I know this is not the proper forum, but most people frequent here. I am curious if they are experiencing what I am in regards to the economy. I am not interested in politics here, just the economic situation. I am getting a lot of emails from the vendors I have allowed to send them to me. I am seeing "free upgrade through the rest of the year", "90% off", etc... Locally the construction industry is at an all time high in unemployment, much higher than any other sector. Local stores are closing faster this summer than in the winter - this is alarming!! A County bank has closed it's doors, and there is a big Auction sign plastered across the front of the building. (I know, this is a record year for bank closings) The small guy seems to be taking the brunt of this economy...what do you guys see out there?