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There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of a recession before the 2020 elections.

But some aren't buying the doom and gloom.

Stocks are enjoying the gain from the longest bull market in history. Unemployment is down and the Federal Reserve just made borrowing a bit less expensive.

But naysayers point to the administration's trade war with China and the uncertainty that brings. They also note that no bull market lasts forever.

According to a Business Roundtable survey this week, CEO confidence in the economy fell to its lowest level in three years, but consumer confidence is holding steady.

We want to know what you think. Do you you worry about the economy slipping into recession anytime soon? Or are you confident the economy will continue to do well?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to opinion@texarkanagazette.com by Wednesday, Sept. 25. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.

 

Last Week: Nanny State?

Last week's question was about the Trump administration's plan to ban flavorings in e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. Do you support the administration's decision to ban vape flavorings? Or do you think it's wrong for the government to do so?

From www.facebook.com/texarkanagazette

— I think that a lot of the flavorings like bubble gum, etc are aimed directly at the young. I think this is the right first step.

— There are laws and rules for everything!

— Vaping Saves Lives!

— Are we going to ban fruity flavored liquor/alcohol too then? They're not old enough for that either, but they still get it.

— Perhaps the tobacco companies are beginning to feel the effects of vaping in their profits?

— This makes no sense to me. If I choose to vape I am doing harm only to myself and they want to restrict me from purchasing my choice, but I choose to buy an AK 47, which i can do harm to others its no big deal? This is my right.

— Wish they were this concerned about feeding children sugar.

— Disagree! It's not even the vaping that is the problem.. these kids are buying bootleg THC oils (every article has mentioned them) that seem to be the real problem. Ignorance is the problem and you know what they say: "you can't fix stupid".

—  Cigarettes weren't flavored like bubble gum and loads of us still picked up the habit, and before we were legally allowed to do so. Restricting flavors won't change that.

— Just like the gun debate- "they will find a way to get them- no need for laws.?"

— Aren't there age restrictions on whom can purchase vaping supplies and the such..an age restriction should be the first step. but then of course the youth are buying the bootleg versions. cigs kill people too why haven't we banned them yet!! i think it's going a bit far banning the flavors. there are more pressing issues that need to be addressed than this!

—  As a smoker I wish they'd outlaw cigarettes but would be like prohibition of alcohol, be sold illegally.

—  I support this administration, but this is stupid. We've got more pressing matters.

—  Cool, back to cigarettes it is

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