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North Coast residents share opinions on national economy

The latest poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows most Americans think the country’s economy is going in the wrong direction.

The poll shows six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy.  That figure reflects how people view the nation’s political leaders, as well.  Seventy percent of respondents said they are dissatisfied with the U.S. political system, with only 14 percent approving of the job congress is doing.  North Coast residents shared their views on the economy.

"I am generally satisfied because we have a very high standard of living.  I am dissatisfied with the obstructionism in Congress.  Particularly, coming from the republicans trying to limit any positive changes that would be possible," said Jamie Bellerman of McKinleyville.

"I think in these last years under the Obama administration, the economy has gotten so much better.  People have a very short memory and they don't realize that sometimes because it's been hard work.  And I think he has done an excellent job and i think the democrats have continued to put together a very strong program," said Jan Ramsey, who lives in Eureka.

"I am dissatisfied with the U.S. economy because I am concerned that we have sent a lot of our jobs here to other countries for cheap labor.  And I'm very concerned about our nation's economy for young people, especially people that go to college and try to start out with exorbitant college costs,” said Trinidad Resident Jacqueline Stratton.