No it shows that not all sectors are impacted the same. Some sectors are negatively affected in a disproportionate degree to the overall decline. Some sectors gain in a downturn. You may say that "over the last year especially consumer spending on anything other than essentials has fallen off a cliff" but you have nothing more than anecdote to support it. Why doesn't the evidence reflect this? Why is it not seen in retail sales figures, which are poor but not falling? Why isn't it reflected in VAT and Excise Duty receipts which are relatively stable?I'm afraid that post does nothing but display a rather dangerous detachment from reality.
I was going to reply with a heavy dose of sarcasm but to be honest I think that would be unkind as you obviously have some sort of problem relating to the reality of what is happening outside of which ever institution you inhabit or represent.
Need one really point out that prices have risen significantly over the last four years? I posted yesterday that our grocery bill has risen dramatically over the last 12 months, I just couldn't believe the figures but as yet have not had time to examine them for factors which may distort the picture. I was talking to a friend last night who runs his own business and really can't decided whether it is worth doing so, certainly when you consider the hours he works it isn't and I hear these tales from all around. Over the last year especially consumer spending on anything other than essentials has fallen off a cliff, I have good reason to know and the knowledge is reinforced as I see all the small business around this place slowly die off.
Seriously, you need to get out more.