon fed by these sources. It is amazing to me how the liberal media can create "rock stars" and politicians with the constant bombardment of lies and crimes. Take some time to buy and read the book: The Corruption Chronicles, by Judicial Watch. And go to http://www.JudicialWatch.org to be constantly updated on the real issues in Washington and the lies we are not told about on a regular basis.

  • dan pierson

    our country is lost dems want us as slaves

  • morstar150

    I can't believe that Boehner got re-elected. It goes to show that the Republicans are just as bad as the Democrats. The only difference is that we expect the Democrats to be socialists. New taxes and spending, good grief! The congress should do us all a favor and just quit!

    Remember a government shutdown includes all non-escencial offices. Why is the Congress funding non-esencial jobs in the first place?

  • http://jeffoakes.me C. Jeff Oakes

    That explains why my latest book, Survive and Thrive After the Collapse of the Dollar is doing so well on Amazon. I released it only three weeks ago and it is outselling all my other books combined. I only wrote it because a friend suggested I do and did not think people were that concerned with the economy. Wow. Was I ever wrong. It is doing so well that I am now working on another book along the same lines, but more for before the collapse.