Community Pulse: Do you think 2013 will be a better year than 2012?

Do you think 2013 will be a better year than 2012?

  • As with any new year, some things will be better; some things will be worse. 2013 will have its share of disasters, but its share of wonderments. That’s what makes life interesting! Happy New Year to all!
  • Each new year always brings new possibilities and hopes for good things to come.  Since my glass is always at least “half full”, I’m going into 2013 with a positive attitude and hope that I can do my part to make the year better for my family, my friends and my community. Happy New Year to all!
  • With the financial hardships many have faced over the past few years, the nasty political environment, at all levels of government, and both natural and man made tragedies our country has experienced, I am conflicted about the 2013 outlook. As bad as things have been, however, I am optimistic that things will only get better. However, I do have a sense of guilt for wanting/expecting more, when many are burden with challenges that dwarf my own.
  • Yes, I am always optimistic about the future. I do believe 2013 will be better than 2012, maybe not as good as it appeared to be getting in the beginning of the 4th quarter, but it will be better. 
  • Yes. The economy is back on track and gaining momentum, our elected fringe extremists are acquiescing, we will soon not be at war … looking good – don’t screw it up Washington!
  • Yes. Wishing everyone blessings and prosperity.
  • Yes! I have high hopes for the American people to continue to strive to better our country and economy.
  • Yes. It’s up to all of us to make it better.
  • Absolutely Yes! The New Year brings better awareness and openness to give and receive.
  • I believe that next year will have a negative impact upon taxpayers and consumers with passage of Proposition 30 and increase of sales taxes. While the City of Gilroy may be able to continue providing services, many cities and counties will be viewing service cuts. The Bay Area has picked up construction jobs, but the rest of the state will hemorrhage workers to places like Texas. If U.S. energy is allowed to grow unimpeded we shall see a nice jump in that sector of the economy. Expect increases in “free stuff” like WIC and SNAP and 50% increase in national debt.
  • Unfortunately, no, it just doesn’t seem to be in the political cards when voters aren’t willing to hold their representatives accountable.

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