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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Good grief. I can't believe you actually buy this. Don't know why I should be surprised. Obama's said it, therefore it must be true.



    I lose because you're pointing out something irrelevant? I love it when liberals point to that prescription drug plan. If Dems had done it, you'd be lauding it as this great compassionate thing. If it weren't for double standards, you would have any standards at all.
    What's irrelevant. You righties bitch and moan about spending like it's a new thing. Bush was one of the biggest spenders in history. That fact is entirely relevant to this discussion. He went from a surplus to doubling the debt. Tax cuts for the rich didn't create any jobs and they only put us deeper in the hole. Be delusional all you want, but those of us who live in reality know that Bush's policies ****ed this country up.


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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I get what you're doing. You're trying to get yourself thread-banned so you don't have to make up inane responses any more. LOL
    I get what you're doing. You don't have an answer for my valid points. Sit down. You're done.


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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

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    Ok, you little ignorant hack, YOU'RE the one who said that he was responsible for those things, I have no burden whatsoever. You said he did them, I say prove it. You can't! You're just pissed that it took me all of 2 seconds to shoot down one of your "accomplishments." Sorry, Obummer is a 1 -termer!!

    Put me on ignore, it would be doing me a favor as I would no longer have to answer to your ignorant, stupid and completely irrelevant posts.
    He is responsible. That list of accomplishments happened on his watch. Therefore, he's responsible. Don't act like you don't blame him for the bad stuff. It goes both ways. And the only thing from that list of 42 accomplishments you took issue with was the Cash for Clunkers program. That's all you could find. Actually, by your own admission you didn't even bother reading the list. All of those tax cuts, legislation to give women fair pay, the benefits of the health care law, and all you did was zero in on CFC.

    Don't give yourself too much credit, my delusional little friend. You can't piss me off. Your posts are just asinine, irrelevant nonsense. I'll wait to put you on ignore. I'm still looking forward to reading and responding to your nonsensical BS.


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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    He is responsible. That list of accomplishments happened on his watch. Therefore, he's responsible. Don't act like you don't blame him for the bad stuff. It goes both ways. And the only thing from that list of 42 accomplishments you took issue with was the Cash for Clunkers program. That's all you could find. Actually, by your own admission you didn't even bother reading the list. All of those tax cuts, legislation to give women fair pay, the benefits of the health care law, and all you did was zero in on CFC.

    Don't give yourself too much credit, my delusional little friend. You can't piss me off. Your posts are just asinine, irrelevant nonsense. I'll wait to put you on ignore. I'm still looking forward to reading and responding to your nonsensical BS.

    Re, Cash for Clunkers. Let me grab my book.

    One glimmer of hope came on the demand side. The Cash for Clunkers program, aided by a catchy name, proved so instantly popular in August that $1 billiion in subsidies meant to last for ninety days were absorbed by auto buyers in only nine. Congress was forced to immediately authorize $2 billion more (which lasted less than a month). The main beneficiaries were suburban families trading in their second or third car.

    At first the logistics were a fiasco, as dealers complained angrily that the department of Transportation was so disorganized that it couldn't answer calls, much less cut checks on time. But Ray LaHood's team responded quickly. By mid-September, after installing new software in record time and hiring nine thousand contractors almost overnight to process payments, Transportation officials straightened out the mess so well that they received rewards from grateful car dealers. On balance the program was a success, saving 120,000 jobs and providing the only economic boost of the summer.
    Quote from "The Promise" by Jonathan Alter.

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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3



    wow. someone outside the administration actually claims cash for clunkers was a success.

    Cash for Clunkers didn't save a single American job. All it did was shift when people bought new cars - and furthermore, it made used vehicles more expensive for the ranks of the un and under employed who now need cheaper vehicles. Auto sales slumped way below historic averages after the program. Furthermore, 8 of the top 10 selling vehicles were made by Japanese and South Korean companies (Toyota got the most C4C dollars of anyone).



    you simply can't INCREASE wealth by destroying it. Else we could all become rich by burning down our houses.

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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

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    wow. someone outside the administration actually claims cash for clunkers was a success.

    Cash for Clunkers didn't save a single American job. All it did was shift when people bought new cars - and furthermore, it made used vehicles more expensive for the ranks of the un and under employed who now need cheaper vehicles. Auto sales slumped way below historic averages after the program. Furthermore, 8 of the top 10 selling vehicles were made by Japanese and South Korean companies (Toyota got the most C4C dollars of anyone).



    you simply can't INCREASE wealth by destroying it. Else we could all become rich by burning down our houses.
    I prefer used cars, and will be buying one tomorrow. Who says they are more expensive? Where?

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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

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    I prefer used cars, and will be buying one tomorrow. Who says they are more expensive? Where?
    Everywhere. Because of the price of scrap you can't buy a real cheap car today because you can get 5-600 out of it for scrap. Of course you can still find a good deal if you look and the fact that many are holding onto cars because they can't afford another helps, but we took many a good used car off the road and that's going to affect used car prices.

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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

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    Everywhere. Because of the price of scrap you can't buy a real cheap car today because you can get 5-600 out of it for scrap. Of course you can still find a good deal if you look and the fact that many are holding onto cars because they can't afford another helps, but we took many a good used car off the road and that's going to affect used car prices.
    In 2000, I bought a junker for $1000. Got three years out of the car. I'm looking at one tommorow, equivilent, for $800 (I bet he'll take $500). Doesn't seem that much different to me. Still, the problem you allude to is the price of scrap, and not as CP suggested that Obama made them more expensive. Am I wrong?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    In 2000, I bought a junker for $1000. Got three years out of the car. I'm looking at one tommorow, equivilent, for $800 (I bet he'll take $500). Doesn't seem that much different to me. Still, the problem you allude to is the price of scrap, and not as CP suggested that Obama made them more expensive. Am I wrong?
    It's all related. Obama's policies have caused commodities to sky rocket.

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    Re: Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    In 2000, I bought a junker for $1000. Got three years out of the car. I'm looking at one tommorow, equivilent, for $800 (I bet he'll take $500). Doesn't seem that much different to me. Still, the problem you allude to is the price of scrap, and not as CP suggested that Obama made them more expensive. Am I wrong?
    When I was home, we had two Toyotas that we drove into the ground over the course of six years that cost $500 each. Good times.

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