How's the economy in the USA? is it really like 20% unemployment rate foodstamps bad?

Haven’t been keeping tabs in the media for quite a while now due to my busy schedules, and international news censorship here in China…so is it really as bad as I hear 1 or 2 of my friends say? Majority of the news I see are saying “recovery, good year” and stuff like that, but I don’t really trust media as they’re controlled by the few TPTB controlling the whole world.

Anyway, just from your daily observations, is it bad? Or okay? Just want to keep tabs on the situation back at home. Feeling kinda bleak at the world outlook, what with Greece, and Haiti, and stuff…

I don’t think it is, no.

Depending on the area of the country and who you talk to, unemployment is guesstimated at 12%-18%.

At the moment, it’s holding fairly steady. Not getting much better, not getting much worse. Although, for people who’ve used up their allotment of unemployment benefits, it’s gotten worse for them.