Are most Americans really struggling financially?
I’m not sure that’s the case as much as the media makes it out to be. Sure, there are a number of folks that are dealing with some hard times. But, I would argue that the majority are truly in dire straights. In fact, I think the media is making it seem worse than it really is. Either that, or Americans are being outright idiotic when it comes to money matters. And that may well be the case too. Maybe I’m right in both cases.
Here are some of the reasons I don’t think things are as bad as the media is saying.
Just launched on Friday, July 11th and as of today, the new Apple gadget has sold out in 21 states. That’s more than one million units sold at a minimum $199, not including taxes and actual phone service.
Wall-E and Iron Man
Even with gas prices souring, Disney Pixar’s Wall-E and Marvel’s Iron Man brought in $180,202,418 and $150,652,108 respectively in their opening weekends.
Grand Theft Auto IV
This little blockbuster sold 3.1 million units on its first day and grossed more than $500 million in the first week.