So we are told that automobiles are selling like hotcakes. We are told that 250,000 Americans per month have been getting new jobs in the last three months. We are told that retailers and restaurants are doing great. We are told that the economy is in its third year of recovery and we are accelerating. I’m told this by my President. I’m told this by the MSM. I’m told this by the Wall Street shysters. If people are buying cars and driving to jobs, stores and restaurants, how could gasoline usage be plunging to levels last seen in 2001. Gasoline usage is far below the levels at the bottom of the financial crisis. It isn’t due to people buying fuel efficient vehicles. Over 70% of all vehicles sold are SUVs, pickups, or gas guzzling luxury cars. Petroleum usage (aka diesel) is at 1996 levels. You may have noticed that commerce is conducted in this country by 18 wheelers delivering goods all over the country. If diesel usage is plunging, how are the goods being delivered to stores selling at an increasing rate?
Could all of the positive statistics being spouted by the government and the media be a complete fabrication, completely due to seasonal adjustments to the real numbers? Are those car sales really just inventory piling up on dealers’ lots. Are those supposed added jobs actually a statistical anomaly?
Do you believe the facts or do you believe the storyline?