look, I'm not going to say the economy is not in trouble... it is and it may get worse before it gets any better.
Hell, it may get much better, and then get much worse all over again for an entirely different reason.
But I cannot help but think the current economic hit we're taking is smacking the financial sector particulalry hard and their whining is getting the rest of us down. So the farther you get from financials, the less of a whack you may be getting.
Factories Remain Solid as Orders Increase - WSJ.com