Economy jitters won't go away

May 7, 2008
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Exit polls yesterday showed Hoosiers voted their pocketbooks. Theyâ??re worried about the economy.

That has a familiar ring. Many voters made a similar point four years ago when Gov. Mitch Daniels beat Gov. Joe Kernan by promising to improve the economy.

Now, Jill Long Thompson is saying much the same. She defeated Jim Schellinger yesterday for the right to face Daniels, and says Daniels has mismanaged economic development.

Who are voters upset with on the economy, Bush, Daniels, or someone or something else?
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  • I haven't heard one intelligent thought from the Jill Long Thompson campaign.
  • Gas at $4.00 per gallon. Won't make any difference who get's elected. This country is dead in the water. Most will run out of money. Rebate checks will go for gas. When that's gone, we're done. It's just a matter of time before the lowest paid employees will not be able to get to work. Then all social services will break down. Then it's evey man for himself. It's all over. Most people just havn't done the math yet.

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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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