The Roaring '90s

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 32•02 Aug 12, 1997

With Wall Street soaring and unemployment low, America is enjoying its greatest prosperity since the mid-'80s. What do you think about the current economic boom?

  • “The boom has been really visible around here: Lately, a lot of people are coming in and ordering the nine-piece McNuggets instead of the six.”

    Duane Trammell –
    Cashier

  • “If the economy is doing so well, then why, like so many hard-working Americans, can I still not afford a decent speedboat?”

    Steve DesJardins –
    Pediatrician

  • “I think I'm going to have two extra babies this year!”

    Becky Woodson –
    Homemaker

  • “I'm so rich I'm going to sit in my desert house, watch Ice Station Zebra around the clock and grow my nails and hair out.”

    Lou Steinhauer –
    Architect

  • “Congress should appropriate money for shades to shield people's eyes from the potentially harmful effects of the nation's unusually bright future.”

    Ted O'Brien –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I don't see how the economy has improved so much. I'm still living in a crude dirt hole, with nothing to eat but nuts and berries. Oh, wait. I'm a vole.”

    Cynthia Poulson –
    Graphic Designer

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